Whilst Warwick Castle is not located in Berkshire it only takes about 1.5hrs to get to by car from Berkshire and makes for a really fun day out. You can read all about our visit here.
What is there to do at Warwick Castle?
You can easily spend a whole day exploring Warwick Castle – from the grounds and the castle walls, to the Great Hall and various shows there’s lots to keep the whole family entertained for the day. It’s a very impressive castle with lots to explore and learn about. We started by exploring the castle towers – there’s lots of steps which might be a bit difficult for very young children but the views from the top are incredible. You can explore all sorts of different paths up and down to make your way round.
We also went into the Time Tower which is an intersting, immersive show taking you back in time to explore the history of Warwick Castle. It is a relatively short show so children don’t have to hold their attention for too long.
We loved bumping into the peacocks as we were wandering round the grounds too – they’re very impressive birds and not shy at all!
We absolutely loved exploring inside the castle in the Great Hall and State Rooms. We visited in mid – November so it was all decorated for Christmas and it looked stunning! The attention to detail was incredible. It was a little drizzly when we visited so it was also nice to be able to spend some time indoors out of the rain.
You can choose to join a guided tour (no additional charge) or walk around at your own pace which is what we did.
You could meet Zog at set times throughout the day in the Great Hall too.
We had heard great things about the Birds of Prey Shows so were glad to see they were still being held in November when we visited. They were scaled down due to the time of year but we still got to see three different birds and the handler was very knowledgeable and made sure everyone got a close view of the birds.
The Zog themed play area was unfortunately closed when we arrived due to the weather but opened up towards the end of the day. The children loved playing in here and spotting all the Zog characters. They had a zip line, slides, sand play, tunnels and role play zones for the children to have fun with.
As we went at the end of the Season some of the usual attractions weren’t open for us to try out such as the maze, Zog trail, archery and the live shows. We will definitely be back next year to check these out as we had so much fun this time during our visit.
They also have The Castle Dungeon Show which is aimed at children 10years and over – an additional fee applies for this attraction.
They were getting things set up for Christmas whilst we were there including an ice rink right beside the castle which looked like it would be great fun. They will have a light trail too.
What Facilities are there at Warwick Castle?
There are a couple of different eating options including the Conservatory Tea House, The Undercroft Cafe and a couple of pop up eatery vans. We ate at the Undercroft Cafe which unfortunately didn’t have a huge selection of food so I think we would take a picnic next time we visit as there were plenty of places to sit and eat (if the weather is good).
There are a couple of different souvenir shops where you can pick up some gifts.
You can stay overnight at Warwick Castle in a lodge or tent. You can find out more here.
Accessibility at Warwick Castle
You can read the accessibility guides here.
How to Purchase Tickets for Warwick Castle
You can book tickets here. There are several different options available including Parent and Toddler tickets.
If you have a Merlin Annual Pass you can also use that to book tickets.
Where is Warwick Castle and Where do you Park?
The address is; Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6AH. You can find directions here.
There is no free parking on site. You will need to park at a nearby car park as the castle is in the town centre. We parked in the Stable Car Park which is right next to the entrance and paid £10 for the day. You will find more details on the car parking here.
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