Half-Term at Corfe Castle

Bring along your own brave teddy to have a go at the fearsome Zip Wire Challenge. Enjoy our themed quest around the castle 'Romance and Courtship'. New for 2017, watch and enjoy the launching of the castles Trebuchet .

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Teddy Zip Wire Challenge: 11am - 3pm. Trebuchet launching: at 11.30am and 2pm. (everyday during half-term).

Martin Maunsley, professional story teller will be here as part of the Purbeck Literature Festival. Telling tales of troubled kings and daring princesses, strange knights and enchanted castles. Storytelling sessions as 11am, 12pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm. See our web-site nearer the time for storytelling dates.


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


Off peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.35 £8.50
Child £4.68 £4.25
Family £23.38 £21.24
1 adult and up to 3 children £14.03 £12.75
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.04
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £8.99
Child £4.95 £4.49
Family £24.75 £22.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £14.85 £13.50
Group Adult N/A £8.55
Group Child N/A £4.28

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


Please note...

Peak: 25-31 March, 1-10 April, 16-17 April, 23-24 April, 30 April-2 May, 7-8 May,14-15 May, 21-22 May, 28 May-5 June, 11-12 June, 18-19 June, 25-26 June, 2-3 July, 9 July-29 August, 3-4 September 10-11 September, 17-18 September, 24-25 September, 22-30 October. Off peak: at all other times.
Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.
Standard family tickets admit two adults and up to three children. Family tickets (one adult) admit one adult and up to three children.

The basics

Children are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the outer bailey.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 February 2017 10:00 - 16:00
12 February 2017 10:00 - 16:00
13 February 2017 10:00 - 16:00
14 February 2017 10:00 - 16:00
15 February 2017 10:00 - 16:00
16 February 2017 10:00 - 16:00
17 February 2017 10:00 - 16:00
18 February 2017 10:00 - 16:00
19 February 2017 10:00 - 16:00

Contact Info

Corfe Castle
Call 01929 481294

Upcoming events

Hallowe'en at Corfe Castle

Wed 26 Oct 2016
Come along and explore the castle this Hallowe'en say boo to our pumpkins as they welcome you. Take part in our horrid spooky trail and enjoy other Hallowe'en activities on offer.

Contemporary Lantern Display

Tue 01 Nov 2016
Join us during the month of November and see how contemporary lanterns subtly illuminate key castle architectural features along with vistas and voids.

Walk: King's Farm to Castle

Tue 08 Nov 2016
Hear how farming through the centuries has changed the landscape of Purbeck.

Walk: Carts to the Castle

Tue 29 Nov 2016
Discover the ancient track ways used to bring Purbeck marble and limestone to the castle.

Tudor Christmas

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Join our lord of misrule and walk through the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle, find out about the rich history of Tudor traditions and maybe participate in a play or a game or two.

Winter Lights

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Christmas is a magical time at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and lighting as you explore the castle grounds. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting.