Summer holiday fun

Get out and about this summer and explore the castle and grounds and enjoy some free family activities.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This summer holiday we're encouraging families to explore the natural surroundings and nature in and around the castle. The kids can challenge themselves with our 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ activities, or try and complete our Summer I-Spy trail. Inside the castle discover more about medieval life through our child-sized castle character illustrations or sit down and listen to tales of old from our storytellers.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.80 £9.80
Child £5.40 £4.90
Family £27.00 £24.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.65
Offer tickets - K&ESR and Bodiam Boating Station
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50

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...

Offer tickets are applicable to those arriving via the Kent & East Sussex Railway and Bodiam Boating Station ferry. Visitors will be required to show their travel tickets from these providers.

Car Park: Non-members: £3.00 per car. NT members: Free.

Coaches: Pre-booked coaches: Free. Unbooked coaches: £50 charge.

The basics

Suitability
Children are particularly welcome.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable clothing and sturdy shoes for our mainly outdoor site. In the summer the castle courtyard can be a sun trap so please bring a hat, sun cream and some water if hot weather is forecast.
Accessibility
Access to the castle is over graveled paths and grassy banks on a sloping site.
Other
Pay & Display car parking; NT Members, free - please scan your Membership card at the machine. Non-NT Members, £3 per car.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
9 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
10 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
11 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
12 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Bodiam Castle
Email
bodiamcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01580 830196

Upcoming events

Have-a-go-archery

Sat 22 Jun 2019
10:30-16:00
Discover your hidden talents when you have-a-go at the medieval skill of archery.

Expert led archaeology walk

Fri 19 Jul 2019
10:00-12:30
Discover some of the castle's hidden past.

Summer holiday fun

Wed 24 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Get out and about this summer and explore the castle and grounds and enjoy some free family activities.

Photography workshop

Fri 13 Sep 2019
11:00-13:30
An opportunity for photographers of all abilities to capture some great late summer shots of the castle and grounds.

Creative Nature Photography Workshop: Autumn colours around Bodiam Castle

Fri 11 Oct 2019
11:00-13:30
An opportunity for beginner and intermediate photograpers to learn how to use their own cameras to capture some great autumn shots of the nature around the castle.