Craft workshop: Decorate a crown or shield

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

In this craft activity for families, children are encouraged to imagine themselves as a knight, a Lord or Lady and decorate their own wooden castle, shield or crown. Drop-in first-come-first-served entry throughout the session. £5/£2.50 per item, cash payment advised.

10.30am–3pm

28–31 May

1–5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 June

2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 July

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August

Prices

Additional prices
  • £2.50
  • £5.00
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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. 

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

Suitability
Suitable for children aged 4–8
Meeting point
Meet by the museum room opposite the castle. The workshop will take place in the gazebo or the education room, depending on the weather.
What to bring and wear
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy.
Accessibility
There is a ramp and one step to access the education room.  
Other
All children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Wharf Tea-room exhibition: Katherine Reekie

Mon 23 May 2022
10:00-17:00
See new work by fine artist Katherine Reekie including paintings of Bodiam Castle in a surrealist style.

Bodiam Castle tour

Mon 23 May 2022
11:15-12:00
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
10:00-16:00
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
10:30-15:00
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
10:00-17:00
Get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend at Bodiam Castle.

Storytelling

Thu 02 Jun 2022
11:30-14:30
Be enchanted by tales of dragons, knights, and castles as part of storytelling on selected dates.