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 Sissinghurst's Nature Hub for lots of nature-themed 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.

Discover the Chartwell treehouse

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.

The nature activities area inside the oast house

Nature Activities at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Read on to find out more about what's going on inside the oast house. Be sure to take a look inside before exploring the estate to help set up your great adventure.

Children playing in the summer

Summer family fun at Scotney Castle

The endless days of summer are where memories are made and adventures begin. If you're planning a visit to Scotney Castle then take a look at the extensive range of walks, talks, trails and theatre events we have all summer long to keep young and old entertained.

A young girl walking up to a boy, crouching and looking at something on the woodland floor, with a younger child standing nearby.

Summer holidays family fun

This summer, bring your family to Ightham Mote to connect with the outdoors. During the Kent school holidays (Sat 23 July to Mon 31 Aug 2020) we have a range of things to keep the family occupied.

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. Pick up a trail for £1 from our Visitor Centre every day this summer holiday.

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.