Dragon hunt at Bodiam Castle

Let your imagination fly on this family-friendly trail around the castle grounds.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

There are tales of dragons living at Bodiam Castle long ago, when it was built by a knight called Sir Edward. Can you spot signs of any dragons as you explore the castle grounds, and how would you talk to a dragon if you met one? Let your imagination fly on this family-friendly trail.

Saturday 23 July – Wednesday 31 August 10am - 4pm

Saturday 15 October – Sunday 30 October 10am - 4pm

Monday 31 October - Sunday 6 November 10am – 3pm

Prices

Additional prices
  • £2.00
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Bodiam Castle

Prices

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. 

Free parking for National Trust members, non-members £4 per car.

Child ticket valid for anyone 5-17 years old. Under 5's free.
Family ticket valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children 5-17 years old.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for families with primary school aged children.  
Meeting point
Trail sheets available from visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
Wear clothing appropriate for the weather.
Accessibility
This trail will sometimes be away from the gravelled paths. It includes walking over steep grassy hills and uneven ground (not suitable for wheelchairs). Further information is available on the facilities and access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle
Other
£2 with a small prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Normal admission applies.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Medieval fair at Bodiam Castle

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
Have a go at medieval games and activities as a family, over the school summer holidays.

Dragon hunt at Bodiam Castle

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
Let your imagination fly on this family-friendly trail around the castle grounds.

Wharf Tea-room exhibition: Ed Boxall

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
See work by local artist and writer Ed Boxall.

Bodiam Castle tour

Mon 15 Aug 2022
11:15-12:00
Discover the story of Bodiam Castle and the people who built, lived and worked in it through the ages.

Craft workshop: Decorate a crown or shield

Mon 15 Aug 2022
13:00-16:00
Get creative and design your own crown or shield inspired by the magnificent castle setting.

Ranger talk: wildlife at Bodiam

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:30-11:50
Find out about nature and wildlife at Bodiam Castle and the bats that roost in the castle during the summer months.