School Trips @ Warwick Castle
Spectacular shows, spellbinding storytelling and exhilarating attractions make Warwick Castle one of the most exciting historic locations in Europe. Stay overnight in our Knight's Village and immerse your students in 1,100 years of history.
Why book Warwick Castle for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?
Full to the turrets with things to do, it’s no surprise that some of our school groups
want to stay for more than just a day. A sleepover in our Knight's Village offers a totally unique experience, and comes complete with two-day castle entry tickets and breakfast included. Choose between our themed glamping tents or medieval woodland lodges, all set in a stunning riverside location within the castle grounds.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Attraction: The Mound
Dating back to 914 and constructed under the orders of Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great, Warwick Castle represents more than 1,100 years of history. Students will discover how and why the original Mound was formed, later developed under the command of William the Conqueror in 1068, and further embellished over the centuries.
Tour: Viking Invaders
We’ll explore the threat of the Vikings upon the country, and how it defended itself, by closely examining the influence of Princess Aethelflaed (daughter and eldest child of Alfred the Great). This powerful figure paved the way for a defence system around Mercia including the first fortress at Warwick.
Tour: Castle Life
Students gain an understanding of medieval life through the exploration of jobs, wages and lifestyle. We’ll focus on those who would have lived and worked in and around the castle during preparations for battle!
Attraction: The Great Hall
In the early Middle Ages it was here that noblemen ate, drank and slept. Embellished over time, today the Great Hall is home to an impressive armoury and historic weapons collection.
Attraction: Time Tower
An immersive multimedia experience capturing the unknown stories of Warwick Castle’s rich and vibrant history. You’ll join digital characters as they travel through time; discovering the darker sides of our past.
Tour: Attack and Defence
Students discover how to attack and defend a castle like ours! Focussing on the medieval period, we’ll cover battle techniques, castle design and the common features of a Motte and Bailey fortress.
Tour: Meet the Monarchy
Explore the roles and personal qualities of monarchs throughout time with a focus that you can choose! Examples of monarchs offered include: William the Conqueror, Richard III, Henry VIII and his six wives, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. The tour introduces the students to these key characters from our history as well as wider British history.
Workshop: Execution of a Queen
Meet Anne Boleyn during her final moments. This short performance tells a story of the rise and fall of this queen, focusing on the last few days of her life. Afterwards, our history expert leads a discussion, giving students the opportunity to question Anne and her Executioner about the situation and life in Tudor times.
What size groups do you cater for?
We believe in making history fun! When staying overnight in the Knight's Village at Warwick Castle, you'll have two full days to explore. Visit our attractions, see our shows and add an optional workshop or tour. You’ll find sample itineraries and more information on our website.
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