Water Maze Reopening 11th July 2020

Hever Castle Attraction Mazes Water Maze
July 10 2020 | Attractions

Stay cool at the Water Maze

Hever Castle & Gardens welcomed the recent updates to Government guidelines that allow us to reopen the Water Maze from Saturday 11th July 2020.

The castle’s 125 acres of grounds and gardens are already open to those arriving with a pre-booked ticket. Last weekend the Play Areas and the Castle reopened. From Saturday 11th July 2020, the Water Maze will also reopen.

New measures will be in place to ensure that the Water Maze can welcome visitors safely whilst taking into account all of the latest guidelines.

Everyone (including annual members) will need to continue to book garden tickets online with a chosen arrival time to as we continue to control our visitor numbers.

With a pre booked Garden Ticket, visitors can then visit the Water Maze. Because of a limit on the numbers safely allowed on the Water Maze at any one time, entry cannot be guaranteed for everyone.

Hever Castle Attraction Mazes Water Maze

What Guidelines and Safety Measures are in Place?

When you visit the Water Maze, we will also have some new safety measures in place. 

Please respect the rules and guidelines for your own protection and the safety of others. Those that do not follow the guidelines may be approached by staff and may be asked to leave. Abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.

Our COVID Secure Declaration can be found here.

We promise to keep you feeling safe by:

✔ Restricting visitor numbers at the Water Maze and implementing time limits.

✔ Implementing maximum numbers of visitors in the queue at one time. Queues may be closed without warning in the case of lost children or a first aid incident

✔ Patrolling our site to monitor visitor activity

✔ Frequently cleaning high touch area of the Water Maze

✔ Keeping the folly closed


What we ask of you in return to show you care:

✔ Use hand sanitiser when necessary before entering the Water Maze

✔ Accompany children at all times.

✔ Maintain 2m social distancing from other visitors

✔ Wash your hands for 20 seconds after using facilities

✔ Don’t consume food or drink in the Water Maze area

✔ Wear shoes at all times

About the Water Maze

Situated on Sixteen Acre Island it is a maze with a difference that consists of a series of concentric stepping stone walkways sitting over water; at intervals, the stones tilt when stood on and hidden water jets spring into action to soak the unwary visitor. The aim is to reach the stone grotto in the centre without getting wet. Few are successful although it is great fun and challenges young and old alike.

Cool down in the Water Maze but don’t forget to bring a towel!

Which Play Areas are Open?

Tudor Towers, Acorn Dell and the Playground all reopened on Saturday 4th July. Together these three areas provide an exciting and inspiring space for children and families to play, discover and relax in while connecting with the great outdoors. 

The Yew Maze remains closed.

More information about safety measures at the Play Areas can be found here.

More Information & FAQs

For more information about what will be open in the Castle & Gardens.

Before booking, we advise that you read the important information provided, the FAQs and download a copy of the Map that includes the new one-way system that is in place in the grounds.

You can watch the short video about our safety and hygiene promises – to help you feel reassured before visiting.

We’re looking forward to warmly welcoming to you to Castle & Gardens again.




Our COVID Secure Declaration can be found here.

Enjoy your visit

Respect, Protect & Enjoy