20th November to 3rd January at Hever Castle and Gardens
Wednesdays to Sundays from 20 November
Daily from 8 to 23 December and 27 December – 3 January (excluding 24 and 31 December)
As dusk falls wrap up warm and enjoy the magical Twilight Christmas experience with a walk under the stars. 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 the spectacular, after-dark, illuminated trail and Hever Castle’s much-loved landmarks lit up with glorious colour washes.
Outside in the grounds, take a journey along the immersive Pinocchio Christmas trail beginning in Geppetto’s workshop surrounded by his wonderful woodcarving creations.
As well as exploring the captivating displays on the trail, meet characters from the Adventures of Pinocchio as you wander through the gardens (weekends and daily from 8 to 24 December). In front of the Castle, ride the gallopers on the carousel (£2 – card only) then head to the big wheel for views across the grounds (new for 2021, £2 – card only) and have a go at hook a duck (£2 – card only). Enjoy relaxed Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, and sample delicious festive food in the restaurants and kiosks.
Rooms of the Castle will be traditionally decorated with twinkling lights and welcoming log fires. Castle tickets must be pre-booked (with grounds admission) and are pre-set to start 30 minutes after arrival times to the grounds.
On weekends only (until 24 December), meet the huskies and take your photo as a memento (suggested £2 donation towards Siberian Husky Welfare Association).
Hever Castle is delighted to be working with Make a Wish UK with visitors able to donate to the charity during the Christmas event.