February half term
Join us this February half term as we begin to celebrate 125 years of the National Trust through 1000 years of History. Bring your teddy bear to become a brave Knight who escapes the wrath of King John.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Bring your brave teddy to escape King John's castle on the teddy bear zip wire.
Watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine with Trebuchet launches at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 3pm.
Have fun with friends and family playing historic games.
Explore the castle with the family castle quest and crafts in the Outer Bailey.
Try your own medieval costume and be a knight or a maiden for the day.
- Event ticket prices
|One adult family||£18.15||£16.50|
|One adult family||£19.80||£18.00|
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:
|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.
Peak: 15-23 and 29 February. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 March. 3-19 and 25-26 April. 2-3,8-10, 16-17 and 23-31 May. 6-7, 13-14 and 27-28 June. 4-5 and 11-31 July. 1-31 August. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 September. 24-31 October. 1 November. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-31 December.
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-room.
- 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.
|15 February 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|16 February 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|17 February 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|18 February 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|19 February 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|20 February 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|21 February 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|22 February 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|23 February 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|