What’s on in December

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What's on in December


The trees have arrived, the decorations are up, the snow has been laid and the Castle lights up – it’s Christmas time! 

See what’s on in December at Hever Castle:

What's on in December

Advent Calendar

Hever Castle is once again running an advent calendar on Facebook. This year, we’re giving away 12 prizes in our 12 days of Christmas competition, make sure you’ve liked our Facebook page to get the first look! Please read the terms and conditions before entering the competition. 

Teaser: prizes include, annual membership, a stay in the luxury B&B and a round of golf to name but a few!

Go to Advent Calendar 

What's on in December

Christmas at the Castle  

26 November – 11 December (Wed-Sun)
12 – 24 December (Daily) 

This year our Christmas is all about the traditional Christmas carol. You’ve sung them in church, at school, or with friends and family and you know all of their words by heart, but do you know the stories behind some of the best-known Christmas carols? Walk through the rooms of the Castle adorned with beautiful decorations and learn about the history of these seasonal songs. Follow the Christmas trail and discover the Twelve Days of Christmas as you wander through the illuminated gardens as dusk falls. 


  • Castle (daily) 
  • ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ trail (daily)
  • Father Christmas: Drop-in (16, 17, 21, 22 and 23 Dec)
  • Craft Workshop: Make an Angel (weekends & daily from 13 Dec)
  • Vintage Fairground (weekends & daily from 13 Dec)
  • Hug a Husky (weekends & daily from 22 Dec)
  • Meet Characters on the Trail (weekends & daily from 13 Dec)


  • Adult/Senior: £16.90 
  • Child 5- 15 yrs: £9.75 
  • Child Under 5: Free
  • Annual Members: Free admission
  • Father Christmas’ Grotto: + £11.50 per child
  • Father Christmas Drop-in: + £8 per child 
  • Craft Workshop: Small donation to charity
  • Hug a Husky: Small donation to charity
  • Vintage Fairground: £1 per go


what's on in December

Winter Walks – December 27 – January 1

Wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs, walk off the Christmas pudding and take a stroll in the gardens where the warm bark of the redwood trees glows against the winter sky.

On the way up to the Castle the yew topiary stands majestically and the Winter Garden displays attractive and interesting colours and structures. For the more energetic take a bracing walk around the Lake.

After your Winter Walk, warm up in the Moat Restaurant where hot seasonal meals will be served, in the Castle with its welcoming log fires, or head to the Hever Shop for some seasonal sale items.

As our little gift to you, when you visit for Winter Walks, you can purchase a Castle & Gardens ticket for the price of a Gardens only ticket.

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Drop-in Father Christmas 

Children who have not pre-booked to visit Father Christmas in his Grotto may get the chance to meet him in the Toy Workshop. Kids will have the opportunity to visit him on a first come first served basis and will receive a Christmas gift suitable for under 5s or over 5s. Tickets cost £8.00 and can only be purchased on the day at the Information Centre or Courtyard Shop. Due to the size of the workshop, a maximum of two adults will be admitted per group.

The History of Christmas Carols

Drop-in Father Christmas – 16, 17, 21, 22 and 23 December

Twilight Christmas

Drop-in Father Christmas – 9, 15, 21 and 22 December – evenings

Please note: Twilight Christmas has sold out and there will be no tickets available on the gate. Only visitors with pre-booked tickets to Twilight Christmas will have the chance to go to Drop-in Father Christmas. 

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Christmas Shopping

There’s still time to get those special Christmas gifts. From stocking fillers including candy canes, chocolate treats and books to beautiful gifts for her such as cushions, candles and slippers. And the male essentials such as grooming products, aftershave and a fancy tipple. You can find it all in the Hever Shop, which also has a section dedicated to kid’s gifts. 

If you’re stuck on finding the perfect gift, why not consider buying an Annual Membership to Hever Castle – the gift that gives all year round, guaranteed to create special memories. 

Other extravagant treats such as a stay in the luxury Bed and Breakfast, and Golf packages are also available. 

View just some of the range on pinterest.

Hever Shop 

what's on in december

Annual Membership

Give the ultimate gift to someone who loves Hever with an Annual Membership. For the person who has it all, buy a Hever Castle Annual Membership and create new memories to treasure forever.

Experience Hever Castle & Gardens throughout the seasons and enjoy the many events taking place during the year.

Visit just three times to start saving and enjoy discounts across accommodation, golf, eating, and shopping within the Hever Castle Estate.

With different categories of annual passes available, families and individuals of all ages will be sure to find something to suit.


  • EATING – 10% discount in the Moat Restaurant, Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant and Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant.
  • SHOPPING – 10% discount in the Hever Shop, Courtyard Shop and Clubhouse Professional Shop.
  • WHAT’S ON – Priority booking for selected events including Christmas.
  • THEATRE – 5% discount on tickets for all plays and family shows at the Festival Theatre.
  • STAY – Luxury Bed and Breakfast upgrade to a feature room (subject to availability).
  • GOLF – 10% discount on your first Golf Lesson with Castle Golf School.

Please note that the above offers may be subject to further terms and conditions. View the full list of Hever Castle annual member benefits as well as any terms and conditions of the above offers. Annual Membership can be purchased at the Information Centre in the grounds (to upgrade a day ticket, please visit by 4pm on the day of visit) or you can apply online to receive a discounted price.


What's on in December

Bed and Breakfast gift vouchers 

Not sure what to get for the person who has everything? The Astor Wing has made it easy for you this Christmas by offering Luxury B&B gift vouchers, perfect for a loved one that deserves a treat!

A voucher can be purchased for any room type for either a Sunday to Thursday stay or a Friday and Saturday stay. Vouchers can be purchased for the full amount to cover a specific room type on a specific day of the week or alternatively for any amount that the person receiving the voucher can then add to. Vouchers are then valid for one year from the date printed on the voucher.  

The value of the voucher is up to you, as are any additional extras! Vouchers can incorporate a round of golf, a picnic, a bottle of wine or maybe some flowers depending on how generous you’re feeling. 

Your gift voucher can either be sent directly to the recipient or if you prefer; to yourself first. They will need to quote their voucher reference number, at the time of making a booking. Please note rooms are subject to availability and we will endeavour to book your guest in on their chosen date.


You’ve still got time to make the most of our Black Friday offer too, up to 25% off select rooms for stays on Thursday 7th December and Sunday 10th December. SEE BLACK FRIDAY OFFER IN FULL

What's on in december

Festive Lunches

Join us for a superb Christmas lunch with friends, family or colleagues, served in our atmospheric Astor Lounge Bar & Restaurant at the Golf Club. Enjoy your personal selection from our Festive Menu in front of our roaring log burner to really get you into the Christmas spirit.

2 courses: £19.50
3 courses: £23.50

2 courses: £11.50
3 courses: £13.00

Boxing Day Carvery – Carry on the festive celebrations and let us look after you! Two course Boxing Day Carvery available 12 noon – 3pm. Enjoy Roast Beef and Turkey with all the trimmings and a selection of delicious desserts with Coffee and Mince Pies.
Adults £21.50, Children £10.50.

To reserve your table at the Clubhouse in the Astor Bar & Restaurant call: 01732 701010. We require a deposit of £5 per person for all bookings and menu choices in advance for bookings with 10 or more guests.

Take a look at the festive menu and all booking options. 



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