Hever Castle Kent

Hever Castle 

Overview:

Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent, near Edenbridge, 30 miles south-east of London, England. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539, it was the seat of the Boleyn family.

Review by Helen

Hever Castle is a fantastic full family day out with a range of different activities. The castle itself is one of the most beautifully restored we’ve been too, bursting with history and atmosphere. There is loads for the kids here – the best outdoor play space I’ve ever seen, complete with giant mock Tudor house with slides coming from every turret, secret passageways to explore and nods to the Boleyn family heritage throughout.

Great adventure play park for the younger kids too with tunnel slides and giant sandpit. We loved the unique water maze (bring a spare pair of clothes!) and the ancient yew tree maze. There’s also a beautiful boating lake.

Hever does brilliant events across the year, from Knight school during school holidays to the brilliant  jousting, there is always something going on!

Lovely cafes with fresh hot/cold food, afternoon teas, kids menus throughout and BBQ on offer too. Very accessible with ramps everywhere – good for wheelchairs and buggies. And beautiful gardens everywhere! Our son has sensory processing issues and he had such an amazing time.