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Medieval Fair at Bodiam Castle

The return of Bodiam Castle’s popular family friendly medieval fair!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come with your family and enjoy playing with a host of medieval inspired games and activities in the Mill Pond with the stunning backdrop of Bodiam Castle. Hobby horses, quoits, sand play, dancing ribbons, archery, dragon bean bag throwing, build your own castle and straw bales hurdles and more.

The Medieval Fair is fun for all ages, with most of the games and activities ideal for families with children aged 5–12. Some activities, such as archery, are more suitable for children aged 8–15.

24 July – 2 September 10am–4pm.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for families.

Meeting point

In the grounds opposite the castle entrance

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.

Other

This outdoor activity is weather dependent, and occasionally may need to be changed or cancelled at short notice. 

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