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    Featured Events - Winter 2014

    Dine & Sleep Events

    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.

    Full Calendar of Events & Activites

        Views of Leeds Castle by Martin Grover

    Views of Leeds Castle by Martin Grover

    Dates: 7th November 2014 to 23rd 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.

        The Upstairs Tour

    The Upstairs Tour

    Dates: 23rd November 2014

    Join us on a tour to find out more about the State & Battlement Bedrooms at Leeds Castle, which are not open to the public. See the rooms preferred by King Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson during their stays, and more recently by Pavarotti and Cliff Richard. These truly magnificent rooms are not to be missed.

    Price £5 per person (price is in addition to entry fee). Max 20 people per tour.

    Tours start at 11.30am and must be pre-booked online. Valid entrance tickets are also required.

        Meet the Falconer

    Meet the Falconer

    Dates: 25th November 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.

        Eleanor of Castile - The Shadow Queen

    Eleanor of Castile - The Shadow Queen

    Dates: 25th November 2014

    Leeds Castle is delighted that the author and QC, Sara Cockerill, will be talking about her new book, Eleanor of Castile - The Shadow Queen at 5.30pm.

    Eleanor of Castile, the remarkable woman behind England’s greatest medieval king, Edward I, has effectively been airbrushed from history; yet she had one of the most fascinating lives of any of England’s queens and she was the first royal to own Leeds Castle. 

    Books will be available for purchase and Ms Cockerill will be signing copies. A cash bar will also be available.

    This talk is free of charge to annual ticket holders. Please reserve your place by calling the Box Office on 01622 880008 (lines open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm). Numbers are limited so book early. Please bring your annual ticket with you to gain entry for this event. Entry will be via our private entrance.

        Christmas Wreath Making

    Christmas Wreath Making

    Dates: 26th November 2014 to 28th November 2014

    The Castle Florist will help keen amateurs prepare for Christmas with Christmas Wreath Making workshops. Get into the festive spirit by creating handmade wreaths with expert guidance from the Castle Florist. 

    £40 per person including a one day entrance ticket. Workshops must be pre-booked online.
    SOLD OUT

        Wellie Walk

    Wellie Walk

    Dates: 29th November 2014 to 30th November 2014

    Splish splashing fun with our brand new Wellie Walk for children. Join one of our team and explore the grounds with an exciting eye spy sheet. Try to spot moorhens, black swans and other wildlife while jumping in a few puddles along the way!

    Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Meet at the Ticket Office at the Main Entrance at 11.30am. This walk is included with your admission ticket.
     

        The Maiden's Tower Tour

    The Maiden's Tower Tour

    Dates: 30th November 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.

        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 SOLD OUT

        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.

        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. 
    Tickets cost £12 per child, which includes a quality gift. A valid day or annual ticket is required for all attending.
    SOLD OUT

        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. 

        Christmas Photowalk

    Christmas Photowalk

    Dates: 10th December 2014

    Other dates: 17th December 2014

    Bring your own photography equipment and capture the magic of Leeds Castle at night, lit up for the Christmas season. Professional tutor Robert Canis will be on hand for guidance and discussion to help you achieve incredible images on the estate after dark. The castle will be alive with colourful twinkling lights reflecting in the moat and the bustling Christmas market on the Cedar Lawn.
    SOLD OUT
    Sessions start at 3.30pm and finish at 6.30pm. Maximum of 8 people per session including one on one assistance. £40 per person. You will have exclusive access to the interior of the castle for part of the workshop. 

    Please be aware that there is essential conservation work taking place on one section of the castle resulting in a very small area covered in white tarpaulin. However, Robert will instruct you on how to avoid this in your photos

        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. 
    Tickets cost £12 per child, which includes a quality gift. A valid day or annual ticket is required for all attending.
    SOLD OUT

        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 SOLD OUT

        Christmas Floral Curiosity with Mig Kimpton

    Christmas Floral Curiosity with Mig Kimpton

    Dates: 16th December 2014

    Multi-award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a theatrical flair to floral designs through history and the myths behind our Christmas traditions in the Christmas Floral Curiosity workshop at 2pm.
    Running time 90 minutes without an interval.
    £10 per person. A valid entrance ticket to Leeds Castle is also required.

        Christmas Photowalk

    Christmas Photowalk

    Dates: 17th December 2014

    Other dates: 10th December 2014

    Bring your own photography equipment and capture the magic of Leeds Castle at night, lit up for the Christmas season. Professional tutor Robert Canis will be on hand for guidance and discussion to help you achieve incredible images on the estate after dark. The castle will be alive with colourful twinkling lights reflecting in the moat and the bustling Christmas market on the Cedar Lawn.
    SOLD OUT
    Sessions start at 3.30pm and finish at 6.30pm. Maximum of 8 people per session including one on one assistance. £40 per person. You will have exclusive access to the interior of the castle for part of the workshop. 

    Please be aware that there is essential conservation work taking place on one section of the castle resulting in a very small area covered in white tarpaulin. However, Robert will instruct you on how to avoid this in your photos

        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. 
    Tickets cost £12 per child, which includes a quality gift. A valid day or annual ticket is required for all attending.
    SOLD OUT

        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 SOLD OUT

        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
    Maiden's Tower Bedroom - £325 per room

        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

        Valentine's Dinner in the Castle

    Valentine's Dinner in the Castle

    Dates: 14th February 2015

    Spend a romantic Valentine’s night with your loved one at Leeds Castle in Kent.
    On arrival enjoy an intimate Champagne drinks reception followed by a guided tour of the 900 year old Castle for a glimpse into the life of the last private owner, wealthy Anglo-American heiress the Hon. Olive, Lady Baillie.
    A delicious three-course candle lit dinner will be served in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall. Soak up the romantic atmosphere with a Harpist playing during your meal and enjoy a bottle of wine at your table. After dinner, relax in the opulent Drawing Rooms by the open fire with coffee and chocolates.

    Evening price (per couple excluding accommodation): £220
    Accommodation: State Bedrooms £325; Battlement Bedrooms £275

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.

        The Glorious 1930s Castle House Party

    The Glorious 1930s Castle House Party

    Dates: 18th April 2015

    Step back in time and experience an evening of ‘art decadence’ at Leeds Castle as you join a lavish house party reminiscent of the 1930s.
    Residential guests begin with a delicious afternoon tea followed by a spot of croquet on the lawn.
    Evening entertainment begins with ‘prohibition’ cocktails followed by a guided tour of the Castle. A delicious three-course menu on a contemporary 1930s theme will be served in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall while live entertainment is provided by Billie Wilson as you relax with coffee and chocolates next to an open fire.
    Carriages are at midnight and residential guests enjoy a full English breakfast the following morning in the Dining Room. 

    Evening price (per person excluding accommodation): £99
    Accommodation: State Bedrooms £295; Battlement Bedrooms £245

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.

        Leeds Castle Triathlon Dinner

    Leeds Castle Triathlon Dinner

    Dates: 27th June 2015

    Enjoy a rare opportunity to stay in one of England’s oldest treasure houses prior to the Standard Distance Triathlon on Sunday 28th June in association with Ocean Lake Tri.
    All your competitor needs will be met with a specially created healthy menu to be served in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall and complimentary sports massage available throughout the evening for a charitable donation. Afterwards, retire to one of the magnificent Castle bedrooms for a restorative sleep in luxurious surroundings.

    Competitors can enjoy an early breakfast in the Dining Room. Supporters can warm up with a hot chocolate or celebrate with bucks fizz as they watch the triathletes swim in the moat from Castle Island, the perfect position for photographs.
    Evening price (per person excluding accommodation): £99
    Accommodation: State Bedrooms £295; Battlement Bedrooms £245
    This Dine & Sleep event is only for triathletes competing in the Standard Distance Triathlon on Sunday 28th June.

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.

        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)

        Leeds Castle Open Air Classical Concert VIP Package

    Leeds Castle Open Air Classical Concert VIP Package

    Dates: 11th July 2015

    Celebrate the best of British in VIP style at the Leeds Castle Open Air Classical Concert with wonderful music from the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Rigby.
    After checking into your magnificent Castle bedroom, enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall before a Champagne toast on the Castle Island Sundial Terrace as the cannons fire to officially open the concert. Watch the live entertainment from the comfort of your VIP marquee and enjoy a delicious menu from the mouth-watering chefs’ tables.
    The concert finale is a dramatic fireworks display choreographed to classical music followed by late night drinks and nibbles in the Castle. For residential guests a full English breakfast is served the following morning.

    Evening price (per person excluding accommodation): £235
    Accommodation: State Bedrooms £325; Battlement Bedrooms £275

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.

        Festival of Flowers Dinner

    Festival of Flowers Dinner

    Dates: 26th September 2015

    The Festival of Flowers Dine and Sleep event recreates the floral grandeur of Lady Baillie’s infamous house parties.
    Learn the Castle’s floristry techniques as you create your own hand tied bouquet and table arrangement in the Maiden’s Tower while accompanying guests take part in a falconry experience. Afterwards relax with a traditional afternoon tea served in the Dining Room.
    Enjoy an evening Pimms reception and tour of the floral designs before an indulgent three-course dinner in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall featuring flowers from the Castle gardens.
    Relax in the opulent Drawing Rooms over coffee and chocolates before retiring at midnight to your luxurious Castle bedroom. A full English breakfast is served the following morning in the Dining Room.
    Evening price (per person excluding accommodation): £149
    Accommodation: State Bedrooms £295; Battlement Bedrooms £245

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.
     

        Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular Dinner

    Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular Dinner

    Dates: 7th November 2015

    A weekend of first class hospitality and entertainment is guaranteed at the Fireworks Spectacular 2015.
    Take a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the firework set up before enjoying a traditional afternoon tea.
    Live entertainers bring this event to life before the action begins; a breath taking fireworks display choreographed to moving images and glorious music set against the beautiful backdrop of the 900 year old Castle.
    After the grand finale, the warmth of the Castle beckons where roaring log fires and Winter Pimms await you. Dinner is a delicious three-course seasonal menu served in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall followed by coffee the opulent 1930s Drawing Rooms. Residential guests enjoy a full English breakfast the following morning.
    Event price per couple (including Accommodation): Castle State Bedrooms £495;
    Castle Battlement Bedrooms £465; Stable Courtyard Bedrooms £420

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.
     

        Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Dates: 5th December 2015

    Other dates: 11th December 2015, 18th December 2015

    Celebrate the festive season in style against the beautiful backdrop of Leeds Castle. The 17th Century oak beamed Fairfax Hall provides a festive feast for the eyes with traditional Christmas decorations and spectacular views across the moat to the Castle.
    Start the evening with a sparkling cranberry cocktail served in the Terrace Room prior to a delicious three-course dinner followed by tea, coffee and mince pies. Dance the night away with a disco and stay refreshed throughout the evening with a cash bar.
    Evening guests depart at midnight while residential guests retire to the Stable Courtyard Bedrooms just a short stroll away. Overnight guests have the choice of a full English or Continental breakfast the following morning in the Fairfax Hall.
    Evening price per person (excluding accommodation): £55
    Stable Courtyard Bedroom: £140

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.

        Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Dates: 11th December 2015

    Other dates: 5th December 2015, 18th December 2015

    Celebrate the festive season in style against the beautiful backdrop of Leeds Castle. The 17th Century oak beamed Fairfax Hall provides a festive feast for the eyes with traditional Christmas decorations and spectacular views across the moat to the Castle.
    Start the evening with a sparkling cranberry cocktail served in the Terrace Room prior to a delicious three-course dinner followed by tea, coffee and mince pies. Dance the night away with a disco and stay refreshed throughout the evening with a cash bar.
    Evening guests depart at midnight while residential guests retire to the Stable Courtyard Bedrooms just a short stroll away. Overnight guests have the choice of a full English or Continental breakfast the following morning in the Fairfax Hall.
    Evening price per person (excluding accommodation): £55
    Stable Courtyard Bedroom: £140

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.

        Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Christmas Party in the Fairfax Hall

    Dates: 18th December 2015

    Other dates: 5th December 2015, 11th December 2015

    Celebrate the festive season in style against the beautiful backdrop of Leeds Castle. The 17th Century oak beamed Fairfax Hall provides a festive feast for the eyes with traditional Christmas decorations and spectacular views across the moat to the Castle.
    Start the evening with a sparkling cranberry cocktail served in the Terrace Room prior to a delicious three-course dinner followed by tea, coffee and mince pies. Dance the night away with a disco and stay refreshed throughout the evening with a cash bar.
    Evening guests depart at midnight while residential guests retire to the Stable Courtyard Bedrooms just a short stroll away. Overnight guests have the choice of a full English or Continental breakfast the following morning in the Fairfax Hall.
    Evening price per person (excluding accommodation): £55
    Stable Courtyard Bedroom: £140

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.

        New Year's Eve in the Fairfax Hall

    New Year's Eve in the Fairfax Hall

    Dates: 31st December 2015

    Say goodbye to the old year and celebrate the start of the new at ”the loveliest castle in the world”.
    Start the evening with a glass of Champagne served in the Terrace Room of the 17th Century Fairfax Hall with spectacular views of the 900 year old Castle.
    A delicious three-course dinner will be a celebration in itself with dishes including salmon and cod terrine and Chicken Wellington.
    Dance the night away with a disco before your Champagne glass is refilled for the midnight toast followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
    Residential guests retire to the Stable Courtyard Bedrooms just a short stroll away and have the choice of a full English or Continental breakfast the following morning in the Fairfax Hall.
    Evening price per person (excluding accommodation): £120
    Stable Courtyard Bedroom: £200

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.

        New Year's Eve at Leeds Castle

    New Year's Eve at Leeds Castle

    Dates: 31st December 2015

    Celebrate the start of the New Year at Leeds Castle surrounded by its majestic moat. The evening begins with Champagne served in the Castle Library followed by a guided tour of the Castle.
    Dinner is a delicious four-course fine dining experience, served in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall. The menu boasts sumptuous dishes such as lobster, beef and venison to suit the opulent surroundings followed by coffee and chocolates.
    A live band will entertain you throughout the evening as you dance the night away, before your Champagne glass is refilled for the midnight toast and a spectacular fireworks display to complete the memorable evening. Residential guests will be served a full English breakfast the following morning in the Castle Dining Room.
    Evening price per person (excluding accommodation): £205
    Accommodation: State Bedrooms: £325; Battlement Bedrooms: £275

    To enquire call 01622 767855. Online bookings will be available soon.