Make your visit a memorable one
Once a trip has been booked, teachers are encouraged to make a preliminary visit to Hever Castle & Gardens and to download the School Pack. Please ring +44 (0)1732 861701 to arrange a date so that a maximum of 2 complimentary tickets can be made available. (These tickets cannot be used on the day of the group visit). The School Pack includes a host of classroom resources, teacher’s notes, maps, and health and safety information.
We brought a class from our school to visit Hever yesterday, and I just wanted to say what a wonderful time we had. I particularly wanted to thank the guides in the castle, especially the lady in the long gallery at around two, who were just brilliant with the children. My history class are fascinated by the Tudors, and our day at Hever just brought them to life for the children.
Luddenham School near Faversham
Thank you so much for hosting a very enjoyable visit to Hever Castle. The trip was fantastic. We have learnt a lot about the Tudor time, royal family and the background of them all. The Castle itself was amazing. Also, we had a lot of fun in the yew maze and the water maze. We all got really wet but it was great fun. We really enjoyed ourselves and I’m sure in future years our school will continue to visit Hever Castle.
Block 1, Wellesley House
RHS Level 2 Courses
1. Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning
2. Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns
3. Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit
4. Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation
1. Plant classification, structure and function
2. Plant nutrition and the properties and management of soils and growing media
3. Maintaining plant health through understanding pest, disease and weed lifecycles
4. Principles and practices of plant propagation in horticulture
Before your visit
Hever Castle & Gardens is an official Learning Destination for the Children’s University which offers 7 to 14 year olds exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. If you are not a member of the Children’s University, you can find out how to register via their website. When you are ready to visit, be sure to download our fun trails at the top of this page and come to Hever Castle with your Passport to Learning. Once you have completed your trail, please visit the Information Centre where a member of staff will stamp your passport. On special event days you can also receive a stamp for completing our themed trails and craft workshops. Please see the What’s On page for more information. Once you have finished your trail or craft project, please visit the Information Centre where a member of staff will stamp your passport.