The first WOMAD 2023 line-up announcement is coming!

WOMAD have set a date for the first wave of artists for this year’s fabulous festival here at the Estate, so put midday on Wednesday 22nd February in your diaries.WOMAD 2023 is set to be an inspiring, uplifting weekend full of sounds from around the world, as well as acts you’ll already know and love. There will be a full programme of FREE workshops, talks, an incredible children’s area to keep families busy and so much more.If you haven’t got your tickets already, get in there quick by clicking here to visit their website! We cannot wait to welcome the WOMAD family back to our parkland for some real summer vibes.

Unleashed Dog Field Temporary Closure for Ash Dieback Felling

Ash Dieback Felling by Unleashed Dog Field

Arboreal works are currently underway as part of Charlton Park Estates management plan on the roadside woodlands and woodlands within the grounds of the estate. Due to these works in and around the woodlands surrounding Unleashed Dog Walking Field the Estate regrettably must close this facility from Monday 16th January to the close of Wednesday 18th January.

Conservation is a key part of the day-to-day management of the Estate but sadly many of our trees suffer from Ash dieback and therefore more aggressive felling and management is needed.

We appreciate that carrying out these works may cause some minimal disruption on the rounds surrounding the estate which, is regrettable and we thank you in advance for your patience. However, the removal of infected trees along these roads and within the body of the Estate are to manage the risk of diseased trees falling in the public highway or within areas of the Estate enjoyed by activities. The works will be carried out by specialist contractors supported by our own Estate team over the forthcoming weeks.

We plan to replant these areas with native species to further support the natural habitats and local wildlife needs.

Ash Dieback felling works at Charlton Park Estate

About Ash dieback

According to the Woodland Trust up to 80% of the UK’s Ash population will suffer from this disease and be lost. Ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) is a fungus which originated in Asia. It doesn’t cause much damage on its native hosts of the Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica) and the Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis) in its native range. However, its introduction to Europe about 30 years ago has devastated the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) because our native ash species did not evolve with the fungus and this means it has no natural defence against it. For more information visit the Trust Website by clicking here. (

Cold Weather Safety for Unleashed & Riding Pass Users

Cold Weather Safety for Unleashed & Riding Pass Users


Extreme cold weather can cause a variety of issues for both owners and pets. Please consider the conditions when booking to use Unleashed and consider the conditions and the risk to yourself and your pet. In these extreme prolonged cold conditions, there is considerable amounts of ice, snow etc, uneven surfaces for both you and your pet. It is unlikely during this weather that the water supply will be working due to the continue sub-zero temperatures during the day. We ask you to use Unleashed at your own discretion once these risks for you and your pet have been considered. We want everyone to be safe and enjoy their time.

The PDSA has issued some excellent advice to dog owners to consider when choosing where and when to walk your dogs. To read their advice click here.

Riding Permits Users

The prolonged snow-cover and sub-zero temperatures will continue to cover most of the riding routes, it will make some areas icy, uneven, and difficult to gauge what the surface is like underneath. We advise riding pass holders to use the routes at their own discretion with this knowledge that they may not be passable or accessible for all routes and should plan routes with caution in mind.

We want everyone to enjoy their time on the Estate, but to stay safe doing so, and hopefully this winter weather will make the tracks more accessible soon.

We thank all our Estate visitors in advance for their understanding during this winter-wonderland weather.

Charlton Park Estate Christmas Opening Hours

The Estate Office will be closed from 3pm on the 23rd of December until 10am on 3rd January.

For commercial or residential tenants, we hope you won’t need to but in the event of an emergency, please follow details issued on email during the festive period.

If you have any general enquiries, please do feel free to email the office, or contact our social pages, so that we may help with your enquiry on our return to the office in January.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Malthouse Nursery School Are Hiring

Malthouse Nursery School Are Hiring.

The nursery, located in the Parkland of the Estate, are looking for amazing people to join their team! The Nursery are looking for full or part time members of staff to join their fantastic team.  Malthouse Nursery are a small independent nursery school for children aged 1 to 4-years-old.

Can you sing ‘Let It Go’ (or anything from Frozen) at the top of your voice?

Can you be a superhero, a fairy, a shop keeper, a policeman, a vet or a doctor.

Can you laugh at jokes even if they are not funny?

Are you qualified to drive a racing car or a bus?

Can you fly a plane or a space rocket?

Do you have endless hugs to share?

If so, the team at Malthouse Nursery would love to hear from you! Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm, term time only. Level 2/3 preferred although training can be given for the right person. A DBS check will need to be completed

Please contact Allie via email at with a copy of your CV.

WOMAD 2023 Call-out for workshop proposals

WOMAD’s World of Children 2023 are Looking for New providers.

This year’s theme is WONDERS OF THE WORLD! We wonder what you’ll come up with? WOMAD are welcoming themed proposals and art and craft workshops of all shapes and sizes. From large-scale processional structures and costumes to small handheld pieces, as well as storytelling, mask making, face painting, song, dance, and percussion workshops. Ancient or modern, natural, or man-made wonders of the world, WOMAD are looking forward to hearing from you – the world is your playground! The festival will be at the Estate from 27th to the 30th of July 2023.

Click here to apply by Feb 3rd

Time to Renew Your Annual Horse Riding Permit

Annual Horse Riding Pass Scheme Renewals Due

To promote equestrianism and equestrian access for riders, approximately 20km of off-road riding routes in the countryside around Hankerton, Brokenborough and Charlton villages were first made available at the start of 2022. The routes span the 4,500 acres of the Estate, with suggested parking (to be used at the discretion of the permit holder) and has been well subscribed by the local equestrian community.

An annual permit is £120, with the fee remaining the same for 2023 and lasts from the date of issue to the 31st December of that year. Half-year passes may be offered later in 2023 at the discretion of the Estate Office, day passes are not available, and permits are per horse with up to 3 named riders.

The routes will change from summer to winter and may be closed or amended without prior notice but, where possible changes will be communicated in advance to permit holders. This will allow the Estate to tailor routes alongside seasonal events and allow works around the Estate to be carried safely. You can purchase your permit through our online shop by clicking here.

To download the application form with the terms and conditions click here Riding Permit Application Form 

To access the route maps for summer and winter permitted routes please click here Charlton Park Estate Riding Permit Route Maps

Charlton Park Estate Social Media Christmas Hamper Giveaway

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We are delighted to announce our annual Christmas Hamper Giveaway starts this Saturday when our Christmas Tree Shop Opens.

This year our Estate Gardening Team have decorated some of the Christmas trees in our nursery to be part of the competition. To enter our giveaway you will need to visit our Christmas Tree Shop in the Charlton Park Estate Business Park, which opens on the 26th of November, hunt down one of our decorated trees in the walled garden (or the nursery behind) take a selfie and post on either Twitter, your Instagram feed or on your Facebook page tagging Charlton Park Estate and like our page or profile.

Instagram @charltonparkestate  


Twitter @CharltonParkEst

Entries must be made before 9am on the 23rd of December and the prize will be awarded to a randomly selected winner who has entered on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Please click here to view the full T’s and C’s.

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Charlton Park Estate Christmas Tree Shop

Only 1 week to go until our Christmas Tree Shop opens!

We are delighted to welcome you to the Estate from the 26th of November where you can; dig up your own tree (don’t forget to bring a spade), pick one to be freshly cut but our dedicated team, choose from a selection of varieties, grab a ready-made wreath (or a make-your-own kit), complete your festive front-room fir with a stand and of course the usual holly and mistletoe to deck your halls with.

You can also order online through our website by clicking here.

We have hundreds of trees of all sizes and shapes – something for everyone!