HEVER CASTLE, HEVER, KENT, TN8 7NG
Hever Castle; the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Fortified with crenellations, a moat, portcullis. The 400 year old defensive structure and a British icon, creates the perfect backdrop for Commando.
Car park opens at 0730. On approaching the Castle, drive through the large brown wooden gates between the MAIN GATES of Hever Castle and Hever Church. Follow the ‘Commando’ car-park signs. Disabled parking available on-site.
Strongly recommended for the rough terrain ahead:
– Long sleeved top
– Leggings, cargo pants or combat trousers
– Trail shoes or military style boots
– Towel and change of warm clothes
– Wet kit bag
You will be issued with kit:
– Camo paint (Apply before the warm up)
– Commando T-shirt (To be worn over your long sleeve top)
REGISTRATION CHECK-IN TIME: 0800 - 1230
Make sure you check in ONE hour before your start time
There are 10 waves, released every 30 minutes. First wave starts at 0900, last wave starts at 1330.
Most Family groups will go off between waves 4 and 8.
If you or a member of your group has been assigned a different start time, please EMAIL US with your/their name, current start time, and preferred start time.
0800 CHECK IN OPENS
0820 KIT ISSUE OPENS
0840 FIRST WARM UP
0900 FIRST WAVE START
0930 FIRST WAVE FINISHER
0930 WARM SHOWERS OPEN
1030 MUSIC STARTS
1100 REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
1330 LAST WAVE START
1530 LAST WAVE FINISHER
Spectators are welcome. There is a heavily discounted entry fee of £10 for adults and £5 for children between 6-15yrs (5 yrs and under go free) which not only gives gives you access to the event but also to the beautiful Hever Castle gardens and entrance to the Castle itself, Please bring cash on the day.
PLEASE NOTE: No muddy boots or clothing will be permitted inside the Castle itself (boots can be left outside).
There will be retail outlets, food concessions, a large heated tent, live music, climbing wall, bar, bag drop, information point & survival displays throughout the event. A short Remembrance service will take place at 11am on Saturday and Sunday.
THERE WILL BE NO CARD PAYMENT FACILITIES OR CASH POINT SO PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING CASH WITH YOU.
GET MORE OUT OF YOUR COMMANDO EXPERIENCE
Take on the two lap toughie; 12km, 36 obstacles. BOOK HERE
Do it like a Commando; carry 21lbs of marine webbing and a wooden rifle. BOOK HERE
Bivouac experience; spend the night in the wild of Hever Castle estate. BOOK HERE
Survival experience; Commando instruction on the basics of outdoor survival. BOOK HERE
Right recruit, you’ve got your orders. Now prepare your kit and get yourself mentally ready for the toughest day of your life!