Warwick Castle | Day Out With The Kids

Warwick Castle

5 star Rating 5 / 5 5 reviews

Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Warwick Castle welcomes all knights and princesses for a day of medieval adventures!

Delve into the jaw-dropping history of the castle and discover mysteries of ancient myths and spellbinding tales. All historians will be totally captivated, no matter how small they may be! Experience the magic of the Arthurian legend first hand in Merlin: The Dragon Tower, which is cooly inspired by the BBC show. Smell the fear in the battles, explore four centuries of secret rooms, meet shy ghosts and walk into the dead bear’s lair.

Enter the Horrible Histories Maze and muddle through challenges to escape the past, or travel back in time in the Ticking Time Tower. Rule the kingdom from a mini fortress at the Pageant Playground and be sure to stop by The Mighty Trebuchet to see a huge catapult. Take a break from the adventure and visit the shops for some unforgettable keepsakes and tuck into something delicious at one of the restaurants, no medieval gruel allowed!

  • Explore the mystical Merlin-themed tower
  • Escape the Horrible History Maze
  • Lots of seasonal events for the whole family


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site
  • ATM ATM Available

Getting There and Contact Information


Castle Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU, England


Click here to visit Warwick Castle's website
0871 265 2000

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults from £19.00
Kids from £17.00
Seniors from £17.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only. 

Guest suitability

There are 10 steps at the entrance to the Great Hall, State Rooms and Chapel. There are a number of narrow passageways and low doorways. Please call attraction for more details. 

Parking facilities

Stable Car Park
All Day: £10.00

Stratford Road Car Park
All Day: £6.00


Fantastic day out

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by jessicafleetwood . 07.12.17

I’ve visited Warwick Castle a number of times over the years, each time I go it’s just as wonderful. A highlight is the amazing birds of prey show they have, I’ve never seen anything like it!

Fab day out - look out for offers

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Mrsrjo . 07.12.17

We had a brilliant day out at Warwick castle last weekend. The kids really enjoyed the falconry display as well as the various other events going on throughout the day, such as jousting. The costumes of the event staff were really impressive. I would say, that the day was quite pricey. It wasn't just the cost of entry that we felt was quite steep but there was hidden additional costs scattered about the castle. It's definitely worth looking for offers before attending rather than just rocking up and paying on the day. They did give us a voucher for a free return visit though, which I thought was a nice touch. All in all, a fab day out, highly recommended with kids as there is so much to do!

Trebuchet launch was incredible

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by catherinew . 07.12.17

We went at Christmas and saw the horrible histories stuff - battles were amazing as was the trebuchet launch at the end of the day

So well preserved!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by JoyfullyAmy . 09.05.17

I have come here twice already! I love this castle! There are plenty of shows and demonstrations going on throughout the day. Loved the cannon ball release! The rooms and halls are so well preserved. It literally feels as if you step back in time! The tours are very nice as well and free. Walking around the gardens was so lovely. A lot of room to lay around and play. Toilets are well-kept and clean. We did the dungeons as well and it was fascinating! Scary, but very informative. Not for the faint-hearted. The best castle I have been to in England! They also have activities throughout the day fit for children and a very fun maze. It's great for the whole family.

Brilliant Day Out!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by natdee . 02.03.17

My family and I had a wonderful day out at Warwick Castle! It's a great place to educate your children on the history of the castle, as well as inspire them with incredible views.