Winter Family Fun at Emmetts

Enjoy the fresh air with your family at Emmetts Garden this winter. Discover the gardens with the kids, head up to the café for a quick bite and warming drink and explore the wild play area.

Family working on an activity trail sheet autumn

Magical fairy trail at Emmetts Garden 2019 

There are fairies at Emmetts Garden and this Christmas, they are all opening their doors to welcome you in. Trail runs from 30 Nov - 5 Jan; 10am-3pm and costs £1, normal admission applies. Suitable for ages 2-10 years with a buggy friendly route available.

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.

A frosty view across the tepee play area at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust place in Kent

Winter Walks at Emmetts Garden

Blow away the cobwebs on a frosty walk around Emmetts Garden. Follow one of our downloadable trails and you may even end up at our neighbouring National Trust places of Toys Hill and Chartwell.

A family enjoying the rain

50 Wintery Things to do at Emmetts Garden

Don't let the weather put you off having a wintry adventure. Pick up our equipment and find the scariest beast you can find and hold it in your hand or build a wooden fortress in the woods. What are you waiting for?

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.