Prices & Packages

Hever Castle & Gardens has a long established reputation for offering excellent service to schools and student groups both in the UK and overseas. Teachers can choose to book a general free-flow visit with worksheets provided, a private guided tour of the Castle, book a hands-on workshop or a pre-book a multimedia guide for children.

With discount admission for school trips and student groups of 15 or more (paying) persons and a host of group benefits, extras and packages to enjoy, a visit to Hever Castle & Gardens is the perfect day out for an informative educational experience outside the classroom.


 SCHOOL PRICES FOR 2018

 Package

Free-flow with 

Worksheets

Free-flow with 

WWI or WW2 Haversacks

Castle Private 

Guided Tour

Time Travellers 

Tour & Workshop

Romans 

Tour & Workshop

Castle 

Multimedia Guide

Child£5.00£5.00£6.95£7.85£7.85£8.25
Student£10.20£10.20£15.00N/AN/A£13.45
Chargeable Adult£13.00£13.00£20.20£13.00£13.00£16.25

Please note that a minimum of 15 people is required for each group visit and tour.
All packages include access to the Castle & Gardens – see details below.

Packages

Free-flow with Worksheets

Choose from a range of worksheets as you go around the Castle, exploring numbers within the building, patterns, shapes, faces, feelings and historical clothing. Find out how information is hidden around every corner and what we can learn about people from the past just by looking at them and the structures they left behind.

Entry to the Castle & Gardens is included.

School groups must be pre-booked, and free flow access to the Castle is from 12:00 pm. Visitors are divided into groups of no more than 25. 

Child £5.00  Student £10.20 
Chargeable Adult £13.00


Free-flow with WWI or WW2 Haversacks

The Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Military Museum is a great place for a school visit. The single storey museum is set in its own wheelchair accessible building within the grounds of Hever Castle.

Teachers can prebook the eight WW1 and WW2 onsite learning haversack resources, which have been specifically created to feature many links to the KS2 curriculum, including history, literacy, remembrance, maths and science. You can learn more about these resources here.

Entry to the Castle & Gardens is included.

Suitable for KS2 (7-11 yrs).

School groups must be pre-booked, and free flow access to the Castle is from 12:00 pm. Visitors are divided into groups of no more than 25. 

Child £5.00  Student £10.20 
Chargeable Adult £13.00


Children's Private Guided Castle Tour

Have you ever wondered what the cure for nausea was in medieval times? Our children’s school groups tour will tell you this and more as it focuses on life in a medieval England and some of the weird practises people went through every day. We also follow the story of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle’s most famous – and unluckiest – resident who became the second wife of the notorious King Henry VIII. Tours can be tailored to focus on particular themes and topics on request.

Taking a private guided tour of the Castle gives children the opportunity to be inspired by history as they listen and interact with their guides. Entry to the Gardens is included, but a return visit to the Castle is not permitted. In the event of the tour being cancelled on the day or late arrival preventing the tour from taking place, a charge for the guides booked will be made.

Castle tours must be pre-booked and are conducted outside of normal opening hours, commencing at 10am and 10.30am. Visitors are divided into groups of no more than 25, with one tour guide per group. Tours last approximately 1 hour and can be given in English only at present.

KS1 (5-7 yrs) and KS2 (7-11 yrs) tours are available.

Child £6.95  Student £15.00 
Chargeable Adult £20.20


Time Travellers Tour & Workshop

Imagine you are a 16th century noble living at Hever Castle during a visit from King Henry VIII. What is happening? What can you see and smell? Our Castle tour will explain all of this and more as you uncover the tale of living in a castle during the Tudor period. Later, head up to our designated classroom to learn all about late medieval life and how different it could be for peasants and Royals. Play with Tudor toys, try on some Tudor hats and even have a try at tapestry weaving. It’s harder than it looks!

Entry to the Gardens is included.

The Time Travellers Tour & Workshop must be pre-booked and operate in March, October and November only.

KS1 (5-7 yrs) and KS2 (7-11 yrs) tours are available.

Child £7.85  Chargeable Adult £13.00


Romans Tour & Workshop

Learn about Roman life on this outdoor tour which uses Hever’s vast collection of ancient statues to unravel the oddities and intricacies of Imperial Rome. Set within our Italian style gardens, this tour will also include a hands-on workshop, where paper mosaics and working aqueducts can be constructed to show how skilled and clever the ancient Romans were.

Entry to the Castle is included.

Suitable for KS2 (7-11 yrs). Maximum 30 per guide.

Child £7.85  Chargeable Adult £13.00


Castle Multimedia Guide

Children’s multimedia guides bringing 700 years of Hever Castle to life can be pre-booked as part of a general visit. Be guided through the rooms of the Castle with a lively insight into how life might have been in Tudor times. Entry to the Gardens is included, but a return visit to the Castle is not permitted.

School groups must be pre-booked and tours using the multimedia guide are conducted from 12:00pm on days the Castle is open. Students are divided into groups of 12-15 for these tours. The children’s multimedia guide is only available in English and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Child £8.25  Student £13.45 
Chargeable Adult £16.25

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