Kent Big Day Out: What to expect if you have tickets

September 13 2022 | Castle Garden

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Hever Castle and Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing are taking part in the Kent Big Day Out.

From 17 September – 14 October, Kent residents have the chance to enjoy a fantastic day out in the county for free.

Thousands of tickets to attractions across the county will be available as part of the Kent Big Day Out campaign.

The ballot for this year’s Kent Big Day out has now closed and residents are being informed of what tickets they have won.

For those who come to Hever Castle they have a chance to discover centuries of history in the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

The splendid rooms of the double moated castle contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques, an important collection of Tudor paintings and two prayer books inscribed and signed by Anne Boleyn herself.

The stunning award-winning gardens transformed by William Waldorf Astor include the Italian Garden with its 38 acre lake and the spectacular Loggia with its very own Trevi Fountain.

Visitors aged 7-14 can also explore the Tudor Towers adventure playground with its own moat, drawbridge and three turrets and those under 7 can enjoy Acorn Dell, natural play area with its 2 metre high living willow structure, a giant sandpit, a mound with tunnels to clamber in and a climbing frame.

There is also the 100 year old Yew maze to explore, the popular Water Maze (will you manage to get to the middle without getting wet?) and the Miniature Model Houses exhibition (accessible via the Hever Shop).

Those who are winners in the ballot for Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing can play 9 holes on the Princes course (Monday to Friday subject to availability, bookable 7 days in advance).