Follow our woodland trails and lawn walks, sit by the lake, stop at the Tea Room and view The Victorian Orangery. Download walking maps or download picture sheets for your children to explore and discover. Tickets and further information including opening hours and directions can be found here.
Walks – Download Maps
Exploring the castle grounds is a lovely short walk, but if you want to stretch your legs a bit more why not head out on the famous Circular Walk - or if you are really up for a challenge go even further on one of the 11 mile routes!
Download maps from here to help you on your way.
A 4 mile or 1.5 hour walk taking you across the Kent Weald with views back to Ide Hill and Greensand Ridge from quiet farmland.
A variety of 20 walks in the Chiddingstone area from 2 miles to 10.7 miles.
An 11 mile or 4.5 hour walk linking Penshurst, Hever and Chiddingstone.
An 11 mile or 4.5 hour walk from Chiddingstone to Penshurst Place.
The Castle on The Hill Route from Walk Tonbridge. 4 miles.
A 9.6 mile walk through Penshurst, Chiddingstone and Bough Beech
Fields of Eternity
Ancient Egyptian equivalent of heaven, the Fields of Eternity were a perfect version of Egypt, where every good person would live forever in the afterlife. Chiddingstone Castle’s Fields of Eternity — you will find them beyond the lawn in front of the main entrance — are similarly a microcosm of Ancient Egypt. A cross between grass-maze, garden and trail, they offer the chance to explore various zones; and they provide all ages with a pleasant place in which to walk, to play and to discover.
Family Fun – Can You Find the …?
Download picture sheets to share with your children and help them find the objects and places around the grounds and inside Chiddingstone Castle or search out our Objects of the Month.
Wheels of Time e-badge
The more you collect, the more you learn, the more badges you earn
Create your very own webpage to show how many heritage sites you have visited and badges received.
- Download the activity sheet here.
- Tour the Chiddingstone Castle website to complete the your activity sheet.
- Collect the code for your e-badge .
- Login or register at https://wheelsoftime.uk/login/.
- Enter the code to have your Chiddingstone Castle e-badge added to your collection.
Congratulations! The more sites you visit, the more reward badges you can earn. Visit https://wheelsoftime.uk/e-badge-scheme/ for a link to the 48 heritage sites that are participating in the scheme.
Make a Koinobori
Download the template and follow 5 simple steps. A koinobori is a flag in the shape of a koi carp which is flown in Japan on May 5th for Children’s Day.
1. Print out this sheet
2. Colour in your koinobori and add any extra decorations
3. Cut out the template
4. Fold and glue or tape the template into a tube shape
5. Attach a string and hang up or fly!
Don’t forget to tag us in a photo of your koinobori creations on Instagram or Facebook!
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CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM
The Castle, Tea Room and Gift Shop are NOW CLOSED for the Winter season.
We re-open on Sunday 31st March 2024
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)
GROUNDS AND LAKE
Open daily 7am - 6.30pm except when closed for private functions
WEDDINGS, FILM SHOOTS AND PRIVATE BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm