Today me and the family descended on Warwick Castle, and by family I mean The male and I, our boys and my parents. We were there for a special reason, not only to visit a hugely beautiful castle, to learn some medieval mystery, to hear of exciting myths and just having an exciting adventure. The special reason was that there was a special kind of chivalry there today that goes by the name of Mike the knight. Yes… my boys were very excited, especially my 5 year old Ky.
To celebrate the launch of the second series of Mike the knight on Cbeebies. Mike will be a guest at Warwick castle on these dates. June 30th and July 6th and 7th. Along with lots of activities and a few missions including a dragon egg hunt which I only noticed on our way home! (boooo!)
Be a knight and do it right.
Kylie was a little adventurer today, he was creative with play dough, he worked on his aim with the bean bag target practice. He pulled out his dad’s gene for a good throw and knocked mike the knights tin stack off. He raced his dad and granddad in the horse race and some little friends he made. He played in sand, he met 2 knights in Armour ANDDD he met MIKE THE KNIGHT! = One happy little Kylie boy.
We visited the Castle dungeons which we didn’t think was appropriate for Ky. (We were right) And I am not keen on purposely being put in the dark on the intentions of things frightening me, but it was brilliant. The boys sat outside with my mum and the male, my dad and I went in. We were met by what I think was a jester who then proceeded to take the mickey out of our crowd.. he mentioned something about wales and there was a welsh lady… awkward!! lol once we got in and the door was closed I knew there was no going back. I clung to the male and kid behind him for the most that I could but it was hilarious, he was chosen for 2 of the rooms to be a partaker. In one room he got his bits chopped off by the torturer and on the second he had his head chopped of the the executioner. In the end of our dungeon adventure we were given our photo’s that were taken just before we went in, one is pictured in the image below bottom middle photo. The other can be seen here.
I am considering re-visiting so that I can just have a day of beautiful photography. The grounds were stunningly beautiful, I would loved to have visited the gardens, Inside the castle rooms and the conservatory but today was all about my family and making memories.
It is a magical medieval day of fun for the whole family!
This is not the cheapest of days out but it is one that you can have lots of fun, gain some interesting knowledge and make fabulous memories you will treasure forever.
*Disclosure: We were invited to Warwick castle free of charge for the purpose of this post. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.