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May 2017

Edwardian Life

May 27 - June 4

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 2017

June 10

Novel Writing Course

One day novel writing course covering a variety of techniques and approaches to help aspiring writers with critically acclaimed author Mark Oldfield.

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Father's Day 2016

June 17 - June 18

Father’s Day

Say thank you this Father’s Day with a memorable day out at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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1940s event

June 24 - June 25

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 2

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 2017

Jousting Tournaments

July 15 - July 16

Summer Jousting Tournaments Begins

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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jousting tournaments

July 22 - July 23

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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tudor tales

July 22 - July 23

Tudor Tales & Jousting

Experience period entertainment throughout the day and a thrilling Jousting Tournament.

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Jousting Tournaments

July 29 - July 30

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Aug 2017

August 5 - August 6

Castle Canines

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

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Jousting Tournaments

August 12 - August 13

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Jousting Tournaments

August 19 - August 20

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Jousting Tournaments

August 25 - August 28

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Jousting Tournaments

August 26 - August 28

Hop Through History & Jousting

Tudor encampment, re-enactments and stalls with more thrills and spills as our brave knights compete in this year’s Jousting Tournament over the Bank Holiday.

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Sep 2017

Handmade & Homegrown

September 1 - September 3

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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RHS Level 2

September 18

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation & Development 2017

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

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RHS Level 2

September 18

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture 2017

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

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Camellia Tips

September 19

RHS Level 2 Certificate of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance 2017

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

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RHS Level 2

September 19

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture 2017

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

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Oct 2017

hever-castle-autumn

October 1 - October 29

Autumn Colour Trail

Dazzling colours throughout Hever Castle Gardens and Grounds make it a must-visit venue this autumn. As the gardens turn vibrant shades of red, pink and gold and the leaves tumble from the trees, it’s the perfect time to head to the romantic castle in Kent for a walk with the family.

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Halloween

October 21 - October 29

Halloween Half Term Fun

Treat the children to a spine-tingling programme of entertainment over the Halloween Half Term break with prizes for the best Halloween costumes.

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Nov 2017

Christmas at the Castle

November 25 - December 24

Christmas at the Castle

Beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees celebrating the traditions of Christmas. Bring the children to meet Father Christmas, enjoy relaxed Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, and sample delicious festive food in the restaurants. As dusk falls, the gardens are magically illuminated with up-lighting and colour washes.

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Dec 2017

Hever Castle Winter

December 27 - January 1

Winter Walks

Wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs, walk off the Christmas pudding and enjoy winter walks in the stunning Hever Castle gardens.

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