Easter events with English Heritage in Kent including at Dover Castle and Rochester Castle

by Lauren Abbott

Considering a day out at one of Kent's top English Heritage attractions?

Or are you annual pass holders looking to get the most from your membership cards whilst the kids are off school?

There's plenty of Easter-themed events taking place at Kent's attractions. We round them all up below:

Join the Easter quest at Dover Castle
Join the Easter quest at Dover Castle

Dover Castle Easter Quest

April 6 until April 22, 10am until 5pm

Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest across Dover Castle and it's grounds this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you follow the trail around the castle. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to prove it, and there will be a chocolate treat too!

You can take part at Dover every day of the school holidays. It costs just £1 per child, alongside normal castle admission fees and there is no need to pre-book.

Walmer Castle and gardens
Walmer Castle and gardens

Easter Adventure Quest, Walmer Castle

April 6 until April 22

Explore Walmer's gorgeous grounds in a hunt for dragon eggs. Just like at Dover, a certificate, sticker and chocolate reward awaits successful code breakers!

You can get questing at Walmer every day for £1 each. Learn more about admission to the castle near Deal by clicking here.

Easter trail, Upnor Castle

Saturday, April 6 until Monday, April 22

Join the Easter trail across Upnor Castle to be in with a chance of winning yourself a chocolate prize! The trail costs 80p per person to take part - alongside normal castle admission fees.

Taking place between 10am until 6pm, last admission to Upnor Castle is at 5.15pm. More details here.

Rochester Castle Gardens in the sunshine. Picture courtesy of David Mathias.
Rochester Castle Gardens in the sunshine. Picture courtesy of David Mathias.

Easter trail, Rochester Castle

Friday, April 19 - Monday, April 22

Take part in the castle's Easter heritage trail around the keep for a chance to win a small prize. The cost to take part is 80p per child plus normal admission fees to the castle. The event is taking place over the Easter bank holiday weekend. To learn more click here.

Castle closure...

It is important to know that Rochester Castle is scheduled to be closed until Friday, April 12 to allow for essential maintenance works to take place. From Saturday, 13 April, the castle will only be open on weekends until Friday, May 3 but will be open to visitors on Good Friday and Easter Monday to allow its Easter events to take place.

The grounds will be open as normal whilst the works are taking place inside the keep. To learn more about the closure click here.

Take part in an Easter hunt with the English Heritage
Take part in an Easter hunt with the English Heritage

Other English Heritage attractions in Kent:

Lullingstone Castle, Deal Castle and St Augustine's Abbey are among other English Heritage attractions in Kent which will be open to visitors over the Easter holidays.

To learn more about each one, admission arrangements and opening days and times please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk

More Easter events in Kent...

  • For a round-up of Easter egg hunts at National Trust properties in Kent please click here.
  • For a round-up of all of Kent's Easter events and activities click here.

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