Christmas in and around Kent

Our places in Kent are ready to share their festive traditions with you. Explore historic houses decorated for Christmas of years gone by, then try the Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail around the grounds and gardens. Warm chilly hands around a takeaway hot chocolate. Every time you visit you help us keep those Christmas lights twinkling bright for years to come.

Scotney Castle Christmas mansion entrance hall

Scotney Castle 

This Christmas, the manor house at Scotney Castle is opening for the first time since March. Head inside to discover the ground floor of the house decorated for a Victorian Christmas. There will be sparkling, colourful trees, a fully laid table in the dining room ready for a Christmas feast, and toys scattered as if the children have left mid-way through a game. Outside, the Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail is a great way for the kids to burn off some steam and find out all about wildlife. House open Saturday 12 December – Sunday 3 January.

The dining room decorated for Christmas at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Christmas at Chartwell 

Inside, the house at Chartwell will be decorated for a family Christmas across the years. Discover what the house would have felt like throughout the period that the Churchill family enjoyed their Christmases there. Outside, the little ones can take part in the Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail located around the garden and wider grounds. House open from Saturday 5 December.

A family walking during the winter time.

Emmetts Garden 

Get the family outdoors at Emmetts Garden this festive season. Discover the Edwardian Circus Activity trail as it takes you around the gardens on an adventure. Grab a trail leaflet as you arrive and find things to spot and activities to try. For an extra bit of seasonal magic, you’ll come across a few Christmassy touches to some of the trees and the Rose Garden trellis. Trail Saturday 5 December – Sunday 3 January. Suggested donation £1.