Help us build a treehouse at Chartwell

Churchill once surprised his children by building them an elaborate treehouse in the garden at Chartwell. We’d like to follow in Churchill’s footsteps and build a treehouse in the woods for the children who visit today and we need your help to build it.

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 plan to build 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)

We can't make this treehouse without your help though. As a charity, we rely heavily on the kind support of our visitors who enjoy our special place every day. By donating to the Chartwell appeal you will enable us to make this unique family play area a reality.

Your gift will help keep the Churchill’s family story at the heart of Chartwell – forever.