Noah has recently turned 8 years old and to celebrate we booked a night in a Knight’s Lodge at one of my favourite places, Warwick Castle.
We have visited many times so know the timetable pretty well! We kicked off our first day watching the Mightly Trebuchet, basically a giant catapult which really gets you into the medieval mood! We then went to watch the Birds of Prey display which was stunning as always. After this we had a wander round to the Horrible Histories maze and had a fun time stamping our card. I think they had moved things around since we were there last but that might be my really poor sense of direction!
Before heading to our Knight’s Lodge we watched the archery which was really good as it was a different archer to the one we have seen before. All good fun!
The Knight’s Lodges are located just along from the trebuchet field. They are cosy huts with a double bed, tv, cupboard and desk in the room with an adjacent room with bunk beds and a separate shower room.
We booked the medieval dinner at night which was a brilliant experience. The food was delicious – a choice of starters followed by chicken, gammon and lamb with vegetables and then a choice of desserts. There was also entertainment in the form of two knights who chatted to everyone eating and then put on a sword fighting show which the boys loved!
After a brilliant day and fantastic evening we were ready for a good nights sleep.
The boys loved the fantastic wall mural in their bedroom – lots of talking points!
The next day we had a delicious breakfast and then went for a walk around the castle walls as we havent done that for ages.
We when had a lovely afternoon in Stratford and visited the MAD museum – a lovely little place full of buttons to press and mechanial ingenuity!
What a way to kick off the 8th birthday celebrations!