Things to see & do

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What's on?

There are so many exciting events lined up this year you will be spoilt for choice.

  • An emotive exhibition
  • Children's trails
  • June lectures
  • Father's Day lunches

We have an eclectic mix so take your pick.

What makes Chartwell special

When the National Trust Uncovered event came to Chartwell we were all encouraged to reflect on what we thought made the family home so special, but don't take our word for it, come and make your own memories at Chartwell.

Garden delights

Join our garden team for a tour through Churchill's family garden weekdays at 2pm. Starting at the Marlborough pavilion, discover Chartwell's special features and Churchill's lasting impression on the estate. Check at the visitor centre for days the tours are running or find one of our blackboards in the garden.

Family features

  • Discover the six swings at Chartwell
  • Build your own Dormouse den
  • Step with sure feet on the balance beam
  • Bunker down in the Canadian camp
  • Make yourself at home at the Marycot

Dog walking

Churchill was a lover of animals including dogs and we like to keep that passion going by welcoming dog walking at Chartwell.

Plan your visit: A one hour visit

Chartwell, the family home of Sir Winston Churchil © Jon Primmer

Chartwell, the family home of Sir Winston Churchil

The house is a must for any visitor to Chartwell so stop by at the Visitor Centre to collect your timed ticket and then if time allows head to the front of the house at the correct time for a self guided visit around the house. There are plenty of volunteers inside to answer any questions. The visit to the house normally takes 45minutes to an hour. If you can't visit the house immediately consider spending the time before your timed entry enjoying our gardens or visiting the café

Plan your visit: A one to two hour visit

A strong reflection in Churchill’s swimming pool, Chartwell, Kent © Ian Shaw

A strong reflection in Churchill’s swimming pool, Chartwell, Kent

If you are here for a couple of hours then you have the perfect opportunity to not only visit the house but see all aspects of the garden including the kitchen garden and the sun trap that is the rose garden. If you are here for the afternoon then stop in to the studio and see Churchill's array of paintings hanging from the walls.

Plan your visit: Here for a few hours

Enjoy a cup of tea in the light and airy Landemare cafe © National Trust

Enjoy a cup of tea in the light and airy Landemare cafe

Once you've visited the house and gardens then why not take a trip to the café for a bite to eat and what would a visit to the National trust be without a slice of cake or scone? Following that stop in at the shop for any gifts or souvenirs from Chartwell. If you've still got time it might be worth taking a walk in to the woodland area or following one of our walks from the Visitor Centre and visiting nearby Emmetts Garden.