Enjoy Charlecote Park this autumn

Autumn view of Charlecote Park from the parkland

Bring family and friends to visit Charlecote Park this autumn for a day out everyone will enjoy.

An action packed November

The team will be getting the house ready for an exciting Christmas mystery this month. There's a whole host of events for you to enjoy before it reopens on 30th November. Here's a selection what's on over the November weekends:

  • Garden Tours
    Learn about how our gardens played such an important part in Mary Elizabeth’s life in Victorian times.
     
  • Gatehouse Roof Tours
    Make the most of breathtaking views and vibrant autumn colours across the parkland with our Gatehouse Roof Tours.
     
  • Folklore Exhibition
    The popular Folklore exhibition will be back in the gardens after Halloween (4-29 November) for you to uncover stories and superstitions that have inspired sculptures from local artists.
     
  • Autumn Adventures with the Family
    Join in with bulb planting in the Spinney on weekends in November. Pick up a leaflet in Visitor Reception any day to guide you to make a rainbow from fallen leaves and our 50 Things trail map has had an autumn update too.

Enjoying autumn at Charlecote

Clear your mind in this tranquil corner of Warwickshire as berries and fruits ripen and the trees take on autumn hues.  The parkland is the perfect place to escape the bustle elsewhere with a gentle walk in this beautiful landscape.

Dogs are welcome on the dog-walking route in the parkland, but only assistance dogs in the house and gardens.

Spot the wild fallow deer roaming the parkland. Listen for the bucks bellowing and perhaps see them clash antlers as the annual rut begins.  There’s plenty of wildlife to watch in the parkland - look out for herons on the rivers or perhaps the flash of blue from a kingfisher.

Spend time making some discoveries at Charlecote this autumn
Composite picture of photos of Charlecote Park in autumn
Spend time making some discoveries at Charlecote this autumn

Quiet weekdays

Find some late-season inspiration in the gardens with plenty of colourful interest in the borders. Chat to our volunteer gardeners if you’d like to know more.

Wander around the public rooms of the house and see how the Victorian Lucy family remodelled their home. Please note above: house closed 4-29 November.

Explore the outbuildings in the courtyard to discover how hard their servants worked -  on Wednesdays you'll see our costumed interpreters bring these spaces to life.

Food and shopping

The Wood Yard café is a relaxed spot for families and dog-walkers to pick up a sandwich or a hot drink. The Orangery restaurant in the gardens offers hot meals too.

The Servants’ Hall shop has the best of the National Trust ranges and local products. Autumn is the best time for planting so be sure to call in to the Avenue Shop and Plant Centre on your way out and find something to cheer your own garden. Don't miss a few minutes browsing in our second-hand bookshop for a bargain.

Why not bring a picnic to enjoy with friends and family? There are benches on the paddock and space there for picnic rugs too.

Walk quietly through the parkland this autumn and see what you can discover
Young fallow deer in autumn in parkland at Charlecote Park
Walk quietly through the parkland this autumn and see what you can discover
Autumn colour in parkland with swans on river at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Autumn colour in the parkland 

Download our parkland walk and enjoy a stroll as the trees take on warm firelight colours. Look out for wildlife, kick through fallen leaves and pop a shiny conker in your pocket. Your visit is helping us look after this landscape that Shakespeare would have known.

Autumn events

What will you discover next time?

We’d love to see you again, as the seasons change there’s always a different view to enjoy in the parkland. Our Christmas Mystery theme is an exciting new way to begin your festive celebrations.

Have you thought about becoming a member – come back whenever you want, only pay the ticket price for events like craft workshops and guided wildlife walks, and enjoy 500 other National Trust places throughout the year too. Our friendly team in Visitor Reception can help you find the best membership to suit you.