October half-term 'black cats' trail

There'll be spooky Hallowe'en fun at the castle this half-term.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Find out about medieval superstition as you search for black cats around the castle - then claim your spooky prize.


Event ticket prices
  • All £2.00
View admission charges
Bodiam Castle


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.30 £9.30
Child £5.15 £4.65
Family £25.75 £23.25
Group Adult N/A £8.10
Group Child N/A £4.05
Offer tickets - K&ESR, Bodiam Boating Station
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.40 £8.50
Child £4.70 £4.25
Family £23.50 £21.25

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 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...

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

Car Park: £3.00

Coach Park: £5.00

The basics

Children are particularly welcome.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Wear warm clothing and sensible shoes for this mainly outdoor site.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Bodiam Castle
Call 01580 830196

Upcoming events

October half-term 'black cats' trail

Tue 24 Oct 2017
There'll be spooky Hallowe'en fun at the castle this half-term.

Guided estate walks at Bodiam Castle : 1 May to 26 October 2017, 2.15pm

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Most people know about the castle at Bodiam, but we are now offering the opportunity to find out more about the local area around the castle including the village, its church and the former Guinness estate.

Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle : 7 April to 27 October 2017, 12.15 & 2.15pm

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Get out and about with one of our guides on these short but informative walks around the castle grounds, where you will discover some of the secrets of Bodiam's past.

Ghost walk; Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct, 7pm & 9pm

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Come and meet some of Bodiam's oldest residents who wander the castle after dark.

Crone's Corner; Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct, 11am-3pm

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Are you brave enough to enter Crones' Corner to experience their unique concoctions and magical tales.

Winter tours; weekdays from Mon 30 Oct to Fri 1 Dec

Mon 30 Oct 2017
Enjoy a guided tour of the castle this winter.