Events 2016

No additional charge for events after admission except where stated

= Young Yeti Events: suitable for children up to the age of 12      





Age group

10th, 17th & 24th June,
1st & 8th 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 11th June

Afternoon Tea & Jazz

Celebrate 'The Year of the English' Garden with a quintessentially British event. Afternoon tea and jazz overlooking The Walled Garden.

£25 adult / £15 child
You can purchase tickets here

2.30– 5pm

All ages

Ticketed event

Sun 12th June

Afternoon Tea & Jazz

We're afraid to say this event is now sold out. See above for additional date.

2.30– 5pm

All ages

Ticketed event

Sat 18th &
Sun 19th June

Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Family challenge as you help your Dad to find objects around the gardens – cameras or phones needed.

11am – 4pm

Sat 18th June

‘Chill at Riverhill’

We're sorry that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.



Sun 26th June

‘The Miser’
by Molliere

A Tonbridge School Open Air Production of Molliere’s classic play.

£8 adult, £4 child / season ticket holder
You can now purchase tickets here

3.30pm Gates open
4.30pm Performance

All ages

Ticketed event

Wed 29th June

National Garden Scheme day

Again in 2016 we open our Gardens to the National Gardens Scheme. This is one of two days when the West End, a private family garden, is open to the public. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the NGS.

10.30am - 5pm All ages

Sun 10th July

Rolls-Royce Sunday

Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Meeting at Riverhill. Your chance to admire these classic cars in the gardens.

11am onwards

All ages

Wed 13th
Sun 24th July
(except 18th & 19th)

Forum National Sculpture Symposium

Follow the Artists’ progress as they create works of art in the gardens.

Celebrate the final pieces on Sunday 24th July, ‘Artists Talk and Tour’ (2 – 3.30pm) followed by tea.

All ages

Sat 16th July

‘She Stoops to Conquer’
by Oliver Goldsmith

Another fantastic Changeling Theatre Production in The Walled Garden.

£20 adult , £14 child / season ticket holder
You can purchase tickets here.

Gates open: 6.30pm
Performance 7.30pm

All ages

Ticketed event

Wed 27th
Sun 31st July

‘Art in the Garden

Watch artists at work in the gardens, admire their work in an exhibition of ‘Riverhill Paintings’ (Garden Room) and ‘have a go’ yourself at landscape painting (adults & children!) with plenty of experts to advise.

11am – 4pm

All ages

Wed 3rd -
Sun 7th Aug

Face Painting & Nail Art

The ever-popular team are back to create woodland and garden animals on your fingers and faces.

11am – 4pm

Wed 10th
Sun 14th Aug

Wild Clay

Create your own sculptures using sticks and clay

11am - 4pm

Wed 17th
Sun 21st Aug

Treasure Chests

Make egg box treasure chests to store those special summer treasures.

11am – 4pm

Wed 24th
Mon 29th Aug (incl BH)

Lavender Bags

Mix wonderful lavender and sew bags to create a special personalised gift for someone you love.

11am - 4pm

Wed 31st Aug –
Sun 4th Sept

Leaf Art

Love patterns; love leaf art! Take inspiration from nature.

11am – 4pm

Sun 11th Sept

Dog Show & BBQ

A great family show with fun classes for dogs of all abilities.

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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