Medieval falconry

Explore an exciting period when falconry developed into a stylish, sophisticated and noble sport, with flight displays and educational talks.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Explore an exciting period when falconry developed into a sophisticated and noble sport with new techniques brought back from the Crusades.

Witness these birds of prey demonstrate spectacular aerial manoeuvres in and around the castle ruins at 11:30am and 14:00pm. Displays will depend on the birds but last around 30-45mins.

Sat 18 – Sun 19 May: Saxon falconry

Sat 8 – Sun 9 June: Norman falconry

Sat 22 – Sun 23 June: Medieval falconry

Sat 29 – Sun 30 June: Medieval falconry

Prices

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

Prices

Off peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.20 £10.00
Child £5.60 £5.00
Family £28.00 £25.00
One adult family £16.80 £15.00
Group Adult N/A £9.50
Group Child N/A £4.20
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.30 £11.00
Child £6.15 £5.50
Family £30.75 £27.50
One adult family £18.45 £16.50
Group Adult N/A £10.40
Group Child N/A £4.60

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...

Peak: 16-24 February.  2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 30-31 March. 6-22 and 27-28 April. 4-6, 11-12, 18-19 May. 25 May – 2 June. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 June. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 July. 24 July – 1 September. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 September. 26 October – 3 November.

Off peak: At all other times.

Under 5s: free.
Child price applies for 5-17 year olds (inclusive). Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children for the price of two adults plus one child. One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three children for the price of one adult plus one child. Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher with admission to the castle. Voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Accessibility
Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the Outer Bailey only.
Other
All shows are weather permitting.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Corfe Castle
Email
corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01929 481294

Upcoming events

May half term: Medieval Fool's School

Sat 25 May 2019
10:00-17:00
Learn new skills, play games and make mischief at the medieval Fool’s School in the Outer Bailey.

May half term: Corfe Castle village May Fair

Mon 27 May 2019
10:00-17:00
Visit the castle and enjoy a traditional May Fair celebration organised by Corfe Castle village

May half term: Medieval mayhem with Fiery Jack

Tue 28 May 2019
10:00-17:00
Celebrate a little May madness at the castle this half term with Fiery Jack and the medieval jester academy. Experience new and different activities throughout the week to entertain the fools in your family. Make sure you don't miss a trick:

Purbeck puffins and orchid walk

Fri 07 Jun 2019
18:30-20:30
Join us as we walk through fields of orchids to the breeding site of puffins for an unforgettable evening.

Medieval falconry

Sat 08 Jun 2019
10:00-17:00
Explore an exciting period when falconry developed into a stylish, sophisticated and noble sport, with flight displays and educational talks.

Corfe Castle Artisan's weekend

Sat 15 Jun 2019
10:00-17:00
Meet the dedicated team of volunteer artisans as they demonstrate traditional skills and medieval techniques.