When our Australian relatives come to stay, it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase what Britain has to offer.
Whilst we can’t compete with the Aussie beaches, sunshine and the set of Neighbours, we can show off what this country does best. Heritage, castles and all weather family fun!
So, when my Aussie husband’s brother and his young family came to visit, I knew the perfect place for our mini break.
The Knight’s Village
From the moment you arrive at the Knight’s Village, it’s easy to forget you are actually in the centre of Warwick!
Nestled within a beautiful woodland grove overlooking the River Avon, only moments away from Warwick Castle’s car park, you are instantly transported into a mythical time where knights and kings ruled the land.
Each option caters for a minimum of 2 adults and 3 children, with the larger lodges accommodating up to 7 people.
We opted for two Woodland Lodges located right next door to each other.
Beautifully themed, our lodge contained everything you would expect and more.
An extremely comfortable double bed, bunk bed, pull out truckle bed, television, wet room, towels, hairdryer, tea & coffee etc.
All of the kids loved the lodges, in particular the themed extras. They really made you feel like you were one of the knights of the round table.
Outside, there was also plenty of space for the kids to run around and the terrace was a real added bonus. The perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.
Overall, we found the lodges extremely clean, comfortable and a unique place to stay.
Mediaeval Banqueting Hall
Located right next to reception, the mediaeval banqueting hall is an impressive place to eat.
Booking our table upon arrival, we opted for the mediaeval dinner feast. This was reasonably priced and there was plenty of food for everyone.
As breakfast is included in the price of your stay, we were back at breakfast and this was a hearty meal fit for a king!
I would recommend pre-booking your table as it does get pretty busy.
The alternative is to eat in Warwick town centre, but I think eating here really adds to the experience so I recommend staying on-site.
A real highlight of staying here was the evening entertainment.
Depending on what time of year you visit, there is entertainment included in your stay. This will either take place in the banqueting hall or outside by the river.
We were treated to a fantastic show by two charismatic knights whilst we had our dinner.
After the show, the knights were happy to pose for photographs and chat to the kids. This really set the scene for our visit to the castle the next day.
All guests of the village have access to the castle through the stunning Warwick Castle estate.
This is roughly a 10 minute walk.
Review of Warwick Castle coming soon!
I hope you enjoyed reading about our stay at Warwick Castle’s Knight’s Village.
Not only is it a unique and historical place to stay, but it can easily entertain five children under 8 years old.
I would highly recommend it and we can’t wait to go back.