Quite a few of H’s classmates had given rave reviews of the Warwick Castle Mediaeval Glamping, so we were really pleased to be asked to try out the new Knight’s Village Lodges which are new to the castle this summer. We were really excited to see the new lodges which are located alongside the glamping tents. Each woodland lodge is ‘semi-detached’ and has an outdoor sitting area and they are connected to the reception building and each other by wooden walkways. A modern key card door reader lets you in.
Inside the knight theme continues. Our 5 person lodge consisted of a double bedroom with doors off to the bunk bed room with a pull out truckle bed under. There’s room for 3 children, although there would be little floor space in this room with the truckle bed pulled out. It would be fine though if you just pulled the bed out to sleep. There’s also a shower room off the main room with a generous shower.
What’s provided? In the bathroom you’ll find shower gel, shampoo and conditioner plus there’s a hairdryer in one of the drawers of the main room. Also, there’s a flat screen TV. Our TV didn’t seem to pick up the freeview channels (I didn’t investigate too closely though or take it up with the staff as I didn’t really want to encourage TV watching as it were plenty of things to do outdoors), but H and his friend were able to play some games on it. There was also tea and coffee facilities with a couple of mugs. We did ask for an extra mug, plus some more tea at reception and they were quickly produced. Storage wise there’s a couple of drawers and a big wardrobe cupboard. This has plenty of hanging space, although the hanging space was only half height, so you couldn’t hang a full length dress say. As we were only staying one night we didn’t bother properly unpacking.
There are some thoughtful touches in the room like the light switches and double socket by either side of the bed. There’s only one bedside table, but the other side has a ledge big enough for a drink and your phone or watch. We loved the use of wood and stone to add to the atmosphere inside.
We opted for the All-You-Can-Eat Mediaeval Dinner Feast for our evening meal, but you can pop into town or to a country pub if you prefer. H likes a buffet so this was the ideal option for us. It costs an extra £18.95 per Adult and £9.95 per child, but there are unlimited soft drinks (or hot drinks) and alcoholic drinks are available at the bar if you want to buy them. Breakfast comes as part of the deal and that works on a buffet basis too. After the meal the knights came in and took us down to the free evening entertainment. There was the option to attend knight school, learn the art of the jester or try your hand at archery. You can either settle on one or try all three. H loved the jester’s school and learnt how to use a diablo. His friend had a go at hawking (extra fee for this) and would be good if you are interested in birds of prey.
The Knight’s Village Lodges went down very well with our party and it’s a great way to celebrate a birthday or have a special holiday treat.