Visit Emmetts Garden with your family this spring

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 for some imaginative outdoor fun.

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 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 bug hotel

Bug Hotel

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

Visitors enjoying a picnic at a National Trust place

Picnics at Emmetts Garden

Our meadow makes the perfect spot for a summer picnic with glorious views over Ide Hill. Bring a blanket and relax with delicious food under sunny skies.

Fritillaria in bloom at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Spring colour at Emmetts Garden

From English bluebells to tulips, there is so much to see so why not join us for some seasonal highlights. Find out about what you can see here.

A visitor enjoying the views at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Spring walking at Emmetts Garden

Now's the perfect time to get out exploring as the garden and wider estate springs back to life. From early spring daffodils to the later bluebells, there's so much colour to be seen and breath-taking views across the Weald of Kent to sit and enjoy.

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.

Wild flower meadow at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

50 things to do at Emmetts Garden this spring

Spring is here and nature is looking beautiful! Shake off the winter cobwebs and head out exploring with our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ checklist. How many can you complete?