Pike and Shot - Medieval Archery

Take a step into the past and enjoy medieval archery and the story of King Stephen, presented by Pike and Shot.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn about the civil war between England and Normandy in 1135 and 1154, 'The Anarchy'. By the reign of King Stephen, Corfe Castle was already a strong fortress with a keep and inner enclosure, both built in stone. In 1139, during the civil war of Stephen's reign, the castle withstood a siege. Enjoy demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go sessions.

Prices

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

Prices

Off peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £14.85 £13.50
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.04
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.54
Child £5.25 £4.77
Family £26.25 £23.86
1 adult and up to 3 children £15.75 £14.32
Group Adult N/A £8.55
Group Child N/A £4.28

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Peak: 4-5 March, 11-12 March, 18-19 March, 25-26 March, 1-2 April, 8 -23 April, 29 April -1 May, 6-7 May, 13-14 May, 20-21 May, 27 May -4 June, 10-11 June, 17-18 June, 24-25 June, 8-31 July, 1-27 August, 2-3 Sept., 9-10 Sept., 16-17 Sept., 23-24 Sept., 30 Sept.-1 Oct., 7-8 Oct., 21-29 October. 
Off peak: at all other times.

Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.

Family tickets admit two adults and up to three children under the age of 17. 
One adult family tickets admit one adult and up to three children under the age of 17.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Other
Daily Programme: 10am to 12pm Have-a-go archery, 12pm to 1pm Talks, 2pm to 2.45pm Demonstrations & display, 3pm to 5pm Have-a-go-archery.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
15 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
16 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
17 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
18 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 April 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

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Sat 08 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
The Wolfshead Bowmen come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go sessions.

Pike and Shot - Medieval Archery

Fri 14 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
Take a step into the past and enjoy medieval archery and the story of King Stephen, presented by Pike and Shot.

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Spring Walk: 'Spring on Corfe Common'

Wed 26 Apr 2017
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Explore on this walk how Corfe Common has proved to be a treasure trove of information for archaeologists, botanists and historians.

Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham

Sat 29 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period.