It's all about autumn

Charlecote Park main drive to gatehouse in autumn

Join us at Charlecote this autumn for our favourite season of the year as firelight colours light up the parkland. Who can resist popping a shiny conker in their pocket?

Pick up lovely shiny conkers in the parkland
Conkers in autumn parkland at Charlecote Park

Deer rut events

Our Deer at Dusk and Deer at Dawn events always sell out and are a really special opportunity to walk through the deer park at rutting season with our Ranger.  The dawn events take place on 4 and 5 November at 6.30 am, and the dusk events are on 15, 22 and 29 October and 12 November.  Start times will be confirmed when you book your tickets.

Look out for an opportunity to help our new Ranger count the deer - how would you go about it?

If you’re not able to join us, you can see the fallow deer bucks at their magnificent best in our film of last year’s deer rut here.

The gardens remain full of colour throughout autumn as our dahlias take centre stage and the foliage and ferns in the woodland garden brighten this tranquil spot.

Colourful foliage takes over from the flowers in the autumn garden
Colourful acer foliage in autumn at Charlecote Park garden

More for families

Autumn is the perfect time for children to tick off some more of their 50 Things to Do before you’re 11 ¾. Of course, No. 10 Play conkers and No. 33 Catch a falling leaf must be top of the list.  

Family fun at half-term comes with our Hallowe’en Trail, every day between 22 and 30 October. it's a great way to get the family outdoors to enjoy autumn. Come along for a trail around the grounds of Charlecote Park, hunt for clues and spell our ‘spooky’ word to claim your prize.

£2.50 per trail, normal admission applies.  No need to book.

Half-term fun for Hallowe'en with our spooky children's trail
Children on autumn hallowe'en pumpkin trail at Charlecote Park

Walk with nature

As summer fades and the light changes, there's still time to capture a little late sunshine with the added joy of kicking through fallen leaves.

Autumn in the perfect time for a little wildlife-spotting in the parkland. Enjoy a gentle stroll along the mown grassy pathways - and don't forget your binoculars. As the leaves fall you'll have clearer views of the deer and the birds that inhabit this carefully managed historic environment.

Take a walk through the parkland and enjoy the views across the river
Park bench in autumn parkland at Charlecote Park

Eating and shopping

How about a warming bowl of soup or a bacon butty in the Orangery tea-room after a stroll through the park? Christmas goodies are coming in to the Servants' Hall shop and it's never too soon to start browsing for the pick of all the ranges.  All the profits stay at Charlecote to fund our work here.

And don’t forget – booking for Father Christmas opens in October. Keep an eye on our website and social media to find out when we’ve heard that he’s confirmed his dates to visit Charlecote.