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Notice: Week beginning Mon 2 March 2015: Our story of Bodiam exhibition room will be closed this week whilst we make some changes. This also means that our 'A Knight's Peril' interactive audio adventure is not available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these necessary works to improve this area and provide a better experience for our visitors. Week beginning Mon 9 March 2015: Road closure. Bodiam Road will be closed to through traffic from the junction of Junction Road to the junction of Peters Green Road for 5 days. Visitors to the castle will need to use roads to Bodiam from Sandhurst or Staplecross. Please allow extra time for your journey.

Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour

Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. Windows where arrows were once fired, a tower that was once a look-out and ruins that were once walked upon by knights; this is a place where you can relive your childhood memories and let your imagination run riot.

In the impressive gatehouse is the castle's original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind. Enough of the interior ruins survive to give an impression of castle life and gruesome and surprising tales can often be heard from our miller's wife, forester and other colourful characters from the past. Plus we have lots of seasonal events throughout the year.

Please note: Entry to the grounds is included in our admission prices. Tickets must be purchased to enter the castle and/or the grounds. See our current admission prices here

Cadbury Easter egg trails

Complete our Easter trail and claim your Cadbury's Egghead prize © John Millar

Complete our Easter trail and claim your Cadbury's Egghead prize

Sat 28 Mar - Sun 12 Apr 2015 : 11am to 4.00pm

Our outlaw-themed Cadbury Easter egg trail will have you hunting her and there for clues around the castle and grounds.  Complete the trail and claim your Cadbury's chocolate Egghead prize.

£2.50 per trail

Outlaw academy

Learn how to live as an outlaw at our Outlaw Academy this Easter © Laura Blackwell

Learn how to live as an outlaw at our Outlaw Academy this Easter

Tues 7 - Fri 10 Apr 2015 : 11.45am to 3.45pm

Wanted: brave and bold young men and women to join our Outlaw Academy.  Come and discover how to live off the land and survive on the run from medieval justice.  Suitable for children aged 5+.  Booking essential, call 01580 831324.

£6.50 per trainee

Archery lessons

Have a go at archery at Bodiam Castle © Bodiam Castle, National Trust

Have a go at archery at Bodiam Castle

Sat 28 Mar - Sun 12 Apr 2015 : 11am to 4.00pm 

Join Heathcliff Heroics for an archery lesson this Easter holiday.  Perfect for budding outlaws to learn how to fire their first arrow or brush up on their skills.  Suitable for would-be archers aged 5+.

Prices start from £3 for 5 arrows

Mothers' Day Lunch

Treat your Mum to a special day out and lunch at Bodiam Castle

Treat your Mum to a special day out and lunch at Bodiam Castle

Sun 15 March 2015

Treat your Mum to a day out at Bodiam this Mothering Sunday with free entry to the castle and a delicious 2-course lunch in our Terrace Room. The special Mothers' Day menu will include a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian main course and mouth-watering desserts, all specially prepared by our chef, Phil.

Places are limited so booking is essntial for this family event.  Call 01580 831324.

£25 per adult, £15 per child (up to 10 years)

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