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:


Christmas at Hever Castle 2019 

23 November – 8 December 2018 (Wed-Sun)
9 – 24 December 2018 (Daily) 

This Christmas at Hever Castle we will be taking you on a magical journey down the rabbit hole and into the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland. During the day you will be met with beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees.

Outside in the grounds follow the whimsical Alice in a Christmas Wonderland themed interactive trail and wander through the illuminated gardens as dusk falls. 


  • Castle – daily 
  • ‘Alice in Wonderland’ trail – daily
  • Interactive Characters on the trail (Weekends only 23 Nov – 8 Dec, then daily 11 – 24 Dec (plus all twilight evenings)
  • Father Christmas: Drop-in (7, 8, 14, 15, 20 – 23 December)
  • Vintage Fairground Stalls – daily
  • Meet the Huskies (23, 24, 30 November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 December (plus all twilight evenings)


  • Adult/Senior: £17.75 
  • Child 5- 15 yrs: £9.95 
  • Child Under 5: Free
  • Annual Members: Free admission
  • Father Christmas’ Grotto: + £11.95 per child
  • Father Christmas Drop-in: + £8.50 per child 
  • Meet the Huskies: Suggested £2 donation to the Siberian Husky Welfare Association
  • Vintage Fairground: £1 per go


  Winter Walks at Hever Castle

Winter Walks – December 27 2019 – January 1 2020

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 at Hever Castle

Drop-in Father Christmas 2019

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 £8.50 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.

Daytime Christmas event

Drop-in Father Christmas – 7, 8, 14, 15, 20 – 23 December 2019 

Twilight Christmas – only 12 December still available

Drop-in Father Christmas – 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 & 23 December 2019 

Please note: 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 2019

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. Or a voucher for the shops in £5 and £10 denominations.

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

Please note, the last dates to guarantee Christmas delivery are:

Saturday 14th December for deliveries outside of the UK
Wednesday 18th December for deliveries in the UK

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 Annual Membership at Hever Castle

Annual Membership 2019

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.


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.


  Burns Night Celebration at Hever Castle


Hever Castle Luxury Bed and Breakfast will once again be hosting a Burns Night celebration on Friday 24th January and Saturday 25th January 2020.  

This spectacular event will combine an overnight stay in five star luxury accommodation with a tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns.

What better place to celebrate this time honoured event than at Hever Castle, where all are welcome, from active participants to quiet appreciators.

Combining a formal affair with all the pomp and ceremony one would expect at a traditional Burns Night supper with an informal knees-up to a Ceilidh, we are expecting this event to be yet another sell out success.


Hever Castle Golf Club Festive Lunches

Boxing Day Carvery AT the Waterside

Carry on the festive celebrations and let us look after you! Two course Boxing Day Carvery available 12 noon – 2pm.

Enjoy Roast Beef and Turkey with all the trimmings and a selection of delicious desserts with Coffee and Mince Pies.

Adults ~ £25.50
Children ~ £14.50

Please call 01732 701017 or email waterside@hevercastle.co.uk to check availability and to book.


We look forward to putting some sparkle into your Christmas this year.

Hever Castle Health & Wellbeing Centre Treatment Rooms


New to the team is Ina who has over 10 years of experience working as a therapist for a range of high-end cosmetics companies. Working out of Harrods and Harley Street, Ina has been trained in a range of facial techniques which enables her to tailor each treatment to your individual needs.

Treatment steps can include:

  • Facial
  • Neck Massage
  • Shoulder Massage
  • Release of Pressure Points

Only the highest quality products are used and all treatments are conducted in a relaxed, calming environment offering complete privacy so you can enjoy your treatment undisturbed.

​For more information please contact Ina on inaclayton@live.co.uk or call 07737 937849.


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