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Experience a day out like no other at Britain's Ultimate Castle in 2014! Witness daring jousting contests on the open field, venture down into the creepy dungeons or sit back and watch the great siege unfold before your eyes. Warwick Castle offers the very best in family fun and is guaranteed to put a smile on brave knights and pretty princesses faces.
Come and explore this gorgeous landmark and treat the kids to a special family break because there’s simply so much to keep them entertained!

Kids Go FREE on all Warwick Castle Family Breaks

For nearly 11 centuries, people have played, dined, fought and entertained at Britain's Ultimate Castle — now you can too. Kids Go FREE on all short breaks, so treat your little princes and princesses for less.

Enjoy everything that Warwick Castle has to offer including:

  • Merlin: The Dragon Tower* — Based on the hit BBC show. Join Merlin as he helps King Arthur fulfill his destiny
  • Secret rooms — unveiled to the public in 2013 by Time Team's Sir Tony Robinson
  • Castle Dungeon — learn the chilling fates of the prisoners
  • Princess Tower — where dreams come true
  • Loads more including birds of prey displays, historical-re-enactments and lots of fun events held throughout the year

All of Play and Stay's Warwick Castle family getaways include entry to Warwick Castle with Kids Go FREE, a stay in a cosy hotel nearby and breakfast fit for a king.

There's no time like the present. Book your Warwick Castle family break today from only £23 per person!

Terms and conditions: Lead price is £89.84 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing at the Holiday Inn Express Warwick. Warwick Castle is closed 25th December 2014. Subject to change and availability. *Supplements apply for Merlin: The Dragon Tower.


There are great things planned for Warwick Castle in 2014 as the castle prepares to celebrate its 1100th birthday. Throughout the year there will be a number of special events and celebrations for the whole family to enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled and plan your trip to celebrate the anniversary of Britain’s Ultimate Castle!

Horrible Histories at Warwick Castle

There’s something gruesome happening at Warwick Castle from April 2014 — it’s being invaded by the gang from Horrible Histories!

As it marks its 1100th birthday, Britain’s Ultimate Castle is welcoming some of the key characters from Barbaric Britain’s history to really bring the past to life.

Expect plagues, pestilence, gore and more with amazing interactive activities.

More information is coming soon — await our plague-ridden updates!


In 2013 Warwick Castle was voted as the runner up in the highly competitive “Best Attraction for Groups — Short Visit” category. Voted for by group travel organisers, this award was hotly contested and we are pleased to announce that Warwick Castle came in second place.

A fantastic achievement — book your tickets to this award winning attraction now!

Unlock the Secrets of Warwick Castle's Forgotten Rooms

Discover the secrets which lie hidden within BRITAIN'S ULTIMATE CASTLE!

In 2013, Warwick Castle is opening its doors to FOUR exciting rooms: Barbican Battlements & Captain’s Room, Bear Tower, Watergate Room and The Guard’s Room in Guy’s Tower. Come on down and discover tales of battle, siege, murder and struggle in rooms which have remained hidden from the public eye for generations. You might even feel a chilling presence.

Tread the secret passageways towards a forgotten past and book your Warwick Castle break today!

Keep checking back for updates on what's coming up in 2014.

Warwick Castle Highlights:

  • Journey to a world of sorcery and secrets with a visit to Merlin: The Dragon Tower*. Inspired by the hit BBC One drama, this Arthurian attraction brings the magic of Merlin to life for all the family.*Additional charges apply.
  • The Pageant Playground is a must for everyone with excess energy to burn. Princes and princesses of all ages can let off steam on the high walls, swings nets and mini playground.
  • Feeling brave? The Castle Dungeon* is now open to all who dare to delve deep beneath the castle floors. The question is, will you ever emerge? *Additional charges apply.
  • What castle visit would be complete without a trip to the top of the towers? Scale the steps and admire the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

    Car Parking Information

    There are several car parks to use when you visit Warwick Castle.

    Stables Car Park (off Castle Lane) Premium parking next to Admissions Area charged at £10.00
    Stratford Road Car Park (off Stratford Road) 5 - 10 minute walk from Admissions Area charged at £6.00
    Woodland Car Park (off Stratford Road) 10 minute walk from Admissions Area charged at £6.00*
    Field Car Park (off Stratford Road) 15 minute walk from Admissions Area charged at £6.00*

    * open seasonally

Food & Drink

The Coach House Family Restaurant is situated in the stables courtyard area meaning that you can start the day the medieval way - with a good hearty breakfast. Various meals are available throughout the day and the children's menu is fully endorsed by Annabel Karmel MBE, author of 15 best selling books on children's food.

The Undercroft can be found in the central courtyard of the castle. Traditional fayre and English breakfasts are served in the morning and a carvery is available every day for lunch. There is a mother and baby area offering bottle and baby food warming facilities.

Throughout the site and depending on the time of year, there are a number of seasonal areas with various stalls selling a mixture of good food. From fish and chips to Belgian waffles, there's something for every taste.


Warwick Castle was built as a mediaeval fortress and, as such, it has a large number of steps and narrow doorways which present limitations for guests who use a wheelchair. The grounds and gardens (where many summer activities and shows take place) are fully accessible to disabled guests and registered assistance dogs are welcome. The castle attractions, however, are not accessible to wheelchair users as there are many steps and narrow corridors to negotiate.

Wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis. Please call 0870 442 2393 for more information.

Essential Information:

Opening Times:

The Castle is open every day (except Christmas Day), Last admission half an hour before closing. Term time: 10am — 5pm, School holidays: 10am - 6pm. Open until 9pm for Halloween events. Check website for more details.

Good For:

Families with Children, Pre-Teens and Teens


Food, Baby change, Toilets


  • Limited wheelchair access
  • Wheelchair hire
  • Guide Dogs
  • Disabled parking


Warwick Castle
CV34 4QU

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