Revel In Traditional Christmas Tales And Celebrate The Festive Season At Hever Castle And Gardens

Revel In Traditional Christmas Tales And Celebrate The Festive Season At Hever Castle And Gardens

What the Dickens will Hever Castle be doing this festive season? Playing homage to traditional Christmas tales is how the historic attraction in Kent is celebrating Christmas for 2018.

Rooms of the Castle will be beautifully decorated and themed around stories including the Nutcracker, The Tailor of Gloucester and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with twinkling lights and welcoming log fires.

Revel in the Christmas spirit at Hever Castle Wednesdays to Sundays from 24th November and daily from 10th to 24th December.

Outside in the stunning grounds wrap up warm and discover the festive interactive trail themed around Charles Dickens’ classic novel ‘A Christmas Carol’. As dusk falls, the gardens are illuminated with up-lighting and colour washes.

Each weekend and daily from selected dates ride the carousel and enjoy vintage fairground stalls (£1 per go), roast chestnuts for sale and the chance to meet characters along the trail including Bob Cratchit and Scrooge and pose for a picture with a husky (suggested £2 donation towards Siberian Husky Welfare Association.

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

Children who have not booked to visit Father Christmas in his Grotto may get the chance to meet him in the Toy Workshop on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December (and on Twilight evenings). 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.

Experience Hever Castle after dark at magical Twilight Christmas evenings taking place on 1st, 8th, 14th, 20th and 21st December which offer the perfect opportunity to see the enchanting gardens illuminated and enjoy the Castle decorations by the warmth of log fires. There’ll also be Father Christmas in his snow-dusted grotto and a fairground carousel. Twilight Christmas events must be pre-booked.

Complete your visit with relaxed Christmas shopping in the beautifully decorated Hever Castle shops packed with fabulous festive gift ideas and stocking fillers to delight all ages and tastes. Follow this up with tempting treats in the restaurants where our chefs will be offering delicious seasonal food, mince pies and drinks.

Tickets will go on sale for annual members at 11am on Monday 10th September and 11am on Monday 24th September for general sale.

For further information about Christmas activities, prices and booking Father Christmas visits, see