October half-term: Tudor Living History

This October half-term travel back to 1572 for fun and festivities at Corfe Castle. Join Mistress Gabrielle the kitchen maid and Thomas the Master Carver as they prepare for a feast in honour of Sir Christopher Hatton.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Throughout the October half-term there will be a Tudor food display alongside the Tudor cutler display. From expensive spices to highly decorated sweet treats, Mistress Gabrielle talks (or one might say gossips!) about the foods arriving from the New World that would have been a stunning sight at Corfe Castle at the time. Thomas the master carver will be nearby with displays and demonstrations of methods of making and upkeep of cutlery traditional to the era.

Join in as Gabrielle the kitchen maid and Thomas the master carver prepare to serve a Tudor meal. There will be fun and frivolity as you dine and discover what the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of Tudor table manners are. Thomas the master carver teaches what’s involved in the making of cutlery during the Tudor period and their importance for day to day life. Will you catch the two gossiping about the household of Sir Christopher Hatton?

Prices

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

Prices

2021
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
Group Adult N/A £9.00
Group Child N/A £4.50

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...

Corfe Castle is open every day and you don't need to book your visit in advance.

National Trust Members: free.

Under 5s: free.

Child price applies for 5-18 year olds (inclusive). Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children for the price of two adults plus one child.

The basics

Suitability
This is a family friendly activity
Meeting point
Corfe Castle Outer Bailey
What to bring and wear
Warm clothes for exploring a ruined castle in October.
Accessibility
This event is held in the outer bailey of Corfe Castle which has step-free access.
Other
This will not involve real food or food consumption. This is an interactive educational activity and display.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

The Trendy Tudors Trail at Corfe Castle

Fri 01 Oct 2021
10:00-15:00
Join in with the Trendy Tudors Trail situated around the castle ruins. There’s an opportunity to discover all things Tudor, from food to festivities, there’s even a chance to learn a Tudor jig.

October half-term: Tudor Living History

Sat 23 Oct 2021
10:00-16:30
This October half-term travel back to 1572 for fun and festivities at Corfe Castle. Join Mistress Gabrielle the kitchen maid and Thomas the Master Carver as they prepare for a feast in honour of Sir Christopher Hatton.