50 things to do at Chartwell this summer

All the sunshine makes summer the best time to be getting outdoors and having fun. Why not make a challenge out of the below activities - can you make a wild crown? Who can roll the furthest down a really big hill? There's only one way to find out...

Roll down a really big hill at Chartwell

No. 2 Roll down a really big hill

The hillside location of Chartwell makes it perfect for some hill climbing and rolling. Tick off No. 2 Roll down a really big hill and No. 28 Climb a huge hill at the same time! How fast can you get to the bottom? How many times can you roll down the hill in a day? Challenge yourself and see what you can do.

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.

The Golden Orfe ponds in summer at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

No. 8 Spot a fish

Churchill was so entranced by the golden orfe when he first saw them, that they were made permanent features of the Chartwell garden. See if you can spot them swimming around the ponds up by the house!

A family enjoys a picnic at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

No. 9 Eat a picnic in the wild

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!

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!

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.

There's family fun this winter at Killerton.

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.