What's On

 Chiddingstone Castle has a wide range of events, activities and exhibitions over the course of the year.  See below for our current listings and follow us on Facebook or join our newsletter for updates.
Shakespeare Live Kent

Castle Admission & Tea Rooms

Open until October 26th 2022 on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-5pm

We look forward to welcoming you back to our historic house and the fascinating collections of Japanese, Stuart and Jacobite, Ancient Egyptian, and Buddhist art and artefacts. Last admission at 4:15pm. 

The Tea Room also opens from April 3rd Sunday - Wednesday. To book an Afternoon Tea or if you would like to book to reserve a space for larger parties please email us at hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk or phone us on 01892 870 347.

Upcoming Events

 

Jazz live June Kent

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August

Latin Live - Live at the Orangery

Derek Nash’s Picante brings a Latin music vibe to The Orangery. Think Buena Vista Social Club, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Astrid Gilberto and the Gypsy Kings. Mambo, Salsa, Samba and Bossa Nova styles. Dancing optional. In association with The Listening Room Music Agency. 

1:30pm: Orangery Open. 2pm to 4.30pm: Showtime 

Bring your picnic blanket and chairs. Come early and enjoy the grounds and Tea Room.  You can also purchase tickets to view the House & Collections at the main door on the day.  Adult tickets: £20 each, Under 18s: £5 each, Under 5s: Free

Jazz live June Kent

Sunday 4 September

Talk in Buddhist Room - 2pm

30 mins and Q&A with Graham Dixon

Discover how to ‘read’ the statues, paintings, and other sacred objects in the Buddhist Room and learn about their original meaning.

Jazz live June Kent

Sunday 25 September

Shades of Miles - Live at the Orangery

Ace trumpeter Paul Higgs plays the music of Miles Davis, the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, at the forefront of major innovations in jazz from the ‘40s to the ’90s – from bebop to the cool of ‘Kind of Blue’, jazz fusion and jazz funk. Paul & his band play well-known favourites from these styles as well as some less familiar gems. 

1:30pm: Orangery Open. 2pm to 4.30pm: Showtime 

Bring your picnic blanket and chairs. Come early and enjoy the grounds and Tea Room.  You can also purchase tickets to view the House & Collections at the main door on the day.  Adult tickets: £17 each, Under 18s: £5 each, Under 5s: Free

Jazz live June Kent

Saturday 26 November

Save the Date - Christmas Artisan Fair

This Winter Chiddingstone Castle is pleased to announce we will once again be hosting a Christmas Fair. Plenty of crafts, textiles, unique gifts, decorations and food.

More information coming soon.

If you would like to know more about becoming a stall holder please get in touch hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

 

Shakespeare Live Kent

Join the Team

Volunteer to suit you – outdoors, tea room, shop, collections, literary festival

Chiddingstone Castle is honoured to have such super volunteers on the team. We enjoy their company and experience. They enjoy getting together with like-minded folk for a morning here and there that suits their own schedule, working on their own tasks or on team projects to help the Castle. If you have some spare time and are looking for something to do, It’s a lot of fun!

Email us to arrange an informal chat at hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

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Literary Festival Podcasts 2022

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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 3rd April - 26th October 2022 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)

 

 

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