Indoor and outdoor events all year round.


An event to suit everyone

From outdoor theatre and indoor musicals, to garden parties and family fun, we have an event to suit everyone. A special event in or outside one of Sussex most iconic buildings, you are sure to have an unforgettable time.

2020 Events Leaflet

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March, 3pm

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Treat your mother and family to a delicious afternoon tea in a grand setting.

Family Friendly


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Sunday 12th and Easter Monday 13th April, 10am to 4pm

Easter Family Fun

Enjoy a family friendly Easter fun day at Herstmonceux Castle

Family Friendly

Perfect for Kids


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Sunday 26th April, 2pm to 5pm

Tea Dance in the Ballroom

Come and enjoy a fabulous dance in the beautiful castle ballroom and make some new friends.

Perfect for Couples and Friends

Singles Encouraged


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Saturday 16th May

Castle Night Trek

Trek 10k from sunset to night time around Herstmonceux Castle and raise money for Chestnut Tree House.

Raise money for a great local charity

Challenge yourself

Join a group and make new friends

A fantastic trek at night around an amazing venue!


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Saturday 23rd May, 10am to 6pm

National Garden Scheme Open Day

Enjoy our beautiful gardens and grounds and we'll be donating to the National Garden Scheme and supporting their wonderful work.

Outdoor event


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Sunday 21st June, 3pm

Father’s Day Afternoon Tea

Work up an appetite in the gardens and grounds then treat Dad to a special afternoon tea.

Family Friendly


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Sunday 28th June, 10am to 4pm

Outdoor Event

Family Friendly

Canada Day at Herstmonceux Castle

The Castle is inviting family, friends, and the local community to join us for a day of family fun!

Outdoor Event

Family Friendly


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29th, 30th & 31st August

Englands Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle

England's Medieval Festival is the most authentic, one-of-a-kind medieval themed festival in Great Britain, where you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and spectacle of medieval times.

Family Friendly

Perfect for Kids

Outdoor Event

Camping Available


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Sunday 13th September, 11am to 3pm

Luxury Wedding Show

We will be welcoming over 65 exhibitors to this magnificent location so for anyone planning a wedding you will meet a selection of the most professional wedding suppliers from the South of England.

Ideal for Couples

Family Friendly


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Sunday 27th September, 2pm

Taste of Autumn

Come and join us for a celebration of all things autumnal.

Family Friendly

Outdoor Event


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Sunday 25th October, 2pm to 5pm

Tea Dance in the Ballroom

Come and enjoy a fabulous dance in the beautiful castle ballroom and make some new friends.

Perfect for couples and friends

Singles encouraged


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Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November, 10am – 3pm

Halloween Horrors

A spooktacular event!

Family Friendly

Perfect for Kids


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Friday 11th December - 7pm

Christmas Dinner at Herstmonceux Castle

DJ, Tomfoolery boxes for your entertainment and Traditional Christmas decorations


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Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th December - 12.30pm

Christmas Festive Lunch with Carols

A fun festive lunch in the castle ballroom with Christmas carols.


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Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December, 3pm

Christmas Festive Afternoon Tea

Join us for a festive afternoon tea.


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