May half term at Chartwell
This article was about the 2019 May half-term trail and will be refreshed for 2020.
Exotic Animal Trail
Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June; 10am-4pm
£1.00 per person (including National Trust members). Normal site admission applies.
Discover Winston's favourite exotic pets and animals hidden around the garden on this fun family trail.
Some hop, some leap, some roar, some swim, some squawk and some crawl, and one of them still lives at Chartwell today - all of them have fascinating stories and facts connecting them to the amazing life of Winston Churchill.
Complete the trail to get a zoo animal themed prize at the end!
Maps can be picked up from the little black shed next to the Visitor Welcome Centre. Payment by cash will be taken in the shed; if paying by card please pay in the Visitor Welcome Centre.
Suitable for ages 3+
Peak Times This May Half-Term
We're expecting a busy Bank Holiday weekend this 25-27 May. It's likely we'll have to close the car park when we reach full capacity, and tickets for the house will sell quickly.
We recommend avoiding the Bank Holiday weekend if you can for a calmer experience, and bring a picnic to avoid the café queues.
We'll be quietest Tue-Fri in half-term. If you can only visit on the Bank Holiday weekend then consider arriving before 11.30am to guarantee both your car park and your house entry.