50 things to do at Chartwell this autumn

With gardens, woodland and lakes, there are so many ways to explore the outdoors at Chartwell. We’ve listed the best activities for you to do at Chartwell below this season. Come along, enjoy the fiery autumn colour and challenge yourself to see how many you can complete.

Den building

No. 4 Build a den

Grab all the twigs and branches you can find and build your very own fortress in the woods. Here's a challenge for you - can you make it waterproof? Covering the top with leafy branches will help. Put an adult inside and use a water bottle to test it.

conkers on the ground

No. 12 Have fun with sticks

The woods at Chartwell are the perfect place to go exploring. Tick off No. 12 Have fun with sticks and see where the path takes you. In the autumn, you can also try No. 10 Play conkers or No. 18 Create some wild art!

Bug hunting

No. 31 Make friends with a bug

If you're feeling brave, why not try No. 31 Make friends with a bug. Here's a hint - look under logs and large stones. Creepy crawlies loved dark, damp places. Remember to put the bugs back where you found them once you're finished.

The common frog

No. 34 Discover wild animal clues

Put your detective hats on kids, we've got a job for you. Can you complete No. 34 Discover wild animal clues? Head into the woods and look for animal tracks in the mud. See if you can find deer, fox or badger tracks and then try No. 35 Discover what's in a pond. Top tip - frogs love hanging out in the Golden Orfe ponds.

Have a go at bird watching at Chartwell

No. 44 Watch a bird

Grab a pair of binoculars from home or buy some in the shop and see how many birds you can spot. Remember to look in the gardens, by the lakes and in the woodlands for all the different species.

A family enjoying a day out at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

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. The café has a yummy children's menu, bottle warming facilities and high chairs. Want to find a more secluded spot to breast feed? Just ask a member of staff. 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.