Twilight Christmas

Activities

See activities below.

Prices

See table below.

(2016 Twilight Christmas video)

Twilight Christmas At Hever Castle

December 6, 12*, 13, 19, 20 & 23 (Evenings – from 6pm)

 TWILIGHT TICKETS

 TWILIGHT 12TH DEC TICKETS

PRE-BOOKED FATHER CHRISTMAS – SOLD OUT
but drop-in is available.

Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable.
* The evening of the 12 December is an extra Twilight evening for 2019 for non-members only (bookable from 18 Sep).
Before booking, please read the important information at the bottom of this page.

 DAYTIME CHRISTMAS TICKETS

christmas faqs HOW TO BOOK GUIDES


Twilight Christmas At Hever Castle 

This Christmas we will be taking you on a magical journey down the rabbit hole and into the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland. For a magical after dark experience, 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 lit up with glorious colour washes. Explore the captivating Christmas trail and meet Alice in Wonderland characters as you wander through illuminated gardens.

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.

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

TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS 

twilight Christmas

Twilight Christmas Prices: Pre-Booking Required

Ticket TypeTwilight ChristmasTwilight Christmas & Father Christmas
General Public

Adult/Senior

£17.75£17.75

Child 5-17

£9.95£21.90

Child Under 5

Free£11.95
Annual Members

Adult/Senior

£10.50£10.50

Child 5-17

£5.50£17.45

Child Under 5

Free£11.95
  • Drop-in Father Christmas: £8.50 per child
  • Vintage Fairground Stalls: £1 per go
  • Meet the Huskies: Suggested £2 donation to the Siberian Husky Welfare Association

Twilight Christmas Opening Times

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

Twilight Christmas Activities

Father Christmas at Hever Castle

PRE-BOOKED: Father Christmas – Grotto Experience 

December 6, 12*, 13, 19, 20 & 23 (Twilight Evenings) 

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.

PRE-BOOKED FATHER CHRISTMAS – SOLD OUT
but drop-in is available on many dates.


DROP-IN: Father Christmas – Toy Workshop Experience 

December 6, 12*, 13, 19, 20 & 23 (between 18:30 and 20:45)

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 £8.50 and can only be purchased in the grounds on the day, at the Information Centre or Courtyard Shop.

 TWILIGHT TICKETS

TWILIGHT 12TH DEC TICKETS

Twilight Christmas at Hever Castle

shopping

Hever Shop: 18:00 – 21:15 
Courtyard Shop: 18:00 – 21:15
Information Centre: 18:00 – 21:15

EATING

Pavilion Café: 18:00 – 21:15 
Loggia Bar: 18:00 – 21:00
Moat Restaurant: 18:00 – 21:15
Barbecue (outside the Moat Restaurant): 18:00 -21:00
Pizza Van (on the Castle Forecourt): 18:00 – 21:00
Mulled wine (on the Castle Forecourt): 18:00 – 21:00 
Hog Roast (location TBC): 18:00 – 21:00
Coffee Cart (location TBC): 18:00 – 21:15

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS

HOW TO GUIDES

  1. How to book – Daytime Christmas Tickets
  2. How to book – Daytime & Father Christmas Tickets
  3. How to book – Twilight Christmas Tickets
  4. How to book – Twilight & Father Christmas Tickets

Father Christmas:

  • Advanced booking is essential
  • Children visiting the Grotto require tickets for Father Christmas plus admission tickets. All adults require admission tickets.
  • Only 2 adults per group due to the size of the log cabin (Maximum 5 persons per group).
  • We will ask the name of each child to make the experience as special as possible.
  • We will ask the 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. Please do not arrive at the Grotto before this time. 
  • 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.

Drop-in

  • Only 2 adults per group due to the size of the workshop (Maximum 5 persons per group).

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, pop on your wellies or suitable shoes and bring torches as it will be dark in places.

Tickets:

  • All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • All members of your party require admission tickets.
  • Tickets must be booked online.
  • Tickets for children cannot be purchased alone. At least one adult must be included in your party.
  • Please note your booking reference when it appears on the screen. If you do not receive an email confirmation please read our Christmas FAQs for further instruction. 
  • 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, Historic Houses, Visit Kent 2-for-1, Gardeners’ World and Complimentary Tickets are not valid during the Twilight Christmas event.
  • Annual Members
    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 18 September.

  • Carers
    Standard charges apply to visitors with accessible needs, general admission for carers is free of charge. For carers in your party, please enter the voucher code XMASCARERinto the box when making your booking. Proof of disability will be requested on admission, 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. Failure to provide proof will mean that you will be charged the full rate on entry.

  • B&B Guests staying during the Christmas event
    You will be given admission tickets on arrival. After making your room reservation you will be sent an email containing details for how to pre-book to visit Father Christmas should you wish to?

  • * The evening of the 12 December is an extra Twilight evening for 2019 for non-members only.

TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS 

 TWILIGHT TICKETS

TWILIGHT 12TH DEC TICKETS

PRE-BOOKED FATHER CHRISTMAS – SOLD OUT
but drop-in is available on many dates.

Christmas Lights


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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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