[GIFTED] Hever Castle has been one of our favourite places to go over the Christmas period, but for some reason until the other week we had never visited during the summer so I was very excited to see what it would hold at this time of year.
We arrived in the blistering heat with some friends and I was amazed at how stunning the gardens were in full bloom and as always the boys loved running off through each and every pathway that connects them.
We had a pretty swift walk as the children were eager to get to the new adventure playground that was a new addition to us.
As we arrived the mixture of wood and sand immediately appealed to me and the children took off within seconds to explore.
There was a huge sandpit with areas to climb and hide and in and as we walked through we discovered rope bridges, slides and a huge castle at the top which the boys absolutely loved.
Mine tend to get itchy feet pretty much anywhere we go and I was asked we spent a whole three hours there without a moan or groan…well aside from a couple of sand throwing incidents!
There is a coffee hut inside the play area which allowed me to have a natter over a drink whilst the children played.
We filled up on ice cream at the main cafe before heading into the maze which is always a big hit.
Next up was the water maze which again isn’t something we have had the pleasure of enjoying before.
It was so much prettier than I was expecting and was formed of a huge rock formation covered in foliage with pathways running around the outside with water squirting out at different times to surprise the children.
I wasn’t prepared so my lot went in fully clothed but I think that was half the fun!
Our last port of call of the day was to take a look out over the lake and to make some wishes in the fountain.
I love the serenity of this area and a row in one of the boats in on our list for our next visit.
Hever really does cater for all ages and because of this it is one of my favourite places for a day out with the whole family. There is action and adventure for the kids whist the chance for the adults to take in the beauty and the amazing history the whole place is steeped in.
There is always something new to see and experience and a whole activities that run throughout the year such as the Knights And Princesses School that is running right now.
A trip here would make the perfect treat to end the summer with.