Events 2018

No additional charge for events after admission except where stated

= Young Yeti Events      





Age group

16th, 23rd March
20th, 27th April
4th (canine partners), 11th, 18th, 25th May
8th,15th, 22nd, 29th June
6th July

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 17th– Sun 18th March

Campfire Marshmallows

Come and gather around our campfire this spring, to toast and devour the ultimate marshmallow!

1 4pm

All ages

Weds 28 th March – Mon 2nd April

Bunny Hunt

A family favourite at Riverhill, come and hunt for the hidden bunnies amongst our blooming rhododendrons and earn yourself a chocolate egg reward.

10.30am 4pm

Weds 4th– Sun 8th April

Wizard's Wand Workshop

Get creative and design your very own enchanting wizard wand. The more creative and colourful the wand, the more magical it shall be!

11am – 4pm

Weds 11th– Sun 15th Apri

Button Bracelets

Come and have great fun making beautiful bracelets of your choice, using buttons of all colours and sizes.

11am – 4pm

Weds 18th– Sun 29th April
(except Mon 23rd April)

The Bluebell Festival

Bluebell Walks, Music in the woods, Art Exhibition and
Bluebell-inspired Crafts.

10.30am 4pm

All ages

Tues 24th April & Weds 16th May

National Garden Scheme Days

Our 91st Year of opening in aid of the NGS.

10.30am – 5pm

All ages

Sat 5th – Mon 7th May


Riverhill Family Quiz

More excitement as families hunt for the answers to the 2018 Quiz.

10.30am – 4pm

All ages

Tues 8th – Sun 20th 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 20th May) you will be free to collect your flower.

  All ages

Sat 26th – Sun 28th May

Summer Lantern Workshop

Come and get creative as you make your own lantern, a fun packed experience to remember!

11am – 4pm

Wed 30th May – Sun 3rd June

Stick Mania

Mre family fun! Get creative and enjoy the chance to make absolutely anything from sticks. What will you make this year?

11am – 4pm

Sun 17th June

Father’s Day Boat Making Challenge
Plus Free Tea for Dads!

Put Dad's boat making skills to the test and build the ultimate vessel from scratch, then take to the waters and see if your master piece passes the sail test.

11am – 4pm

Sun 1st July

‘Stories in the Dark’

A Tonbridge School production of an Australian play based on two children caught in a war torn town.

£8 adult
£4 child/season ticket holder
buy tickets 

2.30pm Gates open
3.30pm Performance

All ages

Ticketed event

Sat 14th July

‘Blithe Spirit’

A Changeling Theatre Production in the Walled Garden

£20 adult
£15 child/season ticket holder

Gates open

All ages

Ticketed event

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd,
Weds 25th – Sun 29th July

Riverhill Tree Hunt

Join us on an exciting hunt through the gardens and its trails to find the oldest, biggest and most colourful trees. A fun, interesting and adventure packed day, don't forget to claim your treat once you've finished your hunt.

11am – 4pm

Sun 29th July

‘Romeo & Juliet’

A Handlebards Shakespeare Production in The Walled Garden.
£15 adult
£10 child/season ticket holder

5.30pm Gates open
6.30pm Performance

All ages

Ticketed event

Weds 1st
Sun 5th August

Face Painting & Nail Art

Our artistic team are back again to create life-like characters and animals on your fingers and faces. Who will you choose to be?

11am – 4pm

Wed 8th
Sun 12th Aug

Clay Creatures Workshop

Come and help us mould and sculpt clay creatures of your choice, the more imaginative the better! ...and don't forget, take your master piece home to show your family and friends.

11am - 4pm

Weds 15th – Sun 19th August

Make your own Lavender Bag

Design and sew your very own handmade bag, and fill it with wonderful smelling lavender flowers, a great gift for give someone you love!

11am – 4pm

Wed 22nd -
Mon 27th Aug

Messy Art: Fruit & Veg printing

Calling all budding artists to create their very own masterpieces, inspired by nature. We're shaping things up this year and using fruit and vegetable accessories, we can't wait to see your impressive prints of art!

11am – 4pm

Weds 29th Aug – Sun 2nd Sept

Dream Catchers

Originally from Native American cultures, dream catchers were handmade and believed to give their owners good dreams. Join us at Riverhill and enjoy the chance to make your very own dream catcher, using all sorts of charming, fun and wonderful trinkets.

11am 4pm

Sun 9th Sept

Dog Show & BBQ

Riverhill's classic Family Dog Show, we've fun classes for dogs of all abilities. Kay's Kitchen will be joining us in her vintage Citroen Van and will be serving delicious burgers, sausage dogs and halloumi burgers, we'll also be running a 'pop up' coffee shop and Bar.

Entries from 12pm - Judging from 1:30pm - £1 per class
Entries strictly limited to 20 per class. 
Rosette for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.
Judge: Andy Green MRCVSPennard Veterinary Practice

Ringside Hog Roast, Bar & Refeshments 12:00

1. Dog with the Waggiest Tail
Sponsored by Pennards Vets, Sevenoaks

2. Dog with the Fluffiest Coat
Sponsored by Shake Waggle n Roll Pet Grooming

3. My Dog's Got Talent
Sponsored by The Chocolate Shop, Sevenoaks

4. The Sausage Obedience Challenge
Sponsored by Romshed Organic Farm

5. Best Fancy Dress
Sponsored by Toy Time

6. Musical Sit

7. Fastest Dog Hurdler over bales – Child Handler (12 & under)
Sponsored by The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

8. Fastest Dog Hurdler over bales – Adult Handler (over 12)
Sponsored by The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

9. Championship, open to 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize winners only - 
Dog the judge would most like to take home.
Sponsored by Barbara Yeo 'Just Dog Photography'



All ages


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