If you’re longing for a family day out then this might be just what you’re after. Following the latest UK government announcement, Warwick Castle will reopen in full to the public from Saturday 4 July for day visits as well as short breaks with accommodation at the on-site Knight’s Village.
The main Castle will now be open to visitors both inside and out, as well as the extensive grounds and gardens which reopened on 6th June. Visitors can rediscover the armoury collection in the Great Hall, and step back in time for the Royal Weekend Party before climbing the towers and ramparts for fantastic views across the grounds and beyond.
Character performers will also be back on site, including knights and princesses, and the renowned Birds of Prey shows will return in The Falconer’s Quest. The collection of over 60 birds of prey have remained on site throughout lockdown, cared for by a small team of falconers who have been flying them daily to keep them in shape.
Food and drink outlets due to reopen include the Coach House cafe, Conservatory tearoom and a number of outdoor takeaway stands.
Accommodation for short breaks will also be reopening from 4th July, offering overnight stays in woodland lodges with medieval styling for the full historical experience. Lodges sleep between 5 – 7 people and all have self-contained bathrooms and toilets.
Covid-secure processes in place
A number of key processes have been implemented to ensure visitor safety including:
● Increased health and safety procedures for enhanced cleaning of all areas including toilets and seating, introduction of one-way systems supported by clear wayfinding, social distancing markers and sanitiser stations
● Entry will be dependent on advance online booking only, with availability subject to new daily maximum capacities to ensure allowance for social distancing. Temperature spot-checks may be carried out.
● Guests are encouraged to bring face coverings with them for use if necessary
● Contactless payment for food and drink payment, from ‘grab and go’ outlets offering snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice cream
● Toilets will be available to guests on a one-in-one-out basis
All tickets and stays must be booked in advance online at warwick-castle.com and new daily capacity limits are in place to ensure social distancing and provide the best possible guest experience. On arrival, visitors will see significant and reassuring new safety measures in place such as new routes around the attraction, new queuing formats, staff wearing PPE and enhanced cleaning, in alignment with Government guidelines.