Just north of the Cotswolds, near the town where Shakespeare was born, there's a castle. You can visit it, watch some shows, have a hot dog and buy your kids some medieval dress up costumes. It's kind of like a theme park without roller coasters. It's called Warwick Castle!
I poke fun, but it really was a good time and definitely worth a visit, especially with kids. Inside the castle they have some neat exhibits and artwork. Not that anyone who visits a palace with a 3 year old boy gets to stop and read about the art! There are far too many appealing options for said 3 year old. Like hot dogs.
Behold, I give you Trouble:
The bald eagle was of course, stunning and majestic. And had a lovely view.
Dragons are loud and exciting, though, so he chose that and then proceeded to make this face the entire time she was painting:
If he was a few years older he could have done the Knight School and some of the other interactive things. Not sure I'm wild about handing him a bow and arrow at this time, though. Instead we handed him a hot dog to distract him and hightailed it to the car. :)