Activities & Days Out / 5 June, 2018 / Christina Walter
Warwick Castle has always been an action-packed day out for all the family, but now you can add even more excitement to your adventure by staying on site in The Knight’s Village – in a medieval glamping tent.
Treat your family to a magical overnight stay and experience what life must have been like back in the Middle Ages – with a little luxury thrown in, of course.
Warwick Castle boasts over 1100 years of history, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. With so many places to explore you can spend a day or two getting lost in its rich history, you’ll also be thoroughly entertained by the amazing attractions and experiences on offer during your stay.
One of the first things we did was to head up to one of the turrets and take in the fantastic view below. We explored the magnificent Great Hall and the lavish state rooms. The kids got to meet a princess, as well as free a prince who’d been stuck in a painting for hundreds of years!
Throughout the year Warwick Castle is home to a variety of fun-filled activities and shows guaranteed to keep both the kids and the adults entertained. Check out their calendar to see what’s on when you visit.
A must-watch is the incredible Birds of Prey display – the kids marvelled at seeing the powerful birds up close and in action.
Take a stroll through the Horrible Histories maze which offers up various challenges to unravel history’s best kept secrets. The maze allows kids to invade a Viking ship, survive the trenches, uncover evil plots and very luckily – escape the maze before things go horribly wrong!
Watch Warwick Castle’s show the War of the Roses. It blew us all away. With clever use of pyrotechnics, smoke machines and some very experienced riders, the show was absolutely astonishing! The kids loved the foam hands that were given out so they could get in on the action!
We went along to the Mediaeval Dinner Hall for our evening meal, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s entertainment. Knights descended upon the restaurant for a sword fight, which delighted the kids. Once the show was over, the kids took to the floor to have a joust with each other – using foam swords, I might add!
It was my first time camping, let alone glamping, so I had no idea what to expect, and I was not disappointed. The Knight’s Village is home to a variety of lodges and tents, all in keeping with the medieval period.
The tents in The Knight’s Village were all extremely elegant and lit with beautiful lighting. Our tent, The King’s Luxury Tent came complete with a luxurious four poster bed with two full singles each side for the kids. All the tents are all fully powered and come complete with plug sockets.
There’s a nearby shower and toilet block for all glampers so you’re not completely alone in the wilderness. The facilities were very clean and tidy and just a short well-lit walk from the tents, so it would be pretty impossible to get lost during the night!
The surrounding village of Warwick is very picturesque and has the river Avon running through it, which in turn brought a lot of inquisitive ducks and geese to the camp site. The ducks turned out to be our wake-up call the following morning, along with the local peacock. In the morning we went back to the restaurant for breakfast, there was so much choice the kids did not know what to choose!
Glamping at Warwick Castle is an experience that all the family thoroughly enjoyed, despite the rainy weather. I can’t recommend a stay there enough. Glamping in the Knight’s Village was a unique, action-packed adventure, quite like any other. It’s an adventure that not only offers maximum fun, but one that also teaches the kids a little about history along the way.
All overnight guests can enjoy free entry to Warwick Castle on the second day of their stay. For more information or tickets, book here.