50 things before you're 11 ¾ at Emmetts

Flying a kite and other 50 things at Emmetts

We think Emmetts Garden is a brilliant place to visit to tick off items on your 50 things mission.

Come rain or shine

No.6 run around in the rain

Make the most of your visit come rain or shine. Shelter spots - the gazebo, the information hut and don’t forget to warm up with a hot chocolate afterwards in the tea-room.

No.7 fly a kite

On a windy day the meadow is the perfect place for kite flying.

Seasonal favourites

No.10 play conkers

There is a horse chestnut tree at the entrance to the north garden. Even if you don’t manage to play conkers today it may be a good chance to collect some to play with later - my secret for the perfect competition conker is two days soaking in vinegar before you play. 

No.21 pick blackberries growing in the wild

Head up to the woods for the best ones.

Woodland challenges

No.1 climb a tree

There are lots of trees that you can climb in our woodland. Remember only to climb trees that have big sturdy branches that you can hold on to and make sure that an adult is nearby.

No.22 explore inside a tree

Most of our big trees fell down in a terrible storm in 1987; can you find any hollows in the trees that survived?

No.34 track wild animals

There are plenty of tracks in the garden and the badgers are big fans of our tulip bulbs.

No.28 climb a huge hill

It’s big for Kent. Head down to the woods and wheeze your way back up.

Get stuck in in the garden

No.2 roll down a really big hill

You can do this in our meadow. Tuck your arms in and off you go, don't forget to mind the bumps on the way.

No.25 make a grass trumpet

Long grass is best; find some in the meadow.

No.31 hunt for bugs

There are plenty of bugs all over the garden. Remember how big you are and how small they are so please treat them with care.

No.49 find a geocache

Pick up a geocaching pack, including GPS device, from the Visitor Welcome Centre and discover the four caches hidden around the estate.
Pick up a booklet from the information hut and find the 50 things challenge for you at Emmetts Garden or sign up online.