Today we headed to Warwick Castle for some spooky Halloween fun. This was our first visit to Warwick Castle and we were very impressed with what we saw and would love to go back to discover more in future.
This half term (22-31 Oct) Warwick castle has been transformed into The Haunted Castle with six new spine tingling attractions. To make it even more scary Warwick Castle is open until 9pm each night too!
When we walked in Bugs was very sad that the Pageant Playground was closed for maintenance today but was soon cheered up by all the other things that he could enjoy. It would just have made the day if it had been open though!
We loved watching the Trebuchet Fireball Spectacular and can only wish that we had been able to stay until it turned dark to watch it as I am sure it would have been even more awesome in the dark.
The kids loved the Horrible Histories Maze; where they collected stamps while visiting different time periods… Vicious Vikings, Terrifying Tudors, Slimy Stuarts, Measly Middle Ages, Storming’ Normans and Frightful First World War. Once they completed their passport they could exchange it for a treat at the gift shop! I was very pleased that the treat they were given was a pop badge and not the usual packet of sweets that you usually get from these types of things. The kids were very pleased with their pop badge and have a little souvenir of our time there. The maze was full of horrible facts for them (and me) to learn.
Other things to enjoy this Halloween are… Halloween Fire Joust, The Haunted Hallows, The Witches Tower, Spooky Stories and more.
There is a lovely range of places to eat at Warwick castle, these were very busy around lunchtime, thankfully we took some food with us so we didn’t have to join the queues.
We had a great day out but definitely didn’t get to see everything we wanted to, it was very busy so I feel we would have got more done if it were quieter. I would have loved to visit The Castle Dungeon but they aren’t suitable for children under ten so I will have to go back for a child free visit soon 😉
* We received free tickets and free parking to go to Warwick Castle to enjoy the Halloween fun.