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:

Father Christmas at Hever Castle

christmas giveaway

Hever Castle is once again running a Christmas Giveaway on Facebook. This year, we’re giving away 8 prizes, 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!

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  The Nutcracker at Hever Castle

Christmas at the Castle  

24 November – 9 December (Wed-Sun)
10 – 24 December (Daily) 

This year, Christmas at Hever Castle is all about Traditional Christmas Tales. During the day you will be met with beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees celebrating traditional Christmas tales.

Outside in the grounds discover the festive trail themed around the Charles Dickens classic novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ and wander through the illuminated gardens as dusk falls.


  • Castle (Daily from 11.30, last entry 17.00 or 15.30 on 24 December) 
  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ trail (Daily from 10.30, last entry 17.00 or 15.30 on 24 December)
  • Interactive Characters on the Trail (24, 25 November 1, 2, 8, 9, 12 to 24 December (plus all twilight evenings)
  • Father Christmas: Drop-in (8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 & 23 Dec)
  • Vintage Fairground Stalls (Daily from 11.00, last entry 17.15 or 15.15 on 24 December)
  • Meet the Huskies (24, 25 November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 to 24 December from 11.00, last entry 16.45 or 15.30 on 24 December) (plus all twilight evenings)


  • Adult/Senior: £17.25 
  • Child 5- 15 yrs: £9.75 
  • Child Under 5: Free
  • Annual Members: Free admission
  • Father Christmas’ Grotto: + £11.95 per child
  • Father Christmas Drop-in: + £8 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 – 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 at Hever Castle

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.

Traditional Christmas Tales

Drop-in Father Christmas – 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 & 23 December (between 11:00 and 16:00)

Twilight Christmas – SOLD OUT

Drop-in Father Christmas – 1, 8, 14, 20 & 21 December (between 18:30 and 20:45)

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 at Hever Castle

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. 

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

Friday 14th December for deliveries outside of the UK
Monday 17th December for deliveries in the UK

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 Annual Membership at Hever Castle

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 – Priority booking for 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.


  Burns Night Celebration at Hever Castle


Hever Castle Luxury Bed and Breakfast will once again be hosting a Burns Night celebration on Friday 25th January 2019.  

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


Available from 1st – 24th December

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

Adults ~ 2 Courses £20.50 ~ 3 Courses £24.50
Children ~ 2 Courses £12.50 ~ 3 Courses £14

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


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


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