What’s On in July & August 2023 at Hever Castle

July 27 2023 | What's on

July & August Events

Summer, summer, summertime! At Hever you can unwind – or explore to your heart’s content! Find out what’s on in July & August at Hever Castle.

With the promise of a warm summer on the horizon, get your diary out and pencil in our upcoming events for a summertime to remember.  

Hever Castle’s famous jousting contest returns this month and the battle is set to be as fierce as ever. During your visit you can enjoy amazing mazes, picturesque playgrounds, gorgeous gardens, wonderful walks and brilliant boating!

Heroes and Villains School
Jousting at Hever Castle
Supercar Sunday
Hever in History
Falconry Displays
The Festival Theatre
Medley Court
New Golf Academy Membership

Heroes and Villains School

Throughout the summer holidays (22 July – 3 September) your little ones can take part in a series of hands-on activities and challenges as part of Heroes and Villains School.

Heroes and Villains School begins daily at: 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 on the Winter Lawn and ends on the Castle Forecourt.

Heroes and Villains School is included in a Gardens Only or Castle & Gardens admission ticket.

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Summer of Jousting

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Hever Castle Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling show as the brave knights compete for points to find this season’s champion. Witness spectacular displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

Jousting is taking place on the following dates:

July: 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29 & 30
August: 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 25 – 28

Jousting is included in a Gardens Only or Castle & Gardens admission ticket.

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Supercar Sunday

Head to Hever Castle on Sunday 6 August for Supercar Sunday, a car event organised by Challenge the Road.

A whole host of stunning super cars with their own individual stories will be on display in the gardens with the Castle as a stunning backdrop. You will even have the chance to get up close to the F1 racing car driven by World Drivers Champion Nelson Piquet!

Supercar Sunday is included in a Gardens Only or Castle & Gardens admission ticket. Additional costs apply for racing simulators.

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Hever in History: 26 – 28 August

Step back in time at Hever Castle during the August bank holiday weekend. Immerse yourself in different periods of history with encampments and re-enactments from the Middle Ages to as recent as 20th Century. Get up close to weaponry and suits of armour and try them on for size.

Plus, falconry displays will be taking place and the Knights of Royal England will be returning to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament.

Hever in History is included in a Gardens Only or Castle & Gardens admission ticket.

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Falconry Displays and Experiences

This summer the team from Willows Birds of Prey & Wildlife Trail will be here on certain dates for their falconry displays. The displays will last about 20 minutes and will happen twice a day at 11:30 and 15:45 on the following dates:
July: 27 – 30
August: 3 & 4, 10 – 13, 17 – 20, 24 – 28
Falconry Displays are included in a Gardens Only or Castle & Gardens admission ticket.



Plus, for a more in-depth and hands-on experience you can book onto a two hour falconry experience on the following dates:
August: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September: 6, 13, 20, 27
October: 4, 11, 18, 25
Witness them diving and swooping at close range, before safely handling hawks and owls yourself. 


Six Good Reasons to Visit The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle this summer

  1. A full season of outstanding shows – there is something for everyone from Horrible Histories Barmy Britain – New! to The Dolly Show to the Last Night of the Hever Proms or Nightingale the Ballet.
  2. The Hever Festival Theatre is the friendliest theatre there is. Audience members love the easy, happy atmosphere. Whether it’s your first time experiencing a festival evening under the stars, or you’ve been going for all of their 40 years (and there are many of you), you will always feel welcome.
  3. There are more catering options than ever before. Book pre-theatre supper in the Guthrie Pavilion, order crepes (savoury or sweet) when you arrive from the new concession by the lake, take advantage of the Theatre Lawn Bar or bring a picnic and soak up the atmosphere. 
  4. Not many theatres offer this…you can bring your own refreshments into the theatre (just please take your rubbish home when you leave).
  5. It’s easy to book, even at the last minute. You can book your tickets online right up to the performance start time, or their theatre box office is always open from when the gates open until the show starts.
  6. They have the best views in the world. On theatre evenings it feels like you have the Estate to yourself. Views of the Lake and the Castle take your breath away. It is an utterly unique, joyous experience.

So you can see there is every reason to visit The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle over the coming months. Events take place between Sat 22 July – Wed 30 Aug, daytime and evenings. For further information and booking click here.


Holiday cottage

Medley Court

Enjoy a staycation with the whole family this summer in Hever Castle’s self-catered Holiday Cottage. 

Dating back to 1903, Medley Court is a luxurious four bedroom holiday cottage forming part of the Astor Wing.

Although Medley Court is now just over one hundred years old, its appearance is that of a Tudor house, the standard of decoration and comfort is outstanding and it still retains the warm, relaxed feel of a family home.

Tickets to the Castle & Gardens are included with every stay and do not need to be booked separately online.


New Academy Membership

Looking to get back into golf or take your golf game to the next level? Look no further! Discover our brand-new Academy Membership category at Hever Castle Golf Club, offering an exclusive 3-month experience that includes everything you need to enhance your skills and immerse yourself in the world of golf.

To enrol or learn more, Call 01732 700771 opt 1 or Email Peter Parks at [email protected].

Let the golf adventure begin!