What’s on in October at Hever Castle

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What’s on in October

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.

Over the next six weeks, we will be celebrating the different coloured areas of the grounds and formal gardens at Hever Castle and encouraging visitors to enjoy some natural therapy and practice the simple art of forest bathing (see the Forest Bathing – How To Guide below).

We are lucky to have such an expansive area to explore and in the 150 acres of grounds, you can discover colour therapy and the many colours of autumn in our downloadable trail


Halloween half term


Prepare to be spooked this Halloween at Haunted Hever. Come dressed up in your spookiest outfit and follow a pumpkin trail around the grounds.

The staff at Hever Castle are getting involved this year and having their own pumpkin carving competition. We want you to be the judge so make sure you vote for your favourite pumpkin when you visit.

Plus, for the chance to receive your own treat (or a trick?!) join in with a pumpkin carving competition from home. All you need to do is share a photo of your masterpiece on Instagram using the hashtag #HalloweenatHever by Friday 30 October 2020. The winner will be announced on Monday 2 November.


Christmas at Hever Castle

Christmas at Hever Castle

21 November – 8 December (Wed – Sun)
9 – 24* December (Daily)

This Christmas at Hever Castle become Peter Pan and chase your shadow through Neverland to experience the wonders of never growing old.

For a magical after dark experience, wrap up warm and enjoy a walk under the stars at Twilight Christmas. Witness the enchantment of the Castle and gardens festooned with fabulous colours and twinkling lights, capturing the spirit of Christmas.

Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a visit to Father Christmas at Hever Castle. Travel through the land of Christmas, meet cheerful elves and wander through along the paths until you get to Father’s Christmas’ toy workshop to meet the big man himself! Grotto tickets still available.

All tickets must be pre-booked.

daytime Christmas TWILIGHT TICKETS 

Friend for free


Did you know that Hever Castle’s annual membership comes with a huge range of benefits?

As well as helping us to conserve the Castle and Gardens, you will receive priority booking for selected events, discounts in the restaurants, shops, Hever Castle Golf Club, Hever Castle Health & Wellbeing plus more!

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Astor Wing at Hever Castle


Within the grounds of the Hever Castle estate, there are two opportunities for you to spend the night with us. One is as a guest in our ‘five star’ Luxury Bed and Breakfast, located in the Astor Wing and the Anne Boleyn Wing, an Edwardian Wing attached to Hever Castle. The other is in our ‘five star gold’ rated holiday cottage, Medley Court, which is attached to the Astor Wing.

Treat yourself to a stay this autumn and enjoy the rich display of autumn colour in the grounds. Plus, if you are looking to get away during half term with your little ones we also have a wonderful selection of luxury family rooms. 


Golf Club November Newsletter

golF membership

With the heat of high summer behind us come and join us as the course becomes verdant green, the trees golden and the fairways peaceful as we move into autumn.

Great pro-rata rates available through until renewal next year, please call Steve for a quote or click HERE for more details.

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