What's On

 Chiddingstone Castle have 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

April 3rd - October 26th 2022, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 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. 

Upcoming Events


Vintage Afternoon Tea Kent

Sunday 3rd April

Castle and Tea rooms open for the 2022 season

Chiddingstone Castle has been described as a treasure in the Garden of England. A fascinating historic house with Tudor origins and Victorian rooms, set in 35 acres of beautiful grounds, housing the amazing collections of the late Denys Eyre Bower - Japanese armour, swords and lacquerware; Ancient Egyptian artefacts; Buddhist antiquities and Stuart & Jacobite art and artefacts. A fairytale wedding and hospitality venue, with a delightful Tea Room and well-stocked Gift Shop.

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.

Art Classes Kent

Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st, Monday 2nd May

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2022

To keep updated please sign up to our newsletter, follow us on social media and keep an eye out for our priority booking scheme, announced in early February.

Our full programme and tickets will be launched at the beginning of March

Art Classes Kent

Tuesday 3rd May

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival Schools Day 2022

Meet authors, enjoy performances and take part in workshops at this fantastic literary event. There will be an opportunity to buy copies of the authors’ books at our festival bookshop and each event will be followed by a signing session in the Great Hall. Schools are welcome to tour the Castle’s collections (at no additional cost) and to explore, play games and picnic in the grounds between events. Pre booking is essential. 

Jazz live June Kent

Sunday 29 May

Music at the Orangery - first of a series of outdoor music events

 In 2021 we had a run of wonderful music acts take up residence for the afternoon in The Grade II* listed Orangery. They proved to be so popular we have decided to welcome them back again for 2022. There will be several events spread throughout the season covering all types of musical genres so there will be something for everyone. Line up of acts to be announced soon.

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Don’t miss out on our podcast series

Literary Festival Podcasts 2021

Chiddingstone Castle hosted the Literary Festival Fringe during July, August and September 2021. If you enjoy the recordings sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our 2022 event to come and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere in person.

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Opening Hours


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm



The Castle and Tea Room are now closed for the winter season 



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm