Autumnal Family Visits To Emmetts Garden

Enjoy the explosion of spring 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.

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 in the wild play area is perfect for younger adventurers, though we won't blame the adults for wanting to join in the fun!

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.

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.

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.

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

Autumn Colour at Emmetts Garden

The exotic garden here is famed for its vibrant autumn colour. The bright red of the Winged Spindle (Euonymus alatus) and golden leaves on the Japanese maple (Acer pamatum) are a wonder to see. Ripe, vibrant berries are abundant too, including regal purple berries on the Prickly heath.

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. 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.