our day (and a video!) from Warwick Castle in England!

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i know i have already recapped our trip to england, but i didn’t share any photos yet from our day in warwick england because i wanted to make this video to share along with the photos! josh and i were finally able to sit down and put it together last night. one of our favorite adventures together for sure! all three of our kids are so obsessed with knights and castles, it couldn’t have been a better day for them, and somehow josh and i had a great day as well (how can you not when you see your kids so very happy to be in their element.)

we started our england trip off with this first stop in warwick. the little village was absolutely adorable (as they all were) but the castle was where we spent the majority of our day together while there. a video and lots of photos below!

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the poses these days just keep getting better and better with these two. haha!

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wandering through a maze on the castle grounds and getting stamps in our passport book each time we found something in the maze!

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this handsome boy of mine is just so beautiful.

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this was after we had just eaten a picnic lunch on the grounds and eleanor kept trying to give me kisses because she had some ketchup on her face and knows how much i love it. lol. will do anything for sweet kisses from these kiddos though, even if it means getting ketchup on my cheek. haha!

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these photos of the kids wrestling off their rainboots are my favorite because they seriously had the best time entertaining themselves like this on the grass while papa waited in the longest line for us to buy some hamburgers and fries from a food truck nearby. they kept taking off each other’s boots and crying from laughing so hard. i kept thinking someone was going to get hurt but we somehow managed to miss that part of the wrestling game.

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lunch on the grounds!

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you have to watch the part of the video where conrad is shimmying and growling as he eats his sandwich! we were dying. this kid loves his food like the rest of us and it just makes me so proud. haha!

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a view from the top of the castle! see how darling this village surrounding it was?

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all the activities were hysterical. we lived for it, naturally.

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the castle is over 1,000 years old and was pretty fascinating to wander though.

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we kept coming back to the bows and arrows because our kids (and josh, eh hem) couldn’t get enough of it (as you can see in action in the video!)

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just shooting arrows with a hood on being all mysterious. samson hit so many bulls eyes we were all freaking out! (not sure if you remember any of them from my insta stories videos when we were actually at the castle! we were obnoxious everytime but just so proud!)

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and then this little lady got a bulls eye as well and i’m like, “are they really city kids?!”

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always fun to try to find these sorts of things that our kids are such big fans of when we travel. props to josh for doing all the research for this trip and finding this gem! reminded all of us so much of the incredible castle we wandered through when we were in switzerland last summer and the kids were dressed up like knights with conrad dressed up as a dragon! you can see the video from that day RIGHT HERE if you missed it! still one of my all time favorites and something the kids still talk about frequently.

have a great week, everyone!

PS. wearing this white ruffle blouse, this oversized wool coat, these highwaisted skinny jeans and rain boots.  the kids rain jackets can be found here and their rainboots here.

  1. Oh my goodness, Conrad and his sandwich! This looks like so much fun- what an awesome place for kids!

    Xo, Brittany
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  2. Natali

    You’re such a sweet, heartwarming and uplifting family! You always make me smile! :)

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  3. fefe

    I love how enthusiastic y’all are with your children! I’m sure that boosts their confidence so much. I’m an adult and I wish I had your cheer squad!!!

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  4. Corina

    10 min away from my house and I didn’t get to see you…
    glad you enjoyed the Warwick Castle :)
    also, S A M S O N!

  5. Rena

    I see you really had fun although the weather was definitely not perfect! Thank you for this beautiful post!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  6. Kerry

    Loved seeing more from your recent trip. Conrad gets me every time. too cute.

    Where are Josh’s shoes/sneakers from?
    My husband needs a pair of comfy but good looking shoes for the weekend.

    Thanks!

    • TAZA

      hi kerry, his shoes are birkenstocks!

  7. Beryl Alexander

    Oh wow, this post brought back so many memories! 20 yrs ago almost to the month we visited Warwick Castle with our kids. To this day my daughter (she’s now almost 24) has not forgiven me for not allowing her to try on the helmet from a suit of armor. She was 3 and it weighed a ton! Would probably have dislocated her neck. My son was 6 and a lot bigger and stronger so he was allowed to try it on. I have pictures of us cowering in the cold up on the battlements because living in a temperate sub-tropical climate does not prepare you for spring in England!

  8. Gemma

    We love Warwick Castle, We live not too far away, and you definitely saw it at it’s best! It is soo nice to see places on your blog that I can say “Wow I know that place”. I keep making notes of fun places you guys go in NY, so when I finally make it across the pond with my, not so little one, I have a list of places to check out.

    Really love your blog, thanks guys!!

  9. Levbacon

    Thank you for making me smile today!

  10. This looks like so much fun :) Love all the little rainboots!

    xx, Hannah Harwell

  11. Meghan

    Everything Conrad says and does is just ❤️❤️❤️ And Samson’s face when he hits the bulls eye. So sweet!

  12. Carly

    Oh my goodness!This videeo makes me want to go to England even more now. It looks like so much fun and what a dream come true for the kiddos come true for the kiddos to explore a castle.

    You guys are rocking those rain boots. I always think kids in rain boots are the cutest!

    Happy Monday
    Carly from http://www.AModernMomBlog.com

  13. kelly

    This place looks incredible! I’m so glad you still do pictures!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful life!

  14. Vanessa

    Planning a trip to the UK for next year and we'”” definitely have to go here! Looks like you all had such a wonderful time. :)

    (Both links for the kids go to the rain boots. Wondering where to get their jackets?)

  15. Vanessa

    Planning a trip to the UK and definitely going to go see this castle! Looks like a fun excursion. Such happy kids!

    Where are the kids’ jackets from? (Link goes to the boots instead of jackets.)

    • TAZA

      from crewcuts! i fixed the link in the post now. sorry for the bad link!

  16. Nancy

    Adventure – the spice of life! The castle looks amazing! Your smiles are priceless and your free spirits are wonderful, sharing the love and the joy.

  17. Preeya

    Can you please re post the link to the kid’s jackets? It’s taking me to the boots. Thank you! Very cute blog!

  18. Nicholas Ball

    10 minutes walk from my house! Glad you had a great day in our town!

  19. Laura

    So incredibly beautiful! You’re such a creative person!

  20. ohhh your blouse is sold out!!!

    I love so much your blog

    Kisses from France

  21. Your link to the kids raincoats isn’t working — it’s linking back to their rain boots instead. Can you re-link it? It looks like it would be perfect for summer/fall here in rainy Amsterdam!

    • TAZA

      sorry! just fixed the link! they are from crewcuts but linked correctly now up top!

  22. love your travel pictures!!

  23. angie

    everyone in the family looks so happy this day, it makes me happy just to look at it! And the backdrop is really charming, too

  24. hanna

    Your trips always look so fun! –Hanna Lei

  25. Kelsey

    Such a wonderful day! Thank you for creating an amazing video for us to experience! Your little family warms my heart and I can only hope for the same when we start our own family. <3