Celebrate The 75th Anniversary Of VE Day At Hever Castle

Celebrate The 75th Anniversary Of VE Day At Hever Castle


Friday 8th May – Sunday 10th May

Hever Castle will be turning red, white and blue to mark 75 years since the end of World War II with a street party style celebration.

Visitors are encouraged to come in period dress and bring a picnic to enjoy at our commemorative ‘street party’ on the Castle forecourt.

Meet members of the 4th infantry, see the 1940s war jeeps and members of the Ministry of Food.

Listen to 1940s music from singer Danielle Thomas, join our tea dance, hear speeches from Prime Minister Winston Churchill, have a 1940s hair do or browse stalls selling vintage wares and refreshments.

See the displays of period model boats, enjoy taking part in some traditional games including splat the rat and tin can alley or take a selfie with a grounded life-size Hurricane.

Victory in Europe (VE) Day celebrates the day at the end of World War II when fighting ended in Europe against Nazi Germany.

The May bank holiday this year has been changed for the whole of the UK to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. May Day usually takes place on a Monday but has been moved to Friday 8th May to ensure a weekend of commemorative events.