From handbell ringers to choirs, enjoy local groups performing your festive favourites.
Saturday 9 December, Milton Hide will be telling stories through song, with memorable characters and intriguing tales inspired by their travels, at 11:45am-12:30pm and 1-1:30pm.
Milton Hide (AKA Jim and Josie Tipler) live at the foot of the famous Long Man of Wilmington hill figure. The duo’s well-crafted songs blend Jim’s guitar and Josie’s pure vocal delivery with percussion, the clarinet providing a third voice. Milton Hide have been described as “reminiscent of the Moody Blues” (Living Tradition), “a touch of Fleetwood Mac” (Spiral Earth).
Sunday 10 December, St. Dunstan’s Jubilee Ringers will be performing joyful songs on their handbells at 12noon - 1pm.
St. Dunstan’s Jubilee Ringers are a friendly group of 12 ringers from East Sussex who have fun playing the bells. They formed in 2002 when a set of 25 Handbells was purchased to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
Sunday 17 December, Cake and Wine Club Choir will be performing upbeat and festive songs to get you ready for the most wonderful time of the year at 11:45am-12:30pm.
Cake and Wine Club Choir are a local group of singers from Heathfield who love performing together. Run by professional signer Angela Brooks, who has performed alongside the likes of Will Young, Robbie Williams and Blur.
Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.Check admission prices
Suitable for all ages.
- Meeting point
Please ask at visitor reception for meeting point.
- What to bring and wear
These performances will be open air in the castle so please wear clothing suitable for the weather. Paths in the grounds can be muddy in wet weather.
The route to the castle is over gravelled paths. Some areas of the castle are not accessible by wheelchair. Please see the access information at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiamcastle
This outdoor activity is weather dependent, and occasionally may need to be changed or cancelled at short notice. Please ask at visitor reception for information when you arrive.
Enjoy a magical Christmas at Bodiam Castle. With trees lining the courtyard, twinkling lights all around and atmospheric tower rooms, immerse yourself in the festive spirit.