Family activities at Antony

Children playing with autumn leaves at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Join us for an adventure in nature at Antony this autumn. Try the family activities and discover what's unique and captivating about this time of year in the garden. Between leaf crunching, pumpkin spotting and golden scenes you are sure to get swept up in the magic of the season as a family. A chance to create lasting memories.

Discover the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the season at Antony with the National Trust. Find out more about the family activities on offer this half term. 

The event will take place 26 - 28 Oct, 12noon - 4.30pm.

£3 per activity pack (includes a crayon for tree rubbings, activity leaflet and an autumnal prize). Normal admission applies.

Card payments only. Activity packs can be purchased from the welcome team on arrival.

You do not need to book for this event.

Keep reading to find out what to expect from your family autumn experience...

Dive into autumn
Family playing in autumn leaves
Dive into autumn

Pumpkin hunt

Autumn at Antony wouldn't be complete without a hunt for pumpkins. Follow the clues and race to find them all. You'll notice shapes and letters on each of the pumpkins and it's your job to crack the code. Are you up to the challenge?

The hunt is designed for older ones and little ones. Little ones can enjoy drawing shapes as they go whilst the older ones can get busy with the code cracking.

Wheelbarrow and pumpkin in the orchard

Welly walk - it's time to make a splash!

New for 2021, we are very excited to announce the welly walk which will take you along a mystery pathway around the edge of the garden. There will be puddles to make a splash along the way. Don't worry grown ups, there's a welly washing station at the end...

Jumping in puddles
Child jumping in a muddy puddle
Jumping in puddles

Make a magic wand

Find the den building area at the bottom of the garden. You'll discover some very special instructions for making a wand. If you follow the steps carefully you might be able to make it magical.

Nature trails are a great way to learn.
Boy playing with stick in the sunshine.
Nature trails are a great way to learn.

Autumn photoshoot

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to make memories with friends and loved ones. Step into the autumn photoshoot and take a family snap to remember. The autumnal garden forms a beautiful backdrop.

Tree rubbings

Autumn is filled with beautiful textures in nature like leaves, barks and seed heads. See if you can capture some of these textures on the tree rubbing sheet in your activity pack. Your activity pack includes a crayon.

National Trust Images/Megan Taylor
Claremont bark rubbing trail
National Trust Images/Megan Taylor