I am not really a camping person but if you ask me to go glamping I would happily say YES! 🙂 That is why when we were invited by the lovely people at Warwick Castle to try their new premium glamping tents, I of course agreed! We have not been to Warwick Castle before, so it was a fantastic opportunity. As you may know, Warwick Castle is one of the country’s top attractions, bringing history to life for its visitors. If you have little ones, It is a place that you must visit. It is fantastic!
We were invited for one night, so we travelled on a Sunday afternoon and slept at their Kings Luxury Tent for one night. We were given complimentary accommodation, buffet breakfast, car parking and two days’ Castle entrance. We paid for our dinner which includes the entertainment for the night. We were so excited.
As soon as we arrived we did our check-in. Our tent was not ready yet but we were given tickets to enter to the castle, so we decided to go there first for the rest of the afternoon and enjoy some of the activities that they were offering and then come back and go to our tent. I will talk more about Warwick Castle and the activities that you can do, such as their epic Wars of the Roses Live show and their new explosive evening experience Dragon Slayer on a separate blog post.
On this blog post, I will talk mainly about the Kings Luxury Tent which was our accommodation for one night as well as the things you can do inside the Knights Village.
Kings Luxury Tent
The new premium glamping tents at Warwick Castle are their new attraction for 2018. They are already available to the public and you can book until the 9th of September. They are suitable for two adults and two children. The booking includes one night’s accommodation, buffet breakfast, car parking and two days’ Castle entrance.
Glamping stands for ‘glamorous camping’ and is for people who want to combine the fun and freedom of camping but with a touch of luxury! The Glamping Village is only 5 minutes from the Castle and is located in a beautiful woodland glade. They have two types of tents, Warwick Tents (standard tents) and Kings Luxury Tents which are located in the Avenue of Kings.
Kings Tent Features
- Fully set-up, ready to sleep Kings Luxury tent
- Wooden flooring
- Four-poster, double bed plus 2 x single beds with mattress (more than 4 sleepers – additional airbed and cot available)
- Linen bedding including duvets, pillows and sheet
- Free WIFI
- 2 x Power sockets
- Fully lit
- 2 Thrones
- Sheepskin Rugs
- Large Oak Storage Chest
- Large table and Chessboard
- Mediaeval Themed Experience
After exploring Warwick Castle as well as being caught in the middle of a storm ( I promised you I have never seen so much water in my life, I thought we were under a shower! lol ), we headed back to the Knights Village. The girls were super excited to see the Kings Luxury Tent that was allocated to us.
It was all super well decorated and you really felt you were transported back to the Medieval times. Our tent was big comparing with a regular tent. It has 3 super comfy beds (2 single beds and 1 double bed). It was all so cute! My girls loved it! Every single detail was spot on. I guess for a regular person that does camping might know for sure this was a luxury tent!
The only downside for me was that it didn’t have a private bathroom. I thought because it was “glamping” there would be something more private, but this wasn’t part of the tents. The bathroom wasn’t far from our tent though, but you still needed a couple of minutes to walk to get to it if you or your little ones need to go. This was the only part I didn’t enjoy BUT not a problem for more seasoned campers and if you are like me, you can choose to stay in their lodges that are amazing and they caught my eye so they are now on my list for a future visit! 😉
The lodges can be booked all year-round and they are priced between standard glamping and the Avenue of Kings premium tents, so they are a good option too.
- Day tickets from £18 per person (when booking min 5 days in advance, online)
- Short breaks – all include two-days entry to the Castle; car parking; buffet breakfast; one night’s accommodation and extra exclusive entertainment in the Knight’s Village. Dinner additional (£18.95 for adults; £9.95 for kids) – from half term, this is an evening buffet. All prices quoted are based on a family of four.
- New Avenue of Kings premium glamping tents – stay from late June to September. Starting from £259 per night
- Standard glamping tents – stay from late June to September. Starting from £139 per night
- Lodges – available year-round. Includes private bathroom. Starting from £159 per night.
- There are 28 tents in total (split between standard and Avenue of Kings)
You can do any bookings for day tickets and short breaks at www.warwick-castle.com.
After exploring our lovely tent, we went to the Mediaeval Dinner Hall for our evening dinner. We booked it when we arrived. The evening All-You-Can-Eat Mediaeval Dinner is an additional £18.95 per Adult and £9.95 per child. Note that booking in advance for this is essential.
When we arrived we were greeted by two cool Knights and my girls straight away wanted to have a photo with them! It was very cool!
Nick and the girls ordered the Dragon’s Tartlet for their starter which was Smoked Bacon & lightly charred Chicken served in a crisp tart shell and I ordered Knights Mature Cheddar & Tomato Filo Twist which was Smooth Mature Cheddar with a sweet and tangy tomato chutney wrapped in filo parcels. I thought my starter was delicious. I really liked it.
The Kingmaker Family Feast
And for our main, we ordered The Kingmaker Family Feast for all. This was definitely a feast. They brought to our table a big pan filled with freshly roasted turkey drumstick and sliced bacon loin served with roast potatoes and accompanying vegetables. Very tasty! But it was a lot for us. We couldn’t manage it all!
And for our dessert, we had a selection of different options to choose from. It was like a buffet style, so we chose one of each. The options were Rustic Spiced Apple & Sultana Crumble, Court Jester’s Frozen Yoghurt, Juggler’s Jelly Jars and Princess Felice’s Fruits of the Forest Cheesecake.
After dinner, we had a Mediaeval Entertainment for the evening. The 2 Knights that greeted us earlier, did an incredible fight. They wanted to show us how the Knights used to fight in the Medieval times. I have never seen something like this before. It was amazing!
Sienna was a little bit scared at the start but then she relaxed and enjoyed the show. She was so funny because at the end she asked me if she can have a photo with the Knights! Bless her!
They will be offering during 2017 a wide selection of evening Mediaeval entertainment including Free Have-A-Go Archery for Adults and Children, Knight’s School, Jester’s School and our Bird of Prey experience. So it will be so much fun for all!
After the dinner and the show, we went straight to bed. We were so tired. Apart from the little journey I had to do to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I slept very well. The beds were super comfortable and it was a surreal feeling to wake up in the tent. The views from the tent are beautiful. You have the river with ducks in front of you.
We woke up to a wonderful sunny day which is exactly what we needed after the storm we had the day before. We had a shower and changed and then we went to the Main Hall again to have some breakfast. It was a buffet breakfast. You have a choice of either Continental or Cooked Traditional. A vegetarian option is also available. They served breakfast between 7.00am-9.30am
After breakfast, we did a session of Archery. They were offering this as part of the entertainment inside the Knights Village. I have never done archery before so it was cool to try it. We all had a turn each. The girls were really good at it which was surprising.
Warwick Castle is a truly unique setting for a short break. My girls had a fantastic time! I think one night sleeping in the tent was perfect for us. I don’t think I could stay longer than one night without a more private bathroom. However, we all thought that the King’s tent was a lovely place to stay and a unique experience for us. This, of course, won’t be a problem for people more used to camping so I am sure some people won’t mind this at all.
As I mentioned before, next time I would love to stay at their lodges. They look amazing. The whole experience was fantastic. I can highly recommend this place to stay and of course, a visit to Warwick Castle is a must! More of this on another blog post. I have done a lot of Instagram stories about our visit to Warwick Castle. You can check them under the Highlight “Warwick Castle” and “King’s Luxury Tent”.
Have you visited Warwick Castle before? Have you stayed at their Knight Village before? What do you think of their glamping tents? And what about the Kings Luxury Tent?
Disclosure: we were invited to Warwick Castle to try their brand new glamping tents for the purpose of this blog post. All thought and opinions are my own.
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