Christmas at Bodiam Castle

Father Christmas walking towards Bodiam Castle

Winter walks in the fresh air, the magic of Father Christmas and lots of tasty treats await you at Bodiam Castle this winter.

Father Christmas 

Weekends 30 Nov – 22 Dec and 23 Dec 2019

Make their Christmas magical with a visit to see Father Christmas. He’s taken up residence in the quintessential, medieval, ruined towers of Bodiam castle, which will make for a truly authentic experience.  A world away from the commercial bustle of Christmas.

After a walk through the wintery castle grounds, settle down in one of the castle towers to enjoy a Christmas story and after meet Father Christmas himself and receive a small present and a festive biscuit.

Father Christmas is very popular and usually sells out quickly. So book your spot to visit him before he flies back to the North Pole.

Tickets are £10 per child.  Booking essential. 

To book online visit the What's on pages of our website or call 0344 249 1895.

Winter walks 

Winter at the castle means few visitors and so there is the chance to enjoy the tranquillity of its setting. Visit on a clear, crisp morning when the winter sun shows up all the greens and greys of the stone walls.  In the afternoon as the light fades, the castle can look brooding but there is still an air of calm around the grounds.

Walking in the fresh air
Family walking outside
Walking in the fresh air

Winter wildlife 

Look for signs of winter wildlife in the castle grounds and discover some of the interesting features in our grand old trees and woodland. If you're lucky you may be greeted by one of the Bodiam Castle ducks or catch a glimpse of one of the fish in the moat.  

Bodiam Castle's ducks in the snow
Mallard ducks in the snow at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex
Bodiam Castle's ducks in the snow

The British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition 2019

Saturday 5 October 2019– Sunday 5 January 2020

Marking the 10th anniversary of the BWPA, this exhibition will combine the breath-taking beauty of British wildlife with the picturesque and romantic ancient monument that is Bodiam Castle.

Blow away the cobwebs with a Boxing day walk

Thursday 26 December 2019

After the excesses of Christmas Day we invite you to join us for a brisk, early morning guided tour of the grounds and an exclusive preview of the castle before we open to visitors. A breakfast bap and hot drink at the end of your walk is the reward for your early start.

Price: £17 Includes guided tour, breakfast bap & hot drink

For more information visit our What’s on pages or to book call 01580 830074

Bodiam Castle
A view of Bodiam Castle taken on one of our guided estate walks
Bodiam Castle