12 days of christmas trail at Chartwell

Wooden swans from the 12 Days of Christmas family trail at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

This article was about the 2019-20 Christmas trail and will be refreshed for 2020-21.

Join us on our Christmas family trail here at Chartwell exploring the 12 days of Christmas.

12 Days of Christmas trail

Thursday 21 November – Sunday 5 January 2020; 10am-3pm

From the partridge in a pear tree singing down in the orchard, swans a-swimming down the Gavin Jones water feature to lords a-leaping across the lawn - the 12 days of christmas have come to life here at Chartwell.

Make your way around the Chartwell gardens on our winter outdoor family trail from 21 November all the way through to 5 January (the grounds are open every day apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) and discover the many characters from the well known christmas rhyme. 

See if you can spot the white doves!
Model white doves sit on the outside of a dovecot as part of the winter children's trail at Chartwell
See if you can spot the white doves!

How much?

The trail will be £1.00 per person (including National Trust members). Normal site admission applies.

Suitable for ages 2-10 years with a buggy friendly route available.

A family enjoying a day out at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Family facilities at Chartwell

Baby changing facilities can be found by the visitor welcome centre, the toilets behind the shop and also just beyond the croquet lawn in the garden. The café has a yummy children's menu, bottle warming facilities and high chairs. Want to find a more secluded spot to breast feed? Just ask a member of staff. There's a picnic area with tables adjacent to the overflow car park and you're welcome to bring a blanket and picnic on the slopes by the lakes. Please note scooters and trikes are not suitable at Chartwell.