For families

A fantastic family day

Put on a woolly and your wellies and pick up our new West Park trail map © Jana Eastwood

Put on a woolly and your wellies and pick up our new West Park trail map

Families with children - and grandchildren - of all ages will find plenty to keep everyone busy at Charlecote. Rain or shine there's always something to see and do, and our visitors tell us it's a special place they love to keep returning to throughout the year.

The Victorian kitchen and the all the outbuildings are open to explore every day but we're not always able to cook when the main house is closed (re-opens on 14 February).

See the deer roaming in the parkland every day and new piglets are arriving behind the stables in April.

A fantastic family day

Try on costumes, talk to our volunteers and imagine Victorian life © Jana Eastwood

Try on costumes, talk to our volunteers and imagine Victorian life

Families with children - and grandchildren - of all ages will find plenty to keep everyone busy at Charlecote. Rain or shine there's always something to see and do, and our visitors tell us it's a special place they love to keep returning to throughout the year.

The Victorian kitchen and the all the outbuildings are open to explore every day but we're not always able to cook when the main house is closed (re-opens on 14 February).

See the deer roaming in the parkland every day and new piglets are arriving behind the stables in April.

A fantastic family day

There’s plenty of space to run around at Charlecote  © Paul Smith

There’s plenty of space to run around at Charlecote

Families with children - and grandchildren - of all ages will find plenty to keep everyone busy at Charlecote. Rain or shine there's always something to see and do, and our visitors tell us it's a special place they love to keep returning to throughout the year.

The Victorian kitchen and the all the outbuildings are open to explore every day but we're not always able to cook when the main house is closed (re-opens on 14 February).

See the deer roaming in the parkland every day and new piglets are arriving behind the stables in April.

For little ones

Come and play in Major Mustard’s house in the woodland garden

There are play boxes full of everything you need for family fun on the paddock and in the parkland beyond the ha-ha - try mini tennis, cricket and Frisbees and enjoy running round our green spaces.

Explore with Major Mustard and his family in the woodland garden, come and play hide and seek on the cedar lawn.

Take a walk through the park and garden - the mown paths are flat enough for buggies.

Don't forget - under-5s come in to National Trust places for free.

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50 things...

Charlecote's a great place to start your outdoor adventure:

  • Run around in the rain
  • Explore inside a tree
  • Make a grass trumpet
  • Fly a kite or hunt for bugs
  • Track wild animals and go birdwatching

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The great outdoors

  • Enjoy a game from our Play Boxes on the paddock.
  • Let off steam running round the parkland or fly a kite on the paddock.
  • Play hide and seek around the trees on the cedar lawn.
  • Our parkland paths are buggy-friendly for a longer walk too.
  • We've already ordered the Easter eggs for our annual Cadbury trails - see all our events

Watching wildlife

There’s all sorts of wildlife here, from bugs and friendly robins in the gardens to magnificent swans and herons on the river.

Bring some binoculars and watch the birds and cheeky squirrels for a while.

Our Jacob sheep and fallow deer roam the parkland and nature is always right in front of you.

Rain doesn't stop play

Look who is hiding in the house this Easter

Our Cuddly Critters will be hiding in the house when it re-opens on 14 February - can you find them all?

Pick up the children’s trail in the Great Hall from one of our room guides and discover more about the objects collected by the Lucy family on their travels around Europe in Victorian times.

The Victorians weren't so vile!

See what’s happening in the Victorian kitchen today, help with the cooking and try on a maid’s costume to share the experience of Victorian life.

Take a look in the outbuildings and imagine a servant's tough everyday life.

History all around you

Our friendly room guides will talk to you about anything that interests you, they have lots of stories to tell.

It's worth taking a closer look as they share some of the things you might just miss.

Refreshments

Pick up a children's lunch-box in the Orangery

Pick up a children's lunch-box in the Orangery

The Orangery restaurant offers children’s meals and snacks, and we’re happy for you to bring your own food for babies.  Free wi-fi access.

When we're busy, there's a tea tent for snacks outside the Orangery and another outlet in the pretty tea-garden by the Stables so you don't have to queue in the restaurant. There are ice creams, drinks and crisps in the Pantry shop next to the entrance to the Victorian kitchen.

You are always welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy by the river whatever the weather.
 

 

Shopping

Our Servants' Hall shop has lots of pocket-money priced toys, games, sweets and books for you to enjoy.

Choose one of the outdoor games and activities from here that you can play with straight away.

Find ice-creams in our Pantry shop by the Victorian kitchen.

There's always a selection of children's books in the Stables second-hand bookshop too - perhaps you can pick up a classic to share.

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