What’s on in April at Hever Castle

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tulips at Hever Castle

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 as we are now 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 and watching Morris dancers.


Take a closer look at what’s on in April and beyond: 

what's on in april

TULIP Celebrations – UNTIL 24 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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Pre-book your tickets online to save 10%.

May Day Festival

MAY DAY WEEKEND – 30 April TO 2 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, plus watch Morris dancing on the Castle forecourt. At 3pm each day, you will also have the chance to watch a free May Day Play on the Castle forecourt. 

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SPRING CRAFT FAIR – 12 to 15 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 180 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


Discover more about Anne Boleyn’s youth on your next visit to Hever Castle.

Now when you walk around the Castle you will be told the story of Anne’s childhood, her education at home alongside her sister, Mary, her year at the court of Margaret of Austria’s court, her time at the French court and debut at the English court through portraits and letters on display throughout the Castle.

Becoming Anne: Connections, Culture, Court exhibition will be included as part of Castle admission and the exhibition will run until 9 November 2022.


Pre-book your tickets online to save 10%.

annual membership benefitS

As well as having access to the Estate during the different seasons, being an annual member at Hever Castle comes with a plethora of benefits. Here are just a few:


  • Visit just four times to start saving.
  • Free entry to daytime visitor events (some chargeable activities apply).




  • Complimentary Festival Theatre Friends Membership (usually £27.50). This provides 10% off all ticket prices and catering at the event you attend.

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Astor Wing at Hever Castle


Within the grounds of the Hever Castle Estate, there are two accommodation opportunities for you. One is as a guest in our ‘five star’ Luxury Bed and Breakfast, located in the Astor Wing and the Anne Boleyn Wing, an Edwardian Wing attached to Hever Castle. The other is in our ‘five star gold’ rated holiday cottage, Medley Court, which is attached to the Astor Wing.

Tickets to the Castle & Gardens are included with every booking.




One mile from Hever Castle & Gardens you will find The Waterside located at Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing.

The Waterside is open for guests (non-members and golf members) to enjoy alfresco dining and drinks.

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If you are an annual member, don’t forget that you receive a 10% discount on food and drink.

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