Bodium Castle | Days Out with The National Trust


If you've followed us for a while you'll know our love for The National Trust. One of our New Years goals this year was to make the most of our passes, and get to as many places as possible with the kids! So on New Year's Day we visited Bodium Castle for the morning.

Bodium Castle for us, is on the way to Hastings. It's a 14th century castle set in the heart of the countryside with plenty to explore! We obviously visited in the Winter so couldn't take as much advantage of the grounds, but Indiana had a whale of a time splashing in puddles and exploring the castle.

There are spiral towers to climb which we did attempt with both children but soon regretted haha. They're VERY steep so not suitable for carrying children up. Jack did go and explore by himself and he said the views were fantastic. Hopefully next time I'll go up and see too!

Guided tours by costumed characters are free of charge, where you can learn ever more about the castle and it's history. This wasn't really for us, but there were lots of other people there listening. Maybe something to enjoy without a toddler running around, who wants to just find the big puddles haha! We were going to end our morning with lunch in the sweet little coffee shop, however it was completely full! Another thing for us to try on our next visit I think.


  1. This looks like such a fab trip!! I'm gutted that we don't have many castles local to us. I was thinking of doing the exact same when we start going to national trust places!! So excited!:) lovely photos x

  2. This place is top of my list to visit this year and I just cannot wait!! x

  3. I haven't been to Bodium for ages! And I do have a National Trust card...maybe next time we head to Kent. I recall koi carp or other enormous fish in the moat last time I went (pre-kids!)


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