Commando Series coming to Hever Castle

September 28 2015 | What's on

The first ever Commando Series event is coming to Hever Castle on Saturday 14th November.

Ever wondered what life is like being part of the Royal Marines? Find out at Hever Castle on Saturday 14th November when Commando Series will give all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the mud, sweat and pain of real, modern day, commando training; taking on 15 gruelling obstacles over a ‘wild’ terrain 6km course.


Many of the obstacles are designed to be exact replicas of the training obstacles faced at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, including a 30m neck deep wading pool and the dreaded Sheep Dip (as seen on Channel 4’s hit TV Series ‘Commando School’). With a chance to discover if they have what it takes to be a real commando, each section of the wild, woodland course demands that each participant digs deep to become a Commando Series finisher.

Each obstacle will challenge trainees to be the best they can be but will by no means be impossible or dangerous. For the more capable commando recruits, a gruelling and serious assault course will be staged to put you through your paces. Less challenging variants on each obstacle course will sit alongside the adult version to await those younger commandos, but will still test their resolve.


The event is open to both adults and young recruits (children aged 8+)  with the hard core event taking place in the morning and the family friendly event taking place in the afternoon. You decide just how tough you want to be treated though, with the option of selecting “just get me round”, “family friendly”, or “treat me like a commando” at online race entry stage.

Brian Adcock, Commando in Chief, founder of the Commando Series and ex-Royal Marine himself commented that “It’s a great opportunity to get stuck in, get muddy and have fun. We’re delighted to be able to offer this unique course in the grounds of such an incredible venue.”

Early bird tickets are priced at £55 for adults and £30 for children until the end of September. Tickets purchased from 1st October will be priced at £75 for adults and £40 for children.

Find out more or book your place.