May half term: Medieval mayhem with Fiery Jack

Celebrate a little May madness at the castle this half term with Fiery Jack and the medieval jester academy. Experience new and different activities throughout the week to entertain the fools in your family. Make sure you don't miss a trick:

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Fiery Jack and friends will be holding court with a varied programme throughout the week:

Tuesday/Wednesday - Circus Fools School & Meet Dragonface at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Thursday/Friday - Circus Fools School & the Travelling Talesman at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Saturday - Games Emporium; Fiery Jack Show at 11.30am and 2.30pm & John of Arderne, historic surgeon at 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

Sunday - Games Emporium & Fiery Jack Show at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Prices

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

Prices

Off peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.20 £10.00
Child £5.60 £5.00
Family £28.00 £25.00
One adult family £16.80 £15.00
Group Adult N/A £9.50
Group Child N/A £4.20
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.30 £11.00
Child £6.15 £5.50
Family £30.75 £27.50
One adult family £18.45 £16.50
Group Adult N/A £10.40
Group Child N/A £4.60

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...

Peak: 16-24 February. 6-22 and 27-28 April. 4-6, 11-12, 18-19 May. 25 May – 2 June. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 June. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 July. 24 July – 1 September. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 September. 26 October – 3 November.

Off peak: At all other times.

Under 5s: free.
Child price applies for 5-17 year olds (inclusive). Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children for the price of two adults plus one child. One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three children for the price of one adult plus one child. Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher with admission to the castle. Voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms.

The basics

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

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 May 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Corfe Castle
Email
corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01929 481294

Upcoming events

February half-term fun at King John's castle

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Experience medieval family fun with our quest, crafts and workshops. Budding knights and damsels can bring your own brave teddy for the Great Escape and watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine.

Nordic walking course at Corfe Castle

Sat 02 Mar 2019
09:30-11:30
Step into spring this March with a three-part Nordic walking course. Enjoy exploring different areas of the Purbeck landscape and build on your technique as you progress with local Nordic walking expert Lynne.

Medieval Knight Academy

Sat 02 Mar 2019
10:00-16:00
Travel back in time to the 12th century and learn some of the skills you'd need to become a noble knight.

Medieval craft

Sat 09 Mar 2019
10:00-16:00
Explore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship.

Mother's Day high tea

Sun 31 Mar 2019
12:00-17:30
Treat your mum to a day out at Corfe Castle, with a special Mother's Day high tea in our eighteenth century tea-rooms.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Explore the hidden places of the medieval ruins to complete the activities and claim your chocolatey treat.