Easter fun at Hever Castle
Make some special family memories this Easter, 2-18 April, with a fun trail around the stunning and extensive grounds of Hever Castle.
Download the map and trail from hevercastle.co.uk and then follow the clues to discover more about “things that hatch”.
Learn a little about each creature that starts life in an egg before you find them hiding in the gardens.
As well as the Easter trail, a visit to Hever Castle in spring offers a great chance to explore the stunning gardens. Enjoy a dazzling display of spring blooms from daffodils to hyacinths, camellias and early tulips.
If your little ones are aged between 7-14, they can explore the Tudor Towers adventure playground with its own moat, drawbridge and three turrets. It features three slides, two poles and interactive elements. Or if they are under 7 the natural play area, Acorn Dell, is perfect for them. With its 2 metre high living willow structure, a giant sandpit, a mound with tunnels to clamber in and a climbing frame, there’s plenty of fun to be had.
Or why not challenge yourself not to get wet in the Water Maze (fun for all ages).
Round off the day with seasonal home cooked food and mouth-watering cakes from the restaurant (takeaway only with possible outside seating from the 12 April) or bring a picnic and enjoy stunning views of the Castle and grounds.
Stock up on a wide variety of gifts, plants and homeware via the Hever Shop’s click and collect service (before it is due to reopen on 12 April).
Visits to Hever Castle must be prebooked at hevercastle.co.uk and are subject to government restrictions. Before booking it is advised that you read the Know Before You Go information on the Hever Castle website that provides full details of what will be open and closed.
From the 29 March, government guidance is to minimise the number of journeys you make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Outdoor gatherings of either six people (the Rule of 6) or two households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet in the grounds.
One way systems are in place and visitors can find out more about what is open here: https://www.hevercastle.co.uk/visit/#Know