Stay at Hever Castle and visit Father Christmas 2023

September 15 2023 | Accommodation 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.

Medley Court, our self-catering holiday cottage sleeping up to eight guests in four bedrooms is also available on select dates over our Christmas festivities, bookable for a minimum of a two night stay.

Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a visit to Father Christmas at Hever Castle. Arrive at the private gated entrance of the Astor Wing and check into your bedroom. Visit Father Christmas* (on selected dates) with your children at 4:15 pm (tickets cost £15 per child and children will receive a gift) and then relax and enjoy the comfort of the facilities on offer in our award winning accommodation.

In the evening (on selected dates), bring torches and pop on your wellies to see Hever Castle’s much-loved gardens lit up with glorious colour washes, spectacular illuminations and music. 

This year you can also explore the charming ‘Lost in the Festive Forest’ Christmas Trail with Red the squirrel and discover the story of Ted the lost bear who Red helps to find his way home.

The next morning feast on a sumptuous breakfast before returning to the grounds for more exploring!

Christmas family getaway

As a Bed & Breakfast or Medley Court Guest you will receive complimentary access to the Castle and grounds during opening hours on the day of arrival, the day of departure and all days in between. Outside of opening hours, guests can enjoy access to some parts of the gardens.

On Mondays and Tuesdays throughout November plus the first Monday and Tuesday of December, the Estate is closed whilst the Bed & Breakfast remains open. When the Bed & Breakfast is available on days the Castle & Gardens are closed to the public, a Private Guided Tour of the Castle will be offered on the morning of the day of departure. Please check our Christmas opening times here

After making your room reservation you will be sent an email containing details for how to pre-book to visit Father Christmas should you wish to do so at an additional charge of £15 per child. Father Christmas Christmas tickets are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Hever Castle Christmas – more info

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*Subject to availability at the time of booking