Learn about the history of Christmas carols and celebrate the festive season at Hever Castle and Gardens

You’ve sung them in church, at school, or with friends and family and you know all of their words by heart, but do you know the stories behind some of the best-known Christmas carols? This Christmas Hever Castle will celebrate the history of these seasonal songs. 

Revel in the Christmas spirit at Hever Castle Wednesdays to Sundays from 25 November and daily from 11 to 24 December. 

Walk through the rooms of the Castle adorned with beautiful decorations and welcoming log fires, discover the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ trail and wander through the illuminated gardens as dusk falls. 


Each weekend and daily from selected dates ride the carousel and enjoy vintage fairground stalls (£1 per go), meet characters along the trail, hug a husky and take your photo as a memento (suggested £2 donation towards Siberian Husky Welfare Association) and children can join a free craft workshop to make an angel. 

Children who have not booked to visit Father Christmas in his Grotto may get the chance to meet him in the Toy Workshop (16, 17, 21, 22 and 23 December). 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. 

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. 

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