Get Ready for Warwick Castle

So, we’ve only been to Warwick Castle twice so far, but loved it both times we’ve been. So, I’ve had a little bit of help with the hints and tips for this blog post (will tag those that helped)

We’ve only stayed overnight once. We had booked through the Merlin Holiday club to stay in one of the Woodland Lodges, but on arrival / check in I enquired if there were any upgrades available and luckily there was, we were upgraded to a Knights Lodge instead. So tip number one – if you have booked to stay over, make sure you book your stay through the Merlin Holiday Club (as long as you have a Merlin Pass!!) and when checking in – always ask if upgrades are available! We are booked in for June half term to stay in one of the glamping tents and really looking forward to it

Both times we did the Horrible Histories maze and loved it.

When we were able to eat in – it was very well organised and staff constantly cleaning. Breakfast – drinks were ordered via staff and brought to the table along with toast if required. Cooked buffet or cereals – you were asked to go up once it was down to only one or two people up at the counter to minimise the amount of people walking around. Charlie wanted pancakes which they didn’t have out, but the Chef was only too happy to make him some

Currently if you’re booked to stay over, both breakfast & dinner are takeout / click and collect only under the current government guidelines. You are also able to order from a few local takeaway’s via the normal route’s of Just Eat / Uber Eats etc. See below the photos for eating during the daytime of your visit (basically selected food outlets operating as takeout only)

Natalie says: The Falconers Quest is definitely worth a watch. The birds they have are amazing and the staff do an amazing job with them.

Merlin’s Ears says: Do guys tower first thing as it can get huge queues later in the day due to social distancing and them having to restrict numbers up the tower

Sam says: Maze is best early on if you are there for opening or if not then wait til later as people either go straight in there or on their way out. Don’t forget the time tower as lots of people seem to miss it

The Theme Scene says: Make sure your little ones take part in Knights School. Such good fun. Make sure you get a good spot for Falconers Quest… Amazing show. If walking from train station it’s only 10 minutes and closer than the car parks. If War of the Roses is on get in the queue early

And lastly Craig Toy says: Get your tickets for the dungeon early on so you can choose the time you want to go in. At the end of the day if you’re hungry there’s a crackin Spoons in the town centre 2 min drive with ample parking.

What will be open during your visit?

The below text is taken from the Warwick Castle website

In line with Government guidelines, the following areas and attractions will be open for you to enjoy, from Monday 12th April 2021:

  • Our BRAND NEW activity trail – Zog and the Quest for the Golden Star
  • 64-acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, including Pageant Field and the Peacock Garden
  • Our central Courtyard and The Conqueror’s Fortress
  • The Horrible Histories Maze
  • The River Island – featuring our magnificent Trebuchet
  • Roaming castle characters – featuring our fascinating birds of prey
  • Selected food and drink outlets – providing a takeaway service (including from the Conservatory Tea House and the Courtyard Refreshments stall) – the Conservatory Tea House does a lovely takeaway Afternoon Tea – we had it on our last visit.
  • Toilets & Baby Changing facilities
  • Selected Gift Shops

If you want to stay local & visit other areas of Warwickshire, but don’t want to stay on site, click on the image below and see what is available

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