Half term events at National Trust properties in Kent

by Lauren Abbott

Find the escaped chickens at Chartwell or discover the story of the Billy Goats Gruff at Ightham Mote.

Kent's National Trust properties have half-term taken care of with a number of events and activities which also includes arts and crafts and theatre.

We round up some of those which might interest your family:

Enjoy getting out and about this May half term with National Trust activities
Enjoy getting out and about this May half term with National Trust activities

Smallhythe Place

Get creative with nature-themed arts and crafts for younger visitors while older children and teens can enjoy some super theatre performances in the grounds with a picnic.

Craft workshops take place from Wednesday, May 30 until Friday, June 1 2pm until 4pm.

Theatre performances My Dog's Got No Nose takes place on Saturday, May 26 at 7.30pm while The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night are being performed on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2.

Prices vary for event tickets and normal admission charges apply. For further information visit the Smallhythe Place website.

Crafts with the National Trust
Crafts with the National Trust

Chartwell

All the chickens have escaped from the kitchen garden at Chartwell. Can you find them all on this fun family trail?

The trail runs from Saturday, May 26 until Sunday, June 3 10am to 4pm and costs £1. Normal Chartwell admission charges apply.

More info here.

Ightham Mote

Take on the Billy Goats Gruff trail daily from Saturday, May 26 until Sunday, June 3.

Grab your compass and discover the story in the gardens before going wild in Ightam Mote's fantastic natural play area.

Trails, which cost £2.50, can be undertaken between 10am and 4pm.

Normal admission charges apply to Ightam Mote apply.

Children playing in the rain outside Ightham Mote, Kent. Ightham Mote is a medieval moated manor house near Sevenoaks. FM5066291. (2029682)
Children playing in the rain outside Ightham Mote, Kent. Ightham Mote is a medieval moated manor house near Sevenoaks. FM5066291. (2029682)

Emmetts Garden

Over at Emmetts Garden, Peggy the pony and friends have escaped from the stables.

Find the horses and tick off some '50 things' activities along the way.

Trails cost £1. For further details about visiting Emmetts Garden see here.

£1 per trail, normal admission charges apply

Scotney Castle

Fun guided walks are taking place twice daily at Scotney Castle from Saturday, May 26 until Sunday, June 3.

Enjoy the estate, find out about some of the activities enjoyed by the children that lived at Scotney in the 1800s, discover the Wilderness Camp and big tree swing whilst searching for butterflies in the long grass.

The walks are free events but normal admission prices apply to enter Scotney Castle.
Learn more about visiting here.

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