Go on a Castle Quest

Two boys examine a Castle Quest shield at Corfe Castle

Creepy Creatures is the theme of this autumn’s castle quest as we celebrate the natural world and look forward to Halloween.

Your task is to find the six shields scattered around the castle, collect the stamps in your booklet and test your knowledge by answering the true or false questions.

There are brass rubbings to find too and you can create your own creepy creature or even design a coat of arms for your family.

Your prize is a siege coin — a token used in place of real money during the 17th century by people cut off from the outside world because they were surrounded by an enemy army.

That’s what happened to Corfe Castle in the English Civil War when it was a Royalist stronghold besieged by Parliamentarians.