Christmas family trail at Emmetts Garden

Percy the Park Keeper

Help Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends out this winter at Emmetts Garden

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

Saturday 4 December – Sunday 2 January 2022; excluding 24 and 25 December.

This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Emmetts Garden on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends, and give nature a helping hand. 

Take part in different games as you head round the gardens, with different activities for the whole family to get stuck into. Try your hand at welly hoopla or see if your can help us sort out all the items muddled up in our wheelbarrows. 

Explore the Discovery Cabin as you've never seen it before as it is completely transformed into Percy's Cabin! If you're very lucky, you may even see Percy himself with the chance to meet the hardworking park keeper.* 

*Select days only due to volunteer availability. 

Must see!

Whilst you're out on the hunt around Emmetts Garden, keep a keen eye out and see if you can spot the 'Abies' Christmas trees - one of the most popular choice of Christmas tree in the world!

How much?

The trail is a suggested donation of £2.00 per person (including National Trust members). Normal site admission applies.

Suitable for ages 2-10 years with a buggy friendly route available.

Family facilities at Emmetts Garden

Baby changing facilities can be found at the entrance to the site, next to the visitor welcome centre as well as at the old stables café. The meadow makes the perfect spot for a picnic; grab a table or bring a blanket. Please note that scooters are not suitable for the pathways at Emmetts Garden.