School’s out!

Summer is here and school is out!

We’re just as excited as the students who have just broken up for the summer! There are lots of opportunities to get out and join in with a variety of different events here at Charlecote and many of our other National Trust places. Let me tell you about a few of the events we’ll be having here…

THIS SUNDAY is our family performance from Heartbreak Productions. They’ll be performing The Railway Children on Sunday evening at 6pm. We’ve already sold a good number of tickets and will have tickets available on the door as well as through our booking office.
The Railway Children is a classic tale about Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter who are mysteriously separated from their father and relocated to Yorkshire. It is inspirational and uplifting – and what better place to see it than with the magnificent Charlecote as its backdrop!
You may spot some of our furry Charlecote cats who always like to watch the show… but be wary of your picnics!

Speaking of furry friends, our cuddly critters are coming out of hiding for the duration of the holidays. From Saturday these little critters will be taking residence in the house. But they are small and get in to the most interesting places – can you find them all?
Cuddly Critters will be in residence from Saturday 21st July through to 2nd September.

The critters will be hiding in the house and to give you an extra chance to find them we are opening the house every day – apart from Wednesdays. (Our House Elves still need a day to get the house sparkling so they’ll be busy cleaning and polishing on Wednesdays). The house will be open from 11am – 4pm, Thursday through to Tuesday from this week through to the end of August. In September we’ll go back to closing the house on Wednesdays and Thursdays to give our tired elves a chance to catch up!

In celebration of the house being open on Thursdays we’ll also be hosting Charlecote Childrens Club EVERY Thursday afternoon in August. The Club is in its fifth year now and is always enjoyed by our visitors. It is designed to help our younger visitors engage with nature and their surroundings in this stunning parkland. We only ever make a small charge when we need to buy any specific equipment, but most activities are free of charge. There is no need to book – just turn up and join in!

Kineton Quackers

We’re having a Monster Moths and Beautiful Butterflies day (2 August), Kite Day (9 August), Falconry afternoon (16 August), a Birds, Bugs and Bees event (23 August) and the ever popular, Kineton Quackers will join us again this year (30 August).

If you are a member of the National Trust entry to these events is all free. If you’re not a member yet, we’re offering free entry for kids during August. Just download the voucher from our website.

There is always something going on in our Victorian Kitchens too. From napkin folding to scone baking, lavendar bag sewing and writing practice! Our costumed cooks will be able to give you an insight into the domestic duties expected during Charlecote’s heyday.

Oh and it goes without saying that there are lots of opportunities to tick off some of the ’50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4′…!

We hope that you can join us for some, if not all, of our family events this year!

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