For families

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 on Wednesdays when the main house is closed.

See the deer roaming in the parkland and visit the playful pigs behind the stables.

A fantastic family day

Visit our Tamworth piggies behind the stables © Nick White

Visit our Tamworth piggies behind the stables

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 on Wednesdays when the main house is closed.

See the deer roaming in the parkland and visit the playful pigs behind the stables.

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 on Wednesdays when the main house is closed.

See the deer roaming in the parkland and visit the playful pigs behind the stables.

Fun and games

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 the woodland garden, play in Major Mustard's House, and play hide and seek on the cedar lawn.

Take a walk in 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 Sports Boxes.
  • 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.

 

Watching wildlife

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

Can you find our Cheeky Charlies hiding in the house?

Who's hiding in the house? 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 on their travels around Europe.

Book ahead for one of our family events.

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.

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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