Plan ahead for the Easter holidays at Chartwell

Keep the kids busy this Easter holiday with a visit to Chartwell. There's so much more to see than the house, with 80 acres of grounds to explore and plenty of fun and games to discover. Our popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is also back for another year of delicious fun; can you help Bunny complete the trail?

A family enjoying the Cadbury Easter Egg hunt at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

The Chartwell Cadbury Egg Hunt

Bunny is back with a brand new Cadbury Egg Hunt for you to solve at Chartwell this Easter. From Sat 1 to Mon 17 April you can explore the gardens with Bunny, finding all the Churchill family along the way. Trails are £2 and are running for the entire school holidays, so why not beat the crowds and visit before the Easter weekend to prolong the Cadbury fun?

50 things at Mr Straw's House

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Chartwell this spring

Grab your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 scrapbook and get outdoors at Chartwell. How much can you tick off your list this spring?

The marycot at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

The Marycot

The Marycot in the kitchen garden is a little brick house built by Winston Churchill himself for his two daughters Mary and Sarah. Everything is scaled down with a nearby notice announcing 'Children only' (though we won't blame the adults for joining in the fun). A great place to play and let your imagination run wild. Please note that the Marycot is closed Mon-Fri whilst we redecorate.

The Canadian camp at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Canadian camp

Canadians camped out here in the woods at Chartwell during the Second World War. When there was an air raid they would cover up the lakes, so the German pilots would not recognise Chartwell from the air. Hold your own camp here, relax in the hammocks, 'cook' up a storm and plot your adventure.

Family enjoying the wild play area at Chartwell

Balance beams

Follow the upper path through the woods and you'll come across our balance beams. Can you walk across them all the way without falling off?

Seesaws at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent


Make sure you bring a friend along with you to Chartwell so you can have a go on our new seesaws - made by our countryside team from wood from the estate. How high can you get? You can find the see saws in the old quarry.

The dormouse dens at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Dormouse dens

Head further in the woods and you'll come across our dormouse dens. Help us make these cosy homes by layering and weaving sticks and branches around the outside and don't forget to pad them out with leaves. Can you pretend to be a dormouse?

The bomb crater at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Bomb crater

During the second world war, bombs allegedly fell on the estate at Chartwell as the planes left London. The crater left behind by one of these bombs is just the place to have some family fun. Can you use the ropes to escape the crater? Only one way to find out.

Family facilities at Chartwell

Baby changing facilities can be found by the visitor welcome centre and the toilets are behind the shop. There are no toilets in the grounds, so make sure you use them before you go on your family adventure. The café has a yummy children's menu, bottle warming 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.