Stay at Hever Castle and visit Father Christmas

Accommodation, Attractions, What's on

Enjoy a Christmas family getaway to Hever Castle, including a visit to Father Christmas’ grotto and a night in a family room in the luxury five-star Bed and Breakfast. Why not extend your trip and stay for a minimum of two nights in our cosy holiday cottage Medley Court (available on select dates only).

Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a visit to Father Christmas at Hever Castle. Travel through the land of Christmas, meet cheerful elves and wander along the paths until you get to Father’s Christmas’ toy workshop to meet the big man himself! This experience is in a tent, a covered but open staged setting. Tickets cost £12 per child and children will receive an age appropriate gift.

Arrive at the private gated entrance of the Astor Wing and check into your bedroom. Visit Father Christmas with your children at 4:15 pm and then relax and enjoy the comfort of the facilities on offer in our award winning accommodation.

Christmas family getaway

As a B&B or Medley Court Guest, you will receive an exclusive guest viewing of the Castle on the day of your departure between 11.00am-11.30am before the Castle opens to the General Public. If you would like to view the Castle at another time during your stay a timed slot will need to be reserved with the Reception team upon check in. Times are allocated on a first come first served basis.

As a B&B or Medley Court Guest you are of course invited to explore the Gardens during day visitor hours from 11.30am – 8.30pm each day, however, you will also have access to the majority of the Gardens before this time.

In the evening, dine at the family-friendly Henry VIII Pub, just a short walk away from the Bed and Breakfast.

The next morning feast on a sumptuous breakfast in the Tudor Suite Dining Room before returning to the grounds for more exploring! Find out more about our 2020 Christmas event here.


Available on the following 2020 dates:

Bed & Breakfast availability 

Family rooms with Father Christmas Grotto Experience available on:

22 & 29 November 2020
6, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 December 2020

Medley Court availability

29 November – 4 December 2020

Father Christmas Grotto Experience still available on:

29 November 2020
5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 17, 18 December 2020


Prices start from £180 per room or £650 per night in Medley Court, plus £12 for Father Christmas tickets per child.

To book

To book your Christmas family getaway or for further information, please contact reception on 01732 861800 option 2 or email This package is not available to book online.

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