October half term and autumnal family visits to Emmetts Garden

Enjoy the explosion of vivid autumn colour at Emmetts Garden whilst making the most of our family friendly facilities. Don't forget to check out our wild play area and tepee for some imaginative outdoor fun.

liquidambar acalycina in autumn at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Autumn Adventures at Emmetts Garden

This October half term get active with a range of different challenges that celebrate the season. From highlighting the Katsura tree with its candyfloss-like aroma, to designing wood art and matching colours in the garden, there is plenty to do at Emmetts Garden.

A family playing on the swings at a National Trust property

The swings

Have you tried out our swings yet? They're made especially for those explorers with shorter legs. Find the swings just past the wild play area and see how high you can get.

Fly agaric growing at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Fabulous fungi around Emmetts Garden and Toys Hill

Know your dusky puffball from your mealy bonnet? Ever heard of an elfin saddle? The mushroom kingdom is full of peculiar caps, quirky growths and bizarre names. Autumn at Emmetts Garden and the surrounding Toys Hill countryside is a great time to immerse yourself in it, with an abundance of fungi popping up all over.

A girl enjoying den building at a National Trust property

Wild play area

Get stuck into adventures in our wild play area located just 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.

A bug hotel

Emmetts Garden has a new Bug Hotel, here's how you can build your own Bug Hotel and help nature thrive.

Child holding a selection of conkers

50 autumnal things to do 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 11¾ list. Woodland adventures await you dens just waiting to built and bugs to befriend.

A family plays giant dominoes at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

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.