Candlelit stories

Enjoy the magic of stories by candlelight in the castle.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join our costumed storytellers for medieval-inspired childrens stories in our candle-lit tower. Storytelling by the fire was a way of keeping sprits up during the dark cold winter months in the medieval times. Help us to keep the tradition alive during the first month of the New Year.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Bodiam Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.80 £9.80
Child £5.40 £4.90
Family £27.00 £24.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.65
Offer tickets - K&ESR and Bodiam Boating Station
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Offer tickets (prices below) are applicable to those arriving via the Kent & East Sussex Railway and Bodiam Boating Station ferry. Visitors will be required to show their travel tickets from these providers.

Car Park: Non-members: £3.00 per car. NT members: Free.

Coaches: Pre-booked coaches: Free. Unbooked coaches: £50 charge.

The basics

Suitability
Children are particularly welcome.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Storytelling will be in one of our castle towers.
What to bring and wear
Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes for this mainly outdoor site.
Accessibility
There will be some steps to the storytelling rooms.
Other
Dogs on leads are allowed in the castle grounds and in Castle View Café. Car Parking charges apply: NT Members, free; Non-NT members, £4 per car

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 January 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Available
12 January 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Available
18 January 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Available
19 January 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Available
25 January 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Available
26 January 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Available
1 February 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Available
2 February 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Bodiam Castle
Email
bodiamcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01580 830196

Upcoming events

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

Fri 06 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Visit the castle this autumn and discover some stunning wildlife photography in our autumn exhibition.

Christmas Lunches

Fri 06 Dec 2019
12:00-14:30
Treat yourself to a delicious 2- or 3-course, waitress served Christmas lunch in our festively decorated tea room.

Father Christmas at the Castle

Sat 07 Dec 2019
10:30-11:20
Enjoy a festive storytelling session and meet Father Christmas in a beautiful medieval castle setting.

Boxing Day Walk

Thu 26 Dec 2019
09:30-11:30
Early birds can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the castle and grounds on our Boxing Day walk.

Weekday winter walks and castle tours

Mon 06 Jan 2020
11:00-11:40
Enjoy a guided walk around and tour of the castle this winter.

Candlelit stories

Sat 11 Jan 2020
11:30-14:30
Enjoy the magic of stories by candlelight in the castle.