Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle is a beautiful place to visit with so many fun things to do.  Each time we visit we find something different to do.

It was another lovely day and the sun was shining as we arrived.
Lovely view of Warwick Castle
 We had a lovely walk round the grounds reading all about the history before embarking on a trip round the Horrible Histories Maze.  We've done this before but still managed to get thoroughly lost.  We didn't cheat and worked our way all round learning all the horrible facts in the usual gruesome manner from WW1 to the Tudors.  Great fun.  Plus the younger ones can get a special card stamped at each time era along the way.  Mind you they seem to just love running around getting more and more lost.

Next we went for a wander through the house itself which is really lovely.  There are also several trails children can do in here but Libby chose not too (I think she may be 'getting too old' for that sort of thing).  There are always enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff at hand to offer interesting details but if you prefer there's a lot of information about each room.  I love the grandeur and opulence particularly the bedrooms.

We decided to take Libby on the dungeons tour and we're very pleased we did.  She loved it even though she was scared for most of the way round.  The courtroom is really interesting and the whole tour is funny and interactive.  Be warned you will jump at the last bit.  I'd done it before and knew what was coming but still jumped out of my seat.
The Dungeon Tour
We managed a bit of archery and despite Libby being useless last time we tried it at Centre Parcs she managed to score a bullseye.  Well done Libby.

Food is really reasonable and varied.  Lots of different choices and vegetarians also had plenty to choose from.