A fantastic family day
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 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 on Wednesdays.
The house is closed on Wednesdays.
Games in the 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.
Play with the giant games on the cedar lawn and bounce on our inflatables here too.
How many bugs can you spot in the gardens?
Fun for all ages
Explore the woodland garden and meet Major Mustard and his sheepy family outside their woven willow house. We're putting in wooden stepping logs here too - how good is your balancing?
Take a longer walk around the parkland and see if you can spot swans and ducks on the river.
Download our park walk
Under 5s come in to National Trust places for free, and where better to tire out your terrible twos or fractious fours?
A couple of hours outdoors at Charlecote could be just what you all need to recharge your batteries. The paths are buggy-friendly but you'll need to leave buggies in the porch before going in the house.
'Our four-year old grandson was kept occupied for the five hours we were here.'
The great outdoors
- Enjoy a game from our Sports Boxes.
- Let off steam running round the parkland or fly a kite on the paddock. Try a game of croquet on our Croquet Lawn.
- Play with our giant games or try hide and seek around the trees on the Cedar Lawn.
- Our parkland paths are buggy-friendly for a longer walk too.
There’s all sorts of wildlife here, from bugs in the gardens to magnificent swans and herons on the river.
Bring some binoculars and watch the birds for a while.
Our Jacob sheep and fallow deer roam the parkland and there are happy pigs behind the stables.
Rain doesn't stop play
Who's hiding in the house in the school holidays? Can you find all the Cuddly Critters today?
Pick up the children’s trail in the Great Hall from one of our room guides and find out more about the objects collected by the Lucy family.
Book ahead for one of our family events.
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.
The Orangery restaurant offers children’s meals and snacks, and we’re happy for you to bring your own food for babies.
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.
Our Servants' Hall shop has lots of pocket-money priced toys, games, sweets and books for you to enjoy.
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.