Hop along to Easter Excitements in Sevenoaks

It’s all “hopping” and happening in Sevenoaks this Easter holiday season! Take the family out for an egg-citing trail or hunt to catch those elusive bunnies or carrots. Or for a change, hunt for mythical sea beasts in the gardens at Penshurst. Every location has a tempting cafe, so if you just want to watch the rest of the family at work, you’ve the perfect excuse to relax and enjoy your latte and home-made bake.

The list of choices is long, so why not enjoy more than one Easter outing?

Great Comp Garden, Platt, near Sevenoaks

Easter Egg Hunt: Friday 19 - Monday 22 April

Hunt for bunnies in this delightful 7 acre garden.

Hever Castle, Hever

Easter Family fun: 6 - 22 April

Find the golden carrot for a chance to win a golden hamper! Search for the hidden bunnies and enjoy the daily Easter Bonnet making craft activity.

Lullingstone World Garden, Eynsford

Easter family trail and quiz: Easter weekend, 20 - 22 April

Scour the World Garden for clues!

Penshurst Place, Penshurst

What Lurks beneath the Inky Sea: 6 - 22 April

Find mythical sea beasts in the gardens; make a sea beast in the craft workshops in the Old Coach House and enjoy story telling on 21 April.

Riverhill Himalayan Garden, Sevenoaks

Easter Bunny Hunt: 17 - 22 April

Hunt the bunnies in this glorious rhododendron garden!

Please check individual websites for opening hours and prices.

Hever Castle helps the homeless this Christmas

Hever Castle is helping local homeless this Christmas when young visitors enjoy festive crafts. Create a mini angel in return for a donation to a local homeless charity.  Porchlight  works across Kent and the South East helping vulnerable and isolated people get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment.

The Hever theme this year is the history of Christmas carols. Visit Wednesday - Sunday from 25 November - 10 December and daily from 11 - 24 December for Christmas at the Castle.

Autumn Extravaganza at Great Comp Garden

It's almost here, the great Autumn Extravaganza at Great Comp Garden at Platt, near Sevenoaks, Kent

Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 October, 11am - 5 pm, are the dates for this Autumn highlight.  Crafts, plants, artisan food - it's all there for you.  So whether you're seeking early Christmas shopping, Autumn green-fingered inspiration or just the joy of seeing the glories of Autumn at Great Comp, this is the weekend for you.

Normal admission fees apply with 20% day entry discount for RHS members.


Celebrating Ightham at Ightham Mote on July 15

All lovers of Kent artisans, should head for the Celebrating Ightham Fair at Ightham Mote on Saturday 15 July, 10 am - 5 pm, with FREE entry.

Join us for a host of artisan craft stalls, Kent produce, food and zany entertainment.  Be it jewellery, pottery, that ever intriguing bric a brac hunt, Kent cobnut oil, well-being products, individual home accessories or just simply the fun of browsing for the unexpected, you'll find it at Ightham Mote on 15 July.

Add in zany entertainment, music, food, mouthwatering WI home-baked cakes and the glories of Ightham Mote, then this makes Celebrating Ightham an event not to be missed.

Saturday 15 July, 10 am - 5 pm, Free entry to the Mote and to the Fair.

Spring Fling Garden Fair at Great Comp

You know Spring has arrived when the Spring Fling Garden Fair at Great Comp Garden, in Platt, near Sevenoaks, is imminent!  Sunday 9th April, 11 am - 5 pm, is the date for this annual feast of plant and craft stalls.  What's more, you can glory in Great Comp garden's spring blooms and feel refreshed by the home-baked goodies in the Tea Room.

Autumn Extravaganza!

Celebrate Autumn's arrival with Great Comp Garden's Autumn Extravaganza! Saturday and Sunday, 8th and 9th October, will see an explosion of flora, fun and fascinating crafts down in Platt, near Sevenoaks.  Don't be left out!  Go and join the fun and be inspired for your Autumn gardening.