For families

A fantastic family day

Leave the tech behind, forget the exam stress, enjoy the freedom © Jana Eastwood

Leave the tech behind, forget the exam stress, enjoy the freedom

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 on Wednesdays.

Make a den in the Spinney or see the deer roaming in the parkland every day. Pick up our new children's trail and discover more.

A fantastic family day

Come and play in the gardens at Charlecote © National Trust

Come and play in the gardens 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 on Wednesdays.

Make a den in the Spinney or see the deer roaming in the parkland every day. Pick up our new children's trail and discover more.

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 on Wednesdays.

Make a den in the Spinney or see the deer roaming in the parkland every day. Pick up our new children's trail and discover more.

For little ones

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

See what's here for under-5s - they come in to National Trust places for free.

Simply enjoy running round our green spaces.

Explore with Major Mustard and his wooden sheep 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.

Find out more about Family Membership for you and your children or grandchildren.

Watching wildlife

There’s all sorts of wildlife to discover in the park and gardens, from tiny bugs and beasties 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.

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The great outdoors

  • Build a den and discover nature in the spinney behind the stables.
  • 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.

Teddy bears' picnic

Bring your favourite bear along to our teddy bears’ picnic

Our Cuddly Critters have popped out for a picnic - bring your teddy to join them on 17 June.

Come along throughout the day for a teddy bear hunt, storytelling and natural play activities for all ages. We’ll be staying open until 7.00pm for friends to meet up after school (last admission 5.00pm).

Normal admission applies, suggested donation of £1 per child.

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.

Rain doesn't stop play

Look who is hiding in the house this Easter

Our Cuddly Critters are hiding all around the house - 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.

Refreshments

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

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

The Orangery tea room 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 another outlet for snacks outside the Orangery and pop-up catering in the pretty tea-garden by the Stables so you don't have to queue in the tea room. There are ice creams, drinks and crisps in the Pantry shop next to the entrance to the Victorian kitchen too.

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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