Glamping At Warwick Castle Knight’s Village

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.

warwick castle sword school
There is also have a go archery for no extra charge. Middle man surprised us all with his bullseye.

have a go archery
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?

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11 Replies to “Glamping At Warwick Castle Knight’s Village”

  1. Sounds like a neat experience. #countrykids

  2. What a great opportunity to try so many things out. I can see what you mean about weather dependent, I’m not a camper at the best of times but in the rain I’d be running for home. Looks like you got away with it and gave the kids a lovely stay. #CountryKids

  3. We’ve never been to Warwick Castle and I’m often hearing how great it is. Useful to hear the entertainment is for 10 and younger, as no good for my brood then. Mich x #Countrykids
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    1. Yeah they might like the archery and birds of prey but I am glad we did it this year and not any later.

  4. I like the idea that there’s entertainment and breakfast included. Strange that they don’t include entry to the castle or at least a discount. This that would put me off tbh but I would like to try glamping again #CountryKids

    1. Oh you can buy it with tickets included – it is just more money. We have Merlin passes at the moment so didn’t need them.

  5. This looks fab. We still haven’t been there yet #countrykids

  6. That sounds like a fun experience but I can see how it would be much less fun in the rain with those activities. Well done to middle man on the archery and sword school sounds like it was fun. Your eldest looks like he enjoyed getting to hold a bird of prey. Glad to hear breakfast was included although a shame that entry to the castle isn’t included. Thanks for sharing with #CountryKids

    1. You can get it with tickets included but it costs more. We have Merlin passes so didn’t need them. Having said that I am not sure I would want to pay £244 for a night with tickets included as that is quite pricey. It would have been ruined in the rain though. Maybe they should think of some indoor activities in such a case.

  7. My boys would love sword school! Glamping is something I’ve wanted to try for ages but with a family of six, it’s hard to find accommodation big enough without breaking the bank!

    1. Gosh it is hard enough finding accommodation for 5. I feel your pain!

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