WARWICK CASTLE - WAR OF THE ROSES

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INTRODUCTION & LOCATION

World famous Warwick Castle is located in the centre of Warwick town, in the West Midlands area of the UK.

Onsite parking is available, before you leave you will need to purchase a token from a parking machine. It cost us £6 for a car (all day) when we visited 19/08/2017.

We, (Darren, Helen, George and Eliza) had specially come to see the “War of the Roses” show on this occasion.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix      An Epic Battle
It's 1455 and the House of Lancaster holds the English throne. King Henry VI's crown is challenged by the House of York. The rival houses clash in battle and the bloody war that ensued was to last over 30 years…

Be one of the first to experience the story of the Wars of the Roses as it unfolds before you during a new live action show at Warwick Castle. Showing this May half term break from 27th May — 4th June.

Ignite your family's competitive side by choosing between the House of Lancaster and the House of York — pledge your allegiance and journey back to one of Britain's most historic battles, complete with perilous stunt riders, fearless jousting and special effects!

Wars of the Roses LIVE promises to be a fist-thumpingly spectacular show of knightly heroism demanding bold battle strategy and fearless fighting from both sides — book for this May half term and be there to see one of the very first performances of this amazing live action show!

Wars of the Roses LIVE! On selected dates between 27th May and 3rd September 2017. For further information contact 
Lucy Rawlings | Brand Marketing Executive | Warwick Castle
T +44 (0)1926 406 661 | E lucy.rawlings@merlinentertainments.biz

OPENING TIMES – The Castle is open all year round from 10am, every day except Christmas Day. Closing times vary by date or event.

WHAT TO WEAR – It would be wise to take a raincoat and good walking shoes on your visit. You may have to scale many stone steps and of course this is England, it can rain any time! 

COSTS – While the War of the Roses show is running they are doing a special ticket price of 4 tickets for £70.

For normal prices, check out Warwick Castles Official website.

 

 

FOOD?

So, do you take a picnic or buy food on site? 

If you are happy with a quick burger/turkey leg then buy the food when you visit. The Castles restaurant served Pizza and pasta when we visited and although we didn’t eat from there, normally these places fail when it comes to food. Children need to be offered good, healthy food to promote a balanced diet. 

It seems like kids are always offered low quality, junk food. 

We ate at the “The Coach House Restaurant” and it was disappointing. The food was average, expensive and took a long time to arrive. 

TAKE A PICNIC

THE MAIN EVENT - WAR OF THE ROSES LIVE

It’s so nice to see a snippet of England’s rich history brought to life in a breathtaking show.

A bloody fight for the throne between the house of Lancaster and the house of York is re-told in this epic showcase.

My favourite stunt, (which was hard to choose from) was where a brave actor rides two horses while stood up!

The horses were the star of the show here!

5 STARS!

 

Pick your own, maze, Warwick,
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FUN THINGS TO DO

The horrible history maze is good fun. You receive a passport at the beginning, which needs to be stamped with several time zoned stamps. If you can get them all then go to the shop for a prize.

For an extra £5 you can let your children take part in jousting lessons, the lads doing this were great.

Or archery lessons are available for a fee. 

There is also a nice castle themed park for the little ones to tire themselves out.

IDEAL AGE GROUP

days out, measure up, age limit,

Well, to be honest, I don’t think there is one. 

Having said that the Dungeon needs to be considered carefully. This exciting 50 minute walk through experience brings together live actors, shows and spectacular special effects that will send chills down your spine.  Only visit IF you are brave and have a strong strongest stomach.

For this reason we recommend that this attraction is unsuitable for children under the age of 10 years old.

SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS?

On our visit, we saw plenty of people in wheelchairs. I believe that Warwick castle cater for all abilities to their best ability.

Obviously this is difficult in a near 1,000 year old castle. 

I would imagine that some wheelchair users might struggle on some of the surfaces , cobbled street, loose gravel etc but don’t let that put you off!

MY TOP TIPS

  1. Visit on ANY day apart from Saturdays! It was sssoooo BUSY on the Saturday we visited!

  2. Take a picnic, save some money and have more fun!
  3. Look for vouchers or 2 for 1 deals before booking!
  4. If you aren’t having  a picnic then take a drink and a snack, save money!
  5. Book your slot for the dungeons ASAP
  6. Try and visit the town centre as well before leaving! 

Disclaimer – Warwick castle sponsored this post by giving us free tickets. All comments are honest and my own thoughts.


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