October half term

A series of interactive activities will be on offer this half-term.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring your brave teddy to escape King John's castle on the teddy bear zip wire.

Watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine with Trebuchet launches at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 3pm.

Have fun with friends and family playing medieval games and finding the missing pumpkins as you explore the castle ruins.

Celebrate the colours of autumn with the family castle quest and crafts in the Outer Bailey.

Try your own medieval costume and be a knight or a maiden for the day.

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 £11.20 £10.00
Child £5.60 £5.00
Family £28.00 £25.00
One adult family £16.80 £15.00
Group Adult N/A £9.50
Group Child N/A £4.20
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.30 £11.00
Child £6.15 £5.50
Family £30.75 £27.50
One adult family £18.45 £16.50
Group Adult N/A £10.40
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: 16-24 February.  2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 30-31 March. 6-22 and 27-28 April. 4-6, 11-12, 18-19 May. 25 May – 2 June. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 June. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 July. 24 July – 1 September. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 September. 26 October – 3 November.

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-rooms.

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Accessibility
Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the outer bailey.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 October 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
27 October 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
28 October 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
29 October 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
30 October 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
31 October 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
1 November 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
2 November 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
3 November 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

October half term

Sat 26 Oct 2019
10:00-15:00
A series of interactive activities will be on offer this half-term.

Christmas carols in the castle

Sun 08 Dec 2019
17:00-19:00
Create a new family tradition with some carol singing in the castle this Christmas. Step inside the ruins and get into the festive spirit. Join local choirs and sing your heart out to Christmas carols old and new.

A medieval Christmas adventure with the Lord of Misrule

Sat 14 Dec 2019
10:30-18:30
Journey through the ruins with Corfe Castle’s own Lord of Misrule.

Winter Lights

Sat 14 Dec 2019
16:30-19:00
See the past in a magical light this Christmas at Corfe Castle.

Winter Solstice

Sat 21 Dec 2019
07:15-09:00
Experience the peace and tranquility of watching the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins.