Twilight Christmas – SOLD OUT

Activities

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Prices

This event is now sold out.

twilight Christmas

TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS AT Hever Castle – December 9, 15, 21 & 22 (Evenings)

Christmas tickets (including Daytime & Father Christmas) are now on sale to Annual Members and non-members.

Before booking, please read the important information at the bottom of this page.

Twilight Christmas Tickets are SOLD OUT on all dates.

Pre-booked Twilight Father Christmas Tickets are SOLD OUT for all dates.
Drop-in Father Christmas is available on Twilight dates, see below.
Pre-booked Father Christmas is available for daytime events.

Discover more about our daytime event, The History of Christmas Carols.


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 brought to life. Explore the captivating Christmas trail and meet characters from the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ carol as you wander around the illuminated gardens.

Discover the history of Christmas carols and the stories behind these seasonal songs as you walk through the Castle adorned with beautiful decorations and welcoming log fires.

In front of the Castle, ride the carousel and enjoy vintage fairground stalls. Pizza, a BBQ and mulled wine will tempt the taste buds, with seasonal dining options also available in the café and restaurant. Children can also make an angel in our craft workshop.

Before booking, please read the important information at the bottom of this page.

Twilight Christmas Tickets are SOLD OUT on all dates.

Pre-booked Father Christmas Tickets are SOLD OUT for all dates. 
Drop-in Father Christmas is available on Twilight dates, see below.
Pre-booked Father Christmas is available for daytime events.

Eateries

Enter the festive spirit with a glass of mulled wine and a warming snack at any of our outlets. There will be a number of eateries open throughout the evening, giving you lots of options to choose from. 

We’re firing up the barbeque opposite the Moat Restaurant, which stands alongside the coffee kiosk where you can grab a quick refreshment. Alternatively, the pizza van will be open alongside our coffee cart on the Castle forecourt. Or why not visit the Moat Restaurant or Guthrie Pavilion Café where you can pick up a festive treat to enjoy whilst you wander around the twinkling grounds.

Prices: Pre-Booking Required

Ticket TypeTwilight ChristmasTwilight Christmas & Father Christmas
General Public

Adult/Senior

SOLD OUTSOLD OUT

Child 5-15

SOLD OUTSOLD OUT

Child Under 5

SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Annual Members

Adult/Senior

SOLD OUTSOLD OUT

Child 5-15

SOLD OUTSOLD OUT

Child Under 5

SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
  • Drop-in Father Christmas: £8 per child
  • Craft Workshop (make an angel): free
  • Vintage Fairground: £1 per go

Opening Times

TimesOpenLast EntryFinal Exit
Grounds18:0020:0021:30
Castle18:0020:3021:15
Father Christmas18:0021:0021:30

ACTIVITIES

Father Christmas at Hever Castle

Father Christmas’ Grotto: Pre-Booked

December 9, 15, 21 & 22 (Twilight)

Pre-booked Twilight Father Christmas Tickets are SOLD OUT for all dates.
Drop-in Father Christmas is available on Twilight dates, see below.
Pre-booked Father Christmas is available for daytime events

Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a visit to Father Christmas. Children will be enchanted by the magical Grotto where they will be greeted by Mother Christmas and taken by an elf, through the snowy ‘forest’, to meet Father Christmas in his log cabin. Each child will take home a special age-appropriate gift.

Before booking, please read the important information at the bottom of this page.


Father Christmas: Drop-In

December 9, 15, 21 & 22 (Twilight)

Children who have not booked to visit Father Christmas in his Grotto may get the chance to meet him in the Toy Workshop. Kids will have the opportunity to visit him on a first come first served basis and will receive an age-appropriate gift. Tickets cost £8.00 and can only be purchased in the grounds on the day, at the Information Centre or Courtyard Shop.

Before booking, please read the important information at the bottom of this page.

Twilight Christmas Tickets are SOLD OUT for all dates.

Twilight Christmas at Hever Castle

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Father Christmas:

  • Children visiting the Grotto require tickets for Father Christmas plus admission tickets. Advanced booking is essential and we will ask the name and age of each child so that they can receive an appropriate gift.
  • Your booking time is the time you are required to arrive at the Grotto, not your booked time with Father Christmas. This is allocated by Mother Christmas on a first come first served basis when you arrive at the Grotto.  Only 2 adults will be permitted into the Grotto per booking.
  • You should arrive in the grounds at least 15 minutes before your visit with Father Christmas. If you miss your slot you may be asked to try again later but may risk not being able to see Father Christmas at all.

Experience:

  • To enjoy the full experience we recommend you allow 3 hours for your visit. Attractions, shops and eateries will start closing before the final exit time.
  • As much of this experience is outdoors we recommend you wrap up warm and pop on your wellies or suitable shoes.

Tickets:

  • All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • 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 events.
  • Tesco Clubcard Vouchers, RHS, HHA, Visit Kent 2-for-1 and Gardeners’ World offers and Complimentary Tickets are not valid during the Twilight Christmas event.
  • If you are an Annual Member: please select this ticket type. You will need your membership number to complete your purchase and you will also need to produce a valid membership card on entry. Failure to provide a valid membership card will mean that you will be charged the full rate prior to your visit or on entry. Annual Members cannot book for non-members, other than those under 5 years, until the 14 September.
  • If you are a B&B Guest: please contact the Estate Office to make your booking – call 01732 865224 09:00 – 17:30. You will also need to produce a valid ticket on entry.
  • Visitors with accessible needs: Standard charges apply to visitors with accessible needs, general admission for carers is free of charge. Please contact the Estate Office to make your booking and to discuss accessibility – call 01732 865224 09:00 – 17:30. Proof of disability will be requested, which may include a Blue Badge, statement of special educational needs from LEA or NHS, or a letter from a medical professional on NHS headed paper.

Twilight Christmas Tickets are SOLD OUT for all dates.

Pre-booked Twilight Father Christmas Tickets are SOLD OUT for all dates.
Drop-in Father Christmas is available on Twilight dates, see above.
Pre-booked Father Christmas is available for daytime events


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 events.

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