Group visits to Charlecote Park
We welcome group visits by National Trust centre groups, specialist interest organisations and school parties of all ages at Charlecote.
PLEASE ABIDE BY THE BOOKING REQUIREMENTS BELOW OR YOUR GROUP MAY NOT BE ADMITTED.
Our group bookings volunteer is available to take your call and answer all your queries on Mondays between 10am and 3pm. Please telephone 01789 470277.
Booking for 2019 group visits opens on Monday 17 September 2018.
We are a very busy property with limited parking space.
Charlecote is a very popular destination for organised groups and we have to ask the following:
- ... Call 01789 470277 to find out more and check availability for the date of your visit, at least one calendar month in advance.
- ... Complete and return the Booking Form we send to you immediately. (If we have another enquiry for the same date and have not received your form, they will take priority if their form is received first).
- ... Note that your visit is NOT scheduled with us until we have received the completed Booking Form from you AND confirmed receipt to you.
- ... Be aware that no groups (15+ people) will be permitted entry without prior booking and confirmation from us. Unbooked groups are not eligible for group rates and are likely to be turned away.
This applies to groups that arrive by coach, minibus or several cars.
Please note: We do not accept group bookings for most weekends or Bank Holidays. We accept only one group booking per day.
Some low-season weekends may be available - we are a year-round property with plenty to see even in winter months.
Your visit will be self-guided. Our friendly and experienced room guides will be happy to answer any questions on your way round the house.
We offer a discounted rate to groups of 15+ visitors. If the group (15+ people) includes National Trust members who can visit for free, other members of the party will get the discounted rate.
Please note that the house is always closed on Wednesdays, with limited non-bookable half-hour tours only. Groups will be eligible for tour tickets on arrival but will not receive priority.
There is space for only two coaches in our car park, so all group visits must be booked in advance.
- Our Orangery tea room can seat 60 indoors and 40 outside so we ask that large groups stagger their lunch-times to cut down on queues for everyone's comfort.
- It isn't possible to book tables in advance.
- The Orangery offers a range of hot food and snacks, with a reduced range of hot meals on days when the house is closed.
- You are welcome to bring picnics to eat in the parkland by the river all year round.
- You can book our education room for a quiet indoor space to eat sandwiches.
We have a buggy to take visitors down the driveway to the house - and back again. Please check availability when you book your visit as volunteer drivers are not always available. Visitors can borrow wheelchairs if required.
There are navigable flat gravel paths around Charlecote and accessible toilets behind the Gatehouse and next to the Orangery tea room.
- Find out about the Victorian life of the wealthy Lucy family and their hard-working servants in the house and outbuildings.
- Discover that there are fascinating habitats and biodiversity in the landscape on your doorstep, (they're not just in the tropical rainforest).
- We'll work with you to create a rewarding experience for children of all ages.
- The Education Group Membership scheme is designed to allow free entry to National Trust places for non-profit-making education groups whose members are in full-time education and home-educating families. Call 0844 800 1895 for details.