What's On

A curated programme of talks, workshops and fairs are to take place throughout the historic house and grounds.

Object Handling

Join us to celebrate the Festival of Archaeology 2019 by handling some Ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Statue of Zhenwu

Read more about a fascinating loan coming this summer to the Castle from the Horniman Museum and Gardens

Forest School Holiday Club

If you are looking for fun, outdoor activities for your children in the summer holidays take a look at ForestJack’s Forest School Holiday Club!

Literary Festival 2018

“Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival is a gem among literary festivals. The beautiful setting, the sense of history and the warmth of the organisers give it a truly intimate feel. It’s a gift for both the author and the book loving audience.” - Anna Pasternak   We...

Summer Vintage Fair

Sunday 30th June 2019 11.00am - 4.30pm

We do hope that you will join us for the 5th Summer Vintage Fair.  There will be shopping and entertainment with vintage style and it is always a hugely enjoyable family day out.

All enquiries to Julia at cherishvintagefairs@gmail.com

Country and Food Fair

Sunday 8th September 2019 11.00am - 5.00pm

A fabulous family day with country sports, food, drink, shopping and so much to see and do.  Fun dog show, terrier racing and displays are part of this well-established event at Chiddingstone.

Christmas Fair

Saturday 23rd November 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm

We are going back to a one day event this year!  There will be over 70 hand-curated, unique and local stalls selling a wide variety of gifts, decorations, food and drink divided between the Castle and the large, heated marquee

Opening Hours


The 2019 Open Season runs from

Sunday 31st March to

Wednesday 30th October

We are open Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed and Bank Holidays, excluding Good Friday

11am - 5pm, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm


Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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