May half term at Corfe Castle
What’s on for families in Dorset this half term:
Get lost in adventure at Corfe Castle this May half-term. Join the Keeper of the Castle with interactive storytelling tours, watch demonstrations from artisan volunteers and conquer The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow.
The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow
Discover the characters of the book hidden around the castle ruins. As you seek out each character, learn a little more about their real-life role at Corfe Castle’. Masons, Minstrels, Servants and Kings all play a part in the Corfe Castle story. Which of these colourful characters will you discover to be your favourite?
Storytelling: The Keeper of the Castle
At the gateway to Purbeck, Corfe Castle has stood watch for a thousand years. It has been a fortress, prison, family home and has even drawn the attention of German spies.
Join the Keeper of the Castle as you discover how clever design and strategic location made it fulfil its role throughout a turbulent history. During this fun and fact filled 45-minute tour you will discover some of the castle’s secrets and participate in interactive challenges as you time travel through the ages from the Normans to the 1940’s.
Artisan Volunteer Talks and Demonstrations
Daily 11- 4
Corfe Castle’s resident artisans’ volunteers will be on hand with talks and demonstrations throughout the day. All in the theme of ‘how to build a castle’ the artisans will be working away at a re-construction of a Tudor window thought to be from the castle. Watch and ask questions as the artisans reconstruct the window. They will be experimenting with cow horn and linen, both used instead of glass in the medieval period, and restoring a limestone Tudor window thought to date to the reign of Elizabeth I.
Subject to volunteer availability