Precious gems winter trail

Enjoy getting out and about and exploring the castle grounds with our December trail.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

As part of his restoration of the Taj Mahal, Lord Curzon reinstated many of its precious gems. Discover what they were as you hunt for them around the castle and claim a prize.

Prices

Additional prices
  • per trail £2.50
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. Visitors will be required to show their travel tickets from these providers.

Car Park: £3.00 per car

Coaches: Pre-booked coaches only.

The basics

Suitability
Children are particularly welcome.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes for our mainly outdoor site.
Accessibility
Access to the castle is over graveled paths which can be muddy and wet during the winter months.
Other
Pay & Display car parking; NT members free, non-members £3 per car. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
4 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
5 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
6 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
7 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
8 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
10 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
11 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
12 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
13 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
14 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
15 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
18 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
19 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
20 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Weekday winter tours at Bodiam Castle

Mon 19 Nov 2018
11:00-11:45
Enjoy a guided tour of the castle this winter.

Precious gems winter trail

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Enjoy getting out and about and exploring the castle grounds with our December trail.

Decorate an elephant, Saturday 1 December 2018, 11am-3pm

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Come and help us add a splash of colour to the castle to brighten it up this winter.

Family craft weekend; Sat 1 Dec to Sun 2 Dec, 11am - 3pm

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Celebrate the start of this festive month by joining us with the family to help create some Christmas decoration for the castle.

Lantern light storytelling, weekends in Dec & Jan, 11.30am-3pm

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:30-15:00
Enjoy the magic of stories by lantern light in the castle.

Festive afternoon teas; Weekends in December 2018 at 2pm

Sat 01 Dec 2018
14:00-15:30
Get into the festive spirit with the family by booking a Festive afternoon tea in our Wharf tea room this December.