Explore

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.

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.

An 11 mile or 4.5 hour walk from Chiddingstone to Penshurst Place.

An 11 mile or 4.5 hour walk linking  Penshurst,  Hever and Chiddingstone.

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.

An 11 mile or 4.5 hour walk from Chiddingstone to Penshurst Place.

An 11 mile or 4.5 hour walk linking  Penshurst,  Hever and Chiddingstone.

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!

Koinobori
Explore Chiddingstone Castle Kent
Explore Chiddingstone Castle Kent
Explore Chiddingstone Castle Kent
Explore Chiddingstone Castle Kent
Explore Chiddingstone Castle Kent
Explore Chiddingstone Castle Kent

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 Kent

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.

  1. Download the activity sheet here.
  2. Tour the Chiddingstone Castle website to complete the your activity sheet.
  3. Collect the code for your e-badge .
  4. Login or register at https://wheelsoftime.uk/login/.
  5. 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.

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.

Explore chiddingstone castle
Explore chiddingstone castle

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Opening Hours

GROUNDS AND LAKE

Open daily 7am - 6.30pm

 

CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM

The Castle and Tea Room are open 

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays

11.00 - 17.00

 

WEDDINGS, EDUCATION AND BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm