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Ice skating at Warwick Castle

CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE

Escape into an enchanted winter wonderland at Warwick Castle this festive season, with magical Stories with Santa, a beautiful Winter Birds of Prey Show and new for 2019, a festive ice rink set under the stunning castle backdrop.

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WARWICK CASTLE ICE RINK – NEW FOR CHRISTMAS 2019

Experience the buzz of skating as you’re surrounded by twinkling lights, frosty trees and the enchanting smells of warming food and drinks. Spectators can look on as they enjoy festive treats from the adjacent winter markets, whilst skaters can show off their graceful (or not so!) moves on the ice.


Experience the magic of Britain’s ultimate castle decked out fit for royalty with flourishes of festive decorations. Catch your breath as you encounter the gigantic 11 ft high dazzling Christmas tree in the majestic Great Hall and spot the sparkle of glittering lights at your every turn.

Join in the many festive activities at the Castle this winter and make it a season to remember!


Our Rainy Day Offer is exclusively for Knights and Maidens who pre-book their tickets online or by phone:

  • If you purchase your tickets online and it rains for one hour or more during your visit, we will guarantee you a FREE return visit to the Castle, Grounds and Gardens.
  • FREE return visit must be claimed within 60 days of your original ticket date.
  • All you have to do is present your tickets from your first visit at the ticket office window/s within 60 days of your original ticket date and you will have another day out for FREE*

Continue booking online or read more about our Rainy Day Guarantee.

All Annual Pass Perks

  • Entry to Warwick Castle, Grounds and Gardens for 12 months *restrictions apply
  • Free car parking
  • 20% discount in our shops and restaurants
  • 20% discount on selected evening events
  • 50% tickets for Family & Friends

So much to discover this Christmas…

Stories with Santa

Stories with Santa

Settle down with the little ones for a magical storytelling experience with Mr & Mrs Claus and their merry elves.

This is a 20 minute group experience. To book select ‘Castle and Skate’ or ‘Castle Only’ tickets at the bottom of the page and you will be given the option to add on a Stories with Santa ticket for £4pp. You will be asked to select a visit date and timeslot at the time of booking. For more information please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Stories with Santa takes place on the following Dates:

30th November, 1st,7th,8th,14th,15th,18th,19th,20th,21st,22nd,23rd and 24th December.

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The Castle Dungeon

The Castle Dungeon

A uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to Warwick’s most perilous past. See, hear, feel and (ahem!) smell the chillingly amusing characters of the 'bad old days' as they come to life before you.

Not suitable for under 10s or those of a nervous disposition.

This is a 50 minute experience. Guests will need to book a castle entry ticket separately.

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Winter Birds of Prey

Winter Birds of Prey

Our spectacular birds of prey display showcases these beautiful and powerful creatures - including vultures and owls flying from the castle ramparts.

A Winter Wedding

Princess Tower

Join Princess Felice, the true love of Guy of Warwick, to help her solve enchanting Christmas riddles and reunite the couple in time for their Winter Wedding.

Santa’s Stately Breakfast

Santa’s Stately Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Mr & Mrs Claus and their merry elves in our opulent State Dining Room with festive singalong songs enchanting stories.

Package includes:

  • 1 Day Castle Entry
  • Greeting by Santa’s Elves
  • Hot chocolate and bucks fizz served on arrival
  • Continental pastries and plated English breakfast with Santa served in the State Dining Room
  • Fresh tea, coffee, fruit juice and squash available throughout breakfast
  • Festive stories and entertainment
  • A handpicked gift from Santa for each child

From £65 per person

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Christmas Parties

Christmas Feasts

Why not party the “Knight” away with us this festive season?

Great Hall Christmas Feast

Take a front row seat in the Great Hall and witness the clashing of steel as our feuding knights battle it out under the Christmas Tree as you enjoy a three course dinner.

Christmas Medieval Banquet

Step back in time for an epic party of festive entertainment with our medieval characters and musicians as you enjoy a three course festive Banquet in the vaulted Undercroft.

New Year’s Eve Ball

Say hello to 2020 with a unique evening of classical and modern operatic entertainment in between three courses of delectable food.

This year we are welcoming the new year with a fabulous firework display at midnight.

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Santa Sleepovers

Santa Sleepovers

With a host of treats and surprises for everyone to enjoy, including an Elf wakeup call and Stories with Santa, a festive escape to the historic Warwick Castle is perfect for the yuletide season!

Don't miss out, book today and join us for an epic Santa Sleepover on the following dates: 29th, 30th November, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 17th – 23rd December 2019!

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Carols at the Castle

Carols at the Castle

21st December

Carols at Warwick Castle is held annually in the run up to Christmas and is for many people the start of their Christmas festivities.

It is a great opportunity for families and people of all ages to get together and join in singing carols led by the excellent choir of St Mary’s and accompanied by the fantastic Royal Spa Brass.

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Starry Night

Joining us in the evening?
Warm yourselves up with our fantastic Christmas festivities!

Evening Skate

Evening Skate

Enjoy a magical experience this Christmas and skate under the starry night sky by an scenic 1100 year old castle!

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

Enhance your evening skate with some delicious seasonal treats! Enjoy a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie under the starry night sky.

Food and drink can be bought online as an add on whilst booking skate tickets.

Tickets

Castle and Skate

Prices PP FROM
Online from £25 
On the day £28
Warwick Castle + Skate
  • Entry to the Castle, Grounds and Gardens
  • 45 minute skate experience
  • All daily shows
  • Beat the ticket queue
  • Rainy Day
    Guarantee
  • Add on Stories with Santa for £4

Castle Only

Prices PP FROM
Online £15 
  • Entry to the Castle, Grounds and Gardens
  • All daily shows
  • Beat the Ticket queue
  • Rainy Day
    Guarantee
  • Add on Stories with Santa for £4

Premium Warwick Annual Pass

Prices PP FROM
Online £55 
  • Unlimited 12 months entry to Warwick Castle including Halloween and Christmas (excluding Christmas Day)
  • 1 FREE entry into the Warwick Castle Dungeon
  • FREE car parking
  • 20% discount in shops, restaurants and selected evening events

Skate Only

Prices PP FROM
Online £13 
  • 45 minute skate experience

*restrictions apply

Frequently Asked Questions

Ice Rink

How do I buy tickets?

Does my skate ticket include Castle entrance?

I am planning to buy a discounted Castle ticket, does the discount apply to Ice Rink tickets?

I have an Annual Pass, do I get a discount on skating?

I have booked online… what happens next?

Can I change my booking?

I haven’t received my ticket?

I have already booked my visit to the Castle, can I add on skating?

How long is the session on the ice for?

When should I arrive?

Should I pre-book a session or can I turn up on the day?

Can I book a Skate aid?

If I cannot make it to my booked session, will I get a refund?

Is skate hire included?

Can I bring my own skates?

What are your skate sizes?

Is there a spectator area?

Do I have to pay to be a spectator?

Can I park at the Ice Rink?

Is there wheelchair access?

I am a carer, can I skate for free?

Are there toilets at the ice rink?

What should I wear?

Will I get wet when skating on the rink?

If the weather is very poor, will I be able to skate?

How old do you have to be to skate on the rink?

Do you have skate marshalls?

Where are you located?

Can I skate on Christmas Day?

Can I buy festive refreshments?

Can I book the entire rink?

Stories with Santa

How do I buy tickets?

Will there be Stories with Santa tickets available on the day?

I am planning to buy a discounted Castle ticket, does the discount apply to Stories with Santa tickets?

Do Annual Pass holders get a discount on Stories with Santa?

I've booked accommodation; do I still need to pre-book?

If I can't see Santa, is it still worth visiting the Castle?

Can I enter the castle before my Stories with Santa timeslot?

I am a carer, can I see Santa for free?


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