What’s on in March
Spring is in sight at Hever Castle. The first daffodils have sprung into life, announcing that spring is on its way proudly from their trumpets. March is the month to get out of the house and start enjoying the warmer climes. With Mother’s Day fast approaching and the Easter holidays already in sight, start planning an action packed spring to remember at Hever. Find out what’s on in March at Hever Castle below:
- Mother’s Day
- Dazzling Daffodils
- Easter Family Fun
- Tulip Celebrations
- Festival Theatre
- Mother’s Day Carvey at Hever Castle Golf Club
- Wedding Offers
*Pre-booking for menus closes Sunday 4 March at 4pm*
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.
For an extra special day celebrate with a delicious lunch or afternoon tea (pre-booking is essential) in the elegant Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant situated in the Italian Garden overlooking the Lake. More details about booking lunch and afternoon tea will be released shortly – please keep an eye on the website for updates.
From the Lunch Menu choose from a selection of starters followed by a tasty Sunday roast from the Carvery Table or vegetarian meal. And if you’ve still room to indulge in dessert, there’s a choice of delicious sweets.
An Afternoon Tea Menu is also available offering freshly prepared sandwiches served to the table and a mouth-watering variety of cakes. These are followed by hot and cold beverages including fruit infusions and homemade raspberry lemonade.
Before booking please read the important information.
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.
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!
- 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.
The second Tulip Celebrations event as part of the Tulip Festival at Hever Castle & Gardens will be even bigger with 20,000 tulips in bloom in the stunning grounds of the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a tulip trail either self-guided or with Hever’s Head Gardener Neil Miller and marvel at the 20,000 tulips, in a myriad of colours and different varieties planted in the Castle grounds; along the architecturally stunning Pompeiian Wall, in the traditional Tudor Garden and the sumptuous Italian Garden.
Visitors will be able to collect a leaflet and enjoy a self-guided tulip trail throughout the grounds. For an even more immersive experience, free tulip garden tours will also be available with Hever Castle’s head gardener Neil Miller at 11:30 each day.
Become an Annual Member at Hever Castle & Gardens and enjoy the new benefit of priority booking for shows and movies at the Festival Theatre.
The Festival Theatre is an open-air venue set in the Two Sisters’ Lawn area of the gardens of Hever Castle.
The stage is fully covered and the seating is tiered with the vast majority of seats under canopies, which means if the sun doesn’t shine, you can still enjoy the spectacular setting with protection from the weather.
With performances including:
- David Starkey – Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer
- The Bailey Dolls – Blue Skies and Blue Birds, a summer serenade
- The Snail and the Whale
- The Magic of Motown
- The Marriage of Figaro
- Moulin Rouge
…there’s a show to suit everyone. Get friends and family together and be entertained under the stars.
Annual Members can enjoy priority booking until 26 March, use the code CASTLE when booking.
Hever Castle & Gardens Annual Membership provides admission for 301 days a year. Costing from just 13p a day for an adult, it’s exceptionally good value. But if unlimited entry isn’t enough, here are a few more reasons to join.
Mother’s Day Carvery: 11 MARCH
All mums deserve to be spoilt on Mother’s Day! Treat mum to lunch this Mother’s Day in the Astor Restaurant overlooking the golf course and the gorgeous Kent countryside. With a glass of prosecco for every mum, you’re guaranteed to make her smile. If you’re a member, be sure to book before 10 March to receive 10% off. Bookings are taken between 12 noon and 4pm.
- 2 courses – £19.50
- 3 courses – £24.95
Children under 12 go half the adult price.
Call 01732 701010 to book!
No offers or vouchers can be used on this date. Non-members welcome.
Create a day to treasure forever here at Hever Castle. If you’re looking for late availability then our Kent wedding offers may just suit you! With three unique and inspiring wedding venues to choose from, your dream wedding starts now.
Experience the history and grandeur of the Castle where both the sumptuous Inner Hall and breath-taking Dining Hall are available to hire. The Tudor Suite in the Astor Wing offers gorgeous oak panelling, a perfect setting for an intimate ceremony with scenic views overlooking the Castle and formal lawns. Or take your vows amidst the elegant stone colonnades of the Italian Garden Loggia, where the mesmerising Lake provides a picture-perfect backdrop.
2018 SPECIAL KENT WEDDING OFFERS
- 2018 Astor Wing Wedding (Monday – Thursday): 50 adults for £8,750.00 inc VAT
- 2018 Italian Garden Wedding (Monday – Thursday): 100 adults for £13,500.00 inc VAT
Included in this package:
- Facility fee for use of the venue
- Dedicated event manager & event staff
- Drinks reception: 1 glass of sparkling wine or sparkling elderflower per guest
- Three course wedding breakfast with coffee
- Half a bottle of wine per guest
- A glass of sparkling wine for the toast
- Table linen, china & glassware
- Silver cake stand & knife
- Table plan easel
These are available for all remaining Monday – Thursday dates in 2018.
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