May Half-Term at Corfe Castle

🗓️ Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June 2024

There’s plenty of fun to be had for the whole family at Corfe Castle this May half-term.

Get green-fingered, learn some fascinating facts or take on the latest family quest.

Trebuchet-Loosening Demonstrations

Learn about the history of trebuchets and watch as a replica medieval siege engine loosens its missile.


Demonstrations begin at:

Corfe Castle’s Little Gardeners: Plant a Sunflower

Get green-fingered in Corfe by planting your very own sunflower.

You’ll receive an eco-plant pot in which to sow your seed, which you can take home with you to watch it grow.


Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st May at:

  • 10am – 11.30am
  • 1pm – 2.30pm

Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling Tours

Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the castle and learn about its different roles over the years – from fortress to family home.


Tours begin at:

  • 11am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm

Tour length: approx 45 minutes

Rooted in the Ruins: Family Quest

Discover the castle’s flora and fauna in this fun family quest that will have you exploring with the help of a trail sheet – jot down your answers as you go to earn your special Conservation Coin at the end.

  • Daily between 10am – 5.30pm

Artisan Crafts

Watch demonstrations of heritage crafts, including stone and wood-carving, and wattle & daub, in the castle’s outer bailey.

  • Fridays till December: 10am – 12.30pm

Fore more events at Corfe Castle, visit the National Trust website: