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11th June - 10th July

Midsummer Carnival

This solstice, join us for the ultimate Tudor carnival celebration. Queen Elizabeth I requests your presence for a festival of colour, pageantry and spectacle.
  • 11th June - 10th July
  • Tickets from just £24 per person
  • Suitable for all the family

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Go back in time to a land where Queens ruled, minstrels played, and jesters entertained. Your heart will gallop as you experience perilous stunts and exciting trick riding in the Midsummer Horse Show, inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s a festival fit for a Queen, as the royal court of Queen Elizabeth I takes over the castle grounds for a carnival of celebration and pageantry.

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Midsummer Carnival is brought to you in partnership with The Knights of Middle England. 

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Midsummer Carnival Horse Riding

Midsummer Carnival Show Times

The Queen’s Parade - Central Courtyard Stage - 10.30am and 1.15pm

Queen Elizabeth I requests your presence to meet her courtiers and join the parade to the arena for the Midsummer Horse Show. 

Midsummer Horse Show - River Island - 11.30am and 2.15pm

A unique arena show blending enchanting horse riding and amazing stunts, inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

Family Games Village - River Island - Throughout the Day

Meet the Gong Farmer & Jester as you enjoy free to play family games. 

Raising of the portcullis - East Front - 10.15am

Join the Landsknecht Garrison for the ceremonial raising of the Portcullis.

Sword School - East Front - 11.00am and 1.45pm

Gather the whole family together for a lesson in combat, where you’ll have the chance to put your swordsmanship skills to the test.

A Stitch in Time - State Dining Room - 11.15am

Encounter a Lady and her seamstress as they prepare for a day at the Midsummer Carnival.

Fighting Knights - East Front - 12.00pm and 2.45pm

Get up close with the action as our knights settle a dispute the way they know best.

Battle of Wits - Central Courtyard - 12pm and 2.30pm

All’s fair in love and war. Our noblemen enter a war of words to win the attention of the court.

Rock the Court - Central Courtyard - 1.00pm

Come on down and test your mettle as we host an interactive gameshow with a twist.

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There’s so much to see and do at Midsummer Carnival that you’ll need more than one day to experience it all. Stay over in our medieval-themed lodges in our Knight’s Village. Included in your short break: 

  • An unforgettable overnight stay within the castle grounds 
  • One-day Warwick Castle entry tickets 
  • Discounted second-day entry tickets  
  • Additional themed evening entertainment 
  • Complimentary continental breakfast 
  • Unlimited WiFi 
  • Car parking

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Ticket Includes:

  • One day admission ticket including live entertainment
  • Save up to £13 per adult when you book in advance
  • Rainy Day Promise included

Package Includes:

  • One day admission ticket
  • Overnight stay in the Knight's Village
  • Book your summer short break now for best availability - from just £40 per person


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  • Great Passholder perks
  • Exclusive discounts including dining, shopping and special events

Calling all Annual Passholders!

Tickets for Midsummer Carnival are now live for you to book! We can’t wait to welcome you to this brand new event!

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