Summer, summer, summertime! At Hever you can unwind – or explore to your heart’s content! Find out what’s on in July 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.
Firstly, we are so happy to announce that the Castle, Water Maze and playgrounds have all reopened. Hever Castle’s famous jousting contest will be returning in August and the battle will be as fierce as ever. Woodland Walk is also open so you can watch the butterflies weave in and out of the trees and take part in the Big Butterfly Count.
And when you’ve got a breather to think about yourself, why not treat yourself and a loved one to a delicious Afternoon Tea.
Are you planning a staycation this year? Discover Hever Castle’s luxury Bed & Breakfast and holiday cottage which are based just behind the Castle.
Plus, the Golf Course and dining facilities at The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace at Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing are now available to both visitors and members.
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:
August: 8 & 9, 15 & 16; 22 & 23; 28 – 31
To find out more about the summer jousting tournament, follow the links above.
Come along to Hever Castle’s Car Event ‘Cars at the Castle’ on the first weekend in August. A variety of cars will be on display from vintage to supercars.
Saturday 1st August
Sunday 2nd August
Hever Castle & Gardens welcomed the recent updates to Government guidelines that allowed us to reopen the Castle, Water Maze and Playgrounds. It’s been wonderful seeing so many of you enjoy the attractions again.
Everyone (including annual members) will need to continue to book garden tickets online with a chosen arrival time to as we continue to control our visitor numbers.
Visitors can upgrade to a Castle ticket at the Castle Entrance. This is because we are limiting numbers in rooms and cannot guarantee Castle entry for everyone.
New guidelines and safety measures are in place for your safety.
Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea at Hever Castle.
Made in the Castle kitchen and served in the wooden panelled Tudor Suite Dining Room and Sitting Room overlooking the private lawns, you will have a truly special afternoon.
– Saturday 25 July & Sunday 26 July
– Saturday 15 August & Sunday 16 August
Afternoon Teas are served on weekends only and must be pre-booked.
Hever Castle has been awarded the VisitEngland We’re Good to Go industry standard, confirming it is adhering to the Government’s COVID-19 re-opening guidance.
Measures in place at Hever Castle include pre-booked systems to restrict visitor numbers, one way systems to enable social distancing, additional cleaning of facilities, the use of Perspex shields, limiting capacities in rooms and play areas and a cashless payment system (excluding archery).
Videos have also been produced for the Hever Castle website and social media channels, taking visitors through the new measures in place.
Full details of all the additional measures and a full list of what is open can be found here.
Are you looking to book a staycation in the UK this year? Hever Castle has a luxury collection of 28 stunning ‘five star’ bedrooms in the Astor Wing and Anne Boleyn Wing of Hever Castle.
There is also a luxurious four bedroom ‘five star gold’ rated holiday cottage on the Estate which forms part of the Astor Wing. The property can accommodate up to 8 guests and has a rather regal dining room, a fully equipped family kitchen, a large sitting room with views across to the Castle and it’s own private lawn
Whilst staying with us, you will have the opportunity to visit the historic Castle throughout the duration of your stay and wander around the gardens when the day guests have departed.
We are also delighted to announce that The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace has now reopened, offering a limited menu and afternoon tea, as well as table service. Please take a moment to read our full statement here.
Scroll to the top of ‘What’s on in July at Hever Castle‘ to see all of our July events and plan for the summer.