Top 10 reasons to visit Hever Castle in spring

April 09 2023 | Attractions Castle Garden

Hever Castle is a great place to visit whatever the season, but spring is particularly colourful.

Here are our top highlights for a visit during spring.

  1. The spring flowers – from dazzling daffodils to the myriad of colours of tulips plus wisteria and blossom. Walls are covered in camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas. Spring bedding includes hyacinths, wallflowers and pansies. Hever Castle is a riot of colour at this time of year.
  2. Enjoy Easter activities with workshops and trails for the whole family over the Easter holidays
  3. Wander along to The Loggia, overlooking the 38-acre lake, to find the perfect spot to relax before exploring the many cascades, grottoes and fountains.
  4. Amazing mazes – the seasonal Water Maze opens in spring. Do you have what it takes to get to the middle without getting wet? This is a maze with a difference! Or enjoy the challenge of finding your way through the 100 year old Yew Maze.
  5. Learn about Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves and the Astor family – discover centuries of history with a visit to the double moated Castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
  6. Exciting playgrounds – let the kids run off some steam in the Tudor Towers adventure playground, Acorn Dell play area or try out the zipwire or swings.
  7. Miniature Model Houses -Marvel at a miniature world of dollhouses from Medieval Times to the Victorians.
  8. Military Museum -Learn about the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry from 1794 to the present day.
  9. Archery – during the school holidays (check here for exact dates and times).Try out the ancient sport of archery (extra charge – cash only).
  10. Boating – From April and during school holidays (check here for exact dates and times).Discover the serenity of the Lake in a rowing boat or a pedalo and take in the stunning views (extra charge).

Bring a picnic to enjoy food with a Castle view or sample some of the delicious dishes in Hever Castle’s Cafes and food outlets before finishing your day out with an ice cream.