Barn owl chicks at Charlecote Park

In recent weeks our owlet have had a lot of love and attention from our online communities. Their photo has been shared on our national and regional accounts and helps to highlight some of the work we do that isn’t seen.

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Here’s more info from our press office..

FIVE BARN OWL chicks were snapped by a National Trust volunteer during a recent survey in the Warwickshire parkland where William Shakespeare was supposedly caught poaching deer.

It is believed that the brood of two female and three male chicks were between 41 and 53 days old when they were checked earlier this autumn by volunteers from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) at Charlecote Park, near Stratford-upon-Avon.

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YOUR BLOGS : A Hallowe’en visit from Little Pickle’s Mom

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. We LOVE reading your blog posts about visiting Charlecote. Not only is it lovely to hear your feedback, it is fascinating to see our special place through your eyes. It’s wonderful to see how you spend your time with us and what it is that makes Charlecote special to you.

This week Little Pickle’s Mom shared her visit with us.

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We ventured to Charlecote Park, a gorgeous property just outside of Stratford upon Avon, known for its resident deer. It seemed we weren’t the only ones with the same idea as the car park was rammed – luckily, we quickly managed to grab the space from someone who was leaving. Score.

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We took both the pram and our Beco Gemini baby carrier so we had options whilst we walked around (and we did end up using both!). We didn’t go in the house this visit as we thought it’d be a bit of a struggle with the pram and we just wanted to enjoy the gorgeous autumnal weather. Charlecote Park have set up a Hallow’een trail for the half term so even though it’s obviously aimed at children, we used Toby an excuse to follow it too!

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YOUR BLOGS : The Helpful Hiker

We love to read your blogs about visiting Charlecote. It’s always lovely to see our special place through your eyes (and lenses!).

Here’s a recent post from the Helpful Hiker we’d like to share with you.

We had considered going away for a quick break this week, but Luke had a bad back and the idea of lugging a tent around was less than appealing! However, I still wanted to do something outdoorsy with Finn so I consulted my National Trust handbook and the two of us headed off to Charlecote Park, near Stratford upon Avon. I’m less bothered about stately homes, it’s the outdoor space that is much more interesting to me.

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The idea of spending a summer’s day in a beautiful, green deer park was enough to get me packing a picnic and heading off for an hour’s drive with a toddler.

I wasn’t disappointed…

line scrollYou can read more of this post on TheHelpfulHiker.com and find out why Finn and his Mum enjoyed Charlecote so much…

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Hardy & Hay review: National Trust’s Charlecote Park

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Originally posted on Hardy & Hay – A lifestyle blog written by a few 20-something Brits. We like fun, food and photographs:

‘This morning, the four of us hopped in the car and made our way over to Charlecote Park in Warwickshire. Charlecote is a Tudor-turned-Georgian-turned-Victorian Manor House, managed by the National Trust but lived in by the Lucy family – a family who have in fact owned land in this patch of England (between Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s Stratford Upon Avon) since the 1200s! 

The Lucy family still live here today in a wing of the house, but much of the Park (and the building itself too) is open to the public. As members of the National Trust, we skipped inside for free and set about snapping photographs in the grounds.

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