Castle Steward

Get out and about this summer and explore the castle and grounds and enjoy some free family activities.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come along and discover more about the castle and see if you can answer the questions set by our Castle Steward to claim your prize.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.80 £9.80
Child £5.40 £4.90
Family £27.00 £24.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.65
Offer tickets - K&ESR and Bodiam Boating Station
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50

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...

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

Car Park: Non-members: £3.00 per car. NT members: Free.

Coaches: Pre-booked coaches: Free. Unbooked coaches: £50 charge.

The basics

Suitability
Children are particularly welcome.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable clothing and sturdy shoes for our mainly outdoor site. In the summer the castle courtyard can be a sun trap so please bring a hat, sun cream and some water if hot weather is forecast.
Accessibility
Access to the castle is over graveled paths and grassy banks on a sloping site.
Other
Pay & Display car parking; NT Members, free - please scan your Membership card at the machine. Non-NT Members, £3 per car.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
20 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
21 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
22 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
23 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
24 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
25 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
26 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
27 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
28 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
29 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
30 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
31 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
1 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
2 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
3 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
4 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Bodiam Castle
Email
bodiamcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01580 830196

Upcoming events

Medieval Mop Fair

Mon 19 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
Get out and about this summer and explore the castle and grounds and enjoy some free family activities.

Have-a-go-archery

Mon 19 Aug 2019
10:30-16:00
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Armour talks

Mon 19 Aug 2019
11:00-11:30
Get out and about this summer and explore the castle and grounds and enjoy some free family activities.

Castle Steward

Mon 19 Aug 2019
11:00-16:30
Get out and about this summer and explore the castle and grounds and enjoy some free family activities.

Bug sweeping

Mon 19 Aug 2019
12:00-13:00
Get out and about this summer and explore the castle and grounds and enjoy some free family activities.

Photography workshop

Fri 13 Sep 2019
11:00-13:30
An opportunity for photographers of all abilities to capture some great late summer shots of the castle and grounds.