Corfe Castle

Hallowe'en pumpkins at Corfe Castle

Half-term Halloween fun at Corfe Castle

Halloween highlights at Corfe Castle over half-term include a terrifying trail, curious creatures, flying teddies and the chance to see our replica medieval siege engine in action.

Corfe Castle lit up for Christmas

Christmas at Corfe Castle

Traditions old and new make Corfe Castle a special place to visit at Christmas. There’s a festive family quest to complete during the day while the ancient ruins take on a new magic with spectacular lighting effects after dark.

More things to see and do

Upcoming events

October half-term: Family quests, craft and spooky fun.

Tue 23 Oct 2018
10:00-17:00
Explore our family quest, create your own creepy creatures, get involved in traditional crafts and find the missing pumpkins.

October half-term: The great escape

Tue 23 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Bring your own brave teddy to rescue one of our knights and escape down the zip-wire.

October half-term: Trebuchet missile launch

Tue 23 Oct 2018
11:30-15:00
Come and see how far a missile launch from Corfe Castle's resident medieval siege engine will go.

Twelve days of Christmas family quest

Sat 01 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Search for the shields hidden in the castle ruins, complete the activities and solve the clues to successfully complete your Christmas castle quest.

Get crafty at Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-16:00
Make your own natural Christmas decoration when you visit Corfe Castle this December.

Christmas carols in the castle

Sun 09 Dec 2018
17:00-18:30
Create a new family tradition with carols in the castle. Step inside the ruins and join in with songs old and new. A selection of delicious winter warmers will also be available from the tea-room.
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Eating and shopping

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History

The keep at Corfe Castle

Kings, martyrs and heroines  

The story of Corfe Castle is the story of all those who have lived, worked and fought here over many centuries.

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Learning

Two boys holding medieval arrows at Corfe Castle, Dorset

Corfe Castle for schools and colleges 

Find out how a visit to Corfe Castle can bring the syllabus to life for students of all ages. Explore history for key stages one, two and three through topics including life in a castle, homes in the past and medieval realms. Conservation for higher education students and adult learning opportunities.

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Wildlife

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Our work

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Places to stay

Vineyard Farm Cottage in Corfe Castle

Places to Stay near Corfe Castle 

From a classic thatched cottage with unrivalled views to quirky heathland hideaways, you’ll find cosy options for two or larger houses for groups of up to eight.