Hever Castle’s roadmap for reopening

March 29 2021 | Accommodation Attractions Castle Eat Garden Golf Shops Weddings Wellbeing What's on

In line with government guidelines, the Gardens at Hever Castle are open.

From the 29th March, government guidance is to minimise the number of journeys you make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Outdoor gatherings of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet in the grounds and the perfect time to enjoy the explosion of spring flowers in the extensive grounds – from daffodils to blossom and early tulips.

You will need to book your Garden ticket in advance. Before booking, we advise that you read the Know Before You Go information that provides full details of what will be open and closed.

Visitors can enjoy a limited hot and cold takeaway offering from the onsite facilities or bring a picnic and enjoy stunning views of the Castle and grounds.

The popular Water Maze open for visitors, can you get to the middle without getting wet?

The play areas (Tudor Tower, Acorn Dell and the Adventure Playground) remain open and the Hever Shop continues to offer a click and collect service to visitors looking for a wide variety of gifts, plants and homeware

A mile down the road, Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing will welcome members and their guests and takeaway food and drink will be available.

The Health and Wellbeing Centre will remain open for physiotherapy, osteopathy and body stress release appointments only (must be pre-booked).

From Friday 2nd April the pizza van and barbecue will also be cooking freshly made hot food (see dates available) and there will be ice cream kiosks open across the estate.

Have a go archery will also resume. Available during the school holidays and at weekends until and including the autumn half term, archery is suitable for both adults and children (it is cash only).

Subject to government guidance, outdoor seating may be available outside the Restaurants from Monday 12th April and it is hoped the Hever Shop will reopen for in store purchases.

Hever Castle’s 5* self catering holiday cottage that sleeps 8, Medley Court will begin welcoming guests from a single household (support bubble).

All visitors will be able to book a round on the Princes Course at the Golf Club and The Waterside Bar Restaurant & Terrace will offer al fresco dining and drinks. Open every day for breakfast from 7.30am – Midday and lunch from 12 Noon – 5pm. 

From Monday 17th May we will be unlocking the doors of the historic Castle open again for visitors to explore where Anne Boleyn grew up.

The 5* bed and breakfast will welcome overnight stays and the Clubhouse at the Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing will reopen.

Hever Castle’s popular events will be returning this summer including a car show for Father’s Day weekend (19 and 20 June), a celebration of wartime Britain at Hever’s Home Front (26 and 27 June) and a chance to enjoy the spectacular roses and summer flowers for Hever in Bloom (21 – 27 June).

The Knights of Royal England will once again be battling it out in the thrilling annual jousting tournaments – who will be victorious this year? We are delighted this year to be introducing Falconry displays on selected dates in July and August.

Visitors can also enjoy a packed programme of talks, plays, music and film as part of the open air Hever Festival Theatre’s 2021 schedule.

Hever Castle is excited to be planning larger weddings again but if you can’t wait until 21st June when restrictions are lifted we have introduced a COVID secure Intimate Wedding package.

Hever Castle has been awarded the VisitEngland We’re Good to Go industry standard, confirming it is adhering to the Government’s COVID-19 re-opening guidance.

All dates are subject to government guidance on the route out of lockdown.