Family fun at the 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. At half-term we'll have a trail and our Crones will be back with their peculiar brand of mayhem.

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

Medieval history day with Happening History

Step back in time with the family and discover some aspects of medieval life at a hands on experience with Happening History.

Running throughout the day on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September, parents and children can pop in to one of our medieval tents and immerse themselves in some medieval history.

The children will be able to discover some beautiful medieval clothing and release their inner princess or heroic knight as they try on fine silk dresses and cold armour. We'll even offer them the chance to hold a blunt sword.

  • No need to pre-book but please register your interest by calling our booking line on 01435 884832
  • £5 per person or £15 per family (2 adults, 2 children)
  • Event runs from 11am to 4pm
Bodiam Castle
A young boy tries on some armour at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Hocus pocus at Hallowe'en

Each year when Hallowe'en comes around there's fun and games in the castle when the Crones come to visit.  Pop into their den and listen to their magical tales and see some of the wonderful potions and concoctions that they create.  But be wary of their unconventional cooking and treat them respectfully.

The Crones' will be here on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October between 11am and 3pm.

October half-term family fun

Come along over half-term and have a go at our trail as we set the children off on a hunt around the castle. £2 per trail, including a prize for each successful hunter.