A family day out at Chartwell

My husband and I with our son Herbie on the statue of the Churchills at Chartwell.

My husband and I with our son Herbie on the statue of the Churchills at Chartwell.

I was recently able to visit The National Trust’s Chartwell in Kent with friends and family, and was impressed with what I found. I’d never visited the home of Winston Churchill before and was able to explore the house with a timed ticket as well as the lovely grounds, which include a studio with the largest collection of Churchill’s paintings, where regular talks are given, a butterfly house, lake and rolling fields. It’s a great place for a country walk with a family group when the weather is fine, with a nice restaurant large enough to accommodate groups and a good shop. This year is the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death so look out for commemorative events around the country, and for more on Kent’s attractions, make sure you read the Kent Group Travel Guide 2015, mailed with this issue.