This October marks thirty years since the Great Storm hit the South East. The National Trust lost of hundreds of thousands of trees across 3,000 acres of land. But it was also a chance to re-evaluate the way we work in the outdoors.
Now is a great time to get out and about into the fresh autumn air in Kent. Our downloadable walks will lead you to the very best in autumn colour at places like Ightham Mote, and wildlife highlights such as the deer rut in Knole Park.
This half-term our places take on a Hallowe’en flavour, with ghoulishy entertaining goings-on for kids and adults alike. From eerie trails at Emmetts Garden and exploring Knole at night, to simply playing in the crunchy autumn leaves, there’s something to give the whole family the jitters.
Relive your favourite Christmas traditions and create new ones with family and friends. Wander around houses filled with decorations handmade by crafty volunteers, follow a festive trail or tuck into delicious treats in our cosy cafés and tearooms. Whatever you plan, when you weave your Christmas story with us, you help us tell new stories at our places for years to come.
Do you want to walk along cliff tops and view the English Channel? Or climb hills for stunning views across the countryside? There's something for everyone to enjoy in the coast and countryside sites we look after in Kent.
Membership makes a vital difference, but doesn’t cover all our restoration and conservation work. Additional gifts to our general funds help us act quickly wherever the need is greatest. Find out how your support can help Carmen save centuries old objects at Knole.
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.
From the UK's largest horse-chestnut tree at Hughenden in Buckinghamshire, to adventures among red squirrels on the Mottistone Estate, on the Isle of Wight, autumn wouldn't be complete without a traditional game of conkers for your little ones.