Have-a-go archery and falconry, weekends & school holidays from 30 March to 3 Sept

Discover your hidden talents and try your hand at some medieval skills.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Join the archers and falconers from The Hawking Centre and test your skill with a bow and arrow or try your hand at flying a bird of prey.

Payment for these activities is made directly to The Hawking Centre staff.

Please note that these activities will be dependent on the weather.

Prices

Additional prices
  • falconry walk £5.00
  • for 6 arrows £3.50
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 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 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 very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Archery and falconry will take place in the castle grounds - look out for the signs.
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable clothes for our mainly outdoor site.
Accessibility
Access to the castle and grounds is over graveled paths. Accessible parking is available in two locations on site.
Other
These activities are weather dependent and may not be available in certain circumstances. Please check our website for any notifications of cancellation.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Have-a-go archery and falconry, weekends & school holidays from 30 March to 3 Sept

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:00-16:00
Discover your hidden talents and try your hand at some medieval skills.

'50 things' summer trail; Sat 21 July - Mon 3 Sept, 10am to 4pm

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:00-16:00
Enjoy the great outdoors this summer and challenge your kids with our '50 things' trail.

Female suffrage: the other side exhibition; Sat 10 March to Mon 3 Sept; 11am-5pm

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
As part of the National Trust's 'Women and Power' programme in 2018, we take a look at Lord Curzon's anti-suffrage stance.

Guided castle tours at Bodiam Castle : 28 May to 25 October 2018, 11.15am, 12.15, 2.15 & 3.15pm

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:15-12:00
Discover more about the castle with one of our volunteer guides on these short but informative tours around the castle, where you will discover some of the secrets of Bodiam's past.

Storytelling in the castle: Weds & Sats in summer holidays.

Wed 25 Jul 2018
11:00-15:00
Join us and enjoy the pleasure of a storytelling session in one of the castle towers.

Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle : 26 March to 28 October 2018, 12.15 & 2.15pm

Wed 25 Jul 2018
12:15-13:00
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.