Create some Christmas traditions with us

Discover Christmas traditions from over a century ago

Discover Christmas traditions from over a century ago

Join us for traditional Victorian festivities this year over the three December weekends before Christmas.

  • See the house decorated for Christmas and find out what we're cooking in the Victorian kichen.
  • Help make decorations for our Christmas trees in the Gatehouse.
  • Sample mulled wine and ale in the brewery.
  • Find story-telling at the Major's House in the woodland garden.
  • Sit and enjoy the music on the Cedar Lawn.

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.

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 when the rest of the house is closed.

Family fun

  • Look who's hiding in the house © National Trust

    Cuddly critters

    There's always a bunch of furry friends to find, they're hiding all around the house.

  • 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

    Cadbury Easter egg trails, pumpkin trails at October half-term, book to visit Father Christmas.

Book ahead

We're planning some special behind-the-scenes events for 2015. Keep checking to see when booking opens as they always sell out.

  • Join the house team for conservation cleaning handy hints and tips.
  • Share our new historical discoveries in the park
  • Look at new spring life in the park and garden

Share your enthusiasm

Running most of our activities relies on our team of over 300 friendly and enthusiastic volunteers in the house, park and gardens.

There's always free cake and you can join lots of volunteer-only special events throughout the year.

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.

You'll have the park and garden to yourself when all our visitors are gone, and we're ideally situated for exploring all that the heart of Warwickshire has to offer.