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10 Reasons to Visit Warwick Castle this Easter!

1. WICKED WARWICK RETURNS

Get ready for the return of Horrible Histories ® live on stage with the truly unique, seen-nowhere-else WICKED WARWICK SHOW.

From the cruel Celts to the gorgeous Georgians, kids and grown-ups alike will shriek with glee as their hurtled through our a thousand years of history to reveal the terrible truth behind the turrets.

TOP TIP: Get to the stage early to make sure you’re at the forefront of all the action.

Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick

2. GET LOST IN TIME in the UK’s first ever Horrible Histories Maze!

This is a maze with a difference; the aim is not to reach the centre, but to reorder the muddle that mischievous Rattus Rattus has made of time, and find the way out! There is all the gore and more of Horrible Histories, with savage Stormin’ Normans, Slimy Stuarts and the treacherous Gunpowder Plotters and Woeful Witches with their noxious concoctions!

TOP TIP: The Maze is a great chance to lose the kids and get some peace and quiet!

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3. THE KINGMAKER DIGITRAIL

Witness history brought to life in the ALL-NEW Kingmaker App. Simply download the Gamar App on your mobile phone, select Warwick Castle and head to the attraction.

Journey through the Kingmaker, app in hand and marvel as arrows fly before your eyes, cannons fire and Knights battle in this fully immersive augmented reality experience.

TOP TIP: Download the Gamar App for your mobile before you enter the attraction.

 

4. THE MIGHTY TREBUCHET

Warwick Castle is home to the world’s largest working siege machine; the Trebuchet. Standing at over 18 metres tall and weighing over 22 tonnes, this incredible piece of equipment launches a projectile over 150metres in the air!

TOP TIP: In mediaeval times, the Trebuchet would fire DEAD pigs during battle **insert eugh here**

The Mighty Trebuchet

5. THE CASTLE DUNGEON

Witness some of the darkest and most frightening times of the Castle’s history brought to life, as you enter the Castle Dungeon. This exciting 50 minute walkthrough experience brings together live actors, shows and spectacular special effects that will send chills down your spine. The Castle Dungeon is the ultimate thrill-packed journey through the Castle’s murky past.

TOP TIP: Not recommended for snivelling wimps!

 

6. FLIGHT OF THE EAGLES

The spectacular Birds of Prey display showcases these beautiful and powerful creatures – including Vultures and Eagles flying from the Castle ramparts.

TOP TIP: New for Easter 2017, meet Albert our resident Fish Eagle, as he soars around the Castle estate before (true to his breed) taking a dip in his bespoke pond.

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7. DEVILE WARWICKE TOWERS AND RAMPARTS TRAIL

Climb along mediaeval Ramparts, Towers and Chambers to reveal the bloody history of House Beauchamp, mediaeval England’s most powerful dynasty.

TOP TIP: There are over 500 steps on the Devile Warwicke trail so you won’t have to bother with the gym, phew!

Devile Warwicke Trail

8. CAPABILITY BROWN GROUNDS AND GARDENS

Take advantage of the awe-inspiring views and breathe in 64 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds.

TOP TIP: Take a walk to the Peacock Garden to come face to face with the beautiful opal feathered creatures.

 

9. AWESOME INTERIORS

Behind the Castle’s mighty walls, you’ll find its grand interiors. Marvel at the magnificent Great Hall, explore the lavish State Rooms and lose yourself as you experience the tranquillity of the Chapel.

TOP TIP: Join a member of our expert history team on one of our informative talks and tours.

 

10. KNIGHT’S VILLAGE

Full to the TURRETS with dazzling shows and attractions, why not make your special day a special stay?

Knight’s Village comprises of 28 Woodland Lodges and 41 Glamping Tents located in a tranquil grove next to the river bank of the Castle estate.

A sleepover in Knight’s Village includes:

-          Complimentary Car Parking

-          FREE Evening Entertainment including Have-A-Go Archery, Sword Skills and Knight School

-          A meet and greet with our resident Knights

-          And much more!

Knight’s Village is the perfect short break destination for all of the family and what’s more, you get second day entrance tickets FREE.

TOP TIP: Book your sleepover online at www.warwickcastlebreaks.com

Knight's Village

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