- Living with Nature
- Snowdrop Walk
- Mother’s Day Weekend – book now!
- Dazzling Daffodils
- Easter Family Fun
- Private Parties
- Mother’s Day Lunch at The Waterside – book now!
New for 2020 – Interactive audio guides are now included with Castle entry. Be guided through the rooms of the Castle, discover more about their contents and learn about the restoration of the Castle. Interactive audio guides are available in English, French, German, Dutch, Russian and Chinese. A children’s interactive audio guide in English is also available.
Discover more about conservation and local wildlife as part of our February half-term event, Living with Nature.
Come and watch the falconry displays* and learn about the work of different wildlife charities as well as take part in children’s activities. Volunteers from the following charities will be here with various nature based activities – Folly Wildlife Rescue*, Woodland Trust, Sevenoaks Beekeepers Association* and RSPB*.
Follow the nature trail in the grounds and then create a ladybird, hedgehog or bumblebee in a free craft workshop.
* These activities are not daily.
Follow a trail of thousands of snowdrops starting to emerge from their winter hibernation on our Snowdrop Walk – the first sign that spring is just around the corner.
With over 80,000 snowdrop bulbs planted in the Gardens over the past seven years, Snowdrop Walk will provide a welcome boost to flagging winter spirits.
Then stroll through the gardens and enjoy the early blossoms of camellia and quince.
Award winning garden writer Val Bourne will also be giving a talk entitled The Wonderful World of Galanthophilia on Saturday 8 February at 1pm.
*We recommend that you wear suitable footwear such as Wellington boots as the ground may be boggy in places.
Show your mum just how much you love her with a wonderful family day out on Mother’s Day Weekend. Treat her to a delicious meal or simply enjoy quality family time together. The historic Castle and stunning gardens is the perfect place to say thank you and enjoy a family day out over the weekend of 21 and 22 March.
Children can make a keyring in a free craft workshop to give to mum or take part in a cupcake decorating workshop.*
Work up an appetite for lunch with a wander around the stunning 125 acre grounds or let the kids run off some energy in Acorn Dell and the Tudor Towers adventure playground.
For an extra special day, celebrate with a delicious Mother’s Day Weekend Afternoon Tea (pre-booking essential).
Feel uplifted this spring during Hever Castle’s Dazzling Daffodils event taking place from March 16 – 22. The gardens have long been respected for their fabulous show of spring colour and this daffodil event throws the spotlight on the narcissus family, showcasing the new and the best in daffodils.
With 14,000 new daffodil bulbs set to bloom across the gardens, there will be a wide range of varieties to enjoy and put you into a daffodil daze!
Trumpeting the daffodil is expert Johnny Walkers of Walkers Bulbs, winner of consecutive golds at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Along with Hever Castle’s Head Gardener, Johnny will be giving walking tours and talks on the daffodil on select dates (March 16 – 20) – what he doesn’t know about daffs isn’t worth knowing!
Make some special family memories this Easter, hop through the beautiful grounds following the trail of colourful carrots to claim your delicious chocolate treat. As well as an Easter trail, your little ones will also be able to take part in an Easter egg hunt.
With a spring in your step, head into the Castle and take part in another Easter themed trail.
Celebrate spring by creating an egg shaped decoration to hang on our Easter tree in this free craft activity.
- Colourful Carrots Trail – FREE
- Easter Egg Hunt – FREE
- Craft Activity – FREE
- Castle Easter Trail – FREE (Castle ticket required)
As well as the Easter themed activities a visit to Hever Castle in spring offers a great chance to explore the stunning gardens. Visitors can enjoy a dazzling display of spring blooms from late-flowering daffodils to hyacinths, camellias and tulips.
Did you know that you can hire areas of the Castle, Astor Wing and the Italian Garden for corporate and private events?
Hever Castle is truly an unforgettable private party venue. Whether you’re planning an anniversary celebration, a notable birthday or a ‘just because’ gathering of family and friends, Hever Castle offers a selection of beautiful venues to choose from.
Each venue has its own unique character and offers peace, privacy and seclusion in one of the most historic and beautiful settings in England.
Let us create a lasting memory that will live on for many years to come.
All mums deserve to be spoilt on Mother’s Day! Treat mum to lunch this Mother’s Day at The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace, at Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing, overlooking the golf course and the gorgeous Kent countryside. With a complimentary glass of prosecco for every mum, you’re guaranteed to make her smile. If you’re a member, be sure to book before 28 February to receive 10% off. Bookings are taken between 12 noon and 4pm.
- 2 courses – £19.50
- 3 courses – £24.95
Children under 12 dine at half the adult price.
No offers or vouchers can be used on this date. Non-members are welcome.