May half term fun at Corfe Castle

Get lost in adventure at Corfe Castle this May half-term. Join the Keeper of the Castle with interactive storytelling tours, watch demonstrations from artisan volunteers and conquer The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow

Discover the characters of the book hidden around the castle ruins. As you seek out each character, learn a little more about their real-life role at Corfe Castle’. Masons, Minstrels, Servants and Kings all play a part in the Corfe Castle story. Which of these colourful characters will you discover to be your favourite?

Storytelling: The Keeper of the Castle

At the gateway to Purbeck, Corfe Castle has stood watch for a thousand years. It has been a fortress, prison, family home and has even drawn the attention of German spies. Join the Keeper of the Castle as you discover how clever design and strategic location made it fulfil its role throughout a turbulent history. During this fun and fact filled 45-minute tour you will discover some of the castle's secrets and participate in interactive challenges as you time travel through the ages from the Normans to the 1940's.

10.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

Artisan Volunteer Talks and Demonstrations

Daily 11- 4

Corfe Castle’s resident artisans’ volunteers will be on hand with talks and demonstrations throughout the day. All in the theme of ‘how to build a castle’ the artisans will be demonstrating stone carving in the stonemason's workshop.

Subject to volunteer availability

Prices

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

Prices

2022
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.

The basics

Suitability
This is a family friendly event
Meeting point
Corfe Castle
What to bring and wear
Clothes appropriate for exploring a castle with uneven surfaces and lots of steps.
Accessibility
The Outer Bailey is accessible and step free. This is where the artisan volunteer demonstrations will take place. Please contact us directly to arrange and assessable version of the storytelling tour.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow

Mon 23 May 2022
10:00-17:00
Discover the characters of the book hidden around the castle ruins. As you seek out each character, learn a little more about their real-life role at Corfe Castle.

Quiet hour at Corfe Castle

Wed 25 May 2022
09:00-10:00
Enjoy a peaceful hour at Corfe Castle. This bookable event encourages peace and quiet within the hour of 9-10 am on Wednesday morning.

Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours

Sat 04 Jun 2022
10:00-18:00
At the gateway to Purbeck, Corfe Castle has stood watch for a thousand years. It has been a fortress, prison, family home and has even drawn the attention of German spies.

May half term fun at Corfe Castle

Sun 05 Jun 2022
10:00-18:00
Get lost in adventure at Corfe Castle this May half-term. Join the Keeper of the Castle with interactive storytelling tours, watch demonstrations from artisan volunteers and conquer The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow.

Corfe before the Castle

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-18:00
The Wessex Ancient Network invite you to delve into the past with interactive displays, talks and activities.

Outdoor Theatre: Cinderella

Thu 28 Jul 2022
19:00-21:30
Chapter House Theatre Company Presents Cinderella at Corfe Castle In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairytales.