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.

Prices

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

Prices

2021
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
Group Adult N/A £9.00
Group Child N/A £4.50

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
  • 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...

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.

The basics

Suitability
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.
Accessibility
Parts of this offer involve steps and steep slopes. If you'd like to discuss accessibility please give us a call on 01929 477060.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

The Trendy Tudors Trail at Corfe Castle

Fri 22 Oct 2021
10:00-15:00
Join in with the Trendy Tudors Trail situated around the castle ruins. There’s an opportunity to discover all things Tudor, from food to festivities, there’s even a chance to learn a Tudor jig.

October half-term: Tudor Living History

Sat 23 Oct 2021
10:00-16:30
This October half-term travel back to 1572 for fun and festivities at Corfe Castle. Join Mistress Gabrielle the kitchen maid and Thomas the Master Carver as they prepare for a feast in honour of Sir Christopher Hatton.

Christmas at Corfe Castle

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
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.