What’s on in July at Hever Castle

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July Events

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.  

Hever Castle’s famous jousting contest has returned and the battle is 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 party this year? Each venue at Hever Castle has its own unique character and offers peace, privacy and seclusion in one of the most historic and beautiful settings in England.

Plus, the Golf Course and dining facilities at The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace at Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing are available to both visitors and members. 

Jousting at Hever Castle
Hever in History
Butterflies and Woodland Walk 
Spellbound Summer
Afternoon Tea
Mythical Creature Quest & Shield Hunt
Hever Castle Health & Wellbeing

Jousting Tournamentssummer 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: 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 31
August: 01, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 27 – 30

To find out more about the summer jousting tournament, follow the links above. 

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If you go down to the woods today,
You’re sure of a big surprise,
If you go down to the woods today,
You’ll see hundreds of butterflies. 🦋
Woodland Walk is open for you and your little ones to explore. You’ll see plenty of butterflies, both real ones and lovingly handmade wooden butterflies. Get your cameras at the ready and watch the butterflies weave in and out of the trees; if you’re lucky they may come close enough for you to capture the beauty of their wings.
From Friday 16th July to Sunday 8th August you can also take part in the Big Butterfly Count. If you want to use the Big Butterfly Count app to take part then you can download the app and submit sightings during the Count period.

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spellbound summer

Throughout the summer holidays (22 July – 31 August) take part in a series of free hands-on activities and enter the magic of Hever during medieval times.

Join our resident sorcerers and learn the tricks of the trade. Learn about magical creatures and find out which are friend and which are foe. Find out how to cast spells and how to execute the perfect wand waving technique. Pick up your broomstick and defend the castle from the dragon. Come dressed as fairy-tale characters, your favourite witch or wizard or perhaps as a brave knight and the best dressed will receive a certificate. The list goes on!

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afternoon tea

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea served in the Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant located next to the Italian Garden.

DATES – Served on most days from 19 June – 31 October 2021 (see booking calendar for availability).

Pre-booking is advisable up to 3pm the day before your visit (or 3pm on Friday if dining at the weekend), but walk-ins may also be possible on the day of your visit, subject to availability.

Sittings are from midday until 4pm on most days and last for up to 90 minutes.

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mythical creature quest & SHIELD HUNT

From 1 July to 31 August follow the brave knight on his quest through the Castle*, come across mythical beasts and learn the best way to protect yourself. Then head into the grounds and try and find all the shields hidden in the gardens. These shields help to protect you and your little ones from the creatures found in the Castle! 

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mythical creature quest shield hunt 

Journey through History at Hever Castle

hever in history

From 28 – 30 August, immerse yourself in different periods of Hever Castle’s history with encampments, re-enactments and stalls. Get up close to weaponry and suits of armour and try them on for size*.

There will be two arenas where ad-hoc battle displays and demonstrations will take place. Plus, the Knights of Royal England will return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament – see more.

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(*subject to current government guidelines.)

Hever Castle Venue Hire Corporate Summer Party Drinks


Hever Castle has played host to many important events and celebrations for over 700 years. We are thrilled that from 19 July, when England moves to step 4 of the roadmap, parties and celebrations will be returning once again. 

Today the Astor Wing together with the Guthrie Pavilion in the Italian Garden and areas of the Castle itself are available for corporate and private events. Each venue has its own unique character and offers peace, privacy and seclusion in one of the most historic and beautiful settings in England.

Please call 01732 861800 or email events@hevercastle.co.uk.


Online Yoga

hever castle health & wellbeing

Hever Castle Health & Wellbeing Centre is only one mile from Hever Castle. The Health and Wellbeing Centre is now open for all treatments, and the Studio is open for Pilates, ballroom dancing and belly dancing only.

Let’s learn a little more about Yoga with Joyce. Joyce is a certified and fully accredited teacher in Hatha Yoga.

In a class with Joyce, you will experience and learn what is known as the full “8 Limbs of Yoga”, which incorporates mind, body, and breathwork. Her classes can both invigorate and nurture, as Joyce believes there is a place for both energy and calm, in order to meet the needs of our human selves. Joyce uses carefully created music playlists to complement her classes, and can often be known to finish her classes with a dose of massage! (dependent on numbers).

Hatha Flow will take place every Tuesday from 20th July between 6.30pm and 7.30pm (suitable for all levels, dynamic).

Price: £11 drop in / 5 class pass £50 / 10 class pass £90. Your first class is half price.

Contact Joyce at zenaidahealth@hotmail.co.uk or visit her website for more info.

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