Each year the Castle hosts an exciting programme of events which offers something for all tastes. Castle State Room events include live music, creative fairs and evening performances. Whereas outdoor highlights include open air theatre suitable for families, plus big band jazz and swing concerts for all on the lawns.

A unique Christmas Experience at Highcliffe Castle

Date: 28/11/2023

End: 14/12/2023


Join the Archive Team on Tuesday 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec or the Salvage Team on Thursday 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec for a brilliant ‘behind the scenes’ look at our Castle Collection.

Ticket includes a behind the scenes talk, entry to the Castle and mulled wine and a mince pie in the State Dining Room.

Arrival Time: 11:30am

Ticket Price: £15.00

The experience

You will enjoy around 30 minutes with the teams in our ‘behind the scenes’ room to enjoy a talk on our archive or salvage collection and learn about how we preserve and conserve the artefacts on site.

You will then make your way to the State Dining Room to enjoy a mulled wine and mince pie.

Access to the Castle is included in the ticket price. Following your refreshments you will then be able to explore the building at your leisure and see our fascinating new exhibition ‘Pieces of our Past’

Car Parking

Please use the pay and display car park on site.


On arrival to the site, please make your way to the Castle gift shop and show your ticket. The team will be there to greet you.


The Castle is fully accessible but please email should you require use of our lifts or level access during your visit.

Castle by Night

Date: 08/12/2023


Explore the Castle in all its festive glory accompanied by a complimentary glass of mulled wine* and a little bit of late-night shopping in our gift shop!

Immerse yourself in ‘Pieces of our Past’, our brand new exhibition for 2024 and take in the stunning festive atmosphere around the Castle.

*Alternative drink available

Please follow the link below to pre book your tickets.

Festivities at Highcliffe Castle

Date: 03/12/2023

End: 21/12/2023

10am - 3pm

A Victorian Christmas at Highcliffe Castle

Indoor trail

Visit Highcliffe Castle this Christmas and take part in our Victorian Christmas trail from Sunday 3rd December until Thursday 21st December. 


Make your very own Victorian Christmas Crackers every Tuesday and Thursday in December! 


February Half Term

Date: 11/02/2024

End: 16/02/2024

10am - 3pm

Experience endless entertainment during the February half term,

Sunday to Thursday: Indoor Fairy Tale Trail. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of fairy tales as you navigate through the castle, brushing up on your fairy tale knowledge. Don’t forget to collect your certificate from the gift shop!

Tuesday and Thursday: Fairy Tale Crafts in our Education Room until 3pm. Let creativity flourish with fairy tale-themed crafts in our education room. Join us until 3pm for a magical crafting experience.


50% off Family Admissions Day

Date: 14/02/2024

10am - 3pm

Celebrate valentines day with 50% Off Family Admissions Day. Make the most of your family time with a special offer – 50% off family admissions on Wednesday 14th February.

Highcliffe Castle Wedding Supplier Fair

Date: 09/03/2024

End: 10/03/2024

10am - 4pm

Join us at Highcliffe Castle for a spectacular showcase of the finest wedding suppliers, from florists to bakers, photographers, DJs and photobooths. Let your love story come to life with the help of these handpicked, local experts.



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