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Medieval Family Fun In School Holidays
Children can find out if they really are the king or queen of the castle with an unusual half term ancestry hunt in the Midlands.

Warwick Castle, half term fun for children near Birmingham
The historic walls of Warwick Castle

During half-term from February 18 to 26, Warwick Castle has teamed up with for a quest to find living relatives of the fifteenth-century Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville.

Families will also be able to step back in time with dungeons, a time tower, Horrible Histories maze tour and even a giant battle catapult firing into action.

Visitors to the Castle during half-term will be given a discount to so that can discover if they have any links to the family.

Warwick castle catapult, half term fun near Birmingham
The huge catapult at Warwick Castle

While the Mighty Trebuchet - the world's largest siege engine will celebrate its 10,000th firing and the new attraction for 2017 is Upstairs Downstairs, a romp through the heyday of Daisy, Countess of Warwick, which features a special Kids' Tour.

In addition, there are is the twice-daily Flight of the Eagles showcase with birds of prey including vultures and eagles; the Time Tower telling the story of how the castle came to be a seat of power and also the Princess Tower tour, aimed at younger visitors.

While another section includes Kingmaker, highlighting the story of how Richard Neville prepared for battle, and the Castle Dungeon for the bravest visitors.

Warwick castle, half term fun near Birmingham
Fun events for children of all ages during half term at Warwick Castle

For children and parents that are fond of the Horrible Histories series, there's a Horrible Histories Maze tour that taken families through the long-gone eras from England's past with a touch of fun.

Castle tickets start from 13. Tickets booked online early can save up to 25% from the Warwick Castle website. Day tickets and overnight accommodation in the Knight's Village are both available.
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Why? Enjoy half term fun for children in a medieval castle
When: 18 - 26 February, 2017
Phone: 0871 265 2000
Where: Warwick Castle
Cost: From 13
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