School visits

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Book a learning day

Try on medieval armour

To book your learning day, please contact our Learning and Interpretation office staff who will be happy to help you chose the right session to suit your needs.

Please contact us on 01580 831324, weekdays (except Tuesdays)  between 10am and 3pm or by e-mail to check availability before completing the schools booking form in our education groups information pack with your chosen options.

Early years & Key Stage 1

Play a part in the feast of Sir Edward

Play a part in the feast of Sir Edward

We have three activity sessions for younger children.

Sir Edward's Feast : enjoy a castle tour, role play, dressing up and an introduction to medieval food & drink and toys & games. £3.50 per child

A Knight's Tale is the story of Sir Ralph.  Join him to find out about armour and knights and have a go at piecing together a suit or armour and trying some on.  £3.00 per child

Bertie the Bat takes a different view of the castle through the eyes of one of our residents with a castle tour, story and craft activities.  £3.00 per child


Key Stages 2 - 4

Have fun trying on our armour at Bodiam Castle

Have fun trying on our armour at Bodiam Castle

We have two sessions for Key Stage 2 and 3 children aged 6 and over.  A 'Guided Tour' looks at the attack and defense features of the castle, whilst also revealing the many hidden luxuries this 14th century home held.

Our aptly named armour session, 'Armed & Dangerous' takes a look at medieval warfare. Take an inside look at a medieval army, at their armour, combat skills and code of conduct before trying on some of our armour collection.

Each session costs £3.00 per child or enjoy both for £5.50 per child.

For GCSE and A Level students we offer bespoke tours.

Larger group activity days

Happening History's activity days cater for larger education groups

For larger education groups (60+ students), we enlist the services of Happening History to provide larger scale hands-on activity days.  These days are always popular and book out quickly, please call 01580 831324 if you are interested in booking one of these sessions.

Dates for 2015 are:

22-26 June

29 June-3 July

28 September-2 October

5-9 October

12-16 October

Teaching resources to KS1

  • Attack & defend
  • Join the dots (JPEG file)
  • What makes a castle, a castle?

General worksheets & castle information

  • Site map
  • Castle information
  • Battle Bodiam activities