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Jan 2017

Burns Night

January 27 - January 28

Burns Night Celebration

Hever Castle Luxury Bed and Breakfast will be hosting its first Burns Night celebration on Friday 27th January 2017. This spectacular event will combine an overnight stay in five star luxury accommodation with a tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns.

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Feb 2017

Living With Birds

February 11 - February 19

Living With Birds

Celebrate British garden birds during the February half term holiday in this fun family event in conjunction with the RSPB. Coinciding with National Nest Box Week, visitors can learn how to help birds nest, survive and thrive in their gardens at home.

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Snowdrop Walk

February 11 - March 12

Snowdrop Walk

Follow a trail of thousands of snowdrops starting to emerge from their winter hibernation on our Snowdrop Walk – the first sign that spring is just around the corner. Then stroll through the gardens and enjoy the early blossoms of camellia and quince.

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Valentine's Dine & Stay

February 11 - February 12

Valentine’s Dine & Stay

Wake up to breakfast at Hever Castle on the weekend before Valentine’s Day with our luxury Valentine’s Dine & Stay packages.

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Mar 2017

mothers day

March 25 - March 26

Mother’s Day Weekend

Spoil mum on Mother’s Day weekend with a memorable family day out. Treat her to a delicious meal or simply enjoy quality time together in the Castle and Gardens.

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Apr 2017

easter event

April 1 - April 17

Easter Trail

Enjoy family entertainment throughout the Easter holidays including an Easter bunny hunt, Easter trail, bonnet making workshop and best bonnet parade.

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st georges day

April 23

St George’s Day

Celebrate St George’s Day at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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Tulip Festival

April 24 - May 7

Tulip Celebrations

Be uplifted by 7000 tulip bulbs proudly standing to attention and providing a visual feast of spring colour. Guided tours of the tulips available with head gardener Neil Miller.

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May Day Festival

April 29 - May 1

May Day Festival

Traditional celebrations to welcome in the spring from the mythical Green Man of folklore and Jack-in-the-Green plus Maypole dancing on the Castle forecourt.

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May 2017

Edwardian Life

May 27 - June 4

Edwardian Life

During Hever Castle’s Edwardian Life you can meet costumed characters from the Edwardian era and play traditional games of the period. Prizes for the best dressed Edwardian boy and girl.

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Jun 2017

father's day

June 18

Father’s Day

Say thank you this Father’s Day with a memorable day out at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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1940s event

June 24 - June 25

Hever’s Home Front

Discover what life and work was like during the Second World War in our Hever’s Home Front event. Visit the tea dance tent, explore vintage stalls and learn to swing-dance. Come in 1940’s dress and round the day off with a traditional afternoon tea.

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Hever in Bloom

June 26 - July 2

Hever in Bloom

During Hever in Bloom experience the quintessential English Rose Garden at the height of its summer beauty with guided tours of the award-winning Gardens. Many of the Castle rooms will be filled with English floral arrangements created by our florist.

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Jul 2017

Jousting Tournaments

July 15 - July 16

Summer Jousting Tournaments Begins

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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jousting tournaments

July 22 - July 23

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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tudor tales

July 22 - July 23

Tudor Tales & Jousting

Experience period entertainment throughout the day and a thrilling Jousting Tournament.

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Jousting Tournaments

July 29 - July 30

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Aug 2017

Dog-dressed-up-paws

August 5 - August 6

Castle Canines

Enjoy a weekend dedicated to our canine friends with informative displays, entertainment and a fun dog show.

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Jousting Tournaments

August 12 - August 13

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Jousting Tournaments

August 19 - August 20

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Jousting Tournaments

August 25 - August 28

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Jousting Tournaments

August 26 - August 28

Hop Through History & Jousting

Tudor encampment, re-enactments and stalls with more thrills and spills as our brave knights compete in this year’s Jousting Tournament over the Bank Holiday.

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Sep 2017

Handmade & Homegrown

September 1 - September 3

Handmade & Homegrown Festival

Celebrate all things handmade and homegrown in the heart of the glorious Kent countryside and browse and sample the work of local artisans.

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Oct 2017

hever-castle-autumn

October 1 - October 29

Autumn Colour Trail

Dazzling colours throughout Hever Castle Gardens and Grounds make it a must-visit venue this autumn. As the gardens turn vibrant shades of red, pink and gold and the leaves tumble from the trees, it’s the perfect time to head to the romantic castle in Kent for a walk with the family.

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