What’s On in April 2023 at Hever Castle

April 20 2023 | What's on

April at Hever Castle

Step into Hever Castle’s garden this spring. The gardens have awoken and ignited into life with plenty of vibrant colour in the Italian Garden, whilst pastel pink magnolia and cherry hues surround the Castle courtyard. There’s never been a better time to fall in love with the Kent countryside. April is set to be the most exciting month of the year yet and don’t forget we are open daily until 6pm.

The tulips are busy creating a carnival of colour through the grounds, plus make some special family memories over the May Day Weekend dancing around the maypole.

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Tulip Celebrations – Until 23 April

Feel uplifted by over 40,000 tulips proudly standing to attention and providing a visual feast of spring colour. A Kaleidoscope of brightly coloured tulips will declare that spring has well and truly arrived at Hever Castle.

Come and enjoy the final few days of Tulip Celebrations. Join free garden tours led by Head Gardener Neil and his team, then head into the Castle and you will see wonderful floral displays in selected rooms that simply enhance the beauty of the historic Castle.

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May Day Festival

May Day Weekend – 29 April to 1 May

Celebrate May Day at Hever Castle & Gardens with a weekend of fun family activities and traditional May Day customs.

Dance around the Maypole with brightly coloured ribbons intertwined, get your face painted* and watch a Robin Hood Play on the Castle forecourt. You will also get the chance to meet Robin Hood, Maid Marian and Little John as they wander around the grounds.

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Spring Craft Fair – 18 to 21 May

Head to Hever Castle in May for a contemporary spring craft fair organised by Craft In Focus. Over the four days you will be able to discover around 140 exhibitors from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists at this craft fair based in the heart of the Kentish countryside.

Craft in Focus have chosen specific designers for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design so you will be exposed to a whole host of British talent.

A valid admission ticket to the Gardens Only is required to visit the craft fair.

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Anne Boleyn portrait - Hever Castle

Anne Boleyn 19 May 1536

On the 19th May 1536, Anne Boleyn was executed in the Tower of London after being the Queen of England for only 1000 days.

On this day at Hever Castle, we pay tribute to this enigmatic woman whose story forms an important part of the rich tapestry of the Castle’s history.

For one day only, we turn Anne Boleyn’s 1527 printed Book of Hours to the page that bears her poignant signed inscription: ‘Remember me when you do pray that hope doth lead from day to day. Anne Boleyn.’

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King’s Coronation

Celebrate the King’s Coronation at the home of two former queens of England.

Bring along a picnic and revel in the royal atmosphere of the historic Castle and stunning gardens or purchase mouth-watering treats from the Moat Café.

Your little ones can get creative and decorate their own crown or shield in a free workshop, plus they can get their face painted*.

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Corporate Party Ideas

Celebrate at Hever Castle

Looking for a unique party idea? With an abundance of outside space on offer at Hever Castle, step into summer with a party that showcases the history of the 680 acre estate with beautiful surroundings that will make it an event to remember.

Whether you choose a simple drinks reception on the Tudor Suite Lawns, lovingly created canapés on the Loggia Terrace, a barbeque under the camellia clad Pergola, or a dinner dance in the lakeside location of the Guthrie Pavilion, the dazzling display of beautifully laid gardens never fails to deliver a summer party venue that impresses at every turn and makes for a perfect party idea!

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Golf Membership

Only 1 mile from the Castle’s main entrance you will find the friendly and welcoming Golf Club. Set in the mature grounds of the Hever Castle Estate, Hever Castle Golf Club is a 27 hole Kent golf course that will encourage and inspire all golf enthusiasts.

Membership OPEN – no joining fee.

Become a member and receive 3 guest passes and £150 in bar credit!* (Championship 7 Day and 5 Day only).

*This offer applies to new members only.

Please contact Steve in the Club Office for more information on 01732 701004 or email [email protected].

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