Alternate parking when the Toys Hill carpark is full

The Octavia Hill well at Toys Hill, a National Trust place in Kent

Read our top suggestions for different places to park when the carpark at Toys Hill is full and how to make a full National Trust day of it.

Alternate parking options

In busy periods, the carpark at Toys Hill does fill up to maximum capacity early on in the day.

If we run out of room, there are a few nearby alternate parking options you can take, if you don't mind a bit of a walk. 

Hosey Common Carpark

There is a free but small carpark located just outside Westerham on the B2026 at the top of Hosey Hill. Hosey Common carpark is a public carpark outside of National Trust care, parking here is at your own risk. Spaces are very limited but it's only then a 20-30 minute walk to nearby Chartwell through the woods, with some sections of the walk on narrow country lanes. You can then head on into the surrounding West Kent countryside and over to Toys Hill at your leisure.

Westerham

Take a longer walk from nearby village Westerham, passing by Quebec House as you go (to visit Quebec House, you will need to book in advance on their website). There is a public carpark less than 5 minutes away from Quebec House which has 3 hours free parking with a displayed ticket. This is a public carpark outside of National Trust care; parking here is at your own risk.

The walk to Chartwell is roughly 2 miles, taking about an hour to complete, and you could then head onto Mariner's Hill or even Emmetts Garden for an all day walk.

Chartwell

If you're looking for a larger carpark, why not take in Chartwell, family home of Sir Winston Churchill at the same time? Members can park and get access to the gardens and grounds of the estate for free, as well as using it as a base for a longer walk to Toys Hill - just scan your membership cards on their carpark machines to get your free parking. Mondays to Fridays are especially quiet there to find a space. You no longer need to book to visit. 

If you are not a member, parking is £4 which includes access to their café and toilets. If you'd like to also explore the Chartwell gardens and woodland other than the public footpath, you will need to pay the futher entrance fee.

Try starting one of our Octavia Hill walks at Chartwell, taking in Toys Hill as you go.

Emmetts Garden

Combine a visit to Toys Hill with a trip to nearby property Emmetts Garden. The carpark is included with your admission to the garden and the walk to Toys Hill starts right next to their Tea Room.

Our circular Weardale walk shows the route between Emmetts Garden and Chartwell, taking about 3 hours to complete the 5 mile circular walk in full.

Please remember to respect the countryside code and other visitors to the area.

We ask everyone to leave the countryside as they found it, taking all litter with you and using the provided dog bin as needed.

Dog enjoying a run around with visitors

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