Follow our Charlecote Advent countdown…

We love counting down to Christmas (it’s one of the only days of the year we really get off!) and we’ve decided to create our own Charlecote Advent Calendar to help us tick off the days.

We did this last year, showing you what was behind the doors at Charlecote, and it is back as it was very well received.

This year we will be picking Charlecote windows and peeking in (or peering out!) to sharing the view with you. Continue reading

Autumn Glow: Photography Competition

You know we love Autumn here at Charlecote. We love the colours, the crisp leaves, the changing views. We also love the changing sounds in the park. Autumn just has that special feeling – that glow – that the other seasons don’t quite manage*.

Autumn glow as captured by Jana, our volunteer photographer.

Autumn glow as captured by Jana, our volunteer photographer.

If you love it too, you might be interested in entering the Midlands ‘Autumn Glow’ competition. The winning entry will receive a fantastic Lumix DMC-TZ70 camera, courtesy of our partner Panasonic. Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas

We all have that tricky someone who makes our Christmas shopping a pain! What to buy for them? What did you get them last year? Well, we’re happy to say we’ve some lovely new products in our Servants’ Hall Shop which might just make your buying experience a little jollier.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some of our Christmas ideas on our facebook page, including some treats for yourself maybe? After all, Christmas is a time of good cheer and we’d hate to see you struggle.

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Head to facebook and give our page a ‘like’ to get all the latest news and photos from the team.


Summer draws to an end BUT…

School holidays might be drawing to an end but that doesn’t mean your family fun has to end!

We’ve had an absolute ball this summer with our Cheeky Charlies Children’s Club days. Over 5 weeks we have flew kites, met the bees and the pigs who live at Charlecote, watched falconry displays and dogs herding ducks(!), we’ve made bird feeders, pig masks, nature nets, deer heads and more! Phew! Thank you to all who came along and enjoyed the fun with us. We hope that you have ticked off a good number of your 50 things… and enjoyed the activities.

Set up1But let me tell you a little secret… the fun doesn’t have to stop! We’ve put together some handy sheets with some activities to do at home and we’re also looking forward to seeing you back soon for Hallowe’en trails and our Christmassy activities this winter.

Download the craft sheets here…


And if you need a little help from the #CheekyCharlies watch their videos on YouTube

We’ve also sold a phenomenal number of mice in the shop this summer which means that there are Cheeky Charlies all over Warwickshire – possibly even the world! We would LOVE to see what your Cheeky Charlies have been up to so please send them in or post them to our facebook page.