Beastly Bat Trail at Chartwell

Flying bat at the dead of night

This article was about the 2019 autumn half term trail and will be refreshed for 2020.

Fly around the gardens of Chartwell this autumn half term and discover more about the beastly bats that live here.

Discover the bats of Chartwell

Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November; 10am-4pm

Chartwell garden and woodland is home to a wide variety of different bat species all living right here in the grounds. Just some of them include Natterers, Pipistrelles and Daubentons.

Join us at Chartwell this autumn half term on a search for very special bat boxes hidden all around the gardens. Open up each to discover all about the different types of bat living at Chartwell with some fascinating facts about each to learn.

Two girls play on the slide on the Chartwell treehouse
Discover the Chartwell treehouse
Two girls play on the slide on the Chartwell treehouse

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.

Busy Days at Chartwell

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.