What's on

Nov 2017

November 1 - November 24

Annual Members Bring A Friend For Free

Hever Castle Annual Members are invited to bring a friend for free from 1 – 24 November. Pick up your free 2018 calendar and tackle your Christmas shopping using your 10% Annual Member discount in the Hever Shop.


November 23

Hever Christmas Fair

Open for just one day, at the Christmas Fair you will find gifts, gadgets, textiles and decorations.


November 25 - December 24

Christmas at the Castle

Join us this Christmas to celebrate The History of Christmas Carols! With welcoming log fires, and beautiful decorations in the Castle, Christmas trails to follow and dazzling lights after dusk – be enchanted by the magic of Christmas.

Christmas Shop at Hever

November 30

Annual Members Christmas Shopping

Annual Members are invited to an evening of Christmas shopping in the Hever Shop.


Dec 2017

Shared Christmas Party Nights

December 7

Christmas Joiner Party Nights

Our Christmas joiner party nights are a fantastic opportunity for smaller groups to enjoy a festive celebration on Thursday 7 or Thursday 14 December.

Twilight Christmas

December 9 - December 22

Twilight Christmas – SOLD OUT

Experience the enchantment of Twilight Christmas at Hever Castle on December 9, 15, 21 & 22 (evenings only). This is event is now sold out.

Christmas party nights

December 14

Joiner Party Nights

Our Christmas joiner party nights are a fantastic opportunity for smaller groups to enjoy a festive celebration on Thursday 7 or Thursday 14 December.

Hever Castle Winter

December 27 - January 1

Winter Walks

Wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs, walk off the Christmas pudding and enjoy winter walks in the stunning Hever Castle gardens.


Jan 2018

Wedding Showcase

January 21

Wedding Showcase

Hever Castle is hosting an elegant wedding showcase giving you the opportunity to experience the venue set up as it would be for a wedding; 12pm – 4pm, pre-booking essential.


Feb 2018

Living with Nature

February 10 - February 18

Living With Nature

In conjunction with the RSPB and during National Nest Box Week spend some time at one with nature. Various activities including make a wildlife habitat as well as nature trails, workshops and talks.


February 10 - March 11

Snowdrop Walk

Follow a trail of thousands of snowdrops starting to emerge from their winter hibernation on our Snowdrop Walk – the first sign that spring is just around the corner. Then stroll through the gardens and enjoy the early blossoms of camellia and quince.


Mar 2018

Mother's Day Weekend

March 10 - March 11

Mother’s Day Weekend

Spoil mum on Mother’s Day weekend with a memorable family day out and meal. Craft workshop for young visitors to make that special gift to take home and a celebration menu in the restaurant.


March 21 - March 25

Dazzling Daffodils

Visitors will feel uplifted this spring during Hever Castle’s new Dazzling Daffodils event. With 14,000 daffodil bulbs set to bloom across the gardens, there will be a wide range of varieties to enjoy.

Easter Family Fun

March 30 - April 15

Easter Family Fun

Family entertainment throughout the Easter holidays including an Easter trail and craft workshops. Event supported by Lindt chocolate.


Apr 2018

Tulip Festival

April 18 - April 27

Tulip Celebrations

Be uplifted by 7000 tulip bulbs proudly standing to attention and providing a visual feast of spring colour. Free garden tours are also available.

st georges day

April 22

St George’s Day

Celebrate St George’s Day with the family at Hever Castle & Gardens and learn more about the patron saint of England.


May 2018

May Day Festival - Hever Castle

May 5 - May 7

May Day Festival

Hever Castle’s May Day Festival incorporates traditional celebrations to welcome the summer from the mythical Green Man of folklore and Jack-in-the-Green plus Maypole dancing on the Castle forecourt.

Edwardian Life

May 26 - June 3

Edwardian Life

During May half term at Hever Castle you can meet costumed characters from the Edwardian era and play traditional games of the period. Prizes for the best dressed Edwardian boy and girl.


Jun 2018

Fathers Day

June 16 - June 17

Father’s Day Weekend

Say thank you to dad this Father’s Day and spoil him with a memorable day out and meal. Children can create a card to give to dad in free craft workshops.

1940s event

June 23 - June 24

Hever’s Home Front

Discover what life and work was like during the Second World War in our Hever’s Home Front event. Visit the tea dance tent, explore vintage stalls and learn to swing-dance. Come in 1940s dress and round the day off with a traditional afternoon tea.

Hever in Bloom

June 26 - July 1

Hever in Bloom

During Hever in Bloom experience the quintessential English Rose Garden at the height of its summer beauty with guided tours of the award-winning Gardens. Many of the Castle rooms will be filled with English floral arrangements created by our florist.


Jul 2018

festival of endurance

July 8

Festival of Endurance

The popular Bastion iron distance triathlon is joined by the Gauntlet half iron triathlon and a variety of swim/run events to create the Festival of Endurance.

jousting events

July 14 - August 27

Jousting Events – Select Dates

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament.
July: 14 & 15; 21 & 22; 28 & 29 
August: 11 & 12, 18 & 19; 25 – 27

tudor tales

July 28 - July 29

Tudor Tales & Jousting

Come along and try on a suit of armour or dress up as a knight or princess. Then support your chosen knights in the spectacular Jousting Tournaments taking place over the weekend.


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