There are outdoor paintings waiting to be discovered at Chartwell and a murder mystery to solve at Scotney Castle this half term. Find out what's in store for little ones here and at other places in Kent.
Wintry mists and frosty vistas make this the perfect time of year for peaceful rambles in our gardens and estates in Kent. There's some winter colour to be seen too, from snowdrops in the woodland at Sissinghurst Castle Garden to seasonal borders at Chartwell.
This New Year, from Saturday 11 January to Sunday 23 February, explore the landscape of Chartwell that Churchill so cherished. On this outdoor art trail embrace the views of Chartwell for yourself, standing beside copies of the same views Churchill captured on canvas.
Henry Middleton helps us care for extraordinary objects in unusual circumstances. A dedicated member of Scotney's Housekeeping Manual Group, he's helped create over 20,000 hand-drawn records of the Castle's unique collection.
Why not join your local supporter group in Kent? You can join a more active volunteers group, or come along to a centre or an association that focuses on fundraising and fun trips and tours. They help support our places like Ightham Mote and Scotney Castle.
Escape the high street, burn off some festive calories, and enjoy views of the South Downs, the woods of the Surrey Hills or many of the parks and gardens we look after. Afterwards, warm up with something hot.