Secrets of the Sappers quest
The year is 1646 and Corfe Castle is under siege. Explore the ruins and learn how the deceitful sappers went about destroying Corfe Castle and what this meant for those who called Corfe Castle home.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
The year is 1646 and Corfe Castle is under siege. Explore the ruins and learn how the deceitful sappers under the command of Colonel Pitman went about destroying Corfe Castle. What did this mean for those who called Corfe Castle home?
Hunt around the castle ruins to find the clues answering questions along the way. Don't forget to collect your prize once you have completed the quest.
The quest is free but standard admission applies
- Event ticket prices
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:
|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.
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.
- This is a family friendly event
- Meeting point
- The quest will begin in the Outer Bailey of Corfe Castle
- What to bring and wear
- Clothing suitable for exploring a ruined castle
- Please ask a member of the team for accessible options for this trail. Please email ahead so we are best prepared to meet your needs - firstname.lastname@example.org