May Day Festival

May Day Festival

April 29 - May 1

May Day Festival

Traditional celebrations to welcome in the spring from the mythical Green Man of folklore and Jack-in-the-Green plus Maypole dancing on the Castle forecourt.

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Edwardian Life

Edwardian Life

May 27 - June 4

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.

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Father’s Day

father's day

June 17 - June 18

Father’s Day

Say thank you this Father’s Day with a memorable day out at Hever Castle & Gardens.

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Hever’s Home Front

1940s event

June 24 - June 25

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 1940’s dress and round the day off with a traditional afternoon tea.

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Summer Jousting Tournaments Begins

Jousting Tournaments

July 15 - July 16

Summer Jousting Tournaments Begins

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Summer Jousting Tournaments

jousting tournaments

July 22 - July 23

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Tudor Tales & Jousting

tudor tales

July 22 - July 23

Tudor Tales & Jousting

Experience period entertainment throughout the day and a thrilling Jousting Tournament.

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Summer Jousting Tournaments

Jousting Tournaments

July 29 - July 30

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Summer Jousting Tournaments

Jousting Tournaments

August 12 - August 13

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Summer Jousting Tournaments

Jousting Tournaments

August 19 - August 20

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Summer Jousting Tournaments

Jousting Tournaments

August 25 - August 28

Summer Jousting Tournaments

The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

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Hop Through History & Jousting

Jousting Tournaments

August 26 - August 28

Hop Through History & Jousting

Tudor encampment, re-enactments and stalls with more thrills and spills as our brave knights compete in this year’s Jousting Tournament over the Bank Holiday.

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Handmade & Homegrown Festival

Handmade & Homegrown

September 1 - September 3

Handmade & Homegrown Festival

Celebrate all things handmade and homegrown in the heart of the glorious Kent countryside and browse and sample the work of local artisans.

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Autumn Colour Trail

hever-castle-autumn

October 1 - October 29

Autumn Colour Trail

Dazzling colours throughout Hever Castle Gardens and Grounds make it a must-visit venue this autumn. As the gardens turn vibrant shades of red, pink and gold and the leaves tumble from the trees, it’s the perfect time to head to the romantic castle in Kent for a walk with the family.

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Halloween Half Term Fun

Halloween

October 21 - October 29

Halloween Half Term Fun

Treat the children to a spine-tingling programme of entertainment over the Halloween Half Term break with prizes for the best Halloween costumes.

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Christmas at the Castle

Christmas at the Castle

November 25 - December 24

Christmas at the Castle

Beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees celebrating the traditions of Christmas. Bring the children to meet Father Christmas, enjoy relaxed Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, and sample delicious festive food in the restaurants. As dusk falls, the gardens are magically illuminated with up-lighting and colour washes.

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