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.

  • Garden walks
  • Jazz lunches
  • Children's Hallowe'en trails
  • Floral demonstrations

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 every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2pm. Starting at the Marlborough pavilion, discover Chartwell's special features and Churchill's lasting impression on the estate.

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

130 treasures

The studio was converted from a cottage in the 1930s as a permanent place of work for Sir Winston Churchill's art. Join us for a talk in the studio at 1.30 and 3.30 most days as we uncover some masterpieces.

Plan your visit: The one hour visit

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

Chartwell, the family home of Sir Winston Churchil

Visit the Chartwell house and see the rooms the Churchill family made their own. Marvel at the treasures Churchill received over his life and discover the stories behind the great leader uncovering the family man at home. Finish the visit with a wander around the exhibition room that tells the story of Churchill through time.

Plan your visit: 1 to 2 hour visit

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

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

Couple a visit to the Chartwell house with a stroll around the gardens. Discover how Churchill left his mark on the estate from the lakes he designed to the brick wall he built himself. A perfect ending is a trip to the studio where we have over 100 of Winston Churchill's paintings.

Plan your visit: Here for a few hours

Lee preparing our freshly made rolls © National Trust

Lee preparing our freshly made rolls

A visit to Chartwell just wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Landemare Cafe. After visiting the house and garden it's time for a well deserved tea and cake or a spot of lunch. Then you are more than welcome to explore the woodland area of the wider estate. Try picking up a walk from the Visitor Centre and make your way to nearby Emmetts Garden