If you love Hever Castle, then you’ll love Christmas at Hever Castle. If you haven’t been to Hever Castle before and are looking for somewhere to visit in Kent during Christmas then you’re in for a treat.
It’s one of our favourite places to visit with the Children all year round. I wrote a post all about Hever Castle previously which talks about just how beautiful its grounds are and how family friendly it is. It is particularly wonderful during the summer months but equally comes to life at Christmas with all the festive events.
What Can You Expect at Christmas?
Christmas at Hever is really quite magical. The Castle is dressed with twinkling lights and a little vintage fun fair is set up on its grounds. There are traditional rides and stalls to transport you back to the past and even Huskies on site. There’s a father Christmas in a traditional log cabin and an enchanted forest trail to walk through. As far as Father Christmas experiences go, this one is pretty good. If you have to wait, there are toys and games for little ones to play with, and everything is indoors so you are nicely sheltered from the elements.
You can easily make a Christmas visit to Hever Castle a full day out. The wonderful play areas are open all year round and there’s always lovely food on offer in the restaurants and cafes. There’s a gift shop if you fancy a spot of Christmas shopping and the Castle is decorated with Christmas trees and has a beautiful log fire on the go throughout the season. The grounds, gardens and lakes can be explored all year round, and during the festive season, you can experience it all at night.
Christmas at Hever is very popular and booking begins in September. Tickets can be booked for the grounds with or without a visit to Father Christmas. Whilst the large majority of tickets are pre-booked, Hever Castle offers a number of drop in options if you’ve left it a little late to book. Alternatively, if you fancy something a little bit different the Twilight experience is a lovely way to explore and enjoy the Castle and its grounds by night.