For families

Stamp of approval

Don your wellies after the rain clears and make the most of the puddles

Don your wellies after the rain clears and make the most of the puddles

When Churchill was thinking of buying Chartwell, he brought his children to visit to make sure they approved. With plenty of space to let off steam, Mary Churchill’s original playhouse to play in and trails to guide you around the house, gardens and studio, we hope that Chartwell has never lost that child's stamp of approval.

Your 50 things challenge at Chartwell

This year the National Trust is challenging children to get outdoors and have a go at all kinds of exciting activities. Out of the list of 50 things there are plenty you can do at Chartwell, we’ve even made a list.

Plenty to keep them occupied

  • Track down Jock VI and say hello to the lucky cat that lives at Chartwell
  • We offer children's trails around the house for older and younger children
  • Find your own way out of our grass maze
  • Plan a picnic in our garden
  • Hunker down on one our our hammocks in the Canadian Camp
  • Explore some of our natural tunnels
  • Discover Chartwell's bomb crater

Something for the whole family to enjoy

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    Move in to the Marycot

    Let the little ones play house while you peruse our produce in the kitchen garden opposite.

  • The dormouse den for children in the woodland of Chartwell © Jon Primmer

    Build a dormouse den

    We've built you a giant den now you need to build some dens for dormice that like to live in the area.

  • One of a handful of new swings in the woodland © Jon Primmer

    Swing time

    With six swings there is one for everyone in the family just remember someone needs to do the pushing.

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