Fireworks at Leeds Castle

    Events showing the key symbol are included in the price of admission.
    However, some events will incur a small additional charge or a booking fee.

      'A Dog's Life at Leeds Castle' Exhibition

    'A Dog's Life at Leeds Castle' Exhibition

    Dates: 2nd July 2014 to 2nd November 2014

    Visit the Exhibition Centre and discover the highlights of the famous Dog Collar Collection and hear the story of the last private owner of Leeds Castle Lady Baillie and her pampered pets.

      Henry VIII Greenwich Armouries Collection Exhibition

    Henry VIII Greenwich Armouries Collection Exhibition

    Dates: 23rd July 2014 to 2nd November 2014

    View the armour and tools from the Henry VIII Greenwich Armouries Collection loaned from Royal Armouries, displayed in our newly opened Exhibition Centre.

      Royal Armouries' Henry VIII Armour Exhibition

    Royal Armouries' Henry VIII Armour Exhibition

    Dates: 23rd July 2014 to 21st September 2014

    Royal Armouries are bringing to the Castle two of the finest pieces from their collection; the extraordinary ‘horned helmet’ given to King Henry VIII by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian I and Henry’s own ‘tonlet’ armour, made for him to wear at the tournament of the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
    It’s a return journey for the armour, as Henry stayed at the Castle on his way to France just before the event in 1520. There is an accompanying exhibition showing how Tudor armour was made, with wonderful craftsmanship and more examples of Henry’s armour.

      Meet the Falconer

    Meet the Falconer

    Dates: 19th September 2014

    Come and meet the Castle Falconer and get up close to one of our birds of prey. This is a fantastic chance to learn more about these amazing Leeds Castle birds and to ask questions to our expert handler.

    Meet at the Birds of Prey centre (behind the maze) at 11.30am.

      The Demelza Run

    The Demelza Run

    Dates: 21st September 2014

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of this fundraising event for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Returning to the castle, where the very first Demelza Run was held, participants of all ages are welcome. Suitable for novice runners taking on their first 5k to experienced runners who are looking for a more challenging 10k.
    In 2013 the Demelza Run raised an extraordinary £55,000 to help the charity continue its work caring for life-limited children and their families in Kent, East Sussex and South London.
    Entry costs £15 for adults, £5 for children, £35 for a family of four (2 adults & 2 children).
     

      History Set in Stone Tour

    History Set in Stone Tour

    Dates: 22nd September 2014

     Over the last 900 years, countless alterations and modernisations have been made to the Grade I listed castle by generations of previous owners. Discover what happened in 1660 to cause half of the castle to fall into the moat and what a medieval toilet in Henry VIII’s time would have looked like!

    Meet at 11.30am at the Castle Shop. Tours are included with your admission ticket. Tour is weather permitting.

      Flower Festival Evening

    Flower Festival Evening

    Dates: 23rd September 2014

    Experience a private advance viewing of the spectacular floral displays before the festival opens and take the opportunity to talk to the design experts, Louise Roots and Mig Kimpton, along with all the designers taking part. Sip a glass of chilled white wine as you view the displays.

    Tickets £20 per person. Evening takes place from 7pm to 9pm.
    Not included in the price of admission ticket.

      Lady Baillie's Love of Flowers: Tales from the 1930s

    Lady Baillie's Love of Flowers: Tales from the 1930s

    Dates: 23rd September 2014

    Other dates: 25th September 2014

    Take a peek into life of the 1930s at Leeds Castle as a Castle Guide regales tales of the last private owner Lady Baillie’s lavish house parties and her love of flowers. Learn how she planned floral displays around the Castle down to the minutest detail under the guidance of her French interior designer Stéphane Boudin.
    2pm on the Pavilion Lawn. Talk is included with your admission ticket.

      Festival of Flowers

    Festival of Flowers

    Dates: 23rd September 2014 to 28th September 2014

    The timeless poetry of Kipling and Keats provide the theme for talented designers and floral societies to transform the state rooms of Leeds Castle into an extravaganza of autumn scents and colours. 
    Entry to this event is included in your entrance ticket to Leeds Castle. 

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      Flower Arranging Demonstration with the Castle Florist

    Flower Arranging Demonstration with the Castle Florist

    Dates: 24th September 2014

    Join the Castle Florist Louise Roots to learn the latest techniques and trends in flower arranging as well as hearing about her interesting role creating floral designs for weddings, corporate events and VIP visitors to Leeds Castle.
    11.30am on the Pavilion Lawn. Demonstration is included with your admission ticket. 

      Autumn Collection with Mig Kimpton

    Autumn Collection with Mig Kimpton

    Dates: 24th September 2014

    Join our Festival Designer for an afternoon of autumnal floral inspiration and design. See how to decorate your autumn home with a feast of flowers, fruits and foliage.

    Event takes place from 2pm to 3.30pm.
    Included in the price of admission.

      Lady Baillie's Love of Flowers: Tales from the 1930s

    Lady Baillie's Love of Flowers: Tales from the 1930s

    Dates: 25th September 2014

    Other dates: 23rd September 2014

    Take a peek into life of the 1930s at Leeds Castle as a Castle Guide regales tales of the last private owner Lady Baillie’s lavish house parties and her love of flowers. Learn how she planned floral displays around the Castle down to the minutest detail under the guidance of her French interior designer Stéphane Boudin.
    2pm on the Pavilion Lawn. Talk is included with your admission ticket.

      Woodland Walk

    Woodland Walk

    Dates: 25th September 2014

    One of the Leeds Castle Grounds team will take you on a delightful walk around our woodlands. Find out about the history of the woodland, its development since the 1930s and how we maintain this beautiful part of the estate.

    The walk starts at 11.30am at the Main Entrance and is included with admission. Please note that the walk is weather permitting.

      Flowers for the Home - Flower Arranging Workshop

    Flowers for the Home - Flower Arranging Workshop

    Dates: 25th September 2014

    Join Kent Floral Designer Robin White as he guides you through flower arranging for the home, whilst sharing tricks of the trade and answering questions on floral design to improve your own arrangements. All flowers and material provided, displays can be taken home.

    Tickets £40 per person. Event takes place from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
    Not included in the price of admission ticket.

      'In the Autumn Potting Shed' with Mig Kimpton

    'In the Autumn Potting Shed' with Mig Kimpton

    Dates: 26th September 2014

    Designs and floral inspiration from our Festival designer with a rustic garden theme. Mig will create designs and share his theatrical stories and floral design know how.

    Event takes place from 2pm to 3.30pm.
    Included in the price of admission.

      Planet Dahlia with Andy Vernon

    Planet Dahlia with Andy Vernon

    Dates: 26th September 2014

    Join Andy Vernon and explore these incredibly versatile plants. No matter what size of garden you have, there is a dahlia perfect for you.

    Event takes place from 11.30am to 1pm.
    Included in the price of admission.

      Willow Weaving Workshop

    Willow Weaving Workshop

    Dates: 27th September 2014

    In the morning workshop, learn classic techniques of willow basket making including scalloming, randing and trimming off properly while creating a small platter with different coloured willows. Discover the history of baskets and hear the latest news from the industry today including where to go next to acquire more skills.

    During the afternoon workshop, learn how to weave a good 3D form with randing, how to choose your materials for different parts of the work and how to finish neatly as you create a long bowl for fruit or bread. The workshop will also explore the associations that support the craft and some of the current basket making activities including traditional and sculptural techniques.

    Sessions available at 10am & 2pm
    £20 per person (a valid admission ticket to Leeds Castle is also required). Must be pre-booked online.

      The Maiden's Tower Tour

    The Maiden's Tower Tour

    Dates: 30th September 2014

     Join us for a special behind the scenes tour of The Maiden’s Tower. See where Catherine of Aragon’s ladies in waiting were accommodated when the Tudor court was in residence. Find out why this tower has its name, learn about the roaring 1920s and what it was used for during World War II.

    Price £5 per person (price is in addition to entry fee). Max 20 people per tour. Tours must be pre-booked online. A valid admission ticket is also required.
    Tours commence at 12.30pm.

      Open Air Cinema: Disney's 'Frozen' Sing-a-long

    Open Air Cinema: Disney's 'Frozen' Sing-a-long

    Dates: 4th October 2014

    Other dates: 12th October 2014

    Bring along your best singing voices and a picnic for an open air sing-a-long screening of Disney's Frozen being staged in the magical fairytale setting of Leeds Castle by Luna Cinema. Warm up with a delicious hot chocolate, hot food or a fleece blanket available for purchase at the event.
    £15 per adult; £12 per child (aged 3-15 years); FREE for under 3s.
    Gates open 5.30pm, film 6.30pm. 
    SOLD OUT

      Dogs Unite for Guide Dogs

    Dogs Unite for Guide Dogs

    Dates: 5th October 2014

    As part of Guide Dogs Week (4 – 12 October 2014) get your four legged friends sponsored and join the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association at the Upper Parkland area of Leeds Castle for a special 3 mile dog walk around the beautiful grounds and help raise funds for their vital guide dogs service. Walk commences at 11am, all dogs are welcome and there will be a great BBQ with good quality food available after the walk.
    To register and download sponsor forms, please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/dogs-unite

      Alzheimer's Memory Walk

    Alzheimer's Memory Walk

    Dates: 11th October 2014

    Join the Alzheimer's Society at the Memory Walk taking place in the grounds of the stunning castle. The walks will meander around the beautiful parkland with plenty of opportunity to soak up the views. 

      Open Air Cinema: Disney's 'Frozen' Sing-a-long

    Open Air Cinema: Disney's 'Frozen' Sing-a-long

    Dates: 12th October 2014

    Other dates: 4th October 2014

    Bring along your best singing voices and a picnic for an open air sing-a-long screening of Disney's Frozen being staged in the magical fairytale setting of Leeds Castle by Luna Cinema. Warm up with a delicious hot chocolate, hot food or a fleece blanket available for purchase at the event.
    £15 per adult; £12 per child (aged 3-15 years); FREE for under 3s.
    Gates open 5.30pm, film 6.30pm. 
    SOLD OUT

      Autumn Photowalks

    Autumn Photowalks

    Dates: 23rd October 2014

    A great opportunity to improve your photography skills and capture the Castle Estate and autumn flowers with your own equipment with professional guidance from Robert Canis.
    Robert will explain the various controls on your camera and discuss such things as composition, lighting, exposure and lens selection. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop and set up your shot for photographs in the grounds. The workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities and each walk lasts approximately three hours.

    Sessions available from 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm
    £40 per person (includes a one-day ticket to Leeds Castle and refreshments)
    Max 8 people per session. Must be pre-booked online.

      Haunted Halloween at Half Term

    Haunted Halloween at Half Term

    Dates: 25th October 2014 to 31st October 2014

    Children will be thrilled and surprised by the Haunted Halloween Hunt and Spooky Quest for both younger and older age groups this October half term. The Spooky Quest takes place around the woodland walk while the Halloween Hunt will involve clues from spooky characters all around the grounds, both with a chocolate prize at the end. A fancy dress competition for the best blood curdling outfit takes place daily at 2pm near the Maze, while Spooky Stories with Raggedy Jack will entertain younger children in the Playground area throughout the day. A small additional charge applies to the Spooky Quest and Haunted Halloween Hunt.

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      Blood, Boils and Black Death: Evening Halloween Tour

    Blood, Boils and Black Death: Evening Halloween Tour

    Dates: 31st October 2014

    Discover a distinctly unpleasant side to “the loveliest castle in the world”! Join the castle guides for an All Hallows Eve tour through a horribly diseased and gruesome history - hear tales of a castle ravaged by the grisly Black Death and ruthless 16th Century ‘sawbones’ surgery.

    Tours: 6pm, 7pm and 8pm
    Price: £15 per person. Tours must be pre-booked online. Some stories may be unsuitable for younger children.

      The Art of Print Making - Views of Leeds Castle by Martin Grover

    The Art of Print Making - Views of Leeds Castle by Martin Grover

    Dates: 7th November 2014 to 24th December 2014

    The classic 1930s interiors of Leeds Castle inspired London artist Martin Grover to create a set of prints in the distinctive poster style of the period. The display will take place in the Exhibition Centre.

      Fireworks House Party

    Fireworks House Party

    Dates: 8th November 2014

    Combine first class hospitality and the South-East’s biggest and best firework display. Settle into your bedroom before joining the other guests for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the firework setup. Afternoon tea will then be served in the Dining Room. Wrap up warm for the display and return to the castle afterwards for Winter Pimms and a three course dinner in the Banqueting Hall followed by coffee in the Drawing Rooms.
    At the end of the evening, retire to your magnificent Castle bedroom and enjoy a full English breakfast, the following morning in the Dining Room.

    Event including a Battlement bedroom £410 per couple
    Or including a State bedroom £460 per couple

    View the Dine & Sleep Brochure and Menu.
    Call 01622 767855 for enquiries or to book.
     

      Leeds Castle Fireworks 'Go Wild'

    Leeds Castle Fireworks 'Go Wild'

    Dates: 8th November 2014 to 9th November 2014

    This year Leeds Castle Fireworks ‘Go Wild’ with music inspired by animals of the world. For two consecutive nights, the most incredible display of pyrotechnics will light up the sky over the Castle, synchronised with moving images and rousing music. Arrive early for the ‘Go Wild’ themed afternoon entertainment, enjoy hot food and drinks at a variety of stalls and be sure to join us by 5.30pm when the night sky goes wild.

    Adult: £19; Child (under 16 yrs): £12.50
    Group Rates (15 or more) Adult £16; Child: £11.50
    Under 4s free (must be reserved at time of booking)
    Tickets must be pre-booked. Group rate tickets can only be booked via the Box Office on 01622 880008 (phone lines open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm).

      The Printmaker's Art

    The Printmaker's Art

    Dates: 15th November 2014 to 16th November 2014

    Artist, Martin Grover will be giving live demonstrations on the art of print making and how he has created many artworks showing Leeds Castle in a totally new light.

      Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Dates: 5th December 2014

    Other dates: 13th December 2014, 20th December 2014

    Celebrate the festive season with your clients, colleagues and friends at Leeds Castle. Join our Christmas party in the 17th century oak beamed Fairfax Hall with spectacular views of the castle. Start the evening with a sparkling cranberry cocktail before taking your seats for a delicious three course dinner followed by coffee and mince pies. After dinner, dance the night away with our DJ until midnight.

    Make the evening a night to remember and retire to the Stable Courtyard Bedrooms, price includes a full English breakfast served the following morning.

    Evening price - £45 per person
    Accommodation - £140 per room
    This evening event has now SOLD OUT

    View the Dine & Sleep Brochureand Menu.

      The Gingerbread Christmas at Leeds Castle

    The Gingerbread Christmas at Leeds Castle

    Dates: 6th December 2014 to 23rd December 2014

    The magic of Christmas descends upon the entire Leeds Castle Estate this December, celebrating the traditions of the festive season with wonderful things to see and do for the whole family. See the Castle interiors transformed with a traditional gingerbread theme for Christmas with beautiful decorations and a central display to take your breath away.

    Explore the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn and discover an array of seasonal gifts, toys, decorations and delicious food and drink. Enjoy a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine and a ride on the carousel or Ferris wheel with spectacular views of the beautiful moated Castle. Look out for the real reindeer stabled at the market - until they are needed for more pressing matters on Christmas Eve.

    Children will love the Gingerbread Quest as they search through the Woodland Walk, over to the adventure playgrounds and back again to find all the gingerbread men.

      The Christmas Market

    The Christmas Market

    Dates: 6th December 2014 to 23rd December 2014

    The Leeds Castle Christmas market will be returning for its second year this December. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, the festive Christmas market will be host to a variety of products, with stallholders offering Christmas gifts, local produce and festive fayre.

    If you would like to exhibit at the Christmas Market download the Christmas Market Stallholder Application Form or email FrancescaBarrett@leeds-castle.co.uk or call 01622 767860. 

      Father Christmas Visits

    Father Christmas Visits

    Dates: 6th December 2014 to 7th December 2014

    Other dates: 13th December 2014 to 14th December 2014, 18th December 2014 to 23rd December 2014

    Meeting Father Christmas at Leeds Castle has become a much-loved tradition for children, parents and grandparents alike. Set in the centre of the Christmas Market, the Elves will be waiting to welcome children before they enter Father Christmas’ magical grotto and receive a special gift. 
    Bookings will be taken from 1st October and don’t forget to book early as Father Christmas is always popular!
    Tickets cost £12 per child, which includes a quality gift. A valid day or annual ticket is required for all attending.

      Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Dates: 13th December 2014

    Other dates: 5th December 2014, 20th December 2014

    Celebrate the festive season with your clients, colleagues and friends at Leeds Castle. Join our Christmas party in the 17th century oak beamed Fairfax Hall with spectacular views of the castle. Start the evening with a sparkling cranberry cocktail before taking your seats for a delicious three course dinner followed by coffee and mince pies. After dinner, dance the night away with our DJ until midnight.

    Make the evening a night to remember and retire to the Stable Courtyard Bedrooms, price includes a full English breakfast served the following morning.

    Evening price - £45 per person
    Accommodation - £140 per room
    This evening event has now SOLD OUT

    View the Dine & Sleep Brochureand Menu.

      Father Christmas Visits

    Father Christmas Visits

    Dates: 13th December 2014 to 14th December 2014

    Other dates: 6th December 2014 to 7th December 2014, 18th December 2014 to 23rd December 2014

    Meeting Father Christmas at Leeds Castle has become a much-loved tradition for children, parents and grandparents alike. Set in the centre of the Christmas Market, the Elves will be waiting to welcome children before they enter Father Christmas’ magical grotto and receive a special gift. 
    Bookings will be taken from 1st October and don’t forget to book early as Father Christmas is always popular!
    Tickets cost £12 per child, which includes a quality gift. A valid day or annual ticket is required for all attending.

      Father Christmas Visits

    Father Christmas Visits

    Dates: 18th December 2014 to 23rd December 2014

    Other dates: 6th December 2014 to 7th December 2014, 13th December 2014 to 14th December 2014

    Meeting Father Christmas at Leeds Castle has become a much-loved tradition for children, parents and grandparents alike. Set in the centre of the Christmas Market, the Elves will be waiting to welcome children before they enter Father Christmas’ magical grotto and receive a special gift. 
    Bookings will be taken from 1st October and don’t forget to book early as Father Christmas is always popular!
    Tickets cost £12 per child, which includes a quality gift. A valid day or annual ticket is required for all attending.

      Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Dates: 20th December 2014

    Other dates: 5th December 2014, 13th December 2014

    Celebrate the festive season with your clients, colleagues and friends at Leeds Castle. Join our Christmas party in the 17th century oak beamed Fairfax Hall with spectacular views of the castle. Start the evening with a sparkling cranberry cocktail before taking your seats for a delicious three course dinner followed by coffee and mince pies. After dinner, dance the night away with our DJ until midnight.

    Make the evening a night to remember and retire to the Stable Courtyard Bedrooms, price includes a full English breakfast served the following morning.

    Evening price - £45 per person
    Accommodation - £140 per room
    This evening event has now SOLD OUT

    View the Dine & Sleep Brochureand Menu.

      The Winter Trail

    The Winter Trail

    Dates: 26th December 2014 to 4th January 2015

    All the presents have been unwrapped and crackers pulled, so it’s time to breathe in some fresh air and take the children on the Leeds Castle Winter Trail. Collect festive clues as you go round with the chance to be entered into an exciting prize draw.

      New Year's Eve at Leeds Castle

    New Year's Eve at Leeds Castle

    Dates: 31st December 2014

    Celebrate the start of the new year at Leeds Castle. The evening begins with a glass of chilled Champagne served in the castle Library before a guided tour of the castle. Take your seats for a delicious four course fine dining dinner, served in the impressive Banqueting Hall. Dance the night away to live music from ‘Snow Band’ before watching a spectacular fireworks display at midnight.

    Make the evening a night to remember and retire to a magnificent Castle bedroom, price includes a full English breakfast served the following morning in the Dining Room.

    Evening price - £195 per person
    Battlement Bedroom - £275 per room
    Castle State Bedroom - £325 per room

    View the Dine & Sleep Brochure and Menu.
    Call 01622 767855 for enquiries or to book.
     

      New Year's Eve in the Fairfax Hall

    New Year's Eve in the Fairfax Hall

    Dates: 31st December 2014

    Say goodbye to 2014 and celebrate the start of the new year, looking across the majestic moat to Leeds Castle. Start the evening with a glass of chilled Champagne, before taking your seats for a delicious three course dinner. After dinner, dance the night away with our DJ and have your Champagne glass re-filled for the midnight toast. As the clock strikes twelve, a spectacular fireworks display will commence high above the 900 year old castle.

    Make the evening a night to remember and retire to the Stable Courtyard Bedrooms, price includes a full English breakfast served the following morning.

    Evening price - £110 per person
    Accommodation - £200 per room

    View the Dine & Sleep Brochure and Menu
    Call 01622 767855 for enquiries or to book.
     

      Leeds Castle Triathlon

    Leeds Castle Triathlon

    Dates: 27th June 2015 to 28th June 2015

    The great sport of Triathlon returns to Kent’s 900 year old Castle. Complete an open water swim in the moat, road cycle and cross country run around the estate. In association with Ocean Lake Triathlon and Triathlon England.

    27th June – Sprint Tri (750m/26k/5k) & Junior Aquathlon
    28th June – Standard Tri (1500m/40k/10k)