Easter egg hunts at Chartwell

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Chartwell. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward.

This article was about the 2021 Easter trail and will be refreshed for 2022.

Easter adventures in nature

Monday 29 March - Thursday 1 April; 10am-5.30pm (last entry at 5pm)*

Friday 2 April - Sunday 18 April; 9am-5.30pm (last entry at 5pm)*

* Whilst stocks last

Join us at Chartwell this Easter for a spring adventure out and around the gardens.

Follow the trail to find different activities amongst the awakening flowers as the seasons burst into colour, with plenty to do to get you active after winter hibernation. From getting to know some of the animals and wildlife you can spot all over Chartwell, to considering how you can help nature yourself back at home, join us for a fun-filled adventure this holiday.

Collect your trail packs from the visitor centre on your arrival, which will include everything that you need. Use the activity sheet to record your adventure with the included pencil - and of course the chocolate egg or allergen free reward ready for when you finish!

Keep an eye out for some extra activities that are planned for different days throughout the holidays for you to also get involved with as a family.

Before visiting, please check local and national government guidance on travelling.

Book your visit

You don’t need to book your Easter trails, but you will need to book your Easter visit.

To manage visitor numbers so that social distancing can be ensured for the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors, the pre-booking system still applies. Booking will provide access to the property, not the Easter adventures in nature trail, which can be purchased on the day.

Tickets are released every Friday, so you won't be able to book your Easter visit until Friday 26 March.

We ask you to please arrive in your time-slot to help us keep everyone safe. If you arrive early, you may be asked to return at your appointed time. If you arrive late, we unfortunately cannot guarantee your entry.

Tulips in the kitchen garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Prebook your Chartwell Garden ticket

Book your 'Chartwell Garden' ticket here which guarantees access to Chartwell. You cannot book house tickets in advance. We've introduced advanced booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday.

How much?

The trail will be £3.00 per person (including National Trust members). Normal site admission applies.

Please use card payments whenever possible, especially contactless, to help us keep as covid secure as we can.

Suitable for ages 3-11 years with a buggy friendly route available.

What to expect?

We are expecting to be busy over the Easter period, especially Easter weekend and so ask a bit of extra patience and for all visitors to please be kind to our staff and volunteers. Please come prepared to queue, but as always, we will aim to welcome everyone as fast as we can do so safely.

We ask you to please arrive in your time-slot to help us keep everyone safe. If you arrive early, you may be asked to return at your appointed time. If you arrive late, we unfortunately cannot guarantee your entry.

Our Visitor Centre is now open, so we do require the members of the family entering the building to wear a face covering unless you are exempt. Please bring one and have it ready.

On arrival, you will be directed to the queue. Please have all membership cards and payment on hand ready to show our staff. Members will need to have all cards scanned and non-members can pay for your entry. You will be able to purchase your Easter trails at the same time.

Bus route

We are delighted to say that the Sunday bus service to Chartwell will restart as of Easter Sunday 2021, also running on Easter Monday.

To help us reduce our impact on the environment, as well as easing pressure on our often busy carpark, the 246 bus from Bromley will be back up and running on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

You can find all times and bus stop locations here: London Bus Routes

If you are coming in on the bus, don’t worry about prebooking, as we have extra spaces for anyone helping us support the environment in this way. Just show your bus ticket to a member of our Visitor Centre team; if you're a member you'll continue to recieve your free entry and non-members can then pay for your entry on your arrival.

Missed out on tickets this time?

If you've missed out on booking tickets this time and can't get the bus, we may have a few spaces that become available on the day, especially towards the later time slots.

If we do have space, this will be mentioned on our social media channels so please keep an eye out in the mornings. If you haven't booked and we don't have space, then we unfortunately may have to turn you away.

Can’t visit us this Easter?

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. 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.