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Leeds Castle News30 April 2021

Escape to Leeds Castle this Spring Bank Holiday

Escape to Leeds Castle this spring bank holiday! Make the most of the long weekend and explore the colourful grounds, taking in some fresh air and enjoying long walks surrounded by the wildlife, stunning flowers and tranquillity of our beautiful 500-acre estate.

Take a stroll through The Princess Alexandra Gardens alongside the River Len for a fabulously fragrant walk through vibrant colour as you approach the Castle. The south facing Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden Terraces enjoy superb views across the water and spring is a wonderful time to visit the Culpeper Garden featuring a variety of tulips, fritillaria auroras and exotic blooms.

Make your day extra memorable with a visit to the Bird of Prey Centre further on from the Culpeper Garden, where our resident birds and will be outside waiting to greet you all weekend. There is currently a one way system in place in the Maze, so there’s no chance of getting lost on your visit this time. We challenge you to try and remember the route to the middle as this is only a temporary measure!

Get ready to tee off and enjoy some light hearted bank holiday competition on our Adventure Golf course. This 12-hole course includes a miniature Leeds Castle, ferry boat and holes themed to the Castle’s other fantastic attractions. Adventure Golf is fully accessible and great value at just £2 for adults and £1.50 for children.

Let the children run and play in the huge wooden replica of Leeds Castle at the thrilling Knights’ Stronghold Playground. Designed for children aged 6 to 14, giant cargo nets, castle turrets, climbing walls and zip wires will be sure to keep them entertained for hours. Parents can enjoy a takeaway coffee from one of our catering outlets as you watch your children play in this safe and fun environment.

Younger visitors age 6 and under, will be exhausted after climbing smaller turrets, swinging across zip lines and playing in the sand pits in the adjacent Squires’ Courtyard Playground. A great selection of grab and go items will be readily available from The Maze Cafe for hungry knights and princesses, including ice-creams, freshly baked sausage rolls and sandwiches.

For bigger appetites, the Stable Yard Kiosks will be serving freshly made fish and chips, burgers, hot dogs and homemade soup to takeaway. If you fancy a sweet treat, we recommend the delicious hot doughnuts at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

Getting around the estate couldn’t be easier or more enjoyable than by taking to the water with a relaxing cruise across the Great Water on the Black Swan Ferry. Embark at the Whistle Stop Cafe for a short cruise to the Maze and Playgrounds (small additional charge applies, under 4s free).

Don’t forget to call in to one of the Leeds Castle shops for a special toy, gift or souvenir to take home. The shop at the main entrance stocks several ranges for children including dress-up and pocket money treats! Adults might like to sample some locally made wines or meads to take home and enjoy over the rest of the bank holiday weekend.

Leeds Castle promises to keep you safe when visiting. To help us do that, all visits must be pre-booked online even if you already have a valid admission ticket. Please BOOK ONLINE to reserve your date and time.