This year we want to visit more castles, and in particular we want to visit Warwick Castle. I’ve heard so many good things about what a great day out Warwick Castle is, I think we, as a family, will love it. I was talking to a friend about it just the other day, and she was so enthusiastic about visiting there. She couldn’t speak any more highly about the activities that are available and the attraction itself.
It seems like Warwick Castle heard this conversation, and about how keen I am to share more medieval experiences with my family over the coming year and they have invited us to visit at the end of the month. We are really looking forward to sharing our experience with you all, so do keep an eye on the blog and our Instagram feed where you can keep right up to date with all the action.
As well as a visit to the castle, they have also invited us to be blogger ambassadors for the coming year. It’s a real honour when an attraction you are really excited about offers you a role like this, and I’m looking forward to sharing some exciting things with you in 2017 as a result so do watch this space.
My first job is to share with you a fantastic offer which ends on 31st January 2017. Warwick Castle are currently offering a 30% discount on all it’s short breaks, including any booked for the school holidays. This means if you book before the end of the month, you are guaranteed the best price on your Warwick Castle stay for 2017. That’s got to be a win with all the economic gloom and doom ahead, right?
Here’s What Warwick Castle Have To Say About Their Holidays:
Commanding an unrivalled location on the banks of the River Avon, the mediaeval themed Knight’s Village comprises 28 riverside lodges and seasonal Mediaeval Glamping, set in the wooded grounds of Warwick Castle. Opened in summer 2016, Knight’s Village offers Warwick Castle guests year-round accommodation, with a new range of seasonal two-day short breaks available for 2017:
ROMANTIC ESCAPES FOR VALENTINE’S
14th February 2017; from £77pppn (2 adults)
Hide away in Knight’s Village, nestled in a tranquil woodland grove on the banks of the River Avon, a truly evocative setting for a lovers’ escape. A romantic ‘knight’ to remember includes prosecco upon arrival; a candle-lit dinner accompanied by a string quartet; breakfast and car parking and two days’ entrance to Warwick Castle.
FAB FEB: HALF-TERM SHORT BREAKS
17th- 25th February 2017; from £49.50pppn.
Little warriors love learning the skills required to fight the fierce dragons and mediaeval battles of their imagination, so come experience an unforgettable weekend of inspiring history and adventure over half-term, when a real life story-telling knight will roam Knight’s Village sharing his tales and experience. Short break includes breakfast and car parking, and two days’ Castle admission.
Dates in March and May; from £169 per family per night (2 adults and one under-3)
New for 2017, Tiny Knights midweek breaks are perfect for tots and toddlers. There’s plenty to entertain even the most active of little knights or princesses as they explore history in the Horrible Histories® Maze, play to their hearts’ content in the Pageant Playground and marvel at the birds of prey show. They’ll meet some memorable faces from history along the way, too.
Historical quests completed, retire to a themed mediaeval lodge where little ones can drift off in either a travel cot (provided) or their own sleeping area whilst parents relax and enjoy cable TV and free Wi-Fi. In addition to breakfast, car parking and two days’ entrance to Warwick Castle, Tiny Knights enjoy a free two-hour playtime in the Tiny Knight’s Club. Hosted by the Castle jester, it’s a hands-on play experience with crafts, colouring, building, songs and story telling.
Tiny Knights are available 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd March and 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th May 2017.
Easter (7th – 22nd April 2017) at Warwick Castle is packed with egg-citement, with each day bringing the opportunity to egg-plore the Towers & Ramparts, following the story of Devile Warwick., Admire birds of prey soaring over the ancient castle; navigate the Horrible Histories® Maze and meet characters from history in a real castle. Then, head over to Knight’s Village for an egg-tremely comfortable night’s sleep in a lodge before a hearty breakfast – and the chance to see even more of the Castle the next day!
NEW War of the Roses Live SUMMER SPECTACLE
50 selected dates from 27th May to 3rd September 2017; from £66.50pppn (Warwick Tent)
Based on true events that tore apart England in the fifteenth century, War of the Roses Live (50 selected dates between 27th May – 3rd September 2017) promises to set hearts racing and adrenalin pumping, as the Houses of York and Lancaster – cousins at war – take over Warwick Castle. The live action show is held in a dedicated arena by the River Avon. All guests must pledge allegiance to either the Red Rose or the White Rose, and Knight’s Village will echo the show ground with memorable mediaeval themed décor. Sleepover in the Mediaeval Glamping Village or a lodge in the wooded glade and enjoy an overnight stay in a themed lodge; an encounter with the knights themselves; longbow shooting and sword handling; breakfast and car parking; and two days’ entry to Warwick Castle.
STARLIT SUMMER SLEEPOVER
June and July: from £38pppn (Warwick Tent)
Make the most of the summer sunlight hours (30th June-21st July 2017) with a full day out exploring the attractions and shows at Warwick Castle followed by a sleepover under the star-filled skies.
Families will love the comfortable Mediaeval Glamping Village (tents come complete with electricity, Wi-Fi, wooden floors and sturdy beds) or they can retreat to a cosy lodge. All guests enjoy exclusive evening entertainment and breakfast in the Banquet Hall! Guests can meet a real life knight, and really get involved: shoot a mighty longbow and train to handle a mediaeval sword in the unmissable sword skill workshop.
THE HAUNTED CASTLE
October; from £49.50pppn
With wondrous witches, heinous hags, Horrible Histories® and the return of the Trebuchet fireball spectacular, Warwick Castle – The Haunted Castle – is the best place to be spooked at Halloween (20th-31st October 2017)! After a day of fearsome fun for all ages the fright factor is cranked high after dark and the Castle remains open until 9pm. Spine well and truly chilled, guests can head back to their comfortable Knight’s Village lodge to hear tales from the battlefield from a real-life knight.
December; from £49.50pppn
Maximise the magic for Christmas 2017 (1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th – 24th December 2017) with a deeply fabulous festive getaway as packed as a yuletide stocking with treats for all the family. A Santa Sleepover comprises of an overnight stay in either a Knight’s Lodge, Woodland Lodge or one of the two Tower Suites; an enchanting Storytime with Santa in the Castle Library and an Elf-tastic wake up call, plus gift for young guests. Breakfast, car parking and two days’ entrance to the Castle are included.
ALL YEAR: HERITAGE BREAKS; from £85pppn
Why wait for the weekend? Midweek Heritage Breaks in Knight’s Village start from just £85pppn offer immersion into all the history, myth, intrigue and adventure Warwick Castle has to offer. With a host of new expert-guided tours on offer throughout 2017, from Women of Warwick to A Royal Welcome, shedding light on previously unknown characters and events, there’s never been a better time to become immersed in the ancient castle’s 1,002 years of history.
Or, indulge in a Tower Suite sleepover from £550 per night (based on two adults). Each of the two suites occupies its own floor of the mediaeval Caesar’s Tower and is sumptuously appointed with a hand-carved wooden four-poster bed, exquisite drapes and unmatched views of the River Avon. Champagne upon arrival, a concierge and breakfast in one of The State Rooms ensure this is always a night to remember. Car parking, two days’ Castle entrance and admission to The Castle Dungeon included.
Book now at www.warwick-castle.com for the best price guarantee.