Easter holidays at Bodiam Castle

A child races to complete an Easter egg hunt at a National Trust property

The promise of springtime and warmer weather is a great opportunity to get out and about. During the Easter holidays we've fun for all the family at Bodiam Castle with a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. We'll also be starting up our archery lessons again.

Join in our Easter holiday fun

Bring the family to Bodiam Castle this Easter and join in our nature inspired Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. With spring bringing everything to life, this is a great time to get out and about and start your quest to find out more about nature.

Pick up your Easter Egg Hunt sheet on arrival and set off on your hunt. For all those who complete their Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt there a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat awaiting you as a prize or an alternative non-chocolate prize.  

  • Available from Saturday 6 April to Monday 22 April 2019

  • £3.00 per hunter

  • 10am to 4pm

  • Normal admission charges apply

Easter 2019
Children hunt for clues on an Easter egg hunt at a National Trust property
Easter 2019

Try out some medieval skills


In medieval England bold knights and genteel princesses would have been trained in bow skills and your little rebels can have the chance to learn these skills during the school holidays.

This year we'll have trained instructors from The Hawking Centre on hand to give archery tuition. Archers would have formed an important part of the defensive force for the castle and skill with the arrow was essential for the protection of the castle's residents.

Learn how to loose an arrow at a traditional target and see if you are a good shot.

  • Weekends and school holidays from 1 April to 3 November inclusive

  • 10.30am to 4pm

  • No need to pre-book

  • £3.50 for 6 arrows

  • Medieval costumed instructors

  • Traditional targets

  • Weather permitting - we may have to suspend archery during high winds or very wet weather

Get crafty this Easter

Join us for a crafty session to create your very own Easter egg pot or hanging Easter decoration to take home.

  • Craft sessions will take place on Wednesdays 10 & 17 April and on Thursdays 11 & 18 April.
  • Available between 11am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10 April - paint your own ceramic egg pot
  • Wednesday 17, Thursdays 11 & 18 April - creat your own Easter hanging decoration
  • £2.50 per creation
  • Suitable for children aged 5 - 12
  • Normal admission charges apply

Storytelling for the family

Throughout the Easter holidays our storytellers will be in the castle to enchant you with their tales from days gone by.

  • Available daily between Saturday 6 April to Monday 22 April inclusive
  • Available between 11am - 4pm
  • Suitable for any age from 5 upwards, including adults
  • Free event
  • Normal admission charges apply