For families

Holiday archery lessons

All the family can learn to become archery experts at Bodiam Castle

Bring the family along to Bodiam during the school holidays and Heathcliff Heroics will be here to give the kids some archery lessons.  Whether you're a skilled archer or beginner, the team will spend time ensuring that you understand how to fire an arrow from a traditional bow to hopefully hit one of the many targets lined up for you.  Come and try your hand.  Archery is weather permitting and will not take place in the event of particularly bad weather.

Prices start from £3 for 5 arrows.

Challenge the family

Our echo horns can unlock the secrets in the Knights Peril adventure

Our echo horns can unlock the secrets in the Knights Peril adventure

A Knight's Peril - interactive audio adventure

Our Knight's Peril adventure is the perfect way to get your children outside during the dreary winter days. It's suitable for children aged 7+ and the whole family can join in as you explore the castle and discover the plot to murder Sir Edward Dallingridge, the castle's founder.

There is no charge for this adventure, we just operate a simple deposit system.  The echo horn will guide you on your way, but will you guess whodunnit?

Family friendly tea room

Our Wharf Tea-room offers a children's menu, high chairs and baby food and bottle warming facility. We also cater for restricted diets so treat the whole family to a delicious meal together.

Why not?

  • Enjoy feeding our ducks with duck food from the shop or ticket office?
  • Count up the masons' marks in the castle?
  • Stand on the bridge and see if you can spot any fish in the moat?
  • Enjoy a warming cup of hot chocolate in our tea room?
  • Enjoy talking with our medieval characters about Christmas traditions?
  • Find out what it was like to be in the castle in medieval times?
  • Consider treating your family to membership so that you can visit as often as you like?

Bodiam adventure map

Explore your way to the castle through a land of imagination and discover the best-kept secrets of Bodiam by following our adventure map. If you survive your journey and enter the castle, reward yourself with a climb to the top of one of the towers to enjoy some stunning views across the River Rother valley.