Hever’s Home Front


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Activities are included in normal admission prices unless stated.

1940s event

Hever’s Home Front: June 23 – 24

Step back in time to wartime Britain at Hever’s Home Front at this 1940s event.

Take part in a swing dance in the tea dance tent, tap your toes to music from vocalist Miss Annie or browse stalls selling vintage wares and refreshments.

Experience the sights and smells of the time with authentic cooking along with displays of US military vehicles.

Step into the shoes of those during the time by dressing up in period costume with prizes for the best-dressed visitors hosted by Viv the Spiv. Finish off your outfit with a trip to our 1940s hair salon.

Hever's Home Front

Climb on board the Home Front double decker bus containing reconstructions of a 1940s living room, shop, bombed out street and air raid shelter replicating the sights and sounds of the time.

Meet Winston Churchill and enjoy displays of Home Guard drills and period model boats on the Moat, or have a selfie with a grounded life-size Spitfire.



WWII Encampment 10:30am – 5:30pm
RAF 212 Squadron 10:30am – 5:00pm
Life-size Model Spitfire 10:30am – 5:30pm
Bayonet Run & Home Guard Drills – various times throughout the day
Winston Churchill Address 2:00pm (20 minutes)
Homefront Bus 11:00am – 5:00pm
WWII Model Boats 11:00am – 5:00pm
Vintage English Floral Arrangements 11:30am – 5:00pm
Animals During WWII 11:30am – 5:00pm
Dance Tent, Tea Tent, Vintage Hair Salon & Vintage Stalls 11:00am – 5:00pm 
Dance Classes/Singers 12:30pm, 2:30pm (approx. 30 mins)
Miss Annie Sings 12:00pm and Sing Along 3:30pm
Best Dressed Competition 1:00pm
Guided Tour of the KSY Military Museum 11:00am – 5:00pm (throughout the day)
Craft Workshop: Make a model tank to take home 11:00am – 5:00pm (drop in) FREE

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel and events. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted or not valid on event days.

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