What’s on in September at Hever Castle

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What's on in September

What’s on in September

The English summer has certainly been one to remember this year, but we have plenty more events coming up to make magical memories with your loved ones. 

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

Daytime Christmas
Twilight Christmas
Autumn Colour Trail
Halloween Half Term
Craft Fair
A Celebration of Kentish Wines Dine & Stay
The Waterside

What's on in September

DAYTIME Christmas

Tickets on Sale:
Annual Members 
– 11am on September 11th 
General Public
 – 11am on September 18th

It’s that time of year again – Christmas tickets will be going on sale to Annual Members on 11th September at 11am. Annual Members will receive one week priority booking before booking is opened for general release on 18th September at 11am.

To make the most of this exclusive benefit, why not start your annual membership now so that you can enjoy Hever Castle from holiday to holiday!

This Christmas we will be taking you on a magical journey down the rabbit hole and into the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland. During the day you will be met with beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees.

Outside in the grounds follow the whimsical Alice in a Christmas Wonderland themed interactive trail and wander through the illuminated gardens as dusk falls.

And if they’ve been good, bring the children to meet Father Christmas, enjoy relaxed Christmas shopping in the gift shops, and sample delicious festive food in the restaurants.

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What's on in September

twilight Christmas

Tickets on Sale:
Annual Members 
– 11am on September 11th 
General Public
 – 11am on September 18th

This Christmas we will be taking you on a magical journey down the rabbit hole and into the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland. 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. 

Bring torches and pop on your wellies to see much loved landmarks lit up with glorious colour washes. Explore the captivating Christmas trail and meet characters Alice in Wonderland as you wander through illuminated gardens.

Walk through the Castle adored with beautiful decorations and welcoming log fires. In front of the Castle, ride the carousel and enjoy vintage fairground stalls.

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What's on in September

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 Chesnut Avenue will have you feeling fully absorbed by autumn’s beauty.

This autumn, the gardening team will be helping you learn how to salvage, dry and store seeds, passing on the essential skill of seed collecting. The Garden Exhibition will house examples of the seeds collected by the gardeners from the gardens at Hever Castle. 

There will also be free garden tours of Faith’s Garden providing information about seed collecting. These will take place on Tuesday and Wednesdays throughout October (with the exception of Half Term). 

Your little ones will be able to take on the Leaf & Seed Collection Challenge. If they collect 10 different seeds and leaves from Anne Boleyn’s Walk and Lake Walk, they will be given a bulb to take home and plant.

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What's on in September

Halloween half term

Double double, toil, and trouble! This October half term, Hever Castle will be cast under the bewitching dark spell of Halloween. With cobwebs in every corner and ghosts hiding in the cupboards, witches and wizards unite this half term to marvel in the magic! 

Join the spooky storytelling, take part in the Halloween craft activity, follow the scarecrow scavenger hunt around the grounds and sink your teeth into a sweet treat at the deadly delicious biscuit decorating workshop* (*small additional charge). With prizes for the best creepy costumes, a visit to Hever Castle is sure to be fang-tastic fun for all the family.

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Craft fair

craft fair 5 – 8 September

New for 2019 is a contemporary craft fair in the grounds of Hever Castle, organised by Craft in Focus.

The craft event is taking place from 5th – 8th September and throws the spotlight on around 120 of the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists.

It will showcase a whole host of British talent, plus you will be able to enjoy live music as you wander around the fair.

Craft in Focus have chosen specific designers for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design so you will be in for a treat!

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Squerryes Vineyard


Hever Castle has teamed up with Squerryes Vineyard to host ‘A Celebration of Kentish Wines Dine & Stay’ on Thursday 3rd October 2019.

This is a prestigious event which offers a unique experience to combine Hever Castle’s 13th century history, now a five-star establishment, with an opportunity to learn about and taste wines from some of the worlds most exciting winemakers.


Thursday 3rd October 2019

From midday: Arrive at Hever Castle to collect tickets to visit the Castle and gardens
3pm: Bedrooms will be available to check-in 
6.15pm: Gather in the Music Room to be escorted to the Castle for a private tour 
7.30pm: Enjoy a pre-dinner Squerryes drinks reception in the Castle 
8pm: Dinner will be served with 5 Kentish Wines

Friday 4th October 2019

8.00am – 9.30am: Full English and Continental Breakfast will be served
10.30am: Guests are to have checked out of bedrooms
11am: Depart for Squerryes Vineyard for a tour and tasting flight


Putting and Prosecco at Hever Castle Golf Club 1

Half price prosecco at the waterside

This September enjoy half price Prosecco with 4 or more adult diners choosing from the Bar or Afternoon Tea menu. Perfect after a treatment in the Health & Wellbeing Centre located on the first floor!

Advance booking is required so please call Kate on: 01732 701017 or email waterside@hevercastle.co.uk quoting Prosecco

Offer valid Monday-Friday, 12 Noon – 5pm throughout September 2019; usual Prosecco price £21.95; offer not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion

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