Father Christmas at the Castle

Enjoy a festive storytelling session and meet Father Christmas in a beautiful medieval castle setting.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join us for a festive storytelling session in the castle and meet Father Christmas, who'll have a gift for all the good children that visit him. The £10 ticket price includes the Father Christmas experience, a gift for the child and a festive biscuit. Adults need to scan their NT membership card or purchase a ticket (normal admission charges apply). Due to the small size of the rooms in the Castle Towers, we only have space for each child to meet Father Christmas with one adult.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £10.00
    includes Father Christmas visit, gift & biscuit
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

Booking details
Call 03442491895
NT adult members are free, but usual admission prices apply for non-members.
Suitability
Children are particularly welcome.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at Visitor Reception in the main car park to start your journey up to the castle.
What to bring and wear
Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes for our mainly outdoor site.
Accessibility
Access from the main car park to the castle is over graveled paths that can be wet, rutted and muddy at this time of the year. There may be the possibility of a mobility buggy for less able visitors.
Other
Pay & Display car parking charges apply: NT members, free; Non-members, £3 per car. Ticket price covers Father Christmas experience, a gift and biscuit for the children. Due to the cosy setting of the room in the castle it is only possible for each child to be accompanied by one adult (more adults are, of course, welcome in the castle and grounds - usual admission charges apply). Please note that the £10 covers the child's ticket (with gift and biscuit), but not the adult. NT members are free, but usual admission prices apply for non members. If you are not a NT member, you will need to purchase a separate ticket.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 December 2019 10:30 - 11:20 Available
11:30 - 12:20 Available
12:00 - 13:20 Available
8 December 2019 10:30 - 11:20 Available
11:30 - 12:20 Available
12:00 - 13:20 Available
14 December 2019 10:30 - 11:20 Available
11:30 - 12:20 Available
12:00 - 13:20 Available
15 December 2019 10:30 - 11:20 Available
11:30 - 12:20 Available
12:00 - 13:20 Available
21 December 2019 10:30 - 11:20 Available
11:30 - 12:20 Available
12:00 - 13:20 Available
22 December 2019 10:30 - 11:20 Available
11:30 - 12:20 Available
12:00 - 13:20 Available
23 December 2019 10:30 - 11:20 Available
11:30 - 12:20 Available
12:00 - 13:20 Available

Contact Info

Name
Central Booking Office
Email
bodiamcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 249 1895

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.