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Feb 2018

living with nature

February 10 - February 18

Living With Nature

In conjunction with the RSPB and during National Nest Box Week spend some time at one with nature. Various activities including make a wildlife habitat as well as nature trails, workshops and talks.

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February 10 - March 11

Snowdrop Walk

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. Then stroll through the gardens and enjoy the early blossoms of camellia and quince.

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Mar 2018

March 10 - March 11

Mother’s Day Weekend

Spoil mum on Mother’s Day weekend with a memorable family day out and meal. Craft workshop for young visitors to make that special gift to take home and a celebration menu in the restaurant.

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March 21 - March 25

Dazzling Daffodils

Visitors will feel uplifted this spring during Hever Castle’s new Dazzling Daffodils event. With 14,000 daffodil bulbs set to bloom across the gardens, there will be a wide range of varieties to enjoy.

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Easter Family Fun

March 24 - April 15

Easter Family Fun & Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Family entertainment throughout the Easter holidays including an Easter trail and craft workshops. Event supported by Lindt chocolate.

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Apr 2018

Tulip Festival

April 18 - April 27

Tulip Celebrations

Be uplifted by 20,000 tulip bulbs proudly standing to attention and providing a visual feast of spring colour. Free garden tours are also available.

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st georges day

April 22

St George’s Day

Celebrate St George’s Day with the family at Hever Castle & Gardens and learn more about the patron saint of England.

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May 2018

May Day Festival - Hever Castle

May 5 - May 7

May Day Festival

Hever Castle’s May Day Festival incorporates traditional celebrations to welcome the summer from the mythical Green Man of folklore and Jack-in-the-Green plus Maypole dancing on the Castle forecourt.

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Edwardian Life

May 26 - June 3

Edwardian Life

During May half term at Hever Castle you can meet costumed characters from the Edwardian era and play traditional games of the period. Prizes for the best dressed Edwardian boy and girl.

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Jun 2018

Fathers Day

June 16 - June 17

Father’s Day Weekend

Say thank you to dad this Father’s Day and spoil him with a memorable day out and meal. Children can create a card to give to dad in free craft workshops.

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1940s event

June 23 - June 24

Hever’s Home Front

Discover what life and work was like during the Second World War in our Hever’s Home Front event. Visit the tea dance tent, explore vintage stalls and learn to swing-dance. Come in 1940s dress and round the day off with a traditional afternoon tea.

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Hever in Bloom

June 26 - July 1

Hever in Bloom

During Hever in Bloom experience the quintessential English Rose Garden at the height of its summer beauty with guided tours of the award-winning Gardens. Many of the Castle rooms will be filled with English floral arrangements created by our florist.

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Jul 2018

festival of endurance

July 8

Festival of Endurance

The popular Bastion iron distance triathlon is joined by the Gauntlet half iron triathlon and a variety of swim/run events to create the Festival of Endurance.

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jousting events

July 14 - August 27

Jousting Events – Select Dates

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament.
July: 14 & 15; 21 & 22; 28 & 29 
August: 11 & 12, 18 & 19; 25 – 27

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tudor tales

July 28 - July 29

Tudor Tales & Jousting

Come along and try on a suit of armour or dress up as a knight or princess. Then support your chosen knights in the spectacular Jousting Tournaments taking place over the weekend.

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Aug 2018

August 4 - August 5

Castle Canines

Enjoy a weekend dedicated to our canine friends with informative displays, entertainment and a fun dog show.

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jousting

August 25 - August 27

Journey Through History & Jousting

Visit Hever Castle’s history event and immerse yourself in different periods in history with encampments, re-enactments and stalls as well as more thrills and spills as our brave knights compete in this year’s Jousting Tournament over the bank holiday weekend.

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handmade homegrown festival

August 31 - September 2

Handmade & Homegrown Festival

Celebrate all things handmade and homegrown in the heart of the glorious Kent countryside and browse and sample the work of local artisans.

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Sep 2018

September 1 - June 1

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Study for the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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Camellia Tips

September 17 - June 10

RHS Level 2 Certificate of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance

Study for the RHS Level 2 Certificate of Garden Planning, Establishment &  Maintenance at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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RHS Level 2

September 18 - June 11

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation & Development

Study for the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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Hever Castle Swim

September 22

Hever Castle Swim

Returning for its second year the Hever Castle Swim – a swim only event – will be held on Saturday 22 September as part of the triathlon weekend.

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Hever Castle Triathlon

September 22 - September 23

Hever Castle Triathlon

The annual Hever Castle Triathlon weekend takes place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September – challenge yourself to one of the many race distance on offer

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Oct 2018

hever-castle-autumn

October 1 - October 28

Autumn Colour

As the gardens turn vibrant shades of red, pink and gold and the leaves tumble from the trees, it’s the perfect time to enjoy autumn colour at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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