Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham

Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

King Alfred's Court and Young Warrior Training both return for 2018. Beware the cries of 'Odin' across the Isle of Purbeck.

Prices

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

Prices

Off peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.30 £4.75
Family £26.20 £23.75
One adult and up to three children £15.70 £14.25
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.20
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.40
Child £5.80 £5.20
Family £28.60 £26.00
One adult and up to three children £17.20 £15.60
Group Adult N/A £9.30
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 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...

Peak: 1-2 January, 10-18 February, 30 March -15 April, 21-22, 28-29 April, 5-7, 12-13, 19-20 May, 26 May – 3 June, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 June, 30 June- 1 July, 7-8, 14-31 July, 1-31 August, 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 September, 6-7, 13-14, 20-28 October


Off peak: at all other times.


Under 5s: free. Child price applies for 5-18 year olds (inclusive).
Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three 5-18 year olds for the price of two adults plus one 5-18 year old. 
One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three 5-18 year olds for the price of one adult plus one 5-18 year old. 
Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.

The basics

Suitability
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 May 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
6 May 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available
7 May 2018 10:00 - 18:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Corfe Castle
Email
corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01929 481924

Upcoming events

Meet a musketeer

Sat 28 Apr 2018
10:30-17:30
Travel back in time and meet a Royalist musketeer of the Civil War. See if you've got what it takes to be a musketeer. Practice your soldier survival skills, including flint & steel fire making, cartridge making and sword school.

Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham

Sat 05 May 2018
10:00-18:00
Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period.

Civil War: Besieged

Sat 26 May 2018
10:30-17:00
Experience musket drills, weaponry displays and a dramatic re-enactment of the first siege in 1642.

'Land':nature tales from the Mother of the Mound

Tue 29 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Thora, a 3,000 year old spirit, waits to be woken. What pearls of wisdom will she reveal?

Wildlife weekend

Fri 01 Jun 2018
10:30-17:00
Step inside the castle walls and meet some of the diverse wildlife of the surrounding Purbeck landscape.

Civil War Falconry

Sat 09 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
Come and meet our birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War.