Mummers plays; Sat 16 & Sun 17 December, 11.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Join us for some great entertainment, medieval-style, as Tonbridge Mummers perform some traditional Mummers plays.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This weekend there'll be fun and frolic in the castle courtyard as we host 3 Mummers plays performed by Tonbridge Mummers. Fun for all the family, these are light-hearted and are a glimpse to entertainment of the past. Plays include St George & the Turkish knight, A Hooden Horse play, and Medieval Carols, Midwinter folk & wassail songs.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.30 £9.30
Child £5.15 £4.65
Family £25.75 £23.25
Group Adult N/A £8.10
Group Child N/A £4.05
Offer tickets - K&ESR, Bodiam Boating Station
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.40 £8.50
Child £4.70 £4.25
Family £23.50 £21.25

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

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

Car Park: £3.00

Coach Park: £5.00

The basics

Children are particularly welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Please wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes for our mainly outdoor site.
The castle courtyard is accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 December 2017 11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2017 11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Bodiam Castle
Call 01580 830196

Upcoming events

October half-term 'black cats' trail

Sun 22 Oct 2017
There'll be spooky Hallowe'en fun at the castle this half-term.

Guided estate walks at Bodiam Castle : 1 May to 26 October 2017, 2.15pm

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Most people know about the castle at Bodiam, but we are now offering the opportunity to find out more about the local area around the castle including the village, its church and the former Guinness estate.

Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle : 7 April to 27 October 2017, 12.15 & 2.15pm

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Get out and about with one of our guides on these short but informative walks around the castle grounds, where you will discover some of the secrets of Bodiam's past.

Ghost walk; Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct, 7pm & 9pm

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Come and meet some of Bodiam's oldest residents who wander the castle after dark.

Crone's Corner; Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct, 11am-3pm

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Are you brave enough to enter Crones' Corner to experience their unique concoctions and magical tales.

Winter tours; weekdays from Mon 30 Oct to Fri 1 Dec

Mon 30 Oct 2017
Enjoy a guided tour of the castle this winter.