Make your visit a memorable one

Once a trip has been booked, teachers are encouraged to make a preliminary visit to Hever Castle & Gardens and to download the School Pack. Please ring +44 (0)1732 861701 to arrange a date so that a maximum of 2 complimentary tickets can be made available. (These tickets cannot be used on the day of the group visit). The School Pack includes a host of classroom resources, teacher’s notes, maps, and health and safety information.

Before your visit

Curriculum

A visit falls into 2 categories in the national history curriculum for England: a local history study and a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066. Download the full curriculum here.

Castle & Garden Trails

Before your visit download enjoyable and informative trails to follow with young visitors whilst exploring the Castle, Gardens and Lake Walk

School and College Information Pack

Download all the information you need for an educational visit, including: classroom resources, teacher’s notes, maps, health and safety information.

Classroom Activities

Novel Writing Courses

Write that Novel

Hever Castle has partnered with critically acclaimed author Mark Oldfield to host two one day novel writing courses on 13th May and 10th June 2017.

RHS Level 2 Courses

RHS LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN THE PRINCIPLES OF GARDEN PLANNING, ESTABLISHMENT & MAINTENANCE

The course consists of four units which cover the following topics:

1. Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning
2. Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns
3. Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit
4. Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation

RHS LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN THE PRINCIPLES OF PLANT GROWTH, PROPAGATION & DEVELOPMENT

The course consists of four units which cover the following topics:

1. Plant classification, structure and function
2. Plant nutrition and the properties and management of soils and growing media
3. Maintaining plant health through understanding pest, disease and weed lifecycles
4. Principles and practices of plant propagation in horticulture

Children's University

Official Learning Destination

Hever Castle & Gardens is an official Learning Destination for the Children’s University which offers 7 to 14 year olds exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. If you are not a member of the Children’s University, you can find out how to register via their website. When you are ready to visit, be sure to download our fun trails at the top of this page and come to Hever Castle with your Passport to Learning.  Once you have completed your trail, please visit the Information Centre where a member of staff will stamp your passport. On special event days you can also receive a stamp for completing our themed trails and craft workshops. Please see the What’s On page for more information. Once you have finished your trail or craft project, please visit the Information Centre where a member of staff will stamp your passport.

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