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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Friday, 23 April 2021

Hever Castle


At the end of the Easter holidays I went with my daughter and the grandchildren to Hever Castle in Kent. Dating back to the 13th century the castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth 1. Although the castle is currently closed due to Covid restrictions the gardens and grounds are still open.

The children loved seeing a real castle.

As well as extensive grounds and gardens there are three different playgrounds for the children. The one above was a water maze where the children had to find their way to the centre. When you step on the paving slabs, fountains of water spring up. The children were soaked but they had a fabulous time.

For once it felt a little bit of normality had returned.


  1. A nice day out. Hope they had changes of clothes lol

  2. Cool castle! I'm happy that you and your family were able to get out for a day.

  3. Good to see the castle still has its moat. Can never be too careful with invaders.

  4. A bit of normality with family is heavenly nowadays. However, seeing a real castle seeped in history … wow, that has to feel better than normal. :)

  5. Once we were out of Covid lockdown, indoor places were still very controlled but visiting outdoor gardens, beaches, sporting sites etc were doable and pleasurable. The gardens and grounds at Hever look very interesting and the children look as if they are having a great time in the playgrounds. I get to take my grandchildren outside every sunday :)

  6. That water maze sounds like great fun. I would give it a go no problem.

    Hope more normality is to return very soon.

  7. It is neat to see things again through the eyes of children. What a nice outing you had then.


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