Families at Chartwell

Visitors outside café at Chartwell Kent

When Churchill was thinking of buying Chartwell, he brought his children to visit to make sure they approved. With plenty of space to let off steam, Mary Churchill’s original playhouse to play in and trails to guide you around the house, gardens and studio, we hope that Chartwell has never lost that child's stamp of approval.

Plenty to keep them occupied

  • Track down Jock VI and say hello to the lucky cat that lives at Chartwell
  • We offer children's trails around the house
  • Plan a picnic in our garden with grab and go rolls and takeaway coffees
  • Build your very own lunch with our DIY children's lunchboxes
  • Hunker down on one our our hammocks in the Canadian Camp
  • Explore some of our natural tunnels
  • Discover Chartwell's bomb crater
  • Step with sure feet on the balance beam

50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Chartwell

We're challenging children to get outdoors and have a go at all kinds of exciting activities. Out of the list of 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾, there are plenty you can do at Chartwell.

Something for the whole family to enjoy

Move in to the Marycot

Let the little ones play house while you peruse our produce in the kitchen garden opposite.

Swing time

With six swings there is one for everyone in the family - just remember someone needs to do the pushing.