Summer family adventures in Kent

Find something to do with the whole family throughout the summer holidays at our places in Kent. Join a workshop or guided walk at Scotney. Explore and learn more on a family trail at Chartwell or Emmetts. Or drop by to Knole on Mondays for family craft activities. 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 our wild spaces for years to come.

Children playing in the summer

Summer family fun at Scotney Castle

This summer, bring the whole family to Scotney Castle. Explore the garden and estate, follow trails and have a go at some of our 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

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 giant wicker ant, part of the summer family trail at Emmetts Garden in Kent

Ant Trail at Emmetts Garden 2019

Explore Emmetts Garden to discover Amet the Ant and his amazing colony of ants hidden around the garden.

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

Things to do at Knole this summer

Here comes summer … and we’re ready with open arms to greet it. Discover what’s happening at Knole during this warmest of seasons, from conservation to workshops and family events. Find out about our free Knole Sunday Shuttle Bus service running throughout the school holidays.

Children climbing on a wooden gate at Smallhythe Place

Summer holidays at Smallhythe Place

A summer visit to Smallhythe Place. With new exhibitions, kids' crafts activities, colourful gardens and performances in The Barn Theatre and in the open-air, it's the perfect time to explore and spend some quality time with the family.