UK trip Summer 2016: Kenilworth Castle
I have sat down with good intentions to write about our UK trip so many times. We did so many different things that i felt that one post was not doing our trip any justice.
So instead I thought I would do a few posts about our best moments of the trip and share our favourite photos too!
About Kenilworth Castle
An absolute highlight for us was going to Kenilworth Castle. If you have never been we can highly recommend! The castle is 900 years old and is surrounded by beautiful Elizabethan gardens.
We took our visit while staying with Mark’s parents in Leamington Spa. It’s a really short drive from there which was a definite bonus with the kids!
The castle is mostly ruins now but you can still get inside and explore. Being an English Heritage site, there was loads of information around sharing the castle’s history. Not that we got much time to sit and read any of that with Arthur keen to run around and explore!
It costs £10.10 per adult and £6 for 5-15. I’m pretty sure the boys were free. There is a family ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 kids for £26.20
English Heritage members get in for free.
Our trip to Kenilworth Castle
We planned our trip to be on a day where there was a Knights performance. We thought that Arthur would be really interested in the Knights but on reflection he was a bit too young to be engaged with the ‘story’ side of it all. The show took a while to get going and all he wanted to do was go and explore the castle. We decided that while the crowds were sat watching the show that it was probably a good time to go and check out the castle anyway!
Arthur absolutely loved being able to run around and explore the ruins.
There was loads of big open spaces and that was absolutely perfect for Arthur to run around like crazy!
Poor Freddie had already been struck down with his first ever cold by this point and so was not 100%. He still enjoyed the fresh air and loved the big grassy areas to crawl around on.
He even came up with us to the top of the castle keep to take in the views!
Is it worth a trip?
In short, Yes!
We had a fantastic time at Kenilworth castle and we will definitely take the boys back again next time we are in the UK. I would definitely recommend to anyone! For us on reflection we would have been better to go on a day when there wasn’t any events on but if the boys were slightly older i’m sure they would have enjoyed that side of it. In the end it didn’t effect us too much, apart from a bit longer queuing for drinks etc!
There are loads of areas that are pushchair accessible and lots of open spaces for kids to run around.
Events are being held at the castle all the time so take a look at their site for information on upcoming events!