May Day Weekend


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Activities are included in normal admission prices unless stated otherwise.

May Day Festival

May Day Weekend: 30 april – 2 may

Celebrate May Day at Hever Castle & Gardens with a weekend of fun family activities and traditional May Day customs.

Dance around the Maypole with brightly coloured ribbons intertwined, plus watch Morris dancing on the Castle forecourt. At 3pm each day, you will also have the chance to watch a free May Day Play on the Castle forecourt. 

At this time of year, the award-winning gardens and grounds are a feast for the eyes, with the delicate blossom of pear, apple and cherry trees to lift the spirits. Stroll through the Pergola Walk where the walls are bedecked with an array of Wisteria and admire the colourful bedding plants in the Italian Garden.

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May Day weekend


Maypole Dancing – FREE
Watch demonstrations of maypole dancing, then join in and have a go yourself.
Times: Daily, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30 & 15:30
Location: Castle forecourt

Morris Dancing – FREE
Come and see traditional Morris dancing outside the Castle.
Times: Daily, 13:00 & 14:00
Location: Castle forecourt

May Day Play – FREE
Come and see a traditional May Day Play. Children are invited to play key characters.
Times: Daily, 15:00
Location: Castle forecourt

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel and events. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted or not valid on event days.


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