Things to see & do

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Volunteer at the castle

Join our merry band of volunteers and have some fun

If you'd like a new challenge helping us to keep this majestic castle special for everyone, for ever, then come along and join our merry band of volunteers. 

We've opportunities across the property from helping with events to welcoming visitors that will provide you with a great way to meet lots of new people and support our work here at the castle.

Call our volunteer coordinator on 01580 831327 to register your interest.

Archery lessons

Have a go at archery at Bodiam Castle

Have a go at archery at Bodiam Castle

Every weekend and throughout the school holidays

In medieval times, archer were an essential part of any battle and Sir Edward would have employed men with this skill to defend his home.  If you'd like to learn how to fire an arrow, then join Heathcliff's Heroics for an archery lesson here in the grounds of the castle.  No need to book, just turn up and have a go.

Prices start from £3 for 5 arrows

Uncover the castle's deadly secrets

Families can explore the castle in a quest to help solve our mystery

Families can explore the castle in a quest to help solve our mystery

It's 1387 and someone wants Sir Edward Dallingridge dead.  Help his daughter, Kate, discover who before it's too late.

Our new interactive investigation is an exciting way to explore the castle and help solve a mystery.  Suitable for families with children aged 7+, individuals or groups of friends.  There's no charge for this adventure, we just operate a simple deposit scheme.

Come along and find out more at Castle Cottage, opposite the castle entrance. 

Guided Walks

Walk and talk your way around the greater Bodiam estate and admire the view

Greater Bodiam Estate - Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri : 1.5-2hrs starting at 2.15pm

Castle grounds - Weds: 35-45 mins starting at 12.15 & 2.15pm

Put a spring in your step by joining one of our free guided walks around the castle grounds or the greater Bodiam estate.  Find out more about the grounds around the castle or venture further afield and discover the history in the area around the castle. Our knowledgeable guides will take the walk at a pace to suit the group.  Wear suitable footwear and bring some water.  No need to book just wait by the sign at Castle Cottage.