Butterfly Trail

Explore the garden and woodland of Chartwell to discover all about Winston Churchill’s favourite butterflies.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Search through the gardens for our butterfly boards, unscrambling the letters to reveal the name of each different type. Why not see how many real butterflies you can spot around Chartwell as you go!

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £1.00
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Chartwell

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.20 £15.50
Child £8.60 £7.75
Family £43.00 £38.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Garden and studio only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
Group Adult N/A £6.50
Group Child N/A £3.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Last timed ticket entry into the house is at 3.50pm, with our Highlights tour (8 places max) at 4pm. Entry to house by timed ticket (every 10 mins; places limited) available from the visitor centre on the day, sold on a first come first served basis. Tickets can sell out on busy weekends and during holiday periods; we recommend arriving before midday to avoid disappointment. You can pre-book one of our afternoon slots (11.15am on a Bank Holiday) through our website if done at least 24hrs in advance here.

Parking is £4 all day for non-members and free for any members.

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Go to our Visitor Welcome Centre upon arrival.
What to bring and wear
Comfortable clothing, sun cream, waterproofs and wellies for the wet weather as it can get muddy.
Accessibility
The garden trail is buggy and wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilet by the visitor welcome centre and close to the house.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
9 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Chartwell Property Office
Email
chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01732 868381

Upcoming events

Butterfly Trail

Sun 21 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Explore the garden and woodland of Chartwell to discover all about Winston Churchill’s favourite butterflies.

Exhibition: A History of Winston Churchill

Sun 21 Jul 2019
10:00-17:00
Be one of the first visitors to see our new permanent exhibition. Featuring the fascinating collection of Churchill's own cherished possessions, collected by him over the course of his lifetime.

House timed tickets- July 2019

Sun 21 Jul 2019
15:15-15:30
Get a timed ticket on arrival or pre-book the 12:00 or 14.30 time slot Mon-Fri. On Sat & Sun pre-book the 15.15 or 15.45 slots. Book +24 hours in advance, arrive at least 30 mins early exchanging your e-ticket for a house ticket.

Themed Highlights House Tours - Leadership and Legacy

Tue 23 Jul 2019
16:00-17:00
Explore the life and legacy of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill through this new tour with our knowledgeable guide.

Themed Highlights House Tours - Clementine Churchill

Thu 25 Jul 2019
16:00-17:00
Delve deeper into the stories of Clementine, wife to Winston Churchill. This intimate one hour tour will take you through selected rooms of the house, including Winston's bedroom, with one of our knowledgeable guides.

House timed tickets- August 2019

Thu 01 Aug 2019
12:00-12:15
Get a timed ticket on arrival or pre-book the 12:00 or 14.30 time slot Mon-Fri. On Sat & Sun pre-book the 15.15 or 15.45 slots. Book +24 hours in advance, arrive at least 30 mins early exchanging your e-ticket for a house ticket.