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 for a picnic with friends and family 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

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. Instead, please make sure to pack a picnic blanket with you. 

Stop for supplies

Our café is now open for takeaway, serving some light snacks, such as crisps, scones and cakes, as well as a variety of hot and cold drinks which make a great addition to your goodies you have brought along.

View of Chartwell from the wider estate
Lake view of the house at Chartwell, family home of Churchill and a National Trust property in Kent
View of Chartwell from the wider estate

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!