May half-term family fun at Chartwell
With over 80 acres to explore, Chartwell makes the perfect spot to get out and burn off some energy this spring. Put on your explorer hat and investigate the gardens on our May half-term chicken trail; who can find the frizzle chicken first? Make sure you head up into our woodland where we have wild play areas galore, including swings, balance beams and our new Donkey Jack Caravan.
The Chartwell chicken trail
Sat 26 May - Sun 3 Jun, 10am-4pm. £1, normal admission applies
All the chickens have escaped from Chartwell's Chickenham Palace - can you help us round them up again?
Grab a map and get out exploring to find all the varieties of chicken that have gone wandering - including the frizzle, blue pekin and golden silkie chickens. Keep a keen eye out for the different coloured boxes that will hide our feathered friends around the gardens.
Learn all about the different types of chicken we look after and then head over to Chickenham Palace in the Kitchen Garden to spot them pecking around.
Don't forget to pick up your mystery 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 26-28 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.