February half-term in Kent

There are lots of ways to get kids outdoors and having fun this February half term in Kent. Discover weird and wonderful stories on the contemporary art trail at Chartwell or find out more about the hibernating creatures on the family trail at Ightham Mote. Every time you bring the family you help us to care for our special places for the future.

Winter walking at Godolphin

Emmetts Garden 

The garden at Emmetts is waking from winter hibernation, just in time for half-term. Monkeys are waiting to be discovered in their favourite trees all around the garden on the Monkey Puzzle family trail. The wild play area is packed with balance beams, dens and even a tee pee. Trail £1 per child.

Children playing in the rain outside Ightham Mote, Kent

Ightham Mote 

Become a nature detective this half-term and follow the hibernation trail in the garden. Pick up a winter activity pack full of fun ideas and tips for playing outside. The natural play area is the place for clambering and climbing adventures. Daily during half-term, free trail, £2 per winter activity pack.

Families enjoy Knole Park all year round


Join a craft workshop to create your own ceramic bird feeder to help your local feathered friends. Or wrap up warm and explore the walking trails in the parkland. Prices for sessions vary.

Child playing in a den at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent


Find out about Sir Winston Churchill’s hobbies, pursuits and interests on a family fun trail around the garden. Venture into the woodland and go wild in the outdoor play area.

Family walking with dog through woods

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 

Half-term is a chance to pull on the wellies and get outside. Head down to the lakes to our 50 things area, where you can build a den or make a stick trail to help guide your fellow ramblers. Tuck into warming treats in the café after. Daily during half-term.

The Old Castle on a frosty morning

Scotney Castle

There are plenty of ways to get involved at Scotney Castle this half term. Join the rangers to plant a tree in the orchard, become a tree detective or learn about photography. Session times and prices vary.

Open area of pasture with clumps of vegetation and trees

Coast and countryside 

The coast and countryside we look after in Kent lies waiting to be explored. Take in panoramic views over the Weald from Toys Hill or coastal vistas at the White Cliffs of Dover. Tackle winding trails in Petts Wood or wander beneath towering trees at Cobham Wood. Wherever you choose, breathe in the fresh air and feel free this half-term.