Corfe Castle

A young girl daubing a wattle wall at Corfe Castle

Half term at Corfe Castle

It’s time to get hands on with history at Corfe Castle this half term. You can try your hand at crafts from the middle ages, witness the awesome power of our medieval siege engine and even teddy gets to join in with the Great Escape zip wire.

Nordic walkers looking down on Corfe Castle from East Hill

Step into 2019 in Purbeck

Walking is a great way to experience the natural wonders of the Isle of Purbeck as well as starting the new year with a spring in your step.

More things to see and do

Upcoming events

February half-term fun at King John's castle

Mon 18 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Experience medieval family fun with our quest, crafts and workshops. Budding knights and damsels can bring your own brave teddy for the Great Escape and watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine.

Nordic walking course at Corfe Castle

Sat 02 Mar 2019
09:30-11:30
Step into spring this March with a three-part Nordic walking course. Enjoy exploring different areas of the Purbeck landscape and build on your technique as you progress with local Nordic walking expert Lynne.

Medieval Knight Academy

Sat 02 Mar 2019
10:00-16:00
Travel back in time to the 12th century and learn some of the skills you'd need to become a noble knight.

Medieval craft

Sat 09 Mar 2019
10:00-16:00
Explore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship.

Mother's Day high tea

Sun 31 Mar 2019
12:00-17:30
Treat your mum to a day out at Corfe Castle, with a special Mother's Day high tea in our eighteenth century tea-rooms.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Explore the hidden places of the medieval ruins to complete the activities and claim your chocolatey treat.
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Eating and shopping

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History

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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.