Activities

Free walks and talks

Join our costume talks and find out more about the portraits around you

Join our costume talks and find out more about the portraits around you

Find out what's happening today when you come through Visitor Reception on your way in.

At weekends and most weekdays there’s an introductory talk outside the house, guided walks in the park and costume talks in the great hall. They are all free and there's no need to book, just turn up a few minutes before the start time.

These all depend on the availability of our knowledgeable volunteers and may not take place every day. If anything is particularly important to your visit, call ahead on 01789 470277.

Sky Rides

Sign up for a free Sky Ride and come through Charlecote for refreshments

British Cycling and Sky have launched Sky Rides to get everyone on their bikes. These include free local guided bike rides that all the family can enjoy.

Just put "Charlecote" in the search box and click on "5 miles" to find details of the next ride that's coming through here.

You can also find other rides in your area to suit your ability or sign up to join one of the Charlecote Loop rides and stop off here for refreshments.

Play with our sports kits and get the family together outdoors this summer © National Trust

Play with our sports kits and get the family together outdoors this summer

Games kit

Make the most of all our space this summer and play with our sports kits.

You’ll find all you need for mini tennis, cricket, rounders and Frisbees. You can make up your own games with the kit if you prefer, or bring your own. But please curb your enthusiasm near the house windows!
 

Drop scones and jelly bags

Find out more about Victorian life with our costumed guides

Find out more about Victorian life with our costumed guides

Talk to our costumed guides in the Victorian kitchen and find out more about what we're cooking today and all the gadgets you can see around you. Children can try on costumes and help with cooking.

The Victorian kitchen is open every day but we’re not always able to cook on Wednesdays when the rest of the house is closed.

School holidays

  • Can you find the Cuddly Critters hiding in the house at Charlecote? © National Trust

    Cuddly critters

    Who's hiding in the house? Every school holiday there's a bunch of furry friends to find.

  • Free activities at Charlecote childrens club this summer © National Trust

    Summer children's club

    Every Thursday in August there are free activities for children. Just turn up and join in.

  • Pick up a pumpkin at the end of our Hallowe’en trail © National Trust

    Seasonal enjoyment

    Easter egg trails with Cadbury over the 4-day weekend and pumpkin trails for October half-term

Book ahead

Special behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor theatre, visit Father Christmas…

Find out what’s coming up at Charlecote later this year and don’t miss out.

Share your enthusiasm

Running most of our activities relies on our team of over 300 friendly and enthusiastic volunteers.

Just a few hours every week or two is all that’s needed – what about you?

Stay at Charlecote

Come and stay in The Turret, one of the National Trust's loveliest holiday lets.

It's set on the upper floor of one corner of the house with stunning views across the gardens and parkland.

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