What’s On in October 2023 at Hever Castle

October 20 2023 | What's on

October – perhaps the best time of year to see Hever Castle with the glowing autumn colour. The Boston ivy which adorns its walls goes through a dramatic and dazzling transformation this month as the leaves slowly turn a deep brooding red. Acers, oaks and ironwood trees light up the skies with magenta, yellow and fuschia leaves. The crisp autumn air will have you feeling totally immersed in the season, so have some fun, pop on your welly boots and kick up the fallen leaves! 

With the nights drawing in, grab a pen and paper and start planning an autumn to remember, and with the festive season just around the corner – you can start planning an outing to Christmas at Hever Castle too.

Explore what’s on this October and over the upcoming months:

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Autumn Colour

As the air turns crisp and a rich display of autumn colour envelops the countryside; pack your wellies and head to Hever Castle. Enjoy the crunch of leaves underfoot and spectacular autumn hues.

The summer perennials may have faded, but the riot of colour in the grounds has only just started. Across the grounds, shades of orange, magenta, and yellow hypnotise at every turn. Be dazzled by the vibrant tones of acers, whilst the historic Chestnut Avenue will have you feeling fully absorbed by autumn’s beauty.


Halloween Half Term Fun: 21 – 29 October

Treat your little ones to a spine-tingling visit to Hever Castle over the Half Term break. 

Keep an eye out for letters scattered in the grounds to spell out a mysterious word in return for a small prize. Don’t miss the giant spider!


Christmas at Hever Castle

This Christmas at Hever Castle, spend quality time with loved ones and enjoy a seasonal experience to remember, now in its 17th year. 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. 

Please note, there are limited Father Christmas tickets. However, there are still plenty of Castle & Garden tickets for Daytime and Twilight. 

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Last Chance

Hever Castle’s exhibition is coming to an end and you only have until Friday 10th November to see Thomas Cromwell’s Book of Hours inside the Castle.

As part of the exhibition you will also be able to see a previously unexhibited panel portrait of Catherine of Aragon and replicas of the coronation robes and crown of Elizabeth I and Mary I.

The exhibition is included as part of Castle admission.

Annual Members Bring a Friend for Free

Hever Castle Annual Members are invited to bring a friend for free from 1 – 17 November 2023. Wander freely in the gardens and around the lake to enjoy the beautiful autumn colours as the trees and plants take on their autumn shades.

The gardens are open Wednesday – Sunday throughout this period and members are each invited to bring a friend with them to enjoy the stunning surroundings.


20% Off Venue Hire

Looking to get married next year and still searching for a beautiful venue? For all remaining dates in 2024, Hever Castle are offering a 20% discount* on the venue hire of Astor Wing or Castle weddings.

Plus you will also receive complimentary canapés at your drinks reception!*

Get in touch with the Hever Castle weddings team to find out more about this special offer on [email protected] or call 01732 861800.

Christmas at The Waterside

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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