Tickets for Hever Castle's Christmas events and Santa's Grotto on sale from Wednesday, October 7

A whimsical journey through Neverland awaits visitors to a historic castle's Christmas celebrations this year.

Hever Castle says visitors can experience the magic of never growing old thanks to its Peter Pan themed event, tickets for which are now on sale alongside timed slots for Santa's Grotto.

Hever Castle at Christmas
Hever Castle at Christmas

Visitors can choose between either a daytime or twilight experience.

In the castle grounds will be an immersive Christmas trail which will transport families on a voyage from London to Neverland, passing the home of the Lost Boys, Mermaid Lagoon, the Native American Camp and the ticking crocodile before heading all the way to Captain Hook's pirate ship.

The captivating displays in the one-way trail is promising to be packed full of sights and sounds whilst visitors could also stumble across some familiar characters from the story wandering through the gardens during the day.

Children will be able to visit Santa's Grotto with a timed session
Children will be able to visit Santa's Grotto with a timed session

The traditional carousel and vintage fairground stalls will once again be back in front of the castle itself, which will also be open to visitors (albeit entry inside can't be guaranteed due to restrictions on numbers) and decorated with Christmas trees and lit with twinkling lights and log fires.

Families wishing to book a memorable meeting with Father Christmas will also be able to do so but slots are expected to sell fast.

Father Christmas is returning to Hever Castle this year
Father Christmas is returning to Hever Castle this year

Grotto session times are limited, say organisers, and pre-set and must be pre-booked by selecting a Father Christmas + Garden tickets option when booking online. This experience is in a tent described as 'a covered but open staged setting' and tickets to the grotto cost £12 per child with youngsters also receiving an age appropriate gift.

Christmas at Hever Castle takes place between Wednesdays and Sundays from November 21 until December 8 and then daily from December 9 until Christmas Eve.

Visitors will be able to choose a twilight ticket and visit after dark
Visitors will be able to choose a twilight ticket and visit after dark

Alongside all festive events, which are opening with new restrictions in place because of coronavirus, visitors will also be able to use the play areas (which will operate timed sessions in busy periods) visit the cafes and restaurants for festive treats and gift shops for Christmas shopping.

To understand more about all of the new guidelines and how to book your tickets to the various options available visit www.hevercastle.co.uk

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids across Kent please visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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