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:
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.
For some magical family moments this Easter, hop through Hever Castle & Gardens on the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny to earn a delicious chocolate treat. Enjoy family entertainment throughout the Easter holidays from April 1 to 17 – sure to put a spring in everyone’s step.
Children can make and decorate an Easter bonnet at daily craft workshops* (*small additional charge) and then parade their creation in front of the Castle for the chance to win prizes for the best Easter bonnets.
More family fun awaits in the Castle, where visitors can discover the history of Easter and learn about Easter traditions in the Castle quiz.
Be uplifted by 7000 tulip bulbs proudly standing to attention and providing a visual feast of spring colour. Hever Castle’s inaugural tulip event Tulip Celebrations will take place on April 24 – 28 and May 2 – 7 (excluding bank holiday weekend).
Visitors to this brand new event 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.
The epitome of elegance, tulips look spectacular planted en masse in either a kaleidoscope of mixed colours or in a uniform colour palette. Wander through the grounds and marvel at the thousands of tulips, in 60 varieties, planted outside the Castle, in the Tudor Garden and throughout the Italian Garden.
Free tulip talks will also take place daily at 14:00, allowing visitors to learn more about this stunning bulb.
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 60,000 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.
19 February – 26 March: Wednesday – Sunday only.
*We recommend that you wear suitable footwear such as Wellington boots as the ground may be boggy in places.
Always wanting to learn more about what went on within the Castle walls? What inspired such a dramatically different garden design within the Kent countryside? Our two guidebooks will inform and delight you about the history of Hever Castle & Gardens.
Hever Castle Guide Book
Delve into the history of Hever Castle from 1270 to the present day in the informative Hever Castle guide book. The guide book features a rich history of the Castle, its rooms, and many of the fascinating paintings and artefacts contained within. Learn about Astor’s extensive work in the grounds, and enjoy the stunning photos of the gardens throughout the seasons. The Hever Castle guide book makes a lovely souvenir and is available to purchase in the Hever Shop, the Castle, at the Information Centre or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garden Guide Book
In our new garden guide book uncover the compelling story behind how one of the world’s greatest gardens was created here at Hever. ‘Astor’s Garden Legacy’ brings the rich heritage of the Hever Castle gardens to life. The Garden Exhibition opened in June this year to celebrate the Year of the English Garden. Now you can take the history home with you.
The garden guide book is available to buy from the Hever Shop, Castle, at the Information Centre or email email@example.com.
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Let us look after you, and indulge yourself with a well-earned carvery at the clubhouse. The Astor Restaurant offers a cosy and welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy a Sunday Lunch. The Bar & Lounge open onto a beautiful terrace, overlooking our golf courses; the perfect place to enjoy pre-lunch drinks. You can pre-book for carveries on the following dates:
- 12 March
- 16 April
- 14 May
- 18 June
Bookings are taken between 12 noon and 2pm. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Complimentary bottle of wine for every 4 or more adult diners when an annual membership or same-day day visitor ticket is produced!
Adults: £14.95 / Children £6.95 – includes dessert and a drink.
Mother’s Day Carvery
All mum’s 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 – £18.99
- 3 courses – £22.95
Call 01732 701010 to book!
(Children under 12 half the adult price. 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.
2017 SPECIAL KENT WEDDING OFFERS
Astor Wing Weddings:
- available for all remaining dates to 30th November 2017 – 50 adults for £8,500 inc VAT.
Italian Garden Weddings:
- available for all remaining Sunday to Friday dates in 2017 – 100 adults for £11,500.00 inc VAT.
2018 SPECIAL KENT WEDDING OFFERS
Astor Wing Weddings:
- available in March, April, May and November 2018, Sunday – Thursday – 50 adults for £8,500 inc VAT.
Italian Garden Weddings:
- available in April and May 2018, Sunday – Thursday – 100 adults for £11,500.00 inc VAT.
To make an appointment to visit us and discuss your dream castle wedding please email us.
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