Warwick Castle – The W Factor

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I haven’t been to Warwick Castle for over 20 years(!) so I was so excited to take the kids along to check out the W Factor. It was an absolutely glorious day too which made it even better.

It is such a beautiful place with so many gorgeous things however the kids will be interested in the Horrible History elements. Charlie loved looking at the “toilet” with sound effects which he thought were hilarious. We also watched an archery display, a bird display and the trebuchet launch which is pretty impressive!

The W Factor was Warwick Castle’s version of a very similar talent show but all entries needed a history theme – and the more horrible the better! Entrants were invited to take to the stage to showcase their horrible-ness!

Charlie and I were going to read a poem on stage infront of the crowds and judges but were pipped at the post by another girl who chose the same one. The consolation was that the girl went on to win the competition so at least we knew we had picked a good poem!

We loved watching the Wicked Warwick Live Stage Show which was packed with history but done in a super fun way! The shows are on twice daily until 6th September so it’s definitely worth a watch and you may even catch the W Factor winner and runners up in one of them!

We also climbed all the steps and got to the top of the castle. I wasn’t sure if Charlie would like it but he really enjoyed being so high up! See if you can spot us on the photos below.We had such a lovely fun day and can’t wait to return. I’ll leave you with some photos of an utterly gorgeous family day out.

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Disclaimer – we received free entry to the park in exchange for this review. All words, opinions and photos are my own 

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  1. Kate Cass
    3rd June 2015 / 7:27 pm

    I went went I was younger & can’t wait to take L, D & S! It sounds like it offers even more now, thank you for this!

  2. Mommy's Little Princesses
    4th June 2015 / 8:58 am

    Warwick Castle looks like a fantastic place to visit. Looks like you all had a wonderful time there!xx

  3. 5th June 2015 / 11:48 am

    I’ve been meaning to go here for ages – must do it this summer! Were you secretly seething inside that the winning poem should have been yours? I would have been ha ha! xx

  4. 9th February 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I can’t WAIT to go here in the summer with the twins!!! We went with some American friends when the boys were just 3 months old and I LOVED it!! Especially the bird shows!!

    Can’t wait to take them again, now they’re old enough to appreciate it )

  5. 9th February 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Warwick Castle is definitely on my radar – I’d love to try the glamping they offer x

  6. 23rd January 2017 / 9:08 am

    Looks like alot of fun x

  7. 4th February 2017 / 11:52 am

    Finally off to here,in may x