Family fun at Bodiam Castle this autumn

A view of Bodiam Castle in the autumn sunshine

As the summer fades and the great oak trees around the castle slowly begin to adopt their autumn colours, come and explore the castle with the family. Get out and about this half term and try our trail and I-Spy challenge.

Discover the beauty of autumn

At this time of year the castle is much quieter and so families can enjoy spending time exploring all the nooks and crannies of the castle.

Climb the towers and admire the seasonal colours of the trees from the top and the amazing views out across the River Rother. Imagine you are Sir Edward surveying all your land before you but take care as you climb the steep spiral staircase up to the top.

Spiral staircase, Bodiam Castle
A view looking up one of the steep stone spiral staircases at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex
Spiral staircase, Bodiam Castle

October half term family fun

Come along over half-term and have a go at our 'Black Cat' trail as we set the children off on a hunt around the castle to find our mysterious cats lurking in the shadows.

  • £2.50 per trail, including a prize for each successful hunter.
  • Daily from Sat 20 Oct to Sun 4 Nov inclusive, 11am to 3pm
  • Suitable for children aged 5 - 11 years

For those who want to get out and about in the castle grounds, we'll have an autumn I-Spy trail to get the kids running around, looking at the natural features around the castle and burning off some energy. Ask at our visitor reception for your free trail.