It was with great honour we accepted our invite to meet Mike the Knight at Warwick Castle. We had an incredibly enjoyable day; luckily for anyone who has missed it you can attend the event this coming weekend (6th and 7th of July). The Mike the Knight themed activities were in abundance and it was all very thrilling for my two young fans of the show. At the beginning you are provided with a little booklet of missions to complete so it gave the boys a real sense of satisfaction when they finally finished the whole booklet. It was perfect to test their skills whilst having heaps of fun in the process.
The friendly Warwick staff were all dressed in character in the Mike the Knight theme, so it was very exciting for all the children there.
The magical Evie
A rather dashing knight
A kindly cook
Of course a visit here would not be complete without meeting Mike the Knight himself and there were regular opportunities throughout the day to have a photograph or just to give him a cuddle!
The queues for this are long, but I found placing hubbie in the queue and rejoining him later helped, I used the same technique at the medieval face painting (which was also complimentary which helps explain the popularity of the stand!) as again this was a fairly long queue – other than that it was quite easy to move from stand to stand with hardly any time spent waiting. There really was plenty to do, before you even consider how much is normally at Warwick Castle to enjoy anyway!
The Sparkie and Squirt’s dragon egg hunt was a good way to get little legs walking and explore the grounds more extensively, otherwise I do not think I would have managed to get the boys to leave the initial mission area...
I had my own brave young hero when eldest lost his first tooth whilst chomping on a cheese sandwich at the provided buffet! After the shock he soon took it in his stride and was quite happy to pose for gummy smiles… I think the excitement of heading into The Dragon Tower helped cheer him up!