What’s on in September 2021 at Hever Castle

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What’s on in September

Summer may be over, but there’s no need to stop exploring. We have plenty more events coming up to make magical memories with your loved ones. 

Take a look at what’s on in September and over the coming months and join in the fun at Hever Castle!

Craft Fair
Autumn Colour
Halloween Half Term
Halloween Scream
Christmas at Hever Castle
Wedding Showcase
Sundays at The Waterside

craft fair 9 – 12 September

Come and enjoy a contemporary craft fair organised by Craft In Focus. Over the four days you will be able to discover around 180 exhibitors from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists at this craft fair based in the heart of the Kentish countryside. 

Craft in Focus have chosen specific designers for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design so you will be exposed to a whole host of British talent. Plus you will be able to enjoy live music as you wander around the fair.

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Autumn Colour from 1 october

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.

This autumn we have plenty going on to keep you and your little ones busy. On certain dates, enjoy free guided tours of the gardens by Head Gardener Neil and his team. Enjoy a self-guided quiet tour and indulge in the Japanese art of forest bathing. Then head into the wooded area just off Lake Walk and discover a newly created obstacle course and den building area.

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What's on in September

Halloween half term 23 – 31 october

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

Come dressed up in your spookiest outfit, spot Halloween decorations around the grounds and learn how to become the perfect little monster in the Ghoul School Audio Trail* (*£1pp). An array of teachers will be imparting their delights, frights and a few vampire bites!

You will also have the chance to plant garlic bulbs in a free family-friendly workshop. The perfect activity to ward off any stray vampires. 

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*Please note numbers are limited to Ghoul School so entry does not guarantee inclusion in the trail. Headsets will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own with a standard 3.5mm jack.

Credit Ciaran McCrickard/PA Wire

Credit Ciaran McCrickard

Halloween scream 25 – 31 october

Get ready to scream! This October, for the first time Hever Castle will host evenings of frights and terror.

Discover the darker side of Hever with a fright night you won’t forget, full of immersive scare action intended to frighten you.

During the evening you will have access to two separate mazes. First, you’ll be heading into the Castle for The 13th Frame and then down into the dark cellars for SUBstratum. Halloween Scream is not for the faint hearted.

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N.B. Halloween Scream is suitable for thrill seekers 14 years old and over.

Christmas at hever castle

It’s that time of year again! We are excited to announce that we will be holding a Pinocchio themed Christmas event and a grotto experience. 

With welcoming log fires, and beautiful decorations in the Castle, a Christmas trail to follow and the chance to see Father Christmas – be enchanted by the magic of Christmas at Hever. 

Did you know that annual members benefit from priority booking for our Christmas event? Become an annual member today! 

If you’d like to renew your membership to make the most of the priority booking, please do so by 12 September as the system will need to refresh.

Tickets go on sale
14 Sep – 11am – Annual Members
21 Sep – 11am – General Public

Christmas event dates
20 November – 5 December (Wed – Sun)
8 – 23 December (Daily)
24* December (Daytime Tickets Only)
27 December – 30 December (Daily)
31* December (Daytime Tickets Only)
1 – 3 January (Daily)

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Photo credit: Teri Vincent

wedding showcase

Hever Castle is once again hosting a stunning Wedding Showcase, giving guests the rare opportunity to experience our beautiful venues set up for a wedding.

Engaged sweethearts are cordially invited to attend the Wedding Showcase on Sunday 10 October from 12-4pm. 

Be it the stately grandeur of the Castle itself, the country house atmosphere of the Astor Wing, or the stunning lakeside location of the Guthrie Pavilion, Hever Castle offers a dream-come-true location for your special day. Intimate gatherings, exuberant parties, and outdoor weddings are all catered for. Five-star luxury accommodation is available to book as part of your wedding.


sundays at the waterside

Only 1 mile from the Castle’s main entrance you will find the friendly and welcoming Golf & Wellbeing Centre. 

Each Sunday you can enjoy a leisurely lunch* at The Waterside, before heading onto the lawn and enjoying some family friendly games including giant Jenga and Connect 4.

Take a look at the menu, you are spoilt for choice.

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* Between 12pm and 5pm.

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