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 09 February and are then open daily until 24 February. From 27 February – 30 March we are open Wednesday to Sunday only, and following that, we are open daily until the beginning of November! 

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

 living with nature at hever castle

Living with nature: 16 — 24 February

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

Learn about natural and manmade habitats and encourage wildlife into your garden.

Join Hever Castle’s gardeners on a stroll around the grounds or take a self-guided ‘Wildlife Detective’ walk to investigate animal footprints and tracks. In the Castle, discover animals and flowers hidden in the paintings and panelling of the Castle.

Encourage birds into your garden by building a bird feeder in a free workshop or buy a bag of bird food (50p per bag) and feed the birds and ducks at Hever Castle.

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what's on in February

Snowdrop Walk: From 09 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 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.

09 February – 24 February: daily.
27 February – 30 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 afternoon tea at Hever Castle

Mother’s Day Weekend: 30 & 31 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 30 and 31 March.

Children can make a bookmark 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).

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Dazzling Daffodils

Dazzling Daffodils: 20 — 24 March 

Feel uplifted this spring during Hever Castle’s Dazzling Daffodils event taking place from March 20 – 24. 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 25 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 – what he doesn’t know about daffs isn’t worth knowing!

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Easter Family Fun: 06 — 22 April

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

ACTIVITIES 

  • Colourful Carrots Easter Hunt – FREE
  • Bonnet Making Workshop – £1.00
  • Bonnet Parade and Best Bonnet Competition – FREE
  • Castle Bunny Hunt – FREE (Castle ticket required)

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.

With a spring in your step, head into the Castle and help search for hidden bunnies. They’ve been rather mischievous and we can’t seem to find them!

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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Treat your mum to a special stay

Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with a luxurious stay at Hever Castle’s 5* luxury Bed & Breakfast. Whilst here, she will be able to stroll through the gardens and take in the beauty of the daffodils, before heading back to the exclusive Music Room to relax in. 

For Mother’s Day weekend an afternoon tea is also on offer for an extra indulgent gift. Choose between the classic afternoon tea in the elegant Pavilion Restaurant and the luxury afternoon tea in the beautiful wood panelled Tudor Suite.

Make it a Mother’s Day to remember. 

To book a stay in conjunction with an afternoon tea, contact the Bed & Breakfast team on (0)1732 861800 / stay@hevercastle.co.uk.

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Hever Castle Health & Wellbeing Partners

hever castle health & wellbeing centre

Golfers and visitors will soon be able to have a massage or join a pilates class as part of a new wellbeing centre.

Hever Castle Health & Wellbeing is due to open in spring this year at Hever Castle Golf Club with 5 treatment rooms offering osteopathy, physiotherapy and massage.

A range of yoga and pilates classes will also be available and a healthy menu extended for the clubhouse bar and restaurant as part of the new wellbeing centre.

The wellbeing centre, which is being run by Hever Health Ltd, will be available for golf members, visitors and members of the public.

Osteopathy and massage have been available at the golf club since 2017 but the new wellbeing centre has seen building works and refurbishment in order to expand the treatments on offer to a wider range of people.

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