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Easter Fun At Hever Castle

2 April 2021 to 18 April 2021Visit website

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Hever Castle
Dying to get out of the house and experience some real fun this Easter?  We know how you feel!  Hever Castle in Kent is a 700-year-old giant playground for children complete with its award-winning gardens and double moat.

This Easter, the castle has created a fun trail around its extensive grounds and participating families can download the trail map directly from hevercastle.co.uk before visiting. Then all you have to do is follow the clues to discover more about “things that hatch”.  Children can learn a little about each creature that starts life in an egg before they find them hiding in the gardens.
 
The castle caters for children of all ages. 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.  The Water Maze also proves really popular fun for all the family.
 
If that all sounds a bit exhausting, take a gentle stroll around the castle’s gardens and enjoy a dazzling display of spring blooms from daffodils to hyacinths, camellias and early tulips.
 
Take a picnic or sample some seasonal home cooked delights from the restaurant (takeaway only with possible outside seating from the 12 April) 
 
Book tickets
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
 
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