What’s on in February at Hever Castle

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What's on in February

The Castle’s about to wake up from its winter hibernation. Join us as we re-open for an exciting year ahead and find out what’s on in February:

We reopen on 10 February and are then open daily until 18 February. From 19 February – 25 March we are open Wednesday to Sunday only, and following that, we are open daily until the end of October! 

It’s a great time of year to visit whilst we’re that little bit quieter, and the first signs of spring are starting to show. Why not become a member to enjoy Hever all year round

Annual Member and RHS students exclusive: 1-week priority booking on RHS Level 2 Courses:

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Living with nature: 10 — 18 February

Discover more about conservation and local wildlife as part of our February half-term event, Living with Nature.

Find out how to create habitats and encourage wildlife into your garden and join the RSPB workshop.

Join RSPB volunteers on a stroll around the grounds to learn about natural and manmade habitats or take a self-guided ‘Wildlife Detective’ walk to investigate animal footprints and tracks. In the Castle, learn about nature throughout history from how fur was used to keep warm to which birds belong to the Queen.

Encourage creepy crawlies into your garden by building a bug hotel* (*additional charge) or buy a bag of bird food (50p per bag) and feed the birds and ducks.

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Snowdrop Walk: From 10 February

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 70,000 snowdrop bulbs planted in the Gardens over the past six 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.

10 February – 18 February: daily.
19 February – 25 March: Wednesday – Sunday only.

*We recommend that you wear suitable footwear such as Wellington boots as the ground may be boggy in places.  

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Mother’s Day Weekend: 10 & 11 March

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 10 and 11 March.

Children can make a heart shaped 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 the Tudor Towers adventure playground.

For an extra special day, celebrate with a delicious Mother’s Day Weekend Lunch or Afternoon Tea (pre-booking essential) in the elegant Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant situated in the Italian Garden overlooking the Lake.

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Dazzling Daffodils

Dazzling Daffodils: 21 — 25 March new event!

Our new daffodil event is taking place this March, 21 – 25. The gardens have long been respected for their fabulous show of spring colour and now we’re turning the spotlight to the dazzling daffodils that parade across the Estate.  

With 10,000 new bulbs planted every year, there are hundreds of thousands of bulbs across the grounds guaranteed to put you into a daffodil daze!

Trumpeting the daffodil is expert Johnny Walkers of Walkers Bulbs, winner of 24 consecutive golds at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He will be giving walking tours and talks on the daffodil – what he doesn’t know about daffs isn’t worth knowing!

Feel uplifted by the daffodil display here at Hever. 

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Easter Family Fun & Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt: 24 March — 15 April

Not your normal Easter egg hunt! Make some special family memories this Easter, hop through the beautiful grounds following the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny to claim your delicious chocolate treat. Find the Magic. Find the Lindt Gold Bunny!

ACTIVITIES 

  • Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt 
  • Easter bonnet craft workshop
  • Easter best bonnet parade  
  • Castle quiz

Please note: from 24 to 29 March the only Easter activity taking place will be the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. All other Easter activities start on 30 March.

Celebrate spring by making and decorating an Easter bonnet at daily craft workshops.* Then show off your creation in a parade in front of the Castle with prizes for the best bonnets.

Put your thinking cap on with a fun quiz in the Castle about the history of Easter and the traditions of the season. 

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.

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Valentine’s Dine & Stay: 14 & 15 February

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this February with a special stay at the historic Castle where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn fell in love.

Arriving from 12pm on Wednesday 14th February, guests can enjoy the Castle and stunning 125 acre grounds before checking into their luxurious ‘five star’ bedroom from 3pm. As dusk falls, guests will be escorted to the Castle for a private drinks reception where you can enjoy a Hever speciality ‘Love Martini’. A four course meal (with the option to add a cheese course if you wish) will follow in the Tudor Suite Dining Room, along with a vast selection of wine to choose from (please pre-order in advance), with music from a harpist adding to the romantic experience.

The following morning, guests can enjoy a full English or continental breakfast before checkout at 10:30am. After which guests are free to explore the Castle and gardens with leisure.

Each couple will receive a beautiful potted Hever Rose to take home, leaving guests with a lasting memory of their Valentine’s visit to Hever Castle.

From £200.00 per person. 

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Golf Membership

If you’ve been thinking of joining a club or switching to a new one, here are some reasons to join Hever Castle Golf Club:

  • No joining fee
  • Easy sign up (no interviews)
  • Members only times 7 days a week
  • Competitions for those who want them, social golf for those who don’t
  • 27 fabulous holes to enjoy plus the best practice facilities in the area
  • Wide range of membership options to suit all budgets from just £44 per month
  • All new members can claim 2 free Junior Memberships!*

The first 10 applicants will get up to 3 months extra golf for free!** 

*New members can join us for the membership year 1st May 2018 – 30th April 2019 and enjoy full course access from 1st February 2018. Excluding Flexi Membership. All new members can claim 2 free Junior Memberships with 5 and full 7 Day Memberships. Valid for family members only.

**Join us for the membership year 1st May 2018 – 30th April 2019 and enjoy full course access from 1st February 2018. Excluding Flexi Membership.

For details or to apply please email membership@hevercastle.co.uk or call Steve on 01732 701004. Full details of our range of membership options can be found here.

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