Family Fun

If you would like something for the children to do why not try one of our free searches for them.  Click on the buttons below to see what treasures they need to find in the castle or around the grounds.  Admission to the castle for children during August is reduced to £2.50, the grounds are free and we have an honesty box in the car park with a suggested donation of £2 per car.


Chiddingstone Castle is an historic house set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside and is home to a fascinating collection of Japanese, Egyptian, Buddhist and Jacobite art and artefacts.

The house is open Sundays and Mondays from 11am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm) from 2 August 2020 and 27 October 2020.
Tickets £9.50 adult. £4.50 children. (Special offer £2.50 children (5 to 13 years) during August.)

Our beautiful grounds of woodlands, lawns, gentle walks, sunny sitting spots and a fishing lake are open every day of the year, subject to private functions. An honesty box is provided for a recommended donation of £2 on the day. All-day fishing is £10 per person which you can pay on the day also. Please see the fishing page for more details.

Refreshments are served with a delicious selection from our Tea Room Take-away service on the lawns. Do bring your own picnic equipment, pick a spot under the trees or in the sunshine and sample our delicious cream teas and cakes with hot and cold beverages. Tea Room Take-away is open from 11am to 4.15pm Sundays and Mondays from 2 August to 27 October 2020.

The house and grounds are available for your weddings, celebrations and events throughout the year in line with COVID-19 government guidelines. Find more information click here or email us at

The wellbeing of all those who visit and work at Chiddingstone Castle is paramount. We respectfully request that COVID-19 government guidelines are followed in the house and grounds. When you enter the house we will share guidelines on social distancing. Face masks, hand sanitiser stations and toilet facilities are available in line with government guidelines. Please click on the button below to see the measures we are putting in place.

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No matter what size your wedding, formal or relaxed, at Chiddingstone Castle we are here to help tailor a day to suit you.

Lacquer writing box

Our Object of the Month for August is this Japanese lacquer writing box depictin a summer party on a boat. It contains the tools needed for traditional Japanese writing with brush and ink. The design is based on a woodblock print by the artist Nishikawa Sukenobu. Come and view it as part of the new displays in our Japanese Room from Sunday the 2nd of August!

Don’t miss out on this year’s

Virtual Literary Festival



What people say

“Something interesting for everyone”

"This is a lovely place to visit. The house has a great collection of artifacts. The gardens have nice walks, a pretty bridge and an Egyptian grass maze."

Jenny via TripAdvisor

“The most amazing day”

"The staff were so welcoming. My daughter said she'd had the best day ever. Thank you. Will definitely be keeping my eyes open for future events. "

Gemma via Facebook

“Best Egyptian collection outside the British Museum”

"Visited as part of an Arts Society to this fabulous historic house, art collections and gardens."

Member of Reigate Decorative & Fine Arts Society via TripAdvisor

"Blown away"

"We had the most wonderful day and I think it is fair to say the venue absolutely made it...The day really exceeded out expectations and we are both so grateful for everything you did pulling it together."

Elyse via Hitched

Opening Hours


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm


Open Sundays & Mondays

11am - 5pm, last entry at 4.15pm

2 August - 27 October 2020




Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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