50 things to do at Chartwell this spring

Shake off winter and get out into nature this spring at Chartwell with our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ checklist! Spring is a great time to get some of the flower activities ticked off, from making a wild crown to even starting your very own nature diary. How many can you complete?

Make a daisy chain at Chartwell

No. 16 Wear a wild crown

Too much running around? Take a break and complete No. 16 Wear a wild crown. What sort of flowers and leaves can you find to decorate it? Remember, plants are living things too, so try to use what you can find fallen on the ground rather than plucking petals - the flowers need those for pollination!

Man and two children playing a grass trumpet

No. 25 Join nature's band

Join in with nature's band at Chartwell! If you're quiet on a walk, you may hear the songs already playing - can you copy any of the birds? See if you can make a grass trumpet out on our lawn.

Plants for sale outside the shop at Chartwell, a National Trust property in kent

No. 41 Help a plant grow

Spring is the perfect time to complete No. 41 Help a plant grow on your 50 Things list. All the flowers are blooming throughout our gardens - why not pick up one from our shop on your way out? With a bit of tender love and care, you could have your own beautiful piece of Chartwell at home!

Spring blossom against blue skies and Chartwell

No. 48 Keep a nature diary

With the start of the new year and spring flowers coming into bloom, there's never a better time to start a nature diary! Take notes on what you can see, hear and smell all across Chartwell this spring and keep it going throughout the year!

A child playing on a seesaw at a National Trust property

No. 50 Bring a friend

Adventures are even better with a friend by your side! Maybe you're out exploring Chartwell for the very first time, maybe you think a friend would really love our Treehouse or maybe you just want someone there to push you on the swings - there's so many reasons to invite a friend along with you on your visit. Who would you bring?

Family facilities at Chartwell

Baby changing facilities can be found by the visitor welcome centre, the toilets behind the shop and also just beyond the croquet lawn in the garden. There's a picnic area with tables adjacent to the overflow car park and you're welcome to bring a blanket and picnic on the slopes by the lakes. Please note scooters and trikes are not suitable at Chartwell.