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Knight School at Bodiam Castle

A fun-filled and interactive day for all the family as you discover what it takes to be a real knight!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Experience action-packed tournament duels, arming the knight and get involved with storytelling shows and armour handling throughout the day, as performers from Histrionics deliver this interactive family-friendly event.

Find the open-air Knight School in the grounds opposite the castle entrance. 18–26 August 10am-4.15pm, drop-in throughout the day.

Knight School timetable:

Storytelling: 10.30am & 3.45pm Hear incredible tales of Knights and their adventures with this interactive story-show; fun for all the family!

Arming the Knight: 11am & 2.30pm Get dressed for battle. Discover fascinating facts about a Knight's armour as our men-at-arms prepare to fight...

The Knight Fight: 11.30am & 3pm Watch as armoured Knights clash with medieval longswords in tournament combat.

Trial by Combat: 1.30pm Challenged to defend her reputation, a wife trains with a fight-master, preparing for a medieval duel against her husband.

The Children's Battle: 12.30pm & 2pm Learn fight poses, sword techniques and then take part in a rehearsed battle-show. Under 7s must be accompanied by an adult in the arena.



Event ticket prices

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

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The basics


Perfect for ages 3 years and up.

Meeting point

Meet in the grounds opposite the castle entrance.

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather. This is an open-air event.


There are gravel paths from visitor reception to the castle, around the moat and to the area where the event is held. Elsewhere in the grounds there is uneven terrain. Please see the access pages at

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