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

Closed for Winter - opening on 31st March 2024

We look forward to welcoming you back to explore our historic house, take a look at how the previous owners lived and view the fascinating collections of Japanese, Stuart and Jacobite, Ancient Egyptian, and Buddhist art and artefacts collected by Denys Eyre Bower.  

The Tea Room will also re-open on the same day. To book an Afternoon Tea or admission tickets in advance as gifts please see the link below. If you would like to reserve a space for larger parties (or organise a future group visit for 2024) please email us at hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk or phone us on 01892 870 347.

Shakespeare Live Kent

Join the Team

Volunteer to suit you – woodland, grounds, rose garden, tea room, shop, collections

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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Opening Hours


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)


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm except when closed for private functions

Fishing available



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm