What's On

A series of special events, open days and fairs, set throughout the historic house and grounds

Saturday 5th May - Literary Festival Drinks Party with Guest of Honour, Ian Rankin

6.30 - 8.30pm  at Stonewall Park, TN8 7DG by kind permission of Catherine and Rupert Fleming.

Meet Ian Rankin over drinks and canapés and enjoy a stroll through the beautiful bluebells and rhododendron.

Sunday 6th, Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th May - Literary Festival

For the third consecutive year, three days of exciting talks and performances from famous authors, poets and theatrical groups spread throughout the historic house and grounds of Chiddingstone Castle.

Sunday 3rd June - London to Brighton Kit & Sports Car Run

Sunday 24th June - Purple 10k Castle Walk for Epilepsy

We are delighted to be co-hosting an event with Young Epilepsy, who are encouraging people to walk toward a world which enables young people with epilepsy to thrive and achieve their ambitions. Come along and soak up the historic atmosphere on a 10k circular walk starting at Chiddingstone Castle. Enjoy afternoon tea in our tearooms and stop for a refreshing drink at Hever’s Henry VIII Inn. There will be a shorter walk option and for those wanting to truly enter the spirit, some fun Tudor-style games.

Sunday 1st July - Summer Vintage Fair - 11am - 4.30pm

Adult £6, Child £2

From 11am - 4.30pm we are inviting you to enjoy a festival of vintage for all the family in Chiddingstone Castle’s grounds. Shop from a vast array of vintage stalls. Enjoy singing from Miss Vintage and dancing with the Medway Lindy Hoppers throughout the day. Picnic in the grounds with delicious food sourced from local food providers.

Sunday 9th September- Country and Food Festival

From 11am - 5pm we are inviting you to enjoy a festival of Country Life. There will be Annual Family Dog Show,  shopping, music, terrier racing, country displays and this year, we are launching  a Food and Drink Festival. This means we are on the look out for Stall Holders. Know someone? Do get them to apply below.

Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Satuday 27th October - School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

From 11am - 4.30pm we are inviting you to enjoy a festival of vintage for all the family in Chiddingstone Castle’s grounds.

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th November - Christmas Fair

Shop unique and unusual gifts from stalls spread throughout the historic house and grounds.

 

March - First Day of Open Season

The historic house and collections open again for tours, talks and cream teas.

April - Alice in Wonderland

The Mad Hatter welcomes everyone to Chiddingstone Castle where he is hosting one of his fantastic tea parties this April. The content of this event has been devised specifically to suit children from 6 to 10 years old.

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle is an historic house, set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside, filled with treasures collected over a lifetime by Denys Eyre Bower.

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