WIN fantastic festive family package




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TO celebrate the launch of my new Warwick-based website and blog – and to add to the festive fun of Christmas – I am giving away a fantastic family prize package to one lucky person randomly selected from the prize draw pot.

If you have retweeted or reposted my launch promos on Facebook or Twitter – or have emailed me from the contact form on this website with the prefix ‘Prize Draw’ – you are automatically entered into the draw to win ALL of the following great Warwick prizes:

  • Family admission for four to Warwick Castle.
  • Meal for four plus £50 drinks voucher at The Globe, Warwick.
  • Voucher for 10 children to enjoy a session at Jump In trampoline arena, Warwick.

There is NO LIMIT on the amount of times you can enter. Just keep retweeting and reposting – and the winner will be selected and announced seven days from now, on Boxing Day, and will be contacted shortly afterwards with details of how to claim their prizes. (Please scroll to bottom for terms and conditions.)


Warwick Castle has this year’s festive season all wrapped up for families and friends with treats and surprises for all ages until 2nd January, 2019.

Seasonal storytelling and Santa Sleepovers in Knight’s Village are on the wish list at the historic castle, open every day apart from Christmas Day to thrill and delight the whole family with birds of prey displays, meetings with Santa and Castle characters aplenty. Book day tickets in advance online from only £18 per person.

Pull on your wellies, button up your coats and wrap up with a scarf for a winter walk around the Castle’s grounds. Families can explore the HORRIBLE HISTORIES® CHRISTMAS TRAIL, collecting stamps along the way to claim festive prizes, wander the Castle’s 64 acres of gardens and marvel at the twice daily WINTER BIRDS OF PREY SHOW with the Castle’s beautiful and powerful creatures swooping low over the Castle ramparts.

Indoors, the Castle’s Elves ensure every room and rampart is festively bedecked in time for the first yuletide guests on 24 November, with the 20-feet high Christmas tree taking pride of place in the medieval Great Hall.

Join Mr Claus at SANTA’S STATELY BREAKFAST at selected dates in November and December, from £55 per person3. Dining in the opulence of the State Dining Room, the jolly couple will add a festive feeling to families as they enjoy a delicious feast of a full English breakfast.

STORIES WITH SANTA offers the youngest guests a heart-warming twenty-minute experience including a jolly sing song, helping the Elves prepare for ‘the big day’ and a story with Santa in the Library. Over in THE PRINCESS TOWER join Princess Felice, the true love of homegrown-hero Guy of Warwick, to help her solve Christmas riddles and reunite the couple in time for their Winter Wedding.

Magical SANTA SLEEPOVERS in Knight’s Village winter wonderland include a wake-up call by one of Santa’s elves and a gift for young guests. Spend the night in a Woodland Lodge by the River Avon from £332 for a family of four sharing a Woodland Lodge, including one night’s accommodation, breakfast, two-days Castle entry and car parking.

For a magical memorable Christmas, visit to book your stay or day visit.

PLUS: Warwick Castle is hatching a spectacular new show for 2019, giving visitors even more reasons to flock to the historic attraction. The new show – The Falconer’s Quest – will join existing performances and attractions including the Horrible Histories Maze and Castle Dungeon to create a truly awe-inspiring calendar of events at the popular Midlands destination.

Launching in April 2019, The Falconer’s Quest promises to be the UK’s largest display of avian adventure, coupling a riveting storyline and live action with amazing aerial feats by a wide array of birds of prey ranging from Red Kites to the largest winged star of the show, the Bald Eagle.

Following the sell-out success of Dragon Slayer – the Castle’s first night-time show in August 2018 – it was also announced that the live-action retelling of Midlands legend Guy of Warwick will return for 2019.

“We are delighted to be expanding our spectacular shows offering with a new birds of prey performance in 2019,” says Nick Blofeld, Divisional Director at Warwick Castle. “Our avian friends are one of the most popular attractions at the Castle and we will now be able to showcase a wider range of birds in a more creative way, highlighting the esteem they were held in during medieval times and portraying their personalities through an exciting new performance.”

Visitors can spread their wings after a day exploring with a special ‘Early Bird’ short break offer of up to 30% off for stays in Warwick Castle’s Knight’s Village. Including two days’ Castle entry, overnight accommodation, a hearty breakfast and car parking, families also enjoy exclusive entertainment including meeting some of the feathered flying favourites from The Falconer’s Quest. Nesting in the Knight’s Village starts from only £172 per night for a family of four in a Woodland Lodge: book online at before 31 January 2019.


The Globe pub, restaurant and hotel in Theatre Street, Warwick, recently reopened following “a minor refurbishment”.

Changes at The Globe include the installation of a large wood-fired pizza oven, the creation of two new luxury boutique bedrooms and an upgrade and redecoration of the 16 other rooms. Many others have commented on the imaginative transformation which has created a lighter, brighter and softer environment with a focus on world travel and adventure.

Charlotte Pare, the General Manager said: “From the moment you walk through our doors we want to transport you on a round-the-clock journey from breakfast through to dinner invoking memories of the destinations far and wide. Whether you are staying overnight on a sight-seeing or business trip, taking a break from a travel itinerary, meeting up with local friends or simply celebrating life, we hope everyone will find a corner of The Globe that is going to make them feel at ease and at home.”

The bar, pizzeria and dining area are filled with an eclectic mix of reminders of travel both past and present. The walls are adorned with vintage maps from all corners of the globe and a rare collection of 200 vintage postcards written from place names that have been lost for generations. These are interspersed with traditional, hand-crafted baskets made in Africa, a colourful Albanian rug, a gilded Far Eastern frieze, tribal masks and salvaged vintage pizza pans.

Whilst your eyes are taken by the decorative textures, fabrics, and unexpected reminders of overseas adventure, your senses are also heightened by the delicious aromas of the Mediterranean. These are wafting from both the open theatre kitchen and the wood-fired pizza oven where pizzaiolos are preparing hand-crafted, authentic pizzas with some inventive Neapolitan-style recipes. These are infused with the sweetness of the San Marzano tomatoes and the tang of Fior di Latte Mozzarella brought over from Italy’s speciality producers every week, encouraging you to discover more.

Travelling through the Mediterranean-inspired menu that flexes throughout the day, guests will find charcoal-grilled meats, fish and vegetables prepared with fresh herbs and spices, nutritious salads, imaginative vegetarian and vegan options and a new menu for the young. These are supported by starters and desserts and a troupe of cocktails, wines, beers, Fairtrade coffees and teas that reflect the remarkable nature of the globe.

The new en-suite bedrooms- including a large, deluxe double – and the other 16 rooms are all individually redecorated to a super-high boutique standard using sumptuous wallpaper and hand-picked accessories bringing their total accommodation to 18 rooms.


This fun-packed trampoline park, in Hermes Close, contains over 65 trampolines to create a diverse selection of indoor activities, including a free jump area, dodgeball court, basketball lanes, tumble tracks, toddler area, ladder and slack line challenges, Battle Beam, airbag freestyle area, drop slide, interactive wall and foam pits.

Onsite facilities include baby change, disabled access and FREE parking. Plus there’s a café for those who prefer to leisurely spectate while the kids enjoy their workout.

And the arena has even embraced the festive spirit with the launch of its Elf socks. (Trampoline socks must be purchased onsite, but can be reused on subsequent visits.)

And the fun doesn’t stop because the arena is open all year round, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year… closing only for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

More information and booking can be found at:


Warwick Castle:
Day admission ticket for up to 5 people, valid for use by 28th February, 2019.

The Globe:
The Globe, 10 Theatre Street, Warwick is part of Oakman Inns and Restaurants Ltd

  • This offer can only be redeemed at The Globe and cannot be used at any other Oakman Inns and Restaurants.
  • A meal constitutes four starters or two sharing plates, four main courses and four desserts from either the a la carte or specials menu.
  • A drinks tab up to the value of £50 is included within the prize.
  • All other costs are to be covered by the guest.
  • The prize cannot to be redeemed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
  • The prize is as stated, and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.

Jump In: No restriction on days or times but Jump In socks must be purchased with each admission ticket.


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