As family days out go Warwick Castle is up there with the best of them. This place has got everything and is guaranteed to keep folk of all ages and interests happy thanks to the vast range of activities, entertainment, gardens and historical spaces to explore. This summer the team at Warwick Castle have really gone to town in an effort to create the Biggest Summer in History! Keen to know more? Here’s what to expect when you visit….
Ticket Prices: £20 per person for over 3’s. Booking in advance online is advised.
Current offers: There are a number of ways to save money or claim 2 for 1 tickets. You can read about some of these options here.
Event dates: The Biggest Summer in History will be running between July 24th and September 5th.
War of the Roses Live Show – Daily at 1pm and 4pm
An incredible live action performance – pick a team and go wild as you cheer for the houses of Lancaster and York while they battle it out in the jousting field. Be prepared for stunts, tricks and lots of dramatics as history is brought to life. These shows are really popular so arrive in plenty of time to get a good spot.
The Vile Victorians at the Horrible Histories® maze
Make your way through this fun maze put together by the team behind Horrible Histories®. Just don’t end up in the fire place like our lovely Zac!
The Falconer’s Quest – Daily shows are 11:30am and 2:30pm
The UK’s biggest bird of prey show filled with dynamic acrobatics from some of the world’s largest birds. Look out for the likes of Golden Eagles, Condors, Vultures and Eagle Owls – and hold onto your hats because these guys like to get up close and personal!
Zog and the Quest for the Golden Stars Interactive Trail
New this year & based on the ever popular books by Julia Donaldson the Zog trail is perfect for little historians keen for a challenge. Practice your knight skill with Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout then rescue Zog from the flames while earning stars in the process.
Zog Cinema Screenings
Enjoy watching your favourite animation in the Castle’s very own outdoor cinema. Screenings take place throughout the day offering the perfect opportunity to recuperate before some more exploring.
Knight School – Taking place between 10:45am – 12:45pm and 2:15pm and 4:15pm daily
Prepare for battle by learning the sharpest moves at Warwick Castle’s Legendary Knight School. Bring your own sword if you have one!
All of the above activities take place in addition to the usual castle antics including tours of the Great Hall, strolls around the beautiful gardens, walks along the ramparts and experiencing the huge Trebuchet catapult. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to pack it all in!
The Castle Dungeon is another attraction charged at an additional cost of £10 / person. Not recommended for those under 10.
With thanks to Rachel and her family who visited Warwick Castle to experience #TheBiggestSummerInHistory for this review.
For full details of events and booking please visit the Warwick Castle website here.