The Falconer’s Quest is the largest birds of prey display in the UK. With a fascinating storyline set in set in a stunning riverside location within the grounds of the castle and including an incredible array of avian acrobatics, the show will feature Eagles, Falcons, Bearded Vultures, Red Kites and a stunning Andean Condor with a wingspan of 3.2 metres, with as many as forty birds in the sky at once.
Chris O’Donnell, Warwick Castle chief falconer, said: “The Falconer’s Quest showcases the skills of some of the world’s most beloved birds in a thoughtfully choreographed show that, just like a ballet or stage show, tells a gripping story. The cast have been rehearsing well, even with some last-minute cast changes as one of our Barn Owls is now on maternity leave having recently hatched two chicks.”
Available every day from 6th April – 3rd November 2019, the Easter holidays is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to experience the finest birds in the land in the high flying, immersive aerial acrobatics event.
Melissa Paniccia, head of historical interpretation at Warwick Castle, said: “In medieval times birds were a potent symbol of status and wealth. The Falconer’s Quest weaves together the historical story of falconry with a breathtaking family-friendly aerial spectacle. Featuring entertaining acrobatics aplenty, the show is held in a custom-built amphitheatre highlighting the beautiful Castle grounds and boathouse.”
Attractions, Tours and Shows at Warwick Castle
Set in 64 acres of grounds designed by Capability Brown, the medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068 and rests on the banks of the River Avon at the heart of historic Warwick. The Falconers Quest is just one of the spectacular shows and attractions available at the castle, run by Merlin Entertainments plc, throughout the Easter school holidays and beyond. Visitors of all ages can experience the firing of the Mighty Trebuchet – the UK’s largest engine, history tours of State Rooms and the Great Hall, story-time in the Princess Tower and archer’s-eye views from the Towers and Ramparts. In addition, young history enthusiasts can discover lost time periods in the world’s first Horrible Histories® adventure maze, collecting stamps as they invade a Viking ship, survive the trenches and uncover evil plots to complete their history passport and collect a prize!
Sleep Over at Warwick Castle
Want to extend your trip further? Guests have to opportunity to sleep over in Warwick Castle Knight’s Village from only £83 per person per night including two days’ Castle entry, overnight accommodation with breakfast included, car parking, exclusive entertainment including sword fighting skills and archery lessons, and more! The ticket price based on a family of four sharing a Woodland Lodge.
Planning Your Visit
Opening Times: Warwick Castle opens at 10am every day throughout the year, except Christmas Day when the attraction is closed. Closing times will vary according to the season and special events.
Ticket Pricing: The Falconer’s Quest is included with general admission to Warwick Castle and tickets start from £20 per person (based on online bookings made a minimum of five days in advance). Visit www.warwick-castle.com to book online.
Travel Information: Warwick Castle is easily accessible from Junction 15 of the M40, just 40 minutes drive from Birmingham and 1 hour 40 minutes from London. Warwick Castle is easy to reach by train from Birmingham Moor Street in 40 minutes and London Marylebone in only 86 minutes.
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