Birmingham news Warwick Castle launches Christmas 2020 Light Trail, Santa sleepover and ice rink MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Christmas at the Castle runs from November 21 to January 3 as the medieval attraction is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive activities for all the family
Breaking News ! Warwick Castle has announced an array of activities for the festive season, including a new Light Trail, a Santa sleepover and the return of the ice rink. Christmas at the Castle will take place from November 21 to January 3. It will see the castle transformed into a winter wonderland with "bedecked halls, Yuletide stories and festive activities for all the family." In the absence of many other Christmas traditions including Birmingham's German Market and accompanying ice rink and big wheel, this should go some way to putting the magic back into the festive season as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Read More Related Articles Primark fans love £7 Christmas outfit that people are saying is 'cuteness overload' Read More Related Articles Birmingham is getting a drive-in cinema this Christmas - with alpine chalets, igloos and classic films Visitors who explore the grand Great Hall and State Rooms, with luxury decorations including a 20ft Christmas tree, will be guided by the on-site team reciting stories of Christmasses past. Outside, you can venture into the castle grounds to grab warming refreshments from Christmas stalls offering festive food and drink, or step on to the adjoining Castle's Ice Rink, returning by popular demand after last year’s success. Follow the new magical Light Trail to explore the castle and its grounds. The illuminated trail winds its way around the beautiful grounds and gardens telling a Christmas story of hope. Read More Related Articles How to get free Christmas chocolates, baubles and advent calendars at Wilko Read More Related Articles Alton Towers announces family Christmas events for 2020 - including Santa's Grotto and lantern trail And there's also the chance to stay overnight in the Knight's Village for a Santa's Sleepover including a special Santa wake-up call. Most of the events and activities are included in the standard admission ticket priced from £16. Castle bosses said: "Safety considerations have been taken throughout all attractions, such as social distancing and pre-booked time slots, making for the safest visit possible." Winter in Warwick by Liz Healey shows Warwick Castle nestling among frosted trees in a winter wonderland (Image: Warwick Castle) Winter Stalls New this year, enjoy a fantastic selection of Christmas treats, festive food and drink adjacent to the Ice Rink in cheery Christmas huts. Great Hall & State Rooms Venture through the spectacular Great Hall and State Rooms as they are lavishly decorated for the festive season, including a 20ft Christmas tree in the Great Hall. Christmas History Tours Join the castle's expert History Team as they retell stories of magical Christmasses gone by. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Winter Birds of Prey One of the castle's specialist falconers will be showing off the resident birds of prey as they display their aerial acrobatic skills by swooping low over the Castle towers and ramparts - and the audience. Horrible Histories Scavenger Hunt Journey back in time and join Rattus Rattus to uncover hundreds of years of interactive Christmas history by winding through the Horrible Histories Scavenger Hunt around the Castle.
. Following its success last year, the ice rink is once again set against the magnificent castle backdrop. Glide onto the ice and experience the buzz of skating surrounded by twinkling lights, frosty trees and festive winter stalls as skaters show off their graceful (or not so!) moves on the ice. Light Trail From £14pp - or £25pp combined with Christmas at the Castle Explore the new glimmering Light Trail at Warwick Castle. The trail weaves through the grounds, guiding visitors as they journey through a glittering Christmas story of hope.
Santa will make an appearance at Warwick Castle
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Stories with Santa From £7.50pp (must be added to Castle entry) Cosy up for a story with the big man himself. Head into the Castle at selected times during the day to catch a story with Santa, perfect for little ones. Santa's Sleepovers From £372 per night for a family of four. Enjoy a stay in the Knight's Village and cosy up in a Woodland Lodge alongside the River Avon, enjoying an exclusive Santa wake-up call on selected dates and special festive evening entertainment. All stays include entry to the castle, car parking, a hearty breakfast in the Knight's Village and evening entertainment.
How to get tickets Ticket prices are based on advance booking online. Some attractions incur an additional charge (including Ice rink and Light Trail). Castle entry – from £16pp Ice Rink entry – from £16pp Light Trail entry – from £14pp Castle + Light Trail entry – from £25pp Castle+ Ice Rink entry – from £25pp Book entrance and accommodation online at the castle website. Santa Sleepovers available on Friday November 27 and on December 4, 5, 11, 12 and 18 to 23 from £372 per night based on a family of four in a Woodland Lodge.
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