Day trip

Dragon Slayer

…An epic evening at Warwick Castle.

There has been a lot of excitement in the Single Adventure Mum household recently since an email arrived to say that the absolutely magical Dragon Slayer would be returning to Warwick Castle for 2019.The spectacular evening’s entertainment with jousting, stunt riding and the most magnificent projection onto the castle walls will run throughout selected dates in August and tickets start at just £20!

TOP TIP: Purchase early, the prices go up the closer you get to August.

I went in 2018 with 3 generations of my family aged 2 – 67 and we all absolutely loved it and would recommend it 100%. There are different options from standard entry, entry with hog roast, entry with banquet or a short break at Warwick Castle with the show included, all prices can be found HERE.

We went for standard entry as Merlin Pass Holders get 20% discount off that and our evening started when gates opened at 6pm. We wandered down through the castle posing for some photos, buying swords for the kids, and headed for the show area where we were thoroughly entertained with fire eaters and a bird of prey show. Unlike some others I have been to it was funny and informative and really set the mood for the evening.

TOP TIP: There were various food trucks inside the Castle grounds but the queues for them were absolutely huge so I would recommend eating before coming in.

From there we went down to the jousting arena where the story of Guy of Warwick and his love, Lady Felice, starts. With strong characters, amazing feats of horsemanship and fire jousting, we were all hooked from the beginning. Even the two year old who wasn’t following the story was mesmerised by the knights and horses galloping around.

The tension builds and as dusk turns to dark you are led by a torchlit procession back up to within the castle walls. This does take quite a while with so many people so don’t worry about rushing as you’ll have a long wait at the other end. Luckily the small people in our party were kept entertained by sword fighting each other and eventually the final spectacular got underway.

And what a spectacular it was. With the show projected onto the walls the whole castle came to life and it was absolutely beautiful. The added effects such as flames and fireworks really made it look like the dragon was swooping around, knocking down walls and breathing fire. Truly words can’t describe it, my photos don’t do it justice, and I don’t want to give the story away, so do yourself a favour and book yourself a spectacular evening out you won’t forget!

To make it even more special how about turning it into a sleepover? Check out Warwick Castle’s glamping and cabin options HERE. Merlin Pass Holders don’t forget you get a discount!

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