Things to see & do
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Medieval character talks
"May is the month for fun and games, let the fun begin." This is exactly what our medieval characters will be doing during May. Come and listen to the stories of Willikin of the Weald or Gwain and the Green Knight. Find out about 'Bringing in the May' and its importance at this time of the year or learn about the sport of archery. We've new characters to introduce you to this month who can't wait to tell you all about life in a medieval castle.
Listen out for the bell and head to the Great Hall to find out some fascinating facts about spring time in medieval England and discover why football is an illegal sport.
Volunteer at the castle
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.
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.
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.