There is sanitiser at the entrance to the playgrounds. We will be cleaning regularly, however, this is a high contact area and visitors should consider this when deciding whether to use it.
It may take up to 30 minutes to queue for your chosen Play Area.
• Play Areas are operated on a timed entry basis
• Entry is on a first come first served basis
• You will need to queue for one play area at a time, choosing either Tudor Towers (includes general play equipment) or Acorn Dell (the sandy one!), you cannot switch between areas during your session
• Timed entry begins at 10:30 (10:00 from 13 – 31 August) and length of the session varies depending on the day of the week
• We let one group out completely before letting the next group in
• A whistle will be blown at the end of your session indicating the end of play
• Signage at the Play Areas will indicate when the next session is due to start. You are welcome to wait in this area and answer the fun quiz that’s in place or visit the shop/café/toilets and come back
Younger visitors will be able to explore a natural play area at Hever Castle.
Following the success of the adventure playground, Tudor Towers which opened in October 2017, there is now an exciting space for toddlers and children up to seven years old.
The natural play area allows children to freely explore and use their imagination. Features include a 2 metre high living willow structure, a giant sandpit, a grassy mound with three tunnels to clamber in and a slide and a climbing frame. Located in the trees are two lookout platforms linked by a clatter bridge and with a slide for making a quick escape.
There’s also 42 play boulders of various sizes dotted around the play area to climb on, sit on or to use as stepping stones.
The play area aims to blend in with Tudor Towers with the built in seating area for parents made up of curved oak benches topped with castellations (the first line of defence!) and ‘guarded’ with iron gates.
The natural theme of the site is reflected in the grasses, ferns and lavender which will surround the site.
The natural play area will complement the current facility for the under 5s with its swings, slide and climbing frame.
Tudor Towers Adventure Playground
Explore the Tudor Towers Adventure Playground – a nine metre tall wooden play castle, bigger than a four bedroom house and complete with its own moat, drawbridge and three turrets!
Kids rule this castle, with three towers to climb and two fireman’s poles to escape via, children will love discovering what’s around each twist and turn of the adventure playground.
Experience a castle under siege with one side incomplete as if it’s been attacked and a cargo net to scale; listen out for the noise of fellow archers about to engage in battle!
Children can let off steam as they race around the castle. A central courtyard allows kids to spot their next conquest – including netted tunnels suspended high up in the air.
Climb down the well and crawl along a hidden tunnel on your pursuit through the castle. Emerge out and bravely pass through the fireplace into the Tudor Dining Hall fit for a King and Queen. And for those brave enough to enter, there’s even a secret dungeon to navigate!
With instruments to play and a roof maze to solve, as well as hidden boxes to find and clues to crack their codes, it’s sure to entertain everyone from the younger child to the teenager.
Shaded by mature trees, children up to the age of 14 years can enjoy the enclosed wooden playground. Discover climbing frames, swings and an aerial runway. There’s even a podswing that adults can enjoy with their children.
For the under 5s there are: swings, rocking wooden horses and a castle themed climbing frame with slide.
We recommend that you allow 30 minutes – 1 hour to enjoy the playground. Final entry is 45 minutes before the grounds close, and final exit is 15 minutes before they close. View our opening times.