Saxon and Viking Survival

Come along and join our Saxon storyteller for tales of treachery and bravery.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Could you survive the 10th century? Meet our Saxon storyteller and learn some important life skills of this period. Discover if you can light fire, how to forage and preserve food. Explore popular past times and crafts or maybe test your warrior skills in a series of timed activities and demonstrations.

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 £12.20 £11.00
Child £6.05 £5.50
Family £30.25 £27.50
One adult family £18.15 £16.50
Group Adult N/A £10.00
Group Child N/A £4.50
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.25 £30.00
One adult family £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult N/A £11.00
Group Child N/A £5.00

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:

  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...

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.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
In the outer bailey.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 April 2020 10:00 - 17:30 Available
26 April 2020 10:00 - 17:30 Available
16 May 2020 10:00 - 17:30 Available
17 May 2020 10:00 - 17:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

History walk and talk tours

Sat 25 Jan 2020
10:00-15:30
Pam White, Corfe Castle historian revisits the castles rich history on walk and talk tours.

February half term

Sat 15 Feb 2020
10:00-17:00
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.

Keeper of the Castle

Sat 29 Feb 2020
10:00-17:00
Meet the 'Keeper of the Castle' who will take you on a journey of discovery through 1000 years.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾- Wild weekend - no.16 wear a wild crown

Sat 07 Mar 2020
10:00-17:30
Come along and join in to make a wild crown and complete no. 16 on your 50 things to do before your 11 3/4 check list.

Corfe Castle Artisan's weekend

Sat 07 Mar 2020
10:00-17:30
Come along and join in with Corfe Castle artisan volunteers who will be demonstrating medieval techniques in stone masonry, carpentry and crafts including wattle and daub and cow horn.

Walk and talk bat ecology

Thu 19 Mar 2020
18:00-19:00
Learn about bats and their ecology from Purbecks Bat ecologist Michelle Brown, followed by the rare chance to access the castle grounds at dusk in pursuit of these fascinating night-time aerobatic artists. Bookable event; Adults only