Warwick Castle is located in the county of Warwickshire, England. I originally booked us for a Santa Sleepover here in December but thanks to Covid and government regulations we had to reschedule. I was lucky to be able to use our voucher for a trip to Knight’s Village and Warwick Castle during the girls’ most recent school break. We booked a glamping tent and made a long weekend of it exploring the town of Warwick, Warwick Castle and Stratford-Upon-Avon. I was incredibly impressed with our time in Warwick. The town is beautiful and the customer service at Knight’s Village and the castle was absolutely brilliant… especially the “Knights” who made sure that the girls felt special and made it a unique and unforgettable experience. I 100% recommend a trip here if you are planning a visit to England.
Instead of rushing from the train to explore the castle we decided to make our first day in Warwick a lazy one. We strolled around town, had a leisurely and fantastic lunch and checked into our glamping tent to take advantage of all of the Knight’s Village Activities. The girls loved their beds ( I have to say… they were very comfortable) and we all enjoyed completing the scavenger hunt. The girls got to learn how to be a knight from two gregarious “Knights” and were even read a bedtime story.
After a surprisingly great night’s sleep, we enjoyed a traditional english breakfast at the hotel before heading to the castle. My oldest was so excited for the archery show. She’s taken a keen interest to archery and I feel like I may be getting her some lessons in the future as she seems to have a knack for it.
Warwick Castle is absolutely stunning. It was first established as a motte-and-bailey castle by William the Conqueror in 1068. I’m not a historian so I won’t try to educate you (wikipedia that stuff, lol) but I recommend signing up for one of their history tours. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Even the girls enjoyed learning about the castle “drama”. It was sold to the Tussauds Group (eventually bought out by Merlin Entertainments) by the Greville family and turned into a tourist attraction in the 1980’s. Don’t let this turn you off though. Although there is “entertainment,” it’s not a kitchy experience. They have done a great job of making history and learning fun. One of our favorite parts of the day was the birds of prey show… it’s a must see.
Have you been to Warwick Castle? I’d love to hear what you thought of it. Hope you enjoyed the pictures and reliving some of the trip through my eyes.