February half-term activities

Take time to discover the importance of women in medieval society and in particular the part they played in the running of the castle. Our February half-term trail will focus on some of the great women of this great monument.

A clear blue winter sky reflects the east side of the castle at Bodiam into the moat waters

Ladies of Bodiam

Never mind the Lords!  This children's activity trail redresses the balance by looking at the powerful and influential women of Bodiam Castle.  Without them, it wouldn't have been built in the first place! 

Discover the roles of Lady Elizabeth Dallingridge and other local wealthy women played their part in the establishment of Bodiam Castle.

With wars raging across the globe and the men away fighting, these women 'held the fort' and became accomplished in running their households.

  • Ladies of Bodiam trail runs from Saturday 10 February to Sunday 18 February.
  • Available daily from 11am-4pm.
  • £2.50 per trail.
  • Prize for every completed trail.
  • Suitable for 5 - 11 year olds.