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Rooted in the ruins family quest 

Discover the plants that call Corfe Castle home with this new family quest.

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22 May to 18 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 57 other dates or times
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Artisan Crafts 

Watch demonstrations of heritage crafts from our friendly artisan volunteers.

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on
24 May to 13 Dec 2024
at
10:00 to 12:30
+ 29 other dates or times
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May Half Term 

Join in with family friendly activities this half term.

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on
25 May to 2 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 8 other dates or times
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Trebuchet Loosening Demonstrations 

Imagine the castle under siege and see Corfe Castle's replica medieval siege engine in action this May half term.

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on
25 May to 2 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:30
+ 7 other dates or times
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Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours 

At the gateway to Purbeck, Corfe Castle has stood watch for a thousand years. It has been a fortress, prison, family home and has even drawn the attention of German spies.

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25 May to 1 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 17:30
+ 22 other dates or times
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Medieval Tile Workshop 

Join our friendly artisan volunteers as they demonstrate the medieval craft of tile making in our 15th style timber frame workshop.

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27 May to 16 Dec 2024
at
10:00 to 12:30
+ 29 other dates or times
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Corfe Castle Village May Fair 

Visit the castle and enjoy a traditional May Fair celebration organised by Corfe Castle Village.

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on
27 May 2024
at
10:00 to 18:00
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Corfe Castle's little gardeners: plant a sunflower 

Get your green fingers stuck in and plant a sunflower seed this May Half Term.

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on
28 May to 31 May 2024
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10:00 to 11:30
+ 7 other dates or times
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Corfe Castle Guided Tours 

Join one of our expert guides to explore a story 1000 years in the making.

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on
5 Jun to 10 Jul 2024
at
11:00 to 12:15
+ 5 other dates or times
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Great Big Green Week: Corfe Castle's Great Big Bug Hunt 

What creepy crawlies will you discover nestled in the castle ruins?

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on
8 Jun to 16 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 8 other dates or times
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Tastes Through Time - living history 

Join Tastes Through Time to discover medieval dyeing techniques plus much much more.

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on
8 Jun to 9 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:30
+ 1 other date or time
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Great Big Green Week - Himalayan Balsam Pulling 

Help our rangers remove invasive Himalayan balsam from the waterways behind the Boilerhouse Gallery in Corfe Castle village.

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on
9 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 15:00
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Great Big Green Week: Guided Walk - West Hill and Corfe Common 

Great Big Green Week is here! Join our friendly guide on a walk up West Hill with its stunning views of Corfe Castle and the Isle of Purbeck. The route then passes through The Rings and Corfe Common.

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on
12 Jun 2024
at
13:00 to 15:30
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Knights and Castles 

Join Sir Stephen de Blenerhayset and Lady Eleanor as they show you all of the good bits of the “high life” of the Middle Ages! Stephen loves to swing his sword around and is always looking for budding new squires to join his retinue.

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on
15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Medieval Paint Maker and Cutler 

Join our medieval paint maker and cutler working in our traditional 15th century buildings.

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on
22 Jun to 23 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Guided Walk - Purbeck Ridgeway and East Corfe Common 

Join our friendly guide on a guided walk exploring the cultural history of the landscape surrounding the village of Corfe Castle.

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on
25 Jun 2024
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13:00 to 15:30
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Food & Drink Festival at Corfe Castle 

Discover the delights of local food and drink from across the Isle of Purbeck

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on
6 Jul to 7 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 17:30
+ 1 other date or time
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Treasures of the toolkit family quest 

Can you become a castle conservator? Hunt the castle ruins to learn about and collect the tools for your very own castle conservator toolkit.

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on
18 Jul to 8 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 17:30
+ 52 other dates or times
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Summer Games at Corfe Castle 

Hop into a summer of fun at Corfe Castle and discover a variety of games dotted around the ruins.

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on
20 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 17:30
+ 43 other dates or times
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Outdoor Theatre - The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck 

Join Quantum Theatre this summer in the ruins of Corfe Castle as they presents a delightful new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale —The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.

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on
1 Aug 2024
at
19:00 to 21:30
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Outdoor Theatre- The Hound of the Baskervilles 

Sherlock Holmes tackles the most baffling case of his career in this cheeky but chilling adaptation. Performed in the great outdoors by Illyria, prepare for an evening of mystery and things that go ‘grrrr’ in the night!

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on
8 Aug 2024
at
19:00 to 21:30
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Outdoor Theatre - Romeo and Juliet 

Two wealthy families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are at war. But when Romeo (Montague’s son) meets Juliet (Capulet’s daughter) everything changes. The pair fall into a forbidden love with devastating consequences.

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on
15 Aug 2024
at
19:00 to 21:30
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Outdoor Theatre - The Secret Diary of Henry VIII 

Join The Three Inch Fools this summer in the ruins of Corfe Castle as they hit the road with this brand new comedy - a mad-capped take on Britain’s most epic monarch, and those infamous wives.

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on
22 Aug 2024
at
19:00 to 21:30
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Outdoor Cinema - Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone (PG) 

Join Purbeck Film Festival in the historic ruins of Corfe Castle for a night under the stars and enjoy a movie classic.

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on
23 Aug 2024
at
20:00 to 23:30
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Outdoor Cinema - Wonka (PG) 

Join Purbeck Film Festival in the historic ruins of Corfe Castle for a night under the stars. Put on your top hat, fetch your walking stick, and join us for a chocolate-themed summer evening!

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on
24 Aug 2024
at
20:00 to 22:45
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Civil War Re-enactment 

A dramatic re-enactment of 'The Betrayal', portraying the events of 1646 when the castle was finally taken.

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on
7 Sep to 8 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 1 other date or time
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Festival of Cultural Heritage 

Discover the incredible cultural heritage of the Isle of Purbeck and surrounding Dorset area

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on
14 Sep to 15 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 1 other date or time
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Dear Future: I Leave This Place For You - Corfe Castle 

Learn more about how a gift in your will could help us carry out crucial conservation work at Corfe Castle.

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on
3 Oct 2024
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13:00 to 16:00