On the last day of our recent incredible Q Hop we were up early to visit Warwick Castle. It is part of a great deal offered as a package by the wonderful Chesford Grange, and fantastic that it includes a 2 day ticket, which you really do need at Warwick Castle.
If you haven’t visited Warwick Castle before, it really is a must place to visit. Based in Warwickshire, it is steeped in British History that is delivered in way that is so engaging and draws in audiences of all ages.
As we had visited before we wanted to target the Great Hall and the State Rooms. There were not fully open last time we visited so I was desperate to see them. This part of the Castle is just incredible and takes you through a tour of History walking you through the war of the roses and the house of Neville, right through to recent history to a Royal Weekend Party in the 19th Century.
This is a great way to involve children in history; the boys were so interested in the artifacts, portraits and displays in the Castle. There was so much to see that you could actually spend most of the day in here.
The Royal Weekend Party is fantastic, it is staged with mannequins, and each room has a theme with recorded conversations playing over speakers. It is done in a way that we found ourselves hovering in rooms until conversations had finished before moving on to the next. It really was so very interesting.
After a spot of lunch we headed into the grounds to see the Trebuchet and the Flight of the Eagles, the boys absolutely love both of these shows as they do The Jousting.
We were so lucky the weather was glorious as we enjoyed the breathtaking Birds of flight, whist Jack and I desperately tried to get a great photo. Jack won the photography competition and to be honest has gloated ever since ha ha.
The boys were desperate to visit the Horrible Histories displays again, these and the whole horrible history concept are just genius, they have had the boys fully engaged and understanding history since a young age. It’s fantastic how they show history warts and all in way that kids just get.
Before this history was delivered in such an unimaginative way that kids were just not interested. But throw in a bit or gore and grossness and they have fully got kids attention. In fact Jack knew the fate of all Henry the 8th Wives from a young age from this very show.
You can’t visit Warwick Castle without spending time walking round the manicured grounds. I honestly will never ever get bored with this, they are stunning and feel so peaceful. It is great that wildlife roams free and the Peacocks walking amongst the visitors without a care in the world is wonderful to see, I can not believe they even pose for photographs.
This will not be our last visit to Warwick Castle, I totally get why people get annual passes for Warwick Castle as it truly is the most stunning representation of British History that is able to engage, excite and relax the whole family.