New escape room at Warwick Castle marks return of War of the Roses live event - The Leamington Observer

New escape room at Warwick Castle marks return of War of the Roses live event

Laura Kearns 12th May, 2018   0

FAMILIES are set to battle the clock in a new escape room experience marking the return of War of the Roses at Warwick Castle.

The live actor-led challenge, which is set in a medieval gaol in the castle’s underground prison, will see families take on puzzles in a bid to free the knight.

If released, the knight will take to the War of the Roses Live arena and join in a live horseback battle.

It sees a 2,000 strong crowd in the jousting arena pick a side and pledge allegiance to the House of York or the House of Lancaster – two factions of the royal family which battled each other for decades in the 15th century in a fight for the crown.

Castle spokesman Liam Bartlett said: “Escape Rooms encourage players of all ages to practice communication, teamwork, critical thinking and other highly valuable skills. Families will need to work together – perhaps in ways they haven’t before – to secure their escape.

“Our authentic medieval setting adds a remarkable dimension to this experience and relates directly to our Wars of the Roses Live jousting show which brings to life the cousins’ conflict that saw the Houses of Lancaster and York fight against each other for the English crown.”

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