February half-term fun at Scotney Castle

Enjoy the great outdoors this February half-term. Wrap up warm and make new memories with your family. With a family garden trail, waymarked estate walks, a natural play area and 50 things activities, there's plenty to keep you busy.

Children on a trail

Scotney fruit tree trail

Follow the trail around the garden to learn about our orchard at Scotney and the different fruit trees we are planting within it. £2 per trail.

The parkland in the winter sun

Orchard tree planting

Saturday 16 - Friday 22 February, 11:30am & 2pm An opportunity for you to get involved with the orchard restoration project. The trees have been grafted and are awaiting planting out. Join the rangers for a small talk on the history of the orchard and be shown how to plant your tree. Stout footwear for using a spade essential, gardening gloves advised. £5 per tree

Students taking pictures of the house at Scotney Castle, Kent.

Nature Photography at Scotney Castle– Kids

Take the perfect picture at Scotney Castle this winter.

Students taking pictures of the house at Scotney Castle, Kent.

Nature Photography at Scotney Castle– Teens

Take the perfect picture at Scotney Castle this winter.

Families playing in the badger and pepper play area

Badger and Pepper play area

Badger and Pepper were the beloved dogs of Arthur Hussey and we have now introduced their playground into the garden, to keep our younger visitors entertained. Swing from the trees on our new tree swings, play our natural drum kit or hide out in the play house. For those not afraid to get their hands dirty there is also the opportunity to make a mud pie, or two, in our mud kitchen.

A family enjoying 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

From the trees on your street to the flowers on your way to school, nature's all around you. Each challenge helps you become an awesome explorer and it also helps you understand a bit more about the nature around you and how to care for it too. Ask a member of the team for more details and start exploring today!

A forest den

Wilderness Camp

Explore inside a tree, build a den or create some wild art - just a few things you can do at our wilderness camp. Set you imaginations free and start ticking off some of your 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.