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EASTER HOLIDAY FUN

APRIL  5 - 21


Spring into action and head down to Hever Castle & Gardens this Easter for the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt and a host of Easter activities.

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MAY DAY FESTIVAL

MAY 3 - 5


Traditional celebrations to welcome in the summer over the bank holiday weekend. Join the Lord and Lady of the May as they dance around the Maypole, meet the mythical Green Man from folklore, and follow Jack-in-the-Green in a customary May Day procession through the grounds as he wakes up the gardens.

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EDWARDIAN LIFE

MAY 24 - JUN 1


Experience life in a grand country residence in the early 20th century with fun for all the family. Meet characters from the Edwardian era with activities for children and traditional games to enjoy. Come along in Edwardian costume, there is a prize for the best dressed.

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HEVER'S HOME FRONT

JUNE 21 - 22


Step back to the 1940's as re-enactors show what it would have been like to live and work in the country during the Second World War.

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HEVER IN BLOOM

JUNE 23 - 29


A celebration of our quintessential English gardens bursting with one of the finest displays of roses and summer blooms in the Garden of England. The rooms of the Castle will have an abundance of flowers and floral displays with tours of the gardens for visitors wishing to learn more about the history of our award winning gardens.

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ASTON MARTIN CAR CLUB

JUNE 29


Visitors will have the opportunity to view a display of modern and classic Aston Martins.

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SUMMER JOUSTING TOURNAMENTS

JULY 19 & 20, 26 & 27, AUGUST 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23, 24 & 25, 30 & 31


19 and 20, 26 and 27 July; 9 and 10, 16 and 17, 23, 24 and 25, 30 and 31 August The summer season of jousting tournaments begins. The brave Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Witness spectacular displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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VETERAN CARS

JULY 23


Visitors will have the opportunity to view a display of lovingly restored veteran/vintage cars.

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KNIGHTS & PRINCESS SCHOOL - SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

JULY 28 -  SEPTEMBER 3


Join in the special celebration with the return of the King's magnificent Knights of Royal England.

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PAWS AT THE CASTLE

AUGUST 2 - 3


Following the success of our first dog show, this year we are going bigger and better. This year it is all about dogs with jobs and how our canine friends help us today. Displays and entertainment from all types of working dogs, including a water event in the lake and of course the fun dog show competitions with awards for the winning dogs.

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TUDOR LIVING & JOUSTING

AUGUST 23 - 25


Sir Sam of Hever invites knights on horseback to the final Jousting Tournament in an authentic arena complete with royal box.

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COUNTRY LIFE AT THE CASTLE

SEPTEMBER 12 - 14


Celebrate the very best of rural living in the heart of the glorious Kent countryside. Demonstrations from skilled craftspeople, patchwork and quilting exhibition, including children’s Sit and Sew and Adult Beginners workshops. Local craft and food stalls and art and photography displays.

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HALLOWEEN & SPOOKY FUN AT HALF TERM

OCTOBER 25- NOVEMBER 2


Treat the children to a spine-tingling programme of entertainment this half term with prizes for the best Halloween costume. Halloween themed craft workshops, activities and a spooky trail to follow in the grounds.

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CHRISTMAS

NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 24


Capture the spirit of Christmas with a day that casts a magic spell on all the family. Decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees. Father Christmas will be visiting again, relaxed Christmas shopping in the gift shops and delicious festive food in the restaurants. As dusk falls, the gardens are magically lit creating stunning illuminated displays.

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*Please note that asterisked activities are chargeable.

Most daytime events are included in the cost of admission, however exhibitions and events inside the Castle require a Castle ticket. Annual pass holders will receive special discounts on chargeable events.

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the castle and grounds and to change or cancel events.

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