Picnics at Emmetts Garden

Find the perfect picnic spot at Emmetts Garden this summer. With a view over to Ide Hill, the meadow makes an ideal spot to just sit and watch the world go by. Bring a blanket and a hamper full of treats to the meadow to enjoy your outdoor feast.

A Meal With A View

Unroll your blanket or pull up at a table in the meadow just a few steps from the visitor centre to enjoy your picnic.

From here you can see across to the village of Ide Hill, with its traditional buildings and churches. Emmetts Garden stands on one of the highest points in Kent so far reaching views are to be found all over.

Grab Lunch On The Go

Pop into the Old Stables Café to pick up a freshly made sandwich, scone or sausage roll. For those looking for a light lunch there's also pre-packed salads available.

Bringing the kids along? Pick and choose your own kids' lunchbox...

The view across the picnic meadow at Emmetts Garden
The view across the picnic meadow at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent
The view across the picnic meadow at Emmetts Garden

Kids' Lunchboxes

Find the perfect fit for your fussy eater with our pick 'n' mix style lunchboxes including a sandwich, packet of crisps, piece of fruit and a small drink.

Designed especially for kids, the lunchbox itself even doubles up as an activity sheet. Pick up yours today from the Old Stables Café.

Outdoor Games

Finish off your lunch break by enjoying some of our traditional outdoor games, including skittles. If the games seem too much like hard work though you can always pull up a deck chair for a snooze in the sunshine.

Help Keep Emmetts Garden Clean and Tidy

By taking the litter from your picnic home with you, you're helping to keep our Edwardian garden clean and safe for other families to enjoy.

Thank you for your care.