If Carlsberg did light trails… Warwick Castle’s would still probably be better.

Just a short journey from Leicester, it’s fully worth it to be immersed in the magical feeling of the Castle at Christmas. We went for the evening with two kids, and it was just great. We started at the light trail, which covers a huge area and is just beautiful. Enjoy the mix of lights, music and lasers showing on the ground, in the air and even projected onto the Castle wall.

From the end of the trail, it’s a quick walk over to the ice rink, so that was the next stop for a 45 minute session on the ice. Skating aids for the kids, music on, lights on and none of us fell over – perfect! We even got to see a professional ice skater after our session, who was just incredible.

There are a lot of food and drink options around here, and I highly recommend the giant marshmallows on sticks. You can even toast them over the giant firepit before eating – a really lovely touch.

For the little ones, you want to make sure that you save time to go into the Castle for stories with Santa, too. This was brilliantly done and really engaging for all the kids, plus they all get a present out of the sack. Tip: do this at the end of your trip when it’s coldest outside!

All in all, a lovely start to the festive season and fully recommended for those with under 10s (ideal age range 4 – 10 years).

Find out more about Christmas at Warwick Castle and book tickets via www.warwick-castle.com.

We were invited to review the Christmas activities at Warwick Castle and received entry free of charge. We were under no obligation to give a positive review and all opinions are our own.