Autumn days out for families

Come on down to Emmetts Garden for fun and excitement with the whole family. See how many things you can tick off your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 list. Have you found a geocache yet? Don't forget to check out our wild play area and tepee for some imaginative outdoor fun.

Children playing with leaves in autumn

Terrifying tree trail 

Join us this half-term for a spooky Halloween adventure if you dare. Emmetts is being haunted by some terrifying trees - can you brave finding them all? Grab a trail sheet and find as many as you can. Trail runs from 20 Oct - 4 Nov, 10am-4pm and costs £1, normal admission applies. Suitable for ages 2-10 years with a buggy friendly route available.

Child holding a selection of conkers

Autumnal 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Emmetts Garden

Get stuck into the outdoors at Emmetts Garden this autumn and see how many things you can tick off your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 list. Woodland adventures await you with geocaches waiting to be found and dens just waiting to built.

A girl enjoying den building at a National Trust property

Wild play area

Big explorers - get stuck into adventures in our wild play area, located past the old stables café. Can you walk across the balance beams without falling off? Why not challenge each other to see who can build the biggest den? Climb on the stepping logs and play in the camp - the fun is never ending. Little explorers are welcome to play too, though maybe bring an adult along to help with the fun.

A family playing on the swings at a National Trust property


New to Emmetts Garden are the swings - made especially for those explorers with shorter legs. Find these just past the wild play area and see how high you can get. Don't forget to bring an adult along to do the pushing.

A child plays dress up in the tepee at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Tepee play

What's that hiding among the trees? It's a tepee of course. Let your imagination run wild and try on the fancy dress clothes you'll find inside. The tepee is perfect for younger adventurers, though we won't blame the adults for wanting to join in the fun.

The discovery cabin, a childs play area, at Emmetts Garden - a National Trust property in Kent

Discovery cabin

Take shelter from the weather in our discovery cabin where fun and games are waiting for you. Let your artistic skills flow with our colouring sheets or have a go at one of our activity sheets.

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. Bottle warming facilities can also be found at the 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.