October half-term holiday fun at Bodiam Castle

Two boys running on the grass overlooking Bodiam Castle

Keep the kids occupied this half term with the 'wildlife and witches' children's trail, the British Wildlife Awards 2019 photography exhibition (and trail), castle tours, story-telling and autumnal walks through the crunchy leaves.

This October half-term escape with the family to Bodiam Castle, for some autumn fun.

Wildlife and witches trail

Join us at Bodiam Castle this October half term on our exciting new autumn trail 'wildlife and witches' as we set the children off on a hunt around the castle and grounds to win a prize.   
•    £2.50 per trail, including a prize
•    Daily from Mon 21 Oct to Sun 3 Nov 2019, 11am to 3pm
•    Suitable for children aged 5 - 11 years

Have-a-go at archery

Have a go at the ancient sport of archery, in the grounds of Bodiam Castle. Between Sat 26 Oct - Sun 4 Nov, 11am-4pm. £3 for 6 arrows. Suitable for children and adults.

Having a go at archery
Boy having a go at archery
Having a go at archery

Storytelling at the castle

There will be storytelling taking place in the castle towers, throughout the day, between Sat 26 Oct – Sun 3 November.  Check at Visitor Reception on arrival for times and meeting points. 

Children listening to a storyteller
Children listening to a story teller
Children listening to a storyteller

British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition 2019

There is fun for all the family as the BWPA exhibition comes to Bodiam Castle. Make your way around the castle and head into the towers to see inspiring photographs of wildlife that can be found around Britain. 

DOCUMENTARY SERIES WINNER, Britain's Most Loved Mammal (European Hedgehog) Surrey
Hedgehog in Autumn leaves
DOCUMENTARY SERIES WINNER, Britain's Most Loved Mammal (European Hedgehog) Surrey

For our younger visitors do pick up the free questions and answers trail, to go alongside the exhibition, which is available from Visitor Reception.   

Also you can pick up a ‘Top Photo Spots’ map to help you find the best spots around the grounds to become Bodiam’s next best wildlife photographer.

50 things to do before your 11 ¾. 

If you'd rather just enjoy the fresh air you can take a stroll through the grounds and even tick off some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.  And don't forget that if the weather's not on your side, the Caste-view cafe and Wharf tea-room are open all week for tasty treats. 

Treat your little ones to a warming hot chocolate
A girl and a boy enjoying hot chocolate and cake
Treat your little ones to a warming hot chocolate