WARWICK CASTLE EXPANDS ITS OFFERING AS THE REALM OF ZOG WITH BRAND NEW ZOG LIVE SHOW FOR SUMMER
- A brand new Live Show from best-selling author Julia Donaldson to feature at Warwick Castle, based on the popular book illustrated by Axel Scheffler, about the keen young dragon
- New show features a script developed by Julia Donaldson for Warwick Castle
- Exciting open-air performance features puppets, actors, dance routines and special effects, set against a woodland backdrop for a truly immersive experience
- Live sign language screen will help to make the show accessible for all Zog superfans
26 April 2022. The mission to take children on a magical trip to the ‘Realm of Zog’ continues with a brilliant new Zog Live Show at Warwick Castle, which is set to launch on 28th May. The Zog activity at Warwick Castle has been developed in partnership with Magic Light Pictures.
Featuring a script developed for Warwick Castle by Julia Donaldson, and staging using Axel Scheffler’s original artwork, the open-air performance will immerse audiences in the story of Zog for over 150 days at the castle, with 30-minute shows taking place up to four times a day.
This faithful retelling of the Zog story features much-loved characters from the book, with live actors, puppets, special effects and music from the Zog film.
The purpose-built stage will be set in the pageant field within the woodland trees, adding to the authenticity of the adventurous story.
The relaxed performances will include seats for children on bean bags and adults on picnic benches at the back, with wheelchair accessible seating available.
Featuring characters such as Zog, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, there will be screens which display Makaton sign language for each show, making it accessible to even more families - a key focus for Warwick Castle as it unleashes history for all.
The show adds yet another reason why Warwick Castle is the ultimate destination of choice for fans, both young and old, of the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The newly-opened, accessible Zog Playland features colourful dragons, dragon wing zip wires, crawl tunnels and dragon slides. From interactive sand play, to building pretend fires to keep the Lion’s cave warm, and shopping at the imaginative play market stall for young budding doctors, Zog Playland offers plenty of opportunities for children to immerse themselves into the imaginative world they know and love from the popular book and film.
The play area has been designed to create an inclusive and accessible play experience, with step-free access, multi-sensory experiences, and access to Princess Pearl’s Tower. It combines sensory and physical play elements for children up to the age of 10 and elements designed to aid development in young children.
The popular Zog and the Quest for the Golden Star trail has also returned with some updates for the new season and offers children the chance to actually meet some of the key characters from the story - including Zog, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout.
Ultimate Zog fans can also extend their magical adventure to the evening with the Zog Stay and Play package. Guests can choose from cosy Woodland Lodges to Medieval Glamping Tents where they will find special Zog goodies and then enjoy an exclusive storytime with one of Warwick Castle's brave Knights or enchanting Princesses and even spend time with Zog himself before bedtime!
The new Zog Playland, as well as the Zog trail and other popular Castle attractions will be accessible with Warwick Castle’s annual Gold pass (£65pp) and Silver pass (off-peak only, £45pp), adding even more ‘roar’ to these popular year-round admission options.
Zog Stay and Play packages cost from £149 for a family of four and include bed, breakfast and one-day park tickets on selected stay dates.*
For more information, and to book, head to www.warwick-castle.com/Zog