Thursday, 28 April 2016

10 Things To Do At Warwick Castle


Warwick Castle is more than just your average castle. With live shows, Knights, Princesses, fire flying through the air and amazing birds of prey, it has everything your little one would need to enjoy the perfect day from years gone by. So here are 10 things to enjoy if you plan on visiting Warwick Castle.


1) Meet People From The Past
Upon arriving at Warwick Castle you may stumble upon a Knight, a Princess or even a King! My two loved hanging out with these historical folk. Last time we visited we went and had a story time with a real life Princess which was lovely. Go and grab a ticket off the fair maiden to book a free time slot.

2) Do The Horrible Histories Maze
Warwick Castle has an all new great Horrible Histories Maze. With different stamps to collect, the maze has relics from all different eras including First World bunkers and a giant Viking ship. Once you get the stamps you can go to the shop and grab yourself a free badge. Which my pair loved.


3) Pose For Some Great Photos
There are loads of brilliant photo opportunities around the castle and we LOVED these stocks. There's nothing funnier than popping small child in a stock and pretending she is a drunk criminal. Hilarious.

4) Take In The View
If you climb to the top of the castle (which isn't too hard to do), you will be able to have a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. You feel on top of the world and it's a great escape from the excitement taking place below.



5) Pack A Picnic
There are loads of great areas to sit in Warwick Castle and tuck into a picnic. As we went on quite a damp day we chose the benches and arrived ten minutes before the amazing Trebuchet show. Which was swiftly followed by a hilarious Horrible Histories one nearby. 

6) Feed The Ducks
The castle is set next to a beautiful river coming complete with ducks. We packed some extra bread to ensure that they didn't eat all of our picnic. But as always with kids? It was one piece of bread for the ducks, one for them.



7) Catch A Live Show
I mentioned earlier the amazing Trebuchet show where you see a flame ball being thrown through the sky. But there is also a brilliant birds of prey show to watch, the Horrible Histories show and at the front of the castle you can see a live bowman in action.

8) Visit The Castle Dungeon
For a small extra cost you can go and visit The Castle Dungeon. As I am TERRIFIED of scary things, this is the kind of thing I would avoid at all costs but if a live show that will give you nightmares is your dream? Then the dungeon is for you!


9) Take A Historical Tour
Warwick Castle has been around for 1,100 years and the best way to learn all about the history is to take one of the free History Team Tours. There are various tours on offer, including a shorter kids version at 20 minutes, so these are ideal if you are looking for a bit more information on the history of the castle.

10) Have Fun!
Warwick Castle is a great day out for all the family. The grounds are beautiful and there is plenty to keep you entertained all day. I would advise taking a picnic as well as a blanket if you want to sit down on the grass to watch the shows. To find out more information visit Warwick Castle and thanks so much to Merlin Annual Pass for allowing me to take my family back in time.


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