We were invited by the team at Hever Castle to come and experience their Easter activities today.
Hever Castle is situated in the beautiful Kent countryside, less than an hour from London and there is so much for families to do.
A little bit of history first. Hever Castle holds 700 years of history, once being the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The rooms within the Castle feature an important collection of Tudor paintings, fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and two prayer books signed by Anne Boleyn.
I wasn’t sure how the girls would be exploring the Castle, but Amelie loved all the paintings and exploring the rooms, she had lots of questions about Queens and Princesses!Outside of the Castle, you’ll find 125 acres of grounds ready to explore. Within the gardens, you’ll find the 100-year-old Yew Maze, a water maze (April to October), various gardens including a rose, Tudor and Italian garden and a brilliant adventure playground.
The adventure playground was fantastic and had its own Tudor Towers, complete with its own moat, drawbridge and rooms to explore. Amelie loved exploring the miniature Castle and Evie really enjoyed the area for under 5’s. It looks as though they are nearing the end of construction for a new playground which is opening this Summer which will make the adventure playground huge and an amazing attraction on its own for children.We were at Hever Castle today for their Easter family fun which runs until the 15th April. There is lots on for families from the Lindt bunny hunt, Easter bonnet making and a parade, face painting and a Castle quiz. We decided to try our hand at the Lindt gold bunny hunt and bonnet making. Amelie loves anything crafty so the bonnet workshop was a perfect activity for her to sit down for a few minutes. We were given a bonnet and lots of stickers, pens, sparkly jewels and ‘eggs’. Amelie decided to make a nest bonnet in a purple theme, her favourite colour.
While we got crafty Evie and her Daddy went to feed the fish and ducks. Hever Castle has bags of food for 50p and she absolutely loved it!
Once we’d made our bonnet we carried on with the Lindt gold bunny hunt. There were 6 questions with clues to the answers hidden around Hever Castle and the grounds. Amelie loved listening to the clues and helping us find the answers, mostly because she knew there was a chocolatey prize at the end! We also made a sneaky trip to the shop and bought the girls two bigger Lindt bunny’s which we hid as we were walking around, much to the excitement of two little girls!
We ended our morning’s activities with lunch in the restaurant. We were really impressed with the choice of food, there was the option of burgers and sausages cooked on a BBQ outside, a pizza van and a selection of hot food and sandwiches inside. Of course, they also catered for little ones with five pieces for £5 in a lunch box.
We left with two very happy and tired little girls. Amelie loved the bunny hunt and being able to make an Easter bonnet and Evie loved seeing the ducks and exploring the gardens. There are events on throughout the year at Hever Castle so we would definitely return.
The Easter activities run from 30 March – 15 April. For opening times, directions and prices visit Hever Castle here.
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