Summer family adventures in Kent

Find something to do with the whole family throughout the summer holidays at our special places in Kent. Get crafty at Knole and join a workshop or try a spot of dressing up. Explore and learn more on a trail at Chartwell or Emmetts. Or check in on Thursdays at Ightham for plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. Check our information for family facilities, including baby-changing and access information for little ones travelling on four-wheels. When you spend family time with us, you help us look after wild spaces for years to come.

A family in the grounds at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Summer family adventures at Chartwell

All the family can have fun at Chartwell, with woodland and a treehouse to explore and plenty of activities to complete. Take on our summer trail, dress up in Donkey Jack's Caravan and discover Chickenham Palace. What are you waiting for? Grab your shoes and start your summer adventure.

A family trail at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Summer adventures for families at Emmetts Garden

Get stuck into the outdoors at Emmetts Garden. Go wild in our play area, play dress up in our tepee and see how many items you can tick off your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 list. Have you found a geocache yet?

Children taking part in pond dipping at Ightham Mote

A summer of family fun at Ightham Mote

There's a packed programme of activities at Ightham Mote this summer. Along with our Themed Thursdays, enjoy our 50 Things minibeast garden trail, natural play area and explore our estate.

There is lots of family fun to be had at Knole in Kent this summer.

Summer at Knole

There is lots of family fun in the sun to be had at Knole, from wildlife walks to Tudor dressing up and arts and crafts.

Children of Scotney summer trail

Summer family fun at Scotney Castle

Bring the whole family to explore the garden and estate, follow trails and have a go at some of our 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

Family walking by the river

The Dragonfly Trail

Enjoy a day of family fun as you trail our dragonfly while covering vegetable gardens, gardens, woodlands and lakes. There's lots of fun activities for you to try along the way as well as finding out about the key conservation work which helps protect our estate. Pick a map up from visitor reception when you arrive to begin your adventure.