National Trust Adventures – Corfe Castle

This weekend we pulled on our welly boots and headed over to Corfe Castle for our next National Trust adventure we needed to burn off some of that never ending energy my girls seem to have and Corfe Castle won their vote.

I used to visit Corfe every year as a little girl, my grandparents always rented a cottage for a few weeks and it was lovely but I hadn’t been back for years and had yet to take the girls.

Corfe Castle

From the car park there is a 10 minute walk to get up the the castle itself it’s a nice little walk with facts to find along the way about the grounds, nature and the history of the castle.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

The view is stunning even on an over casted winter day you can see across miles and miles of stunning Dorset country side.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

The girls were given a trail card to complete as we arrived, it was free and something easy and fun for them to focus on as we walked around. We had to find the Knights shields and answer the questions; only 6 which is quite nice. As we all know children have the attention span of a goldfish so when they’re too long the girls tend to lose interest and it turns into me filling out three cards because my inner control freak will not allow failure.

Corfe Castle

We spent a good hour exploring the ruins, deciding where the princesses bedroom was, why it had ‘fallen down/been blown up’ and why they didn’t have a TV.

There’s quite a few little spots as you go around to stop, have a seat and take in the scenery, definitely could make a longer day of it in the summer.

Corfe Castle

All the excitement and running got a bit much for Bella she went flying and luckily snap happy mumma was on hand to capture it. Of corse she will probably hate me in 10 years for sharing these but they make me giggle so much. There were no blood or tears just one little girl covered in mud!

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

We stopped off at the tea rooms for a quick cuppa and cake before we made the way back to the car. Corfe Castle is one of those places I think we could visit time and time again and the girls would still love it, it’s pretty local to us and


being in a real life castle just makes their imaginations run wild!

10 Comments

  1. January 12, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Our wedding present from my parents was lifetime family National Trust membership. This was a lovely read and it looks like a fab day out. We will have to put this one on the list. My son will love to imagine the knights in the castle, and my daughter the princesses!
    Kate x

  2. January 12, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    looks like a lovely spot and that you had great fun. love the photos (especially the Bella falling ones).

  3. January 12, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    It Looks as thought you had a lovely day, do you have family membership of NationalTrust?

  4. January 12, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Wow what beautiful views! Our local national trust is a bit naff, so we’ll have to venture to some others, this looks amazing.

    Emily xxx
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  5. January 12, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Oh I love little days out like this! My mother in law lives in Scotland and we always visit as many as we can when we go up, it’s brilliant and I can’t wait to take my little boy to these. I’ll definitely keep this place in mind if I visit Dorset 🙂

    Claire xx

  6. January 16, 2017 / 10:14 am

    This looks like such a lovely winters day out 🙂 and I cannot believe how BIG your girls are getting xx

  7. February 13, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Ah another wonderful childhood memory of mine – we would go to Swanage loads when I was a little girl and this castle was my fave place to visit! Btw, your girls are so beautiful! Bet you’re a very proud mum! x

  8. February 13, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Looks like a really cool place to wander and imagine the past! Loved that they were questioning the absence of a TV in the castle, haha!
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  9. February 15, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Looks like a great day out Amy we love our NT membership too!

  10. February 16, 2017 / 12:27 am

    Ah, poor Bella! But I would have shared that picture too 🙂 I’ve not been to Corfe Castle for years. The shape of the ruins has always fascinated me. Little known fact: I did GCSE art and a study of this castle was part of my coursework! Thanks for joining in with #MondayEscapes
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