Where Grayson Goes // Chartwell, National Trust

Exploring different National Trust places has been so enjoyable this Summer. I remember years ago thinking that National Trust houses and parks where for people like my parents, then my Dad/Stepmum took us to Sheffield Park 4 years ago and we fell in love.

So in May we explored Chartwell, about an hours drive from our house it is located in an area where there are 4 National Trust places close together, so you can explore more than one if you wish.

Chartwell House

Chartwell was Winston Churchill’s main home as an adult, the 1924 home is able to be toured with the bottom floor being accessible to the disabled, we actually didn’t view the house this time as Deacon makes me a little nervous and it was such a lovely day we majorly explored outside.

The Hillside has some truly beautiful green areas, gardens and lakes, there is the most amazing large areas for children to run and enjoy wild flowers and doing what children do best – be free.

Chartwell Review

Up above the hillside is Woodlands with great accessible walks (as long as you are a little fit) suitable paths for wheelchairs/pushchairs. There are several natural play areas set up, including Dens, Tipees and plenty of trees to climb.

National Trust Review

Chartwell provides children with a lovely trail guide, telling them the history of the gardens and giving them places to draw and write what they see. It also gives the opportunity to tick of several of the 50 Things To Do, Grayson climbing a tree and Addison Den Building.

Chartwell

By the lake there is a beautiful large green where so many families sat and enjoyed lunch, we ate, fed the ducks and Daddy even did roly poly’s with the kids (check the video out).

National Trust

Our day finished off by walking through the Kitchen and beautiful walled gardens to a little treasure trove, Churchill built this amazing playhouse for his youngest daughter Mary and it still stands waiting to be enjoyed by all its little visitors. Honestly the kids would have stayed there for ages, Deacon swept, Addison cooked imaginary food for all that came through its doors. How I would love to give my children such a playhouse.

Chartwell Playhouse

The great thing about Chartwell is there is something for all members of the family to enjoy, Ashley and I love taking photos of flowers and Chartwell did not disappoint. The house my Stepmum says has one of the most impressive Dining Rooms she has seen, so I know we shall be going back so one day I can see it for myself.

Flowers at Chartwell

Come enjoy the fun with us in this short video. Do you visit National Trust properties ? If so what is your favourite ?

*We were provided with a day pass for purpose of this post

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  • Donna Wishart

    We invested in NT membership a few weeks ago and are now busy trying to visit all the NT places in the south east! This place looks beautiful! x

  • It looks beautiful there, what a gorgeous view looking down towards the lake, I wouldn’t mind plonking my bum down on that grass for a bit of a chill in the sun. We have a couple of national trust properties within driving distance that I would love to visit, but I don’t drive so that’s kind of a problem!

  • Wow this looks like a stunning place to visit and great that it’s so child friendly too. I’ve held off visiting National Trust properties near us on the basis that the little ones would be bored but you’ve inspired me to check them out now – thanks so much for sharing x

  • WOW Kara this place sounds and looks truly magnificent. I love all the fun filled photos. Glad it was a sunny day for you all too. Always helps to make a great day out together. I love places like this. I need to look around what we have near me and take the kids. Thank you for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme