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. On fine days you can sometimes go up onto the gatehouse roof for a talk on its history and for unique views of the Warwickshire countryside.

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.

Have we got brews for you!

Young volunteers at Charlecote help with cleaning the brewhouse

Following the success of our Victorian kitchen, we’re planning to bring all the outbuildings to life.

We've already got our own beer on sale in the shop and restaurant, and we're currently recruiting costumed guides to talk to you about servants' life in these buildings.

Be the first to find out what’s happening in the brewhouse, laundry and tackroom by following us on Twitter.

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

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.

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 lovely 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.