Mike The Knight Goes To Warwick Castle

Mike the Knight at Warwick CastleMike the Knight has come to Warwick Castle for his summer holidays this year.  Mike is spending two weekends at the castle: 29-30 June and 6-7 July to celebrate the launch of his modern-day Chivalrous Code.  As well as the usual Warwick Castle attractions , there are loads of Mike the Knight activities available on these weekends.  We were invited along to meet up with Mike and to enjoy a day out at Warwick Castle.

As part of the Mike the Knight celebrations, three ten ton sand sculptures have been created by Raymond Wirick, an expert sand sculptor. There’s one of Warwick Castle itself, another of Buckingham Palace, as well as this one of Mike’s home at Glendragon.    There’s a large sandpit too, so children can make their own sandcastle and take part in a competition to create Britain’s Ultimate Sandcastle (the winner gets lots of Mike the Knight goodies and a Warwick Castle annual pass).

archery for little onesNear the Stables Courtyard entrance you’ll find the Mike the Knight activity area.  Children can try out a wide range of activities collecting stickers on their Mike the Knight record chart as they go.  Much fun was had here, H very much enjoyed Mike’s Target Test (pictured here) and Galahad’s Gallop (hobby horse racing) in particular.  The run away favourite though, for us, was the Dragon Egg Hunt, which takes you throughout the lovely grounds of Warwick Castle to find dragon eggs by following the clues.  The boys were keen to find every clue.  We got halfway through before lunch and they were determined to finish the challenge afterwards.

Mike the Knight at Warwick CastleThrough the day there were opportunities available to meet Mike himself and have your picture taken with him.

We enjoyed wandering round the castle too.  The trebuchet is very impressive to watch as it fires its stone missiles through the air.  The Warwick Warriors battling in the castle courtyard is an absolute must as a piece of theatre and as a bit of an education about medieval battles.  Watching knights fighting is a small boy’s dream and there was much talk about the show in the car on the way home, so it had clearly made an impression.   We also had the chance to visit Merlin: The Dragon Tower.  This is a very atmospheric attraction based to the children’s TV series.  I don’t want to spoil things, but expect magic, smoke, smells and dragons.  What’s really clever about it is the personalisation of the experience which draws you in and makes it seem more real.

Warwick Castle is a great place for a day out:  there’s plenty to do and the castle is magnificent.  We really enjoyed our day out and will visit again in the future.


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20 Responses to Mike The Knight Goes To Warwick Castle

  1. Looks like a lot of fun! I’d love to take Flower there but we’re so busy at the moment! Though she did meet Mike the Knight at Aberdare Park a few weeks ago.
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  2. Looks like a brilliant day out. I think z would love this!
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  3. Susan Mann says:

    Looks like a great day. I’d love to visit there x
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  4. Kara says:

    Looks like a fantastic day out!! Gutted we missed it but hope to visit soon!

  5. Carolin says:

    This looks like such a fun day. I love visiting castles and it looks like they made a really family-friendly event x
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  6. It was lovely seeing you on Saturday. It really was a great day!
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  7. Blimey, you’re quick off the mark with the review! Mine won’t be ready until Tuesday…ah well, it was a good day wasn’t it.
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  8. I didn’t realize he was coming to warwick. my kids would love this
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  9. Sounds like great fun :) We went to Warwick Castle about five years ago and enjoyed it. Maybe we should think about visiting again.
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  10. Mumof2.com says:

    That looks like such fun!
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  11. Wow, may take J Boy there…haven’t been to Warwick since I was little and the Merlin tower may clinch it, he loves Merlin.
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  12. It sounds like you had a fab day. I love Warwick Castle! I used to live nearby so have been quite often.
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  13. I am loving this! i have never yet been to Warwick Castle and its on my to do list and i absolutely love Mike the Knight .. its the only childrens programme that i like!

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  14. Afra says:

    Sounds like you had a great day out!

  15. MummyTries says:

    Looks like you had a fab day. My oldest loves Mike the Knight -might have to take a trip here :o)
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  16. This looks like so much fun! Love Warwick castle, must go again!
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  17. Anne says:

    Sounds like a great day, I haven’t been to Warwick Castle for years, perhaps it’s time for another visit. I have met Mike the Knight before :)
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  18. So pleased I went and got to meet you (as much of a highlight as Mike the Knight himself! High praise indeed!) Was a great day out :) x
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  19. Anne Wallwin says:

    Sounds like a good day out!

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