We're building a treehouse at Chartwell

Churchill once surprised his children by building them an elaborate treehouse in the garden at Chartwell. We’re following in Churchill’s footsteps and building a treehouse in the woods for the children who visit today with funds raised through the Chartwell appeal.

The outdoors was an integral part of family life here at Chartwell, from tree climbing in the summer months to ice skating on the frozen lakes in winter. We want you to be able to discover the family stories whilst enjoying the great outdoors at the same time.

We're building a treehouse in the woods so that the children of today can play as the Churchill children once did. This treehouse will be another way for us to share Chartwell’s stories with you, and to captivate the younger generations with the Churchill family story.

" It was a two-storey affair, at least 20 feet up and reached by shinning up a rope..."
- Sarah Churchill, A thread in Tapestry (1969)

Coming soon to a wood near you

We're still in the planning stages right now, but it won't be long until building commences.

Our tree-mendous structure will be up in time for the summer holidays though, ready for the sunshine.

Take a walk through the woods before then and you might see it's construction near the bomb crater.

Brought to you by the Chartwell appeal

In 2016 we launched an amibtious appeal to raise £7.1 million. All funds raised are helping us to acquire Churchill's personal belongings for the nation, and reinvigorate his legacy here at Chartwell.

This treehouse is another great way in which your generous donations are being used to bring Churchill's stories to life.

Thanks to you another generation of children will be getting hands on with history and the story of our 'greatest Briton'.

Thank you

Your support makes the difference

Every donation given and raffle ticket bought is helping us bring the treehouse to life