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Medieval encampment

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Walk through a medieval encampment in the castle grounds, meet characters from the 1400s and discover more about the medieval way of life, from the boardgames people played to skills like weaving and leatherwork. Enter the arena to listen to weapons talks, dress the knight, watch sword demonstrations and more.

Company of the Phoenix:

Saturday 25 – Monday 27 May 10am–4pm Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 June 10am–4pm

The House of Bayard:

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 July 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 all ages.

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather.

Accessibility

The route to the encampment is over gravelled paths.

Other

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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