The Chartwell Treehouse

The treehouse at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Seek out an aerial adventure this summer as we unveil our brand new treehouse with support from The Heritage Lottery Fund. This impressive two-storey structure comes complete with a slide, Churchill stories and, of course, heaps of excitement.

Tree-mendous fun awaits

Take a trek into the woods to see our two-storey playground emerge from the towering foliage. Climb up and up and up, then slide back down as your imagination runs wild. Whether the treehouse is your enchanted castle, secret clubhouse or wizarding school, there's plenty of fun to be had.

The treehouse (No.21 on the property map) can be found just past the bomb crater; from the house to the treehouse is approximately a 30 minute walk. The route will take you up some steps and steep woodland paths.

Following in Churchill’s footsteps

The outdoors was an integral part of family life here at Chartwell, from tree climbing in the summer to ice skating on the frozen lakes in winter.

Churchill once surprised his children by building them an elaborate treehouse in the garden at Chartwell. It was reported to be a two-storey affair, reached only by climbing a rope.

Fast forward over 90 years to the present day and we've built our own version of the treehouse so your family can play in the same way the Churchills did all those years ago.

Brought to you by the Chartwell appeal and Heritage Lottery Fund

In 2016 we launched an amibtious appeal to raise £7.1 million. All funds raised are helping us to acquire Churchill's personal belongings for the nation, and reinvigorate his legacy here at Chartwell.

This treehouse is another great way in which your generous donations are being used to bring Churchill's stories to life.

Thanks to you and The Heritage Lottery Fund, another generation of children will be getting hands on with the history and story of our 'greatest Briton'.

A family enjoying the sun at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Family facilities

Baby changing facilities can be found by the visitor welcome centre, the toilets behind the shop and the toilets just beyond the croquet lawn in the garden. These are all approximately 30 minutes from the treehouse so you may want to use them before heading off to the woods. The café has a yummy children's menu, bottle warming and high chairs. Please note scooters and trikes are not suitable at Chartwell.

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