Edwardian Life At The Castle – Half Term Family Fun
25th May – 2nd June
Discover more about the Edwardian era with a host of fun half term activities at Hever Castle and Gardens.
Visitors can enjoy a traditional Punch and Judy show as well as try their hand at games from the period including a coconut shy* (*small additional charge), tin-can alley and boules or enjoy a leisurely game of croquet on the lawn.
Join famous author and friend of the Astor family, Arthur Conan Doyle as he investigates reports of fairy sightings around the gardens.
Children will also have a chance to learn about the roles of the household at a Butler School.
In the Castle young visitors can learn about Edwardian inventions. Discover the Astor family’s ‘rags to riches’ story in an interactive exhibition in the Astor Suite. Listen to interviews with former ‘below stairs’ staff on old fashioned telephones and radios and watch rare archive home movies from the Astor’s collection.
Besides bringing the captivating ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ years of the period vividly to life, the event is a great opportunity to enjoy some old fashioned family fun in the magnificent grounds of this former Edwardian home.
Children aged 7-14 can explore the Tudor Towers adventure playground with its own moat, drawbridge and three turrets. It features three slides and two poles and lots of interactive elements including musical instruments, a floor maze and hidden boxes to find. Or the under 7s can enjoy the natural play area, Acorn Dell with its 2 metre high living willow structure, a giant sandpit, a mound with tunnels to clamber in and a climbing frame.
Other things for families to enjoy including the challenge of the Yew Maze or the popular Water Maze (but don’t forget to bring a towel!).