What’s on in November & December at Hever Castle

November 27 2023 | What's on

What’s On in November & December 2023 

It feels like everyone has got into the Christmas spirit extra early this year and we are embracing it! Visit us during November and December and feel the festive cheer all around. Here is what else you can expect to find going on:

Daytime Christmas

This Christmas at Hever Castle, spend quality time with loved ones and enjoy a seasonal experience to remember.

In the Castle you will be met with beautiful traditionally decorated rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees.

In front of the Castle you can ride the gallopers, your little ones can have a go on a train ride then head to the big wheel. (additional charges apply).

Appreciate relaxed Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, and feast on delicious seasonal food in the cafes and kiosks.

You can also spend time at the Play Areas, in the Yew Maze, Garden Exhibition and Military Museum and on Lake Walk. The Miniature Model Houses will also be open to visitors. 

Time slots are starting to sell out for Daytime and Twilight visits so make sure you pre-book ahead of time so you don’t miss out!

CHRISTMAS TICKETS

Twilight Christmas

This Christmas at Hever Castle, spend quality time with loved ones and enjoy a seasonal experience to remember.

The magical Christmas Lights experience starts from 16:00 when you can wrap up warm and enjoy a walk under the stars to explore the grounds. Witness the enchantment of the Castle, gardens and lake festooned with fabulous colours and twinkling lights, capturing the spirit of Christmas. 

Bring torches and pop on your wellies to see Hever Castle’s much-loved gardens lit up with glorious colour washes, spectacular illuminations and music.

Head into the Castle and you will be met with beautiful traditionally decorated rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees.

Time slots are starting to sell out for Daytime and Twilight visits so make sure you pre-book ahead of time so you don’t miss out!

CHRISTMAS TICKETS

Christmas in the Castle

This year tickets include entry to the Castle AND Gardens, meaning everyone gets to see the Castle dressed for the festive season.

During your visit you will be met with beautiful traditionally decorated rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees.

CHRISTMAS TICKETS

N.B. Audio Guides will not be available during the Christmas experience.

Christmas Gifts from the Hever Shop

If you are looking for festive inspiration there are lots of Christmas gifts on Hever Castle’s online shop and also on the Estate in the Hever Shop, Courtyard Shop and Pro Shop at the Golf Club.

Online there is a wonderful selection of gifts from local food and drink to china, clothing, books, golfing products and unique gifts and mementoes.

Many reflect the Castle’s colourful history while others showcase the best of classic and contemporary design.

Unique ranges of Christmas gifts from Hever Castle include an Anne Boleyn range, based on the illustrated borders of the Book of Hours prayer book which is on display in the Castle. Plus, our favourite wooden ducks above!

online shop

Christmas Stays

There are still some tickets available to see Father Christmas when booked as part of a stay at Hever Castle’s luxury Bed and Breakfast.

Arrive to the private gated entrance for the Astor Wing from midday to collect your tickets to the Castle and Gardens, check-in to your bedroom from 3pm and then as dusk starts to fall and the twinkling Christmas lights take full effect, head to the magical grotto to see Father Christmas.

To check availability please email [email protected] or call 01732 861800.

Credit Matt Rock

Christmas Party

Make Hever Castle the destination for your Christmas celebration this year.

Combine the oak- panelled private dining room in the Tudor-inspired Astor Wing with a magical stroll around the gardens, taking in the Christmas lights and exploring the charming ‘Lost in the Festive Forest’ Christmas Trail.

The Tudor Suite Dining Room is available to book for lunches or dinners, accommodating up to 60 guests. On select dates the Castle Dining Room can be booked for evening dinners, which accommodates up to 40 guests.

With 27 five-star bedrooms, there are opportunities to extend your celebration to include an overnight stay and wake up to a breakfast fit for a king before a stroll around the gardens the next morning.

Gift an Annual Membership

Give a loved one the gift of Hever Castle and purchase an annual membership.

Annual Membership provides free daytime entry throughout the year, as well as 10% discount in the Moat Café, Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant and other onsite catering outlets and 10% discount in the Hever Shop and Courtyard Shop.

(Shopping offers exclude guide books, batteries, vouchers and items already discounted)

Christmas at Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing

Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing is located just one mile from Hever Castle & Gardens.

It is the perfect venue for your Christmas celebrations. Come and enjoy:

Contact [email protected] for more information.


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