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Group and school visits to Charlecote Park

Visitors exploring the Bodnant Garden, Wales
Group visit to Charlecote Park | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

We welcome group visits, special interest organisations and school parties of all ages at Charlecote Park. Find out how to book and what to expect from your visit here.

Group visits

Charlecote Park is open all year round with plenty to see and do in all seasons. If you’re interested in booking a group visit, we offer a discounted rate for groups of 15+ visitors.

Your visit will be self-guided, but our friendly and experienced volunteers will be happy to answer your questions as you explore Charlecote.

Please note we are carefully managing the number of group visits to ensure you have the best visit possible. This is due to several conservation and improvement projects taking place at Charlecote this year, which may mean that some areas are closed at short notice.

Visiting the house

The five downstairs rooms of the house are open seven days a week from 10.30am - 3pm (last entry 2.30pm). On weekends, access to the house is by timed tickets. These can be collected on a first come first served basis at the Visitor Rception.

Chat to our team when booking your visit to ask us about your group going into the house together, or potentially across several time slots.

How to book group visits

Please email or call 01789 470277 to check availability for the date of your visit, at least one calendar month in advance. All group visits must be booked in advance.

Weekends are very busy at Charlecote, and we recommend booking your group visit for a weekday instead. Please note that we do not accept group bookings on Bank Holidays.

Once you've enquired, we’ll send you a booking form to complete – please return this as soon as possible, as we cannot confirm your booking until this is received.

Groups that have not pre-booked are not eligible for group rates and may be turned away. This applies to groups arriving by coach, minibus or several cars.

Refreshments during your visit

At least one of our three food and beverage outlets will be open for your visit.

The Orangery restaurant offers hot meals and light bites, and can seat 60 indoors and 40 outside. The Wood Yard café offers sandwiches, cakes, ice creams and hot and cold drinks, with indoor and outdoor seating available. The kiosk in the Stables Garden is open on busy days, and offers hot drinks and cakes to take away, with plenty of picnic benches nearby to sit, eat and enjoy the views across the river.

We ask that larger groups stagger their lunch times to avoid long queues. Unfortunately, we’re not able to book tables in advance.

You are also welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the parkland all year round.

A group of school children enjoying a visit to East Riddlesden Hall in West Yorkshire
School children visiting Charlecote Park | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

School and educational visits

Charlecote Park is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please send us an email to find out more.

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.

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