Browsing category: Dragon Slayer
For us the best part of Warwick Castle are the spectacular shows that they put on. My two boys still, a year on, talk about the War of the Roses show that we were lucky enough to see. It features jousting, amazing stunts on horse back and a really compelling retelling of history. There is also the Falconer's Quest which showcases over 70 birds of prey.
When we got an invite to the Dragon Slayer Show we knew we were in for a treat. Unlike the other shows that are available during the day this is an evening performance which allows you to get a totally different perspective of the castle. You can enter the grounds from 7pm to soak up the atmosphere and eat from the food outlets provided by Digbeth Dining Club. On our visit myself and my husband really enjoyed the food of steak and chips but we found there were very few options for our (picky) children! If we had known we would probably have bought a picnic for them.
The Dragon Slayer show took place in two parts. It began in the jousting arena where the story was set. There was lots of action to keep every entertained including fire jousting and epic battles. The boys were spellbound! We then moved onto the Castle courtyard where we sat to watch the finale. This included unbelievable light projection onto the castle walls, fireworks and music. This for us was the best part of the show and a truly stunning end to an amazing evening.
Points to consider
The show has no age restrictions but we felt that our boys were maybe a bit young for parts of the show. In our opinion 7yrs+ would be the ideal age but every child is different.
If you are bringing young children along it's worth considering getting into the arena early to get a place. Its standing (with some benches) and the best place for little ones is right at the front.
To book your tickets for Dragon Slayer follow the link.
Disclaimer: I received a family ticket to Dragon Slayer from Warwick Castle in exchange for a review. All content, opinions and views remain my own.