Learning at Home
Discover why family trees are important and how they are used in learning about history.
Create your own family tree using this template to begin preserving and sharing your family history.
Discover more about what people at during the Tudor period.
Design your own menu for King Henry VIII using this template and what you have learnt about Tudor Food.
Just colour in, cut out, fold and glue to make your own Tudor coins. Sort the Kings and Queens into order too!
Use this template to create your own neck ruff, an item of clothing worn in the Tudor period.
Before Your Visit
An entertaining trail through the Castle designed for children to spark imagination and encourage discussion about Hever Castle. We recommend allowing 1 hour for your Castle visit. Visitors require a Castle entry ticket to complete the trail.
Take a walk around the grounds and follow the trail looking at patterns, sequences, shapes, estimating and counting. Enjoy drawing your favourite patterns!
Take a walk around the grounds and follow the trail looking at patterns and sequences, shapes and symmetry, estimating and counting. Enjoy drawing your favourite patterns!
Follow the geography trail around the grounds to answer questions about the landscape, environment, and weather. Have a go at sketching and labelling your own maps.
The Italian Garden houses a wonderful collection of classical statuary purchased by William Waldorf Astor when he was American minister in Rome. Learn about Roman gods and society and have fun with some drawing activities!
See bird boxes that are home to many varieties of birds, and look out for kingfishers, swans, herons and crested grebes on the lake. Find out about the weir and pillboxes and learn about the history of our man-made lake.
After Your Visit
Just colour in, cut out, fold and glue to make your own Tudor coins. Why not sort the Kings and Queens into order too!
Use this template to create your own Tudor neck ruff an item as worn in Western Europe from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century.
Write a short thank you letter to Anne telling her about the things you saw and the facts you learnt during your visit to Hever Castle.
This fun activity tests your knowledge of Tudor houses and requires you to write a description of the Castle you visited.
Using this timeline, plot Anne Boleyn’s happiness on the graph provided.
Test your Tudor knowledge using this classroom presentation.
Imagine that you were Anne Boleyn’s guest and write a thank you letter.