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May 2016

May half term

May 28 - June 5

Edwardian Life

During Hever Castle’s Edwardian Life May half term event you can meet costumed characters from the Edwardian era and play traditional games of the period.

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Jun 2016

June 19

Father’s Day Super Cars

Say thank you this Father’s Day with a memorable day out. Hever Castle presents a collection of Ferraris, classic motors and motorbikes in partnership with John Surtees and the Henry Surtees Foundation. Supported by the Kent area group of the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain.

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Hever Home Front 01

June 25 - June 26

Hever’s Home Front

Step back to the 1940s and discover what life and work was like during the Second World War. Come in vintage dress, and really enter the spirit of the era.

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June 27 - July 3

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 2016

Bastion Full Iron Distance

July 10

The Bastion Full Iron Distance

Challenge yourself to the Bastion triathlon at Hever Castle and take part in a 3.8km swim, 180.2km cycle ride and a 42.2km run.

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Jousting

July 16 - July 17

Summer Jousting Tournament 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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Medieval Weekend 02

July 23 - July 24

Medieval Weekend with Jousting

During Medieval Weekend, experience period entertainment throughout the day and a thrilling six horse Jousting Tournament.

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Jousting

July 30 - July 31

Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out against the Scots at the International 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 2016

Paws at the castle

August 6 - August 7

Paws at the Castle

Paws at the Castle is a weekend dedicated to our canine friends with informative displays, entertainment and a fun dog show.

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Jousting

August 13 - August 14

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

August 20 - August 21

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

August 26

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 encampment at Tudor Living event - Hever Castle

August 27 - August 29

Tudor Living and Jousting

Learn about Tudor Living through historic tales and experience what it might have been like to live during the period with a living encampment.

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Sep 2016

Country Life 01

September 2 - September 4

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 and propagators.

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Camellia Tips

September 19 - June 12

RHS Level 2 Certificate of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance

Study for the RHS Level 2 Certificate of Garden Planning, Establishment &  Maintenance at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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RHS Level 2

September 20 - June 12

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation & Development

Study for the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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Hever Castle Triathlon

September 24 - September 25

Annual Hever Castle Triathlon

Challenge yourself to one of the many race distance on offer on the Hever Castle Triathlon weekend. With events suitable for beginners to elite athletes you are sure to find a race to tempt, and the stunning setting will ensure it’s an unforgettable experience.

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Oct 2016

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October 1 - October 31

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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Halloween 02

October 22 - October 30

Haunted Halloween Half Term Fun

Treat the children to a spine-tingling programme of entertainment over the Halloween Half Term break with prizes for the best Halloween costumes. Creepy craft workshops, awesome activities and a spooky trail to follow in the grounds.

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Nov 2016

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November 12 - November 13

Commando Series

Commando Series 2016 is coming back to Hever Castle for a weekend of fitness in the beautiful surroundings of the grounds.

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Hever Christmas Fair

November 24

Hever Christmas Fair

Hever Castle is proud to host the Hever Christmas Fair on 24th November for which all proceeds go to Hever Primary School and St. Peter’s Church, Hever.

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Christmas 01

November 26 - December 24

Christmas at the Castle

Visit Christmas at the Castle to see the beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees. Bring the children to meet Father Christmas, enjoy relaxed Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, and sample delicious festive food in the restaurants. As dusk falls, the gardens are magically illuminated with up-lighting and colour washes.

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