Picnics at Chartwell

Bring a picnic along on a visit to Chartwell - just remember to wrap up and prepare for whatever the British weather has to offer.

Perfect Picnicking Spot

Escape the crowds and find a quiet spot this summer with a picnic in the beautiful grounds of Chartwell.

If the weather is nice why not head out for lunch and sit yourself on the slope leading down to the lake and enjoy the backdrop of the Kent countryside? We've even got picnic benches in the field beside the carpark for those who need more support.

Bring a Blanket

Why not pick up one of our picnic blankets from the shop from as little as £15 that you can lay out on the grass for more comfort.

As Chartwell is known for its views, we do ask that people don't bring their own furniture such as tables and gazebos in to the grounds so that all visitors can enjoy the open spaces.

Stop for Supplies

There are plenty of things to takeaway in the café should you want to make your own picnic. Feel free to ask for your drinks to go in one of our takeaway cups, and there are a whole range of snacks and rolls so you can grab and go. For the children, there's even kids lunchboxes available.

Now all you need to decide on is when you're visiting us at Chartwell!

Bring some food along and picnic on the slopes by the lakes
Lake view of the house at Chartwell, family home of Churchill and a National Trust property in Kent
Bring some food along and picnic on the slopes by the lakes

50 Things

9. Eat a picnic in the wild

Why not tick off number 9 on the 50 things to see and do before you're 11¾ at the same time! Pack up your picnic and head off to find the perfect spot for lunch.

Whilst the beautifully maintained lawns and gardens of Chartwell may not first seem like the wildest of picnicking places, we do overlook the stunning Weald of Kent. Did you know the word 'Weald' may have come from the same word that also gives us 'wild' today. So you really would be eating a picnic in the wild!

A Victoria Sponge Cake

The Landemare Café at Chartwell

Enjoy a lunch with us at the Landemare café and what would a visit to the National Trust be without a scone and tea?