Winter Lights

Christmas is a magical time at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and lighting as you explore the castle grounds. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You can also share your special memory or wish and place it on our wishing bridge. You can also enjoy a selection of warming festive treats by the log fire in our tea-room and browse the Christmas gifts in our shop. The Lord of Misrule will also be causing mischief in the castle at 4:30pm & 5:30pm on each evening of winter lights.

Prices

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

Prices

Off peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.30 £4.75
Family £26.20 £23.75
One adult and up to three children £15.70 £14.25
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.20
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.40
Child £5.80 £5.20
Family £28.60 £26.00
One adult and up to three children £17.20 £15.60
Group Adult N/A £9.30
Group Child N/A £4.60

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: 1-2 January, 10-18 February, 30 March -15 April, 21-22, 28-29 April, 5-7, 12-13, 19-20 May, 26 May – 3 June, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 June, 30 June- 1 July, 7-8, 14-31 July, 1-31 August, 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 September, 6-7, 13-14, 20-28 October


Off peak: at all other times.


Under 5s: free. Child price applies for 5-18 year olds (inclusive).
Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three 5-18 year olds for the price of two adults plus one 5-18 year old. 
One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three 5-18 year olds for the price of one adult plus one 5-18 year old. 
Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.

The basics

Suitability
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
If you'll be visiting after dusk please bring a torch for the walk from the car park up to the castle.
Accessibility
Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes, and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the outer bailey only.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 December 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Available
15 December 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Available
16 December 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Available
21 December 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Available
22 December 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Available
23 December 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Available
28 December 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Available
29 December 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Available
30 December 2018 17:00 - 19:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Twelve days of Christmas family quest

Sat 01 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Search for the shields hidden in the castle ruins, complete the activities and solve the clues to successfully complete your Christmas castle quest.

Get crafty at Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-16:00
Make your own natural Christmas decoration when you visit Corfe Castle this December.

Christmas carols in the castle

Sun 09 Dec 2018
17:00-18:30
Create a new family tradition with carols in the castle. Step inside the ruins and join in with songs old and new. A selection of delicious winter warmers will also be available from the tea-room.

The Lord of Misrule

Fri 14 Dec 2018
16:30-18:30
Join Corfe Castle's very own 17th-century mischief-maker for stories and games as you journey through the castle ruins.

Winter Lights

Fri 14 Dec 2018
17:00-19:00
Christmas is a magical time at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and lighting as you explore the castle grounds. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting.

Winter Solstice

Fri 21 Dec 2018
07:15-09:15
Experience the peace and tranquility of watching the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins.