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The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow

Discover characters from the book hidden around the castle and grounds. As you seek out each character, learn a little more about their real-life role at Bodiam Castle.

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  • Admission applies

Masons, minstrels and kings all play a part in the Bodiam Castle story. Which of these colourful characters will you discover to be your favourite? Along this family-friendly trail there will be puzzles to solve and for 2024, new games to play. Receive a prize for all your efforts. This trail is in collaboration with Nosy Crow, with illustrations by Tom Froese from the book, The Castle the King built (also available in the Bodiam Castle shop).

13 July – 8 September 10am–4pm

£3 with a small prize.

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for families with children aged 4-13.

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather

Accessibility

There are gravel paths from visitor reception to the castle and around the moat. Elsewhere in the grounds there is uneven terrain.

Upcoming events

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Bodiam Castle tour 

Discover the story of Bodiam Castle and the people who built, lived and worked in it through the ages.

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on
21 Jun to 30 Oct 2024
at
12:15 to 14:15
+ 72 other dates or times
Event

Medieval encampment 

See 15th century re-enactment groups visit Bodiam Castle and bring medieval history to life.

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on
22 Jun to 28 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 3 other dates or times
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Medieval armour display 

Take a look at the medieval armour display in the castle and learn from our volunteer experts about how armour evolved during the Middle Ages.

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on
26 Jun to 28 Aug 2024
at
12:00 to 15:00
+ 9 other dates or times
Event

Storytelling in the Castle 

Be enchanted by tales of dragons, knights, and castles.

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on
30 Jun to 1 Sep 2024
at
11:30 to 14:30
+ 10 other dates or times