Download and print one of our one-of-a-kind Chartwell spotter sheets and check off wildlife you'll find at Chartwell from the list. From Jock VII to butterflies and swans, you're certain to spot the nature and wildlife that make Chartwell so special.
Each week grab your camera or your phone and try our weekly Chartwell challenge. Every Monday on our social media we announce the theme for the week and we invite you to send in any pictures of Chartwell. As you wander the grounds and gardens you'll find some great tips about where to get the greatest views and angles.
Get outside this summer and get back to nature. Out in the Chartwell gardens we've left some tips written on slate all about how you can make the most of the outdoors and complete some of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾.
In our Walled Garden is the famous(ish) Chickenham Palace. It's home to all kinds of bantam chickens, each with their unique colouring and feathering. Which one will be your favourite?
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?
Head up to the Old Quarry to discover our brand new swings just waiting to be played on. Each one is engraved with the names and nicknames of Winston Churchill's children. How high can you swing? Don't forget to bring an adult to do the pushing.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
Here at Chartwell, we love dogs. Bring your furry companion along on a short lead for a stroll around the gardens or go for a roam in the woods. Find out more about where you can and can't take your dog here.