This Easter, Warwick Castle is celebrating their 950th anniversary and they had asked their visitors to send in their pictures of visits to the castle. Using all these images, they turned it into a mosaic of the castle’s founder, William the Conqueror. This special artwork installation is currently on display in their State Dining Room over the Easter holidays along with a host of other celebrations. This is a very beautiful mosaic indeed and there are so many photos that we didn’t manage to spot ours!
It was a couple years ago that we last visited Warwick castle and over the last couple of years, there have been so many changes and new events/activities to look forward to. The first thing we noticed was the car park! It was late morning by the time we arrived and we were directed to their overflow car park, which took us 20 minutes to walk to the main entrance! It was a long walk but at least we had somewhere to park!
This Easter, you get an all-new exclusive meet and greet with Horrible Histories ® William the Conqueror’s Rattus Rattus plus Get Lost in the Horrible Histories ® Maze. Both of my children really enjoyed exploring the six interactive historical zones! They both picked up the Time Passport to collect all six stamps and once they were all stamped, they can claim their reward from the Stables or Courtyard gift shops! This is a well-organised maze and filled with many facts along the way. It is a great way to learn about the hideout during the war, Vikings and many more!
We then went to watch the Birds of Prey event at the arena, which displays twice daily. Do check out their What’s On board for show times. This is a must-watch to see their spectacular birds of prey take to the skies – including Vultures and Eagles flying from the castle ramparts. It was a great experience but watch your head for low swooping birds!
Later, we went over to the other side of the castle to watch the Bowman Show to witness the agility and power of their resident Bowman as he explains the techniques and equipment used in this historic past time. Mr K loves archery and so impressed with the Bowman’s skill that he now wants to take up archery!
We later went to the Great Hall & State Room, The Conqueror’s Fortress, Birds of Prey Mews and Peacock Garden. There are so many places to explore and the castle has many acres of greenery so 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 for some of the attractions. Note too, that some activities incur a fee, like when children had a go at archery shooting (£3 for 6 arrows or £5 for 12 arrows), William the Conqueror’s Knight School (£5 each child) and Castle Dungeon. We had such an enjoyable time at Warwick and no doubt, we will be back again soon.
Disclosure: We were invited to attend the event in exchange for our honest review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.