Glamping at Warwick castle had been on my to do list for some time. As we had no summer holiday planned this year (due to our Easter stay in Thailand) I booked for us to stay for a night. I felt it was a now or never thing as the evening entertainment is focused at primary school children.
When it came to booking, we ended up booking a Monday through the Merlin Holiday Club as some of the other days were coming out at £244. (It’s good but not that good without tickets for the castle included.) My advice is that you need to pick a price you are happy to pay and then look around for cheaper dates.
We arrived at Warwick at 2.30 on the Monday and filled in the paperwork. We were then able to enter Warwick Castle by the Knights Village entrance. We could then get into our tent from 4pm.
We went to watch the War of the Roses and Trebuchet show. Both were good.
This was our first time glamping. Our tent was basic. It had a double, two singles and then an air bed. It was a tight squeeze. We were by the toilets which wasn’t ideal, mainly as it is noisy in the night. Also don’t expect a proper toilet block. Think port-a-loos which are plumbed in.
I was unsure whether the entertainment would be any good. We have found that Merlin can be a bit hit and miss with this. However, I am pleased to say it was good. For younger children there is a sword school. The knights come with wooden swords that can be borrowed. My younger children enjoyed this.
There is also an opportunity to hold a bird of prey. As big man was on the old side for sword school, he did this and loved it. There is a charge of £7.50 for this but a Merlin discount is available. We chose to have a picnic outside so the boys could enjoy the entertainment.
Breakfast was included in our glamping stay and was buffet style.
Overall I was really impressed with our glamping experience. I wouldn’t go with older children as the enertainment is aimed at below 10., The fun of glamping would be massively dependent on the weather too. If it had been pouring with rain it really would have ruined our stay as all the activities were outside and I think we would have been cold in our tent. It did get chilly if you weren’t tucked up under your blanket!
The following morning we did the horrible histories maze and watched the birds of prey show before heading home.
Have you stayed at Warwick Castle Knights village? What did you think?