This Christmas at Hever Castle, spend quality time with loved ones and enjoy a seasonal experience to remember.
The magical Christmas Lights experience starts from 16:00 when you can wrap up warm and enjoy a walk under the stars to explore the grounds. Witness the enchantment of the Castle, gardens and lake festooned with fabulous colours and twinkling lights, capturing the spirit of Christmas.
Bring torches and pop on your wellies to see Hever Castle’s much-loved gardens lit up with glorious colour washes, spectacular illuminations and music.
Wander further afield for a trip into ‘space’ where the bright moon shines and illuminated planets fill the evening skies.
Explore the ‘Festive Forest’ with Red the squirrel and meet his joyful woodland friends as Red receives thoughtful seasonal gifts along the charming Christmas Trail and discovers the true meaning of Christmas.
As well as exploring the captivating handcrafted bespoke displays on the Christmas Trail, meet characters from the ‘Festive Forest’ as you wander through the beautiful grounds (weekends from the 19 Nov – 4 Dec and daily from the 7 – 24 Dec and 27 Dec – 2 Jan).
In the Castle you will be met with beautiful traditionally decorated rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees.
In front of the Castle, ride the gallopers then head to the big wheel and have a go at hook a duck (additional charges apply).
Appreciate relaxed Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, and feast on delicious seasonal food in the cafes and kiosks.
Meet the huskies in the Husky Hideout and take your photo as a memento – suggested £2 donation towards Siberian Husky Welfare Association (Weekends only not including Christmas Eve).
See some of the owls from Willow’s Birds of Prey centre in their aviary and learn a little about these magnificent birds or meet them up close and take a photo as a memento – a suggested £2 donation will go to the Willow Bird of prey centre (Daily, excluding Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve).
If you have daytime tickets you can also spend time at the Play Areas, in the Yew Maze, Garden Exhibition and Military Museum and on Lake Walk. The Miniature Model Houses will also be open to visitors.
For an extra special visit, nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a visit to Father Christmas at Hever Castle. Travel through the land of Christmas, meet cheerful elves and wander along the paths until you get to Father Christmas’ toy workshop to meet the big man himself!
Father Christmas is only available on these dates:
19 & 20 November (Saturday & Sunday)
25 – 27 November (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
2 – 4 December (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
7 – 24 December (Daily)
Before booking your tickets please take a look below at the Important Information including the full list of activities provided and the dates and times that these are available.