What’s On – 2024 Events at Hever Castle

January 17 2024 | What's on

2024 Events at Hever Castle

We’re getting ready for another jam-packed year of events for all the family here at Hever Castle. From Easter Family Fun to Hever in Bloom, Halloween Half Term Fun to Christmas at the Castle – there’s something for everyone.

We are still continuing with your favourites, but make sure you look out for some new events this year!

We can’t wait to welcome you all back in 2024.

Winter 2024 events
Spring 2024 events
Summer 2024 events
Autumn 2024 events
Winter 2024/2025 events

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*excludes B&B events, additional activities and Twilight Christmas events.

Snowdrop Walk Hever Castle

Winter 2024 Events

Snowdrop Walk
From February 7
Follow a trail of thousands of snowdrops starting to emerge from their winter hibernation on our Snowdrop Walk – the first sign that spring is just around the corner. Then stroll through the gardens and enjoy the early blossoms of camellia and quince.

Eco Weekhalf term event!
February 10 – 18

This February half term we want to educate and inspire future generations to be more sustainable. We want to encourage our community to take part in this Eco Week event and to demonstrate their support for our planet.

Daffodils at Hever Castle

Spring 2024 Events

Mother’s Day Weekend
March 9 & 10
Spoil mum on Mother’s Day weekend with a memorable family day out. Treat her to a delicious meal or simply enjoy quality time together in the Castle and Gardens.

Dazzling Daffodils
March 18 – 24
With 80,000 daffodil bulbs set to bloom across Hever Castle’s gardens this spring, feel uplifted by the cheerfulness of this exquisite bloom which symbolises new beginnings.

Easter Family Fun – half term event!
March 29 – April 14
Enjoy family entertainment throughout the Easter holidays. Make some special memories with an egg-cellent Dinosaur themed trail, craft activity and sand dig.

Celebration of Spring
April 15 – 28
From blossoms to bluebells, Hever Castle & Gardens have got spring covered this year with a colourful celebration that promises to delight this April.

May Day Weekend
May 4 – 6
Celebrate May Day at Hever Castle & Gardens with a weekend of fun family activities and traditional May Day customs.

Spring Craft Fair
May 16 – 29
Discover around 140 exhibitors from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists at this spring craft fair based in the Kentish countryside.

Art Weekhalf term event!
May 25 – June 2
Enjoy May half term at Hever Castle with an event dedicated to getting arty!

Summer 2024 Events

Father’s Day Weekend & Car Event
June 15 & 16
Say thank you to dad this Father’s Day and spoil him with a memorable day out.

Hever’s Home Front
June 22 & 23
Step back in time to wartime Britain at Hever’s Home Front at this 1940s event.

Hever in Bloom
June 24 – July 7
Throughout Hever in Bloom experience the quintessential English Rose Garden at the height of its summer beauty. Many of the Castle rooms will be filled with English floral arrangements created by our florist.

Summer Jousting Tournaments – summer holiday event!
July: 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28

August: 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 23 – 26, 31
September: 1
BSL Jousting: TBC
The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

Supercar Weekend
August 3 & 4
Head to Hever Castle for Supercar Weekend, a car event organised by Challenge the Road.

Hever in History
August 24 – 26
Immerse yourself in different periods of history with encampments and re-enactments.

Autumn 2024 Events

Autumn Craft Fair
September 12 – 15
Discover around 180 exhibitors from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists at this autumn craft fair based in the heart of the Kentish countryside.

Autumn Colour
From September 30
Dazzling colours throughout Hever Castle Gardens and Grounds make it a must-visit venue this autumn. As the gardens turn vibrant shades of red, pink and gold and the leaves tumble from the trees, it’s the perfect time to head to the romantic castle in Kent for a walk with the family.

Halloween Half Term Fun – half term event!
October 26 – November 3
Treat your little ones to a spine-tingling programme of entertainment over the Halloween Half Term break.

Winter 2024/2025 Events

Christmas Fair
November 7
Open for just one day, at the Christmas Fair you will find gifts, gadgets, textiles and decorations.

Christmas at Hever Castle
Date TBC
Beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees celebrating Christmas. Bring the children to meet Father Christmas, enjoy relaxed Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, and sample delicious festive food in the restaurants. As dusk falls, the gardens are magically illuminated with up-lighting and colour washes.

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