A couple of weeks ago we were invited to spend the day at Warwick Castle to Meet Mike the Knight and generally have some fun!
The kids love Mike and are often running around shouting ‘Be a knight, do it right’!
We arrived at Warwick Castle and were lucky enough to be able to park in the Stables Car Park which is right next to admissions, there are other car parks available and all do have a parking charge.
There were quite a lot of folk milling around excited to be visiting, there was instantly a lovely atmosphere!
As soon as we entered the kids got super excited, not only were they going to meet Mike, but they were at a castle! Cue lots of excited running and jumping! They couldn’t wait to get in and have a look around.
As soon as we entered we were greeted by music, people and marquees with activities in. The kids tried everything Beanbag Archery, Horse Racing, Building their own castle and more… There was so much to do that we spent all morning in the little village!
After lunch we had a walk around the outside of the Castle, we explored the Mill, looked at the Trebuchet and had an ice cream. There was then a sword fight to happen in the grounds of the castle – so we went and found a spot to sit to watch. Before it kicked off, the Mouse and I visited the little girls room – it took us 20 minutes in the queue (why is it always the female ones?). Once we had watched the fight, we headed off to see the falconry display, it was brilliant. The birds were intelligent, beautiful and great to watch! Monkey decided he wanted an Eagle to keep!
We finished the day an hour before the castle closed, we had been there since opening time and with so much to do and see, and the blazing heat that day – we were worn out! We did miss going in the castle rooms and watching the Trebuchet being fired – but that just gives us something to do next time!
Now before I go, I have to give a special mention to the Warwick Warriers.
These two guys were amazing! They came on brandishing swords and put on a fight to remember! There was also other weapons including a ‘Big Axe’!
It wasn’t just a show though, there was a history lesson too – and not the boring type from school, but one that left you wanting to know more!
I won’t give too much away as I wouldn’t want to spoil the show – but please, I beg of you, if you get a chance to see the Warwick Warriors – DO! To add to their awesomeness, they also stayed around for photos with everyone – the kids absolutely loved having their photo taken with them!
We had an amazing day, the kids have asked to go back and we are definitely putting Warwick castle on our re-visit list!
Disclaimer: We were given free entry for the purpose of the Mike the Knight DVD launch