Pack up a picnic at Charlecote
You’re welcome to picnic at Charlecote all year round, from January to December – and some of our visitors do!
It doesn’t matter whether you bring a wicker hamper or chuck everything in an old rucksack, everyone knows sandwiches taste better outdoors.
There are benches along the main drive and picnic benches near the Spinney and on the Paddock. If you’d rather spread out on a picnic blanket, there’s plenty of grassy space on the Paddock and on Cricket Pitch.
Take time to enjoy the wildlife as a swan glides past on the river or a heron swoops across the parkland. You’ll usually find it’s quieter midweek out of school holidays.
Sunny weekends and Bank Holidays can mean that our Orangery tea-room gets really busy, so you could avoid the queues if you bring a picnic. To make life really easy, why not pop in to the Orangery early to pick up sandwiches and cakes and then enjoy them out in the grounds later.
At weekends you can pick up a take-away Cream Tea to eat in the grounds, or to take home to enjoy.
Don’t forget you’ll find everything from picnic blankets to sporks in the Servants’ Hall shop and there are crisps, chocolate, ice-creams and drinks in the Pantry shop.
Please no barbecues, even disposable ones.
Please take your rubbish home with you to protect our livestock herds and wildlife.
Don't forget the sunscreen and hats for everyone on sunny days!