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Leeds Castle Grounds & Gardens
Leeds Castle News05 July 2023

Ways to Stay Cool in the Heatwave at Leeds Castle

When a heatwave hits Leeds Castle, it’s important to take steps to beat the heat and stay cool. Fortunately, there are several ways to do just that while still enjoying all that this beautiful destination has to offer.

One way to stay cool is to seek out shade wherever possible. Leeds Castle has plenty of shaded areas throughout its grounds, including wooded areas, gardens, and covered walkways. Take advantage of these shaded spots to get a break from the sun and cool down.

Another option is to visit the Castle itself. Not only is it a fascinating historic attraction, its thick stone walls and cool interior make it an ideal place to escape the heat. Take your time exploring the Castle’s many rooms and displays, and enjoy respite from the sun. Why not also visit our indoors Queens with Means cinematic attraction, before you grab yourself a free multi-media guide to delve deeper into the Castle’s glamorous history.

If you’re looking for a more relaxing way to stay cool, consider grabbing a deckchair or finding an empty bench, ideal for settling in for a rest in one of Leeds Castle’s many scenic spots. Whether you choose to lounge by the Great Water, relax in the gardens, unwind under a tree by the Pavilion Lawn with a picnic, or find a quiet spot in the shade, a comfortable deckchair or bench can provide a welcome break from the heat of the day.

Don’t forget to stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help regulate your body temperature and keep you feeling cool and refreshed. And be sure to take breaks as needed to avoid overexertion in the heat. There are multiple free water refill stations across the estate, so remember to ask a member of the team to direct you to the closest one.

Finally, there’s always time for a cold and tasty ice cream, especially in a heatwave, so be sure to pay our newly refurbished Ice Cream Parlour in the Stable Courtyard a visit. What flavour and toppings will you and your little ones choose?