Tudor Falconry

Join us to find out about this Golden Age of British falconry.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn about the favourite birds of the most well-known monarchs and find out how Queen Elizabeth I used her choice of bird to emphasise her position of power.

Bird display, 10am - 5pm.

Shows (flying displays), 11:30am & 2:00pm.


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


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
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

Dogs on leads are welcome.
All shows are weather permitting.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
17 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
18 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Corfe Castle
Call 01929 481924

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