February half-term in Kent

This event happened in 2018 and is now finished. Check back early next year to find out about February half-term 2019. Half-term will soon be upon us and there are lots of ways to get kids outdoors and having fun in Kent. Discover the story of the Elf Mound at Ightham Mote, or tackle a trail all about Lady Clementine at Chartwell. There's a special reason to visit Emmetts Garden this year, as it opens for the first time in half-term. Every time you bring the family you help us to care for our special places for the future.

Winter walking at Godolphin

Emmetts Garden 

Emmetts is waking from winter hibernation early this year, just in time for half-term. A new hot air balloon-themed family trail is waiting around the garden. 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 

Discover the classic story of the Elf Mound as you follow the trail around 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, £1 per trail, £2 per winter activity pack.

Families enjoy Knole Park all year round


Join Family Monday and make your own bookmark or clay leaf dish inspired by Knole Park. There's also a workshop to create your own colourful birdhouse. Wrap up warm and explore the trails in the parkland too. Prices for sessions vary.

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


Find out about Lady Clementine 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

Meet the artists who have been inspired by Scotney on a new trail. Get creative afterwards and try some art for yourself. You can also join our rangers on an interactive estate walk and have a go at hedge planting. Daily during half-term, trail £2 per child.

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.