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 or pull up at a table 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.

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

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...

Kids' lunchboxes

Find the perfect fit for your fussy eater with our pick 'n' mix style lunchboxes. 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. Peak into the discovery cabin behind the meadow to see what games and activity sheets we have available today.

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 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.

A family trail at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Summer adventures for families at Emmetts Garden

Get stuck into the outdoors at Emmetts Garden. Go wild in our play area, play dress up in our tepee and see how many items you can tick off your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 list. Have you found a geocache yet?