Christmas at Corfe Castle
Join the Lord of Misrule on a trip back to the 17th Century this Christmas at Corfe Castle. Follow the Twelve Days of Christmas family trail, make a yuletide wish then relax by the fire pit with marshmallows and a warm drink.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Lord of Misrule Story Telling
Returning this year for daytime tours is Corfe Castle’s very own Lord of Misrule.
Far back in the mists of history, at the darkest time of the year the Lord of Misrule was chosen to oversee the fun and frivolity of the Christmas feast.
Take a step back to the 17th century where our very own Lord of Misrule will take you on an interactive journey through the ruins of the castle and teach you the games, dances, stories and Christmas traditions of days gone by.
• 4-5 December, 11-12 December, 18-23 December and 27-31 December. Tours at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2pm.
Twelve Days of Christmas family quest
Search for the shields hidden in the castle ruins and complete the activities on a special Christmas Castle Quest.
Marshmallows, Firepits and Festivities
Take time to relax and enjoy a winter warmer in the seasonal setting of Corfe Castle. Gather around a fire pit with a warm drink from the 17th Century tea-room and toast some tasty marshmallows. Listen out for sounds of Christmas and enjoy a medieval castle dressed for this festive time of year.
Make a wish for the yuletide season on the wishing bridge at the south west gate house.
- Event ticket prices
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.
Corfe Castle is open every day and you don't need to book your visit in advance.
National Trust Members: free.
Under 5s: free.
Child price applies for 5-18 year olds (inclusive).
Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children.
- This is a family friendly activity
- Meeting point
- The outer bailey at Corfe Castle
- What to bring and wear
- Warm clothes for a winter adventure.
- Parts of this offer involve steps and steep slopes. If you'd like to discuss accessibility please give us a call on 01929 477060.