We had a fab time meeting Mike the Knight at Warwick Castle. I would like to thank HIT Entertainment Ltd who organised the trip and Warwick Castle for providing the event. This is our children’s first visit to the glorious Warwick castle and to learn about medieval history, magic, myth and adventure. It only took us 50 minutes to reach the castle from Lichfield.
We were there to celebrate the launch of the second series of Mike the Knight on CBeebies (which begins in mid-July) and will be followed by the release of brand new DVD ‘Be A Knight, Do It Right!’ on 29th July. Mike will be at the castle on the weekends of June 29th & 30th and July 6th & 7th. You only have next weekend left to meet him! So hurry and book your tickets now. You will also get a free Mike the Knight magazine and an activity sheet which, once completed, you get a free gift.
Just inside the main entrance to the castle, there are 9 activity zones. Expert sand sculpture Raymond Wirick has created an impressive sand sculptures depicting Warwick Castle, Glendragon (Mike the Knight’s home), and Buckingham Palace using thirty ton of sands. It took him six days to complete his masterpiece and it’s worth a visit just to admire this fabulous sculpture.
Firstly, we attended Evie’s Wizard Workshop where we watched Evie demonstrate her magical skills. Both of my children enjoyed the magic show and participated by shouting, ‘be a knight, do it right!’. Ms C was so amazed that she found a necklace in the empty bag.
Next, three of us participated in Galahad’s Gallop, racing with hobby horses up and down the track six times. Mr K was so excited he managed to fall over. But he was so brave to pick himself up to continue running and complete the task which earned him a sticker!
Both of them loved to hit the target at Mike’s Target Test that they were there for a good five minutes just throwing bean bags at the target. All the hours spent playing throwing/catching with their dad paid off as they managed to hit the bullseye repeatedly!
The other activities include Glendragon Arena, Medieval Face Painting, The Blacksmith’s Horseshoe Shy, Mr Cuddles Colour and Craft, Sparkie and Squirt’s Dragon Egg Hunt, Build Glendragon castle and of course meeting Mike! I think I was the only mum who was so excited that I even joined in the photo with Mike!
Once again, I would love to thank HIT Entertainment Ltd for our lovely goody bags. Both children love it and enjoy watching the Mike the Knight Magical Mishaps DVD in the car! Ms C decided to call herself Evie and of course Mr K is Mike! They have been singing the tune and their eyes are glued to the DVD player. We had at least one and a half hours of peace in the car!
If you have a little fan at home, hurry and meet Mike the Knight in person this weekend! All these activities listed above are included in your Warwick’s castle tickets price. Adult from £17.10, Child (aged 4 – 11 years) from £11.70, under 3s admitted free!
In the castle, the regular activities include: Raising the Portcullis; Flight of the Eagles Show; The Sword and the Stone; Firing the Trebuchet (only at 4:30pm); Actor-led Tours of State Rooms and Great Hall and many more. The castle has many acres of greenery where you can picnic there comfortably! Please be aware that climbing the castle with young children might not be easy. Also at times, it is better to use a baby sling than a pram at some sites. Note too, that some activities incur a fee, like when Mr K did the archery shooting.
Disclosure: We were invited to this event for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.