Medieval fair at Bodiam Castle

Have a go at medieval games and activities as a family, over the school summer holidays.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join in with medieval games and activities over the school summer holidays, including mini jousting, hobby horses, ‘Siege the Castle’, quoits and more, thanks to funding from Sport England.


23 July – 31 August


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
Family, one adult £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.25

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...

Free entry for National Trust members. 

A child ticket is valid for anyone aged 5-17 years old. Under 5's are free.
A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-17 years old.

Discounted entry on days when the castle is closed.

The basics

Suitable for families. 
Meeting point
In the grounds opposite the castle entrance.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather. This outdoor activity is weather dependent, and occasionally may need to be changed or cancelled at short notice. 
There are gravel paths from visitor reception to the castle and around the moat. Elsewhere in the grounds there is uneven terrain.
All children should be supervised by a responsible adult.

Contact Info

Bodiam Castle
Call 01580 830196

Upcoming events

Wharf Tea-room exhibition: Katherine Reekie

Wed 25 May 2022
See new work by fine artist Katherine Reekie including paintings of Bodiam Castle in a surrealist style.

Bodiam Castle tour

Wed 25 May 2022
Discover the story of Bodiam Castle and the people who built, lived and worked in it through the ages.

The Bodiam unicorn trail

Sat 28 May 2022
Follow the hoofprints around the grounds to find out about the mythical unicorn and its links to Bodiam Castle.

Craft workshop: Decorate a crown or shield

Sat 28 May 2022
Get creative and design your own crown or shield inspired by the magnificent castle setting.

Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Bodiam Castle

Thu 02 Jun 2022
Get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend at Bodiam Castle.


Thu 02 Jun 2022
Be enchanted by tales of dragons, knights, and castles as part of storytelling on selected dates.