Events 2017

No additional charge for events after admission except where stated

= Young Yeti Events      





Age group

March 24th, 31st
April 21st, 28th (Canine Partner Walk)
May 5th, 12th, 19th 26th
June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
July 7th

Welly Fitness Walks

Explore the fabulous hills around Riverhill at a breathtaking pace! Meet in Riverhill Car Park & finish in Café. Dogs Welcome. Adults only. No charge.

9.20 – 10.20am


Sat 25th– Sun 26th March

Mother’s Day Arty Hearts

Use pins and threads to create works of art with your Mum.

11am 4pm

Sat 1st– Sun 2nd April

Dog Walk & Campfire Challenge

Walk your dog and then join us by the campfire to toast the ultimate marshmallow.

1 4pm

All ages

Weds 5th– Sun 9th April

Chick Stick Puppets

A great fun, creative Easter Holiday workshop. Design your own stick puppet.

11am 4pm

Weds 12th– Mon 17th April

Bunny Hunt

Hunt for the hidden bunnies amongst the rhododendrons and earn yourself some chocolate egg rewards.

10.30am 4pm

Weds 19th– Sun 23rd April

Bluebell Festival

Join us for a fabulous celebration of bluebells. Bluebell Walks, Art Exhibition and bluebell-inspired crafts available to purchase.

10.30am 4pm

All ages

Tues 25th April & Weds 17th May

National Garden Scheme Days

Our 90th year of opening!

10.30am – 4pm

All ages

Sat 29th April – Mon 1st May

Marble Mazes

A creative craze at Riverhill - aMAZEing fun!

11am – 4pm

Saturday 6th May

Kent Gardens Trust Lecture Spring Lecture

Talk by Caroline Jessel - 'The purpose of Gardens - Past, Present & Future' in The Garden Room followed by tea & cakes.




Ticketed event

Weds 10th May - Sun 21st May

Hospice in the Weald 'Forget me not Installation"

We are proud once again to be able to host this event in aid of Hospice in the Weald. The Rogers' private 'West End Garden' will be open for this event and the flowers will be displayed under the towering 'Waterloo Cedar'.

Purchase a hand crafted ceramic forget me not from the Hospice in memory of a loved one and it will be displayed in an installation here at Riverhill. After the 'Ceremony of Remembrance' (11am on Sunday 21st May) you will be free to collect your flower.

  All ages
Sat 27th May – Mon 29th May

Family Quiz Challenge & NGS 90th Birthday Celebrations

Excitement as families hunt for the answers to the 2017 quiz.

10.30am – 4pm
All ages

Weds 31st May – Sun 4th June

Stick Mania

Your chance to make ANYTHING from sticks.

11am – 4pm

Sun 4th June, Sat 10th& Sun 11th June

Afternoon Tea & Jazz

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz whilst being served a delicious tea in the marquee overlooking the Walled Garden.

£28 adult / £18 child
Book here: Sat 4th June | Sat 10th June | Sun 11th June

2.30– 5pm

All ages

Ticketed event

Sun 11th June

Rolls-Royce Sunday

Admire these classic cars as the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club visit the gardens.

12.00 – 4pm

All ages

Sun 18th June

Father’s Day Fun‘Pantastic Steel Band

Calling all Funky Fathers! Soak up the music and have a go at Hula skirts, steel drums & limbo - How low can your Dad go?

11am – 4pm

Sun 25th June

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’
by Richard Bean

A Tonbridge School production of this West End hit.

£8 adult, £4 child / season ticket holder
Book here.

2.30pm Gates open
3.30pm Performance

All ages

Ticketed event

Sat 8th July

FB Pocket Orchestra

Outdoor Picnic Performance.

£12 adult, £10 child / season ticket holder
Book here.

5.30pm Gates open
6.30 – 8.30pm Performance

All ages

Ticketed event

Sat 15th July

by William Shakespeare

Another fantastic Changeling Theatre Production in The Walled Garden.

£20 adult , £14 child / season ticket holder
Book here.

Gates open: 6.15pm
Performance 7.15pm

All ages

Ticketed event

Weds 26th
Sun 30th July

Face Painting & Nail Art

Choose your favourite design for either your face or nails.

10.30am – 4.30pm

Sun 30th July

‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream’
by William Shakespeare

The ‘Beautifully British and bonkers’ cycling Handlebards perform Shakespeare once again in The Walled Garden.

£15 adult , £10 child/season ticket holder.
Book here.

4pm Gates open
5pm Performance

All ages

Ticketed event

Weds 2nd – Sun 6th August

Wild Crowns

Calling wild princes, fairies or kings. Create your ultimate wild crown.

11am – 4pm

Wed 9th
Sun 13th Aug

Clay Creatures

Sculpt the wild creatures of Riverhill in clay - birds, insects, foxes, rabbits or Yetis!

11am - 4pm

Weds 16th – Sun 20th August

Summer Scavenger Hunt

More imaginative scavenging around the gardens.

10.30am 4pm

All ages

Wed 23rd -
Mon 28th Aug

Messy/Fine Art

Children’s Painting workshop and Exhibition by Sevenoaks Art Club.

11am 4pm

Weds 30th Aug – Sun 3rd Sept

Pebble Patterns

Addictive yet calming Zentangle designs - a perfect end of summer activity.

11am 4pm

Sun 10th Sept

Dog Show & BBQ

The classic family show with fun classes for dogs of all abilities. Ringside Hog Roast, Bar & Refeshments.

12.00pm BBQ
1.30pm Show

All ages

All of our events are listed on the following online listing sites. Don't forget that if you want to plan an outing for a day when Riverhill is closed, you can check these sites to see what else would interest and entertain your family.

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