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May 2018

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

Father's 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 car themed keyring 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; 24 – 27

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July 21 - August 27

Knights & Princesses School

Throughout the summer holidays children can take part in a series of hands-on activities to learn to be a knight or princess in medieval times.

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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

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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September 17 - 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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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 as well as a Night Swim as the season finale.

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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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Hever Castle Run

September 23

Hever Castle Run

The Hever Castle Run – a run only event – will be held on Sunday 23 September as part of the triathlon weekend.

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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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Halloween Hever Castle

October 20 - October 28

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. Creepy craft workshops, awesome activities and a spooky trail to follow in the grounds.

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Nov 2018

November 24 - December 24

Christmas at the Castle

With welcoming log fires, and beautiful decorations in the Castle, Christmas trails to follow and dazzling lights after dusk – be enchanted by the magic of Christmas at Hever.

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Christmas Shop at Hever

November 29

Annual Members Christmas Shopping

Annual Members are invited to an evening of Christmas shopping in the Hever Shop.

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Dec 2018

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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