4th May to the 6th May at Hever Castle and Gardens
Celebrate May Day at Hever Castle & Gardens over the early May Bank Holiday. The May Day Festival runs from 4 to 6 May with a host of customs and activities for you and your family to enjoy.
Join Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and dance around the Maypole with brightly coloured ribbons intertwined. This age old custom is followed by demonstrations of May Day Dancing accompanied by 16th century music and a playlet about Robin Hood to herald the arrival of summer.
Meet the mythical Jack-in-the-Green and follow the Green Man from folklore in a traditional May Day procession through the gardens as he wakes up the plants for summer with the help of children and their magical May bells. There’s a Green Man trail through the grounds and a duckling trail in the Castle, plus children can have their face painted* (*additional charge).