Our Unorganised Easter Short Break
Easter time always has us itching for a short break. The Winter months are coming to an end and Spring is looking ever prominent. This year we took a short break to Davenport cottages in Worfield. The big house house has recently been opened as a beautiful wedding venue (we did take a little peek inside and it’s stunning). We stayed in Game cottage and loved every minute of it. We had an adventure every day but we really wanted to tell you about Warwick Castle in this review.
Gotta Love National Trust
Whilst here we ventured to two National Trust Sites – Attingham Park and Dudmaston. Both were fabulous but the good old english weather left us with incredibly muddy paths. My OH in his wisdom encouraged the kids to take their bikes (it actually doesn’t take that much encouragement). Well, I’ll let this picture tell you how that went!
Warwick Castle We Will Be Back
The highlight had to be Warwick Castle for us. We had sort of planned Cadbury World due to the bad weather forecast. I mean it is Easter and a mountain of easter eggs clearly wasn’t enough. However due to our lack of organisation there was no room at the inn! So we thought Warwick Castle would be a good choice.
On the way we checked ticket prices £27 each for the adults and £24 for our eldest. We nearly turned around. Pud goes free as he’s under 3. If we had been organised we could have saved a considerable amount pre booking. Luckily though for just another £3 we could upgrade our tickets to annual passes, so we did.
First up was the Horrible Histories Maze. This was fab as we explored the time of the Vikings, The Slimy Stuarts, The Middle Ages and World War 1. At each time period you got stamp your passport which Pops loved. Loads of ‘horrible’ facts accompanied each time too.
We took a hike, sorry walk up the tower with the spiral stairs to see some gorgeous views. We ventured down into the Kingmaker to see what it was like to venture into battle and listened to an interactive princess tale where the children help the magic happen.
Yet again Pud refused to walk so my OH returned to his role as a horse and carried him in the child carrier. He may be heavy but visiting places like this the pushchair seems impractical.
So Much More On Offer
We spent around 3 hours at Warwick Castle and there was so much we didn’t see. So lucky for us we’ve now got annual passes to use! We would have loved to go into the dungeons but sadly this is for the over 10’s only. Boo Hiss! There’s also the playgrounds and gardens, The Mighty Trebuchet and the Time Tower. There’s also regular shows and activities such as the knight school and birds of prey displays.
There are places to eat within Warwick Castle but it was rather expensive. You do get a discount with annual passes though. The more organised would take a packed lunch.
Absolutely. Just make sure you prebook or make use of annual passes. They have a fantastic looking show coming up in August called the Dragon Slayer. We’d love to see this but it’s an evening show so better for those with older children.
This post is simply an account of our trip to Warwick castle