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News

Here are the latest news features and press releases from Visit Tamworth.

Tamworth Library seeks Volunteers

05/02/2016

Former golf course site – contracts exchanged with Redrow Homes

Thousands took part in Tamworth’s biggest ever arts project

Make memories at Drayton Manor Theme Park this February half term

02/02/2016

Tamworth Assembly Rooms all set for major transformation

Tamworth Scouts and Guides gang up to drum up support for stage show

27/01/2016

More disabled parking spaces to be created throughout town centre

Ladybridge timeline images revealed to the public

Campaign spells out message that domestic abuse is never OK

Dancers enjoy final twirl around the floor at Tamworth Assembly Rooms

Fantastic family fun this February at Drayton Manor Park!

16/02/2017

Plans start to take shape for ‘big, iconic’ roundabout sculpture

Which films do you want to watch at 2017 Outdoor Cinema?

Roundabout sculpture design to be revealed during live clay modelling session

Residents’ views sought on ‘showpiece’ Roundabout Art

01/02/2017

Wide-ranging discussion at this year’s Question Time event

Tamworth up for two awards in Midlands-wide arts competition

Deadline extended to submit questions for town leaders

16/01/2017

Can you complete the Castle Quest?

Looking for the ultimate job satisfaction? Drayton Manor Park is now recruiting!

Artists of all genres invited to attend ‘Art After Hours’ event and get dedicated new web presence

Put your questions to town leaders at Tamworth Listens event

Protect yourself from the cold this winter HEAT scheme

13/12/2016

Your chance to put town leaders under the spotlight

Create lasting memories all year round with Drayton Manor’s Season Pass

02/12/2016

Mayor’s curry night is hot stuff as it raises £400 for charity

25/11/2016

Tears shed and flags waved during special fundraising concert

Thousands brave the rain to enjoy Christmas lights switch-on

Reindeer in residence at Drayton Manor

23/11/2016

Castle wins national education award for third time

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS FROM DRAYTON MANOR PARK & HOTEL

Toto the chimp moves to new home in Wales

18/11/2016

Coffee with the Commander and drop-in event to launch Christmas safety campaign

Tamworth’s festive season to get underway this Sunday

Drayton Manor Park gets the Gold at the 2016 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Tamworth Castle named Best Small Visitor Attraction in Staffordshire

Don’t forget – you can park for free in town centre on two Saturdays

Wilnecote School building set to be added to Local List

Public asked for views to help shape Tamworth’s historic environment

Record crowds enjoy Tamworth’s free fireworks spectacular

08/11/2016

No soggy bottoms as Grace proves she’s the blooming best in Cubs Bake Off

Still time to get tickets for special concert of remembrance

Creative businesses offered low-rent retail space in time for Christmas

Get ready to create a dazzling Christmas tree for annual church display

04/11/2016

TAMWORTH BUSINESSES GOING FOR GOLD IN TOURISM AWARDS

Turn that frown upside down, ‘cause Drayton’s Magical Christmas is coming to town!

03/11/2016

Free town centre parking in run-up to Christmas

FREE fireworks event back with a bang in Tamworth Castle Grounds on November 5th

It’s not too late to snap up tickets for Castle By Candlelight

27/10/2016

Spooks & Sparklers campaign sets out its stall

Council gives further backing to Business Improvement District plan

Cracking Christmas lights switch-on to launch festive season

Drayton Manor Park receives national recognition with The Sun’s Best of British Award

Work to start on new Business Enterprise Centre

Tell us who you think deserves a Christmas hamper

21/10/2016

Descendants of former Castle owners pay surprise visit – from across the globe!

Remember remember the 5th of November as huge FREE fireworks event returns to Tamworth Castle Grounds

Mayor to raise funds for autism support group

Castle By Candlelight is back – for one night only

LOST TREASURES FOUND AT DRAYTON MANOR

200 choir members to perform under one magnificent roof

Generous Tamworth runners and walkers raise £4,400 for Sport Relief

11/10/2016

Spooks & Sparklers car hits the road to spread Halloween and Bonfire Night safety message

Twilight Tales

GET SET TO SPARKLE AT THE EVENT OF THE SEASON

Free project to help budding musicians get ‘stage-ready’

It’s show time again with Tamworth Assembly Rooms ‘on tour’

Drayton Manor Zoo becomes a full member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

06/10/2016

Tamworth gives its backing to Social Saturday initiative

Spooks & Sparklers campaign takes to the road for third year to spread safety message

Taming the Tame project to restore lost river island

Half-term Hallow’een Week at Middleton Hall

03/10/2016

‘Out of this world’ firework and laser spectacular comes to Drayton Manor Park

It’s more Treat than Trick at Drayton Manor Park this Halloween

Tamworth Information Centre in its new home

Have a ‘grand’ day at the amazing Drayton Manor Park

30/09/2016

WW1 fundraising concert will feature new song for Tamworth

Hundreds attend dig open days at Tamworth Assembly Rooms

Christmas Party Time at Namco Strykers

26/09/2016

Tamworth launches 2016 Great British High Street bid

Dig in to Tamworth’s history at excavation site open days

22/09/2016

‘Cabinets of curiosities’ to be displayed for one weekend only

New Castle Grounds community hub offers services to all

Tamworth in Bloom strikes gold for the SEVENTH year running

Archaeologists dig in to explore Tamworth’s history

16/09/2016

Thousands soak up heritage and enjoy fine food in Tamworth

Art to pop up in unusual spaces thanks to £68,000 grant

14/09/2016

Putting themselves in the picture on heritage bus

01/09/2016

Red Ensign to be flown from Tamworth Castle in national event

Tamworth Information Centre to move to council offices

Boot & Kart day at Midland Karting

Tamworth Food Gusto Festival to support creatives with sponsorship for two local businesses

Board Meeting Bonanza! Child Board enjoy second meeting at Drayton Manor Park and Hotel

22/08/2016

Mayor backs campaign to elect Watchman V as Westminster Dog of the Year

Drayton Manor Park is the best value day out for families

Countdown is on to popular We Love Tamworth extravaganza

Red Ensign to be flown from Tamworth Castle in national event

Tamworth Food Gusto Festival back to serve up another helping of culinary delights

Share your shoe selfies to support Walk a Mile event

16/08/2016

Try your hand at free sports as Tamworth joins in the nation’s biggest sports day

We Love Tamworth returns for another day of wall-to-wall fun

Outdoor cinema a hit again as sell-out crowds enjoy top films

Cows to graze on Broad Meadow to help habitat

Host of top local talent lined up for new Elford Garden Party

Disabled car park at Assembly Rooms to close on September 5

Enchanted Castle event casts its spell over young visitors

05/08/2016

Audiences prepare for the time of their lives at outdoor cinema

Heritage goes on the road in bus campaign

Sound of the Chicago blues to fill Tamworth Castle Grounds

29/07/2016

Castle wins national education award for third time

Borough backs Watchman V for Westminster Dog of the Year title

Street Stadia bringing FREE sports fun into the community

27/07/2016

Tamworth Voices on song at park Bandstand performance

Summer of fun kicks off with free Games in the Park sessions

Sign up now for youth workshop that’s a real hot ticket

Stepping out for a fourth year against domestic violence

Pigs have their bacon saved as Trotters Trail is here to stay

New public space and improvements to library given go-ahead

Record crowds enjoy outdoor theatre in community park

Sports stars shine in new underpass mural

Grab a bargain this summer with Drayton Manor Park’s Early Bird offer!

22/06/2016

Tamworth audiences enjoy first of two outdoor theatre events

Council to use investment to drive growth and regeneration of Tamworth

Countdown is on to Tamworth in Bloom judging day

Come on gardeners and publicans – enter our In Bloom competitions

Meet the Warriors of the Past at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Middleton Hall supports National Garden Scheme

08/06/2016

Treat Dad to an action packed Father’s Day at Drayton Manor Park and Hotel

Partners join forces to launch Summerwatch campaign

Stepping out for a fourth year against domestic violence

Bandstand Concerts back for a summer of free entertainment

Creative businesses invited to set up shop in prime retail spot

Sign up to our new email alert service

31/05/2016

Performers sought to entertain at new Elford Garden Party

Now’s the time to enter our two floral competitions

Drayton Manor Park appoints new Zoo Manager and Guest Engagement Manager

25/05/2016

Tamworth is Prepared to Bloom as judging route is revealed

Calling all gardeners – enter our In Bloom competition

Pubs urged to do their bit for this year’s Tamworth in Bloom

Temporary Spinning School Lane car park will no longer be run by Council

Enjoy the great outdoors in Tamworth this summer season

Floral figures to be removed for annual spruce-up

Cabinet expands to six members as projects increase

Labour councillor Ken Norchi is new Mayor of Tamworth

Free photography offer for local businesses

Could June be your lucky month? Drayton Manor Park set to welcome 50 millionth visitor!

19/05/2016

Middleton Mutts – an event for dog lovers and their pampered pooches

Mayor donates cash to her chosen charities

Holloway car park to close for essential repairs

It’s goodbye to winter and hello to spring, at Drayton Manor Theme Park!

Tamworth Market to join in national celebration

11/05/2016

Award-winning Jungle Book adaptation set for Tamworth park

05/05/2016

2016 World Hovercraft Championships in Tamworth

Tamworth Assembly Rooms recognised in regional awards

May the fourth be with you! ‘Out of this world’ firework and laser spectacular comes to Drayton Manor Park

Record numbers attend biggest St George’s Festival to date

26/04/2016

New High Sheriff of Staffordshire Colonel David Leigh

22/04/2016

Free entry to Drayton Manor Park if your name is George* and a pub is opening in the theme park to celebrate!

Second chance to get your dog microchipped for £5 on 23rd April

May Day Weekend at Middleton Hall

Drayton Manor Park is voted Best Visitor Attraction in Staffordshire!

Cubs join in as Tamworth prepares to bloom

Help create community bunting fit for the Queen as part of birthday celebrations

21/04/2016

Full line-up revealed for biggest and best St George’s Day yet

Tamworth urban arts and sports festival

13/04/2016

Drayton Manor Park makes childhood dream job a reality for over 450 people with successful recruitment drive

Drayton Manor Park’s Adult and Toddler Ticket is back by popular demand!

Tamworth hosts events to mark Staffordshire Day

Moor Hall retains gold with Green Tourism Business Scheme

11/04/2016

Tamworth and District Civic Society Guided Walk

Tamworth mosaic group opens ‘Out of the Dark’ exhibition

KIDS TAKE OVER – DRAYTON MANOR PARK IS RECRUITING FOR A NEW BOARD

Drayton Manor Park and Hotel is the perfect location for team building with colleagues

Volunteers needed to count rare flowers at Tamworth beauty spot

Countdown is on to biggest and best St George’s Day fun yet

Drayton Manor Park to offer online prices on the gate this weekend!

08/04/2016

Bags of cash for green works as Hodge Lane is awarded £10,000 Tesco grant

Ladybridge timeline unveiling to mark end of first phase of Gateways Project

Don’t forget to make sure your dog is microchipped

Tamworth LitFest cooking up a storm

Novelist Ben Kane to talk at Tamworth Library

22/03/2016

Hundreds don their trainers for Tamworth Sport Relief Mile

Biggest ever programme of outdoor events revealed for 2016

Drayton Manor Theme Park swings to new heights with its brand new Tamarin Trail

Spot the sticker for food hygiene reassurance

Tamworth highly commended in national town centre awards

Enjoy a fairy tale wedding at Drayton Manor Park and Hotel

New I Am Tamworth mosaic group to host first ever exhibition

Easter Weekend at Middleton Hall

Council remains committed to tourist information in Tamworth

New centre manager pledges to keep Ankerside at the heart of Tamworth

Dog microchipping events on offer as new law comes into force

Dig out your running shoes for Tamworth Sport Relief 2016

19/01/2016

Final curtain call for Tamworth Assembly Rooms before major redevelopment gets underway

Combat the New Year blues with tasty treats and top notch accommodation

15/01/2016

Philip Dix Centre to be transformed in first phase of Creative Quarter project

Combine fitness with fun at FREE Futsal Mash-up sessions

14/01/2016

Drayton Manor Theme Park is riding high after a record breaking 65th Anniversary season!

Coffee Morning with IT support at Tamworth Library

FREE 2 hour IT sessions in January and February at Tamworth Library

Wedding Fayre at The SnowDome

Start the New Year with a toe-tapping trip down memory lane

Are you looking for a brand new challenge this New Year?

Last chance to follow the fairy and win some great prizes

Drayton Manor celebrates its biggest ever festive season

05/01/2016

Green-thinking staff at Ankerside Shopping Centre land top environmental award

Five million shoppers through the doors at Ankerside Shopping Centre in 2015

Christmas markets a success as elves add seasonal goodwill

Blast off and Return to the Forbidden Planet for sci-fi fun

Museum delighted at return of medals

Join the last waltz before Tamworth Assembly Rooms refurbishment

Rock n’ roll back the years with ‘Diddy’ David Hamilton

Still time to complete the Fairy Trail

Small Business Saturday boosted by fairies, festivities and a film crew

11/12/2015

Spot the elves for the chance to win prizes in town centre Christmas Treasure Hunt

See Santa at Bradley Scott Windows, Tamworth

Local Tamworth Printers Launch First DIY Photo Gift Kiosk

07/12/2015

Drayton Manor helps to give disadvantaged children a Magical Christmas to remember

04/12/2015

Leader pledges action following Question Time event

02/12/2015

Developer sought to carry out Tinkers Green & Kerria regeneration

Operation aims to make nights safer in Tamworth town centre

The State of Tamworth Debate just a week away

New tree is fine addition to Wigginton Park

Christmas Crackdown campaign sets out its festive stall

Follow the fairy for free treats on Small Business Saturday

Tamworth finishes a runner up in national high street contest

Have yourself a merry little Christmas time at Tamworth Voices concert

28/11/2015

Tamworth waits with bated breath for high street contest result

Partners join together in Christmas Crackdown to beat crime

Thousands enjoy festive cheer at Tamworth lights switch-on

Drayton Manor Theme Park’s 65th anniversary year ends with a clutch of accolades in esteemed tourism awards

24/11/2015

Tamworth Christmas Markets

ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH CHRISTMAS FAIR

Christmas Celebrations at Middleton Hall

PEPPA PIG BRINGS FESTIVE CHEER TO TAMWORTH

Looking for a special festive gift? Visit the Information Centre

Shoppers urged to support Tamworth’s independent stores on Small Business Saturday

There’s ‘snow’ doubt about it, it’s going to be a Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor Theme Park!

Friday market trial could become permanent if a success

20/11/2015

New ticket machines to be switched on in council car parks

Countdown is on to festive Christmas lights switch-on event

19/11/2015

Prime Minister praises Tamworth and supports Great British High Street bid

Tamworth’s TIC wins golden hat-trick as it is named best in the county

Winners named for 2015 Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Hundreds explored creative talents in I Am Visual Art project

Countdown is on to festive Christmas lights switch-on event

13/11/2015

Tamworth’s home-grown talent to fill the bill this Christmas

Hundreds explored creative talents in I Am Visual Art project

New stained glass window revealed at Tamworth Library

Tickets still available for this year’s Question Time event

11/11/2015

Antiques Evening with Charles Hanson

10/11/2015

Crowds enjoy another breathtaking fireworks display

Play with clay in Liam’s pottery workshops for beginners

Cast your votes now in final push for town centre contest

Great British High Street judges shown what town has to offer

06/11/2015

Ankerside Shopping Centre launches Operation Christmas charity appeal

Tamworth Castle named one of the most haunted places in staffordshire

Night in the Trenches at Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Record breaking attendance at Drayton Manor’s fireworks spectacular!

‘Heroic’ new window to be unveiled on Remembrance Day

Countdown is on to Tamworth’s free fireworks spectacular

Children invited to make festive lanterns during free sessions

Get your designs ready for Christmas Tree Festival display

Tamworth wins support from France in best town centre battle

Free town centre parking in run-up to Christmas

Mayor chooses her winning Christmas card design for 2015

Lindisfarne Story to celebrate band’s music and achievements

31/10/2015

Drayton Manor Theme Park’s European Award Success

Romanian Rugby World Cup Team visits Midland Karting

Christmas lights switch-on to launch festive season in style

Middleton Hall Hosts a Night of Jazz

Children explore drama and words in I Am Tamworth project

It’s official; Drayton Manor is the UK’s best attraction for children!

Ankerside staff think outside the cardboard box to land Green Apple award

Your chance to put town leaders under the spotlight

Judgement day looms in Great British town centres battle

Great British High Street campaign means business!

21/10/2015

New ticket machines installed in town car parks

Fireworks spectacular back with a bang on November 7

Your chance to put town leaders under the spotlight

19/10/2015

Matt Monro Jr to take to stage in 30th anniversary tribute

Spooky Fun at the Regiment Museum

Get Active with INTO

16/10/2015

Tamworth currently in second place in town centre battle

Disco fever to hit Tamworth Assembly Rooms next month

15/10/2015

Mayor looking for nominations for Christmas hampers

Mayor launches search for festive Christmas card design

14/10/2015

Northern Soul & Motown at the Cellar Room

Fairytale offer as two classic stories are brought to life

Brownies descend on Drayton Manor for rides, films, food and sleepover fun

Finest fear fuelled theatre is not for the faint hearted!

Spooks & Sparklers car hits the road to spread Halloween and Bonfire Night safety message

Sign up to YOMP Winter Challenge to get fit and have fun

Samaritans and Talking Newspaper chosen as Mayor’s charities

The boys are back in town for another explosive show

Drayton Manor Theme Park gears up for more treat than trick this Halloween!

Halloween-themed wrestling fest promises fun for all the family

Arts and events programme during Assembly Rooms closure period unveiled

Rotary Club’s sponsorship for Castle Grounds rose garden

Council scoops award for supporting Tamworth’s businesses

13/10/2015

People urged to vote EVERY DAY in national high streets battle

12/10/2015

Time to put Tamworth in the frame in one final pop-up gallery

People urged to vote EVERY DAY in national high streets battle

08/10/2015

Tamworth’s 2015 events showcased in online videos

07/10/2015

The Cheese and Ale Barn, Middleton in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2016

Town Crier wins world title

06/10/2015

‘Heroic’ new window to be unveiled on Remembrance Day

05/10/2015

New Saxon gallery for Tamworth Castle, thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Successful business summit is springboard for launch of business survey

Cash help for voluntary groups

Spooks & Sparklers campaign to spread Halloween and Bonfire Night safety message

Fireworks spectacular back with a bang on November 7

Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain celebrate Shockwave’s 21st birthday

Tamworth Clown is the funniest in the World

Tamworth shortlisted in Great British High Street awards

01/10/2015

Bowling Fun and Games at Christmas

30/09/2015

Intimate Theatre present Hedda Gabler at Middleton Hall.

Seeking Treasures at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum!

Epic War of the Worlds fireworks spectacular comes to Drayton Manor Theme Park

Swap fags for gags during Stoptober

Unique collection of ceramics attracts almost 200 visitors at Tamworth Castle

25/09/2015

Follow the trail to magic, dragons, custard pies and comedy

Jam-packed final season lined up before Assembly Rooms closes for refurbishment

Healthy project wins national award

Tamworth pupils learn ballet from the best

21/09/2015

Thousands enjoyed Tamworth’s culture at Heritage Open Day

Fun family fundraising at Drayton Manor Theme Park

18/09/2015

Plenty of entertainment on offer this October

Summer sports programme is a massive success!

Drayton Manor meerkats predict a wild win for England!

17/09/2015

Dancers and teachers can get en pointe at Royal Ballet studios

Christmas Tree Festival 2015

Miss Austen and the Regiment

Unique collection of ceramics to be shown for one weekend only at Tamworth Castle

Toddle your way to top term time savings at Drayton Manor Theme Park

‘Much-loved’ Tamworth hits the ‘blooming’ double hat trick

First ever Tamworth food festival goes down a treat

Your town needs you! Hunt is on to find best British high street

09/09/2015

Jethro returns to Tamworth for more ‘hysterical nonsense’

04/09/2015

Plenty to whet the appetite at Tamworth Food Festival

Calamity Jane to come a-rollin on over the plains

Explore heritage for free as part of jam-packed weekend of fun

Middleton Hall hosts An Evening with Charles Hanson

29/08/2015

More than 60 businesses to serve up treats at Tamworth Food Festival

Prepare to get ‘all crazee now’ at glittering glam rock revival

We Love Tamworth attracts record-breaking crowds for 2015!

Big bank holiday offer at Drayton Manor Theme Park!

New website to help promote town-wide music scene

Free courses and workshops to help creative people get ahead

New website to help promote town-wide music scene

21/08/2015

Free courses and workshops to help creative people get ahead

People invited to get their bake on in Tamworth Food Festival ‘cupcake-off’

A5/M42 Junction 10 to Dordon Roundabout Resurfacing

Big bank holiday offer at Drayton Manor Theme Park!

TRADITIONAL FAMILY FUN DAY

International chef to cook up a storm at Tamworth Food Festival

18/08/2015

Storytelling sessions set to enthral young visitors to Tamworth Castle

Prost! Enjoy beer and sausage German-style at Oktoberfest

We Love Tamworth festival of fun just days away!

Ankermoor Court takes top prize in Bloom competition

Oliver’s wins pubs in bloom competition

They’re the blooming best as garden competition attracts record number of entries

Hundreds enjoy open air theatre in Tamworth community park

Tamworth Food Gusto Festival to offer a taste of something different

13/08/2015

The Neil Cleaver Memorial Summer Charity Fun Day 2015

Free Cycle Training

St Giles Hospice Mud Challenge

Family attraction celebrates 5 star catering rating for third year running

National Memorial Arboretum Children’s Craft Activity at Tamworth Library

Enjoy Tamworth’s heritage and history – for free

The Gunpowder Plot

Battles, Beer and Butties

Still time for budding performers to step into the spotlight

MG CAR DAY AT MIDDLETON HALL

Trench Tour and Discovery Day at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Got a tale about Tamworth to tell? Now’s your chance

Magic and adventure await as Tales of Peter Rabbit unfold

Hundreds enjoy a summer evening of fun, thrills and spills

From big band to boogie with September’s musical mix

Win the ultimate theme park experience – the whole attraction to yourself!

‘Jewel in crown’ nature site holding open day for community

Step back to Victorian times at Tamworth Castle

New tenants set up shop at Created In Tamworth

New menswear store at Ankerside Shopping Centre

05/08/2015

Summer Fun at Planters, Tamworth

Children can get in the zone at this year’s We Love Tamworth

Curtains set to open on outdoor cinema – don’t miss out!

I Am Words

04/08/2015

Go back to the fabulous fifties at Drayton Manor Theme Park this bank holiday weekend!

New arrivals at Drayton Manor Zoo!

Long-serving former councillor made Freeman and St John Ambulance given Freedom of the Borough

Cash help for voluntary groups

Tudor history brought to life at Tamworth Castle

Tamworth children working on ‘heroic’ window project

Staffordshire Hoard is shortlisted for national award

35th Anniversary of Bad Laasphe and Tamworth Twinning

Retro hairstyle is all the Rage ahead of outdoor cinema event

Save the date for this summer’s ‘We Love Tamworth’ festival

Thrill-seeking Guides descend on Drayton Manor Theme Park for overnight adventure

Drayton Manor Theme Park is the best value for money family day out

Take a walk on the wild side at Drayton Manor Zoo

Say ‘What ho!’ again to the Edwardian Fete and Fair

Summer sports programme is a sell-out success!

Georgian history brought to life at Tamworth Castle

50th birthday celebrations at Drayton Manor Zoo

31/07/2015

Outdoor production was a midsummer night’s dream

Summer of sporting activities – and it’s all FREE!

Floral figures are back – in time for judging day

11/07/2015

Independents’ Day was a monster hit in Tamworth

Essential Hollies will celebrate great music from a great band

Tamworth in Bloom judging day just days away

Middleton Hall Needs You!

Deadline approaching for second town centre art exhibition

New addition at the helm of Drayton Manor Theme Park’s marketing team

Summer bandstand concerts kicked off in top-tapping style

Festival finale set to transport visitors back to the 50s

Underpass given artistic new makeover

Wartime Spirit comes to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Wannabe performers sought for new Tamworth play

Saxon history brought to life at Tamworth Castle

Sumatran Tigers roar into Drayton Manor Zoo

Discover new Tamworth talent at live music shows this July

02/07/2015

Independents Day sees T Rex in Tamworth for one day only

Double helping of outdoor theatre to hit Tamworth this summer

29/06/2015

Get set for a summer of fabulous fifties fun at Drayton Manor Theme Park!

Drayton Manor steps back in time as it prepares to host retro 90s evening

Ladybridge works almost complete

Middleton Motors Monthly Summer Party

Support your local traders on Independents’ Day

24/06/2015

Lichfield Arts, Blues and Jazz

18/06/2015

Buggy Bootcamp

Heritage Roadshow

Lets talk about health

Edwardian Fete and Fair

Bringing history to life at the WW2 Weekend

Charitable theme park offers laughter and excitement to disadvantaged children.

Elford Scarecrow Festival

Summer of sporting activities just around the corner – and it’s all FREE!

Drayton Manor Theme Park launches Thomas Land™ VIP experience*

Intimate Theatre Double Bill at Middleton Hall

Take a trip through the ages with Tamworth Castle history events

customers can have a web chat

Middleton Hall supports National Garden Scheme

Rainy Day Guarantee at Drayton Manor

Make the LittleMoments special at Drayton Manor Theme Park this Father’s Day weekend!

Real Ale and Music Festival

Putting the Saint into Saint Editha’s

Calling all cooks – we need YOU for Tamworth in Bloom Bake Off?

Community-focused Drayton Manor Theme Park, in Tamworth, has launched a traffic information service to alert local people when peak traffic flow is expected.

The World of The Staffordshire Hoard

06/06/2015

Music and horror on the bill for 2015 outdoor cinema event

An Old Time Music Hall

WORK by aspiring Tamworth artists has gone on show at the town’s Ankerside Shopping Centre.

Active Tamworth launches online way to get fit and have fun

Spice up your weekends with super Saturday shows this June

Summer’s here – and it’s time for you to enter our Tamworth in Bloom garden competition

Plenty of time for pubs to enter this year’s In Bloom competition

New Mayor for Tamworth

Parents and toddlers can enjoy a day of fun for just £20 at Drayton Manor Theme Park

REVIVE AND THRIVE ‘TALKING TOWN’ EVENT

01/06/2015

Bandstand concerts return throughout the summer

Can you cook up a wartime winner for the Tamworth in Bloom Bake Off?

A5 entry slip to be closed until end of July

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa’s Oak Room restaurant is awarded 2 AA rosettes

Perfect porkers trotting out to new homes across Tamworth

Kids call the shots as UK’s first ever Child Hotel Concierge Checks-in to Drayton Manor Hotel

27/05/2015

Father’s Day at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Waterloo Day at Middleton Hall

Artists invited to put Tamworth in the frame in pop-up galleries

Murder, mayhem and laughs on the menu at Assembly Rooms

Teddy Tots

21/05/2015

Is there a fortune in your cupboard?

Artists invited to put Tamworth in the frame in pop-up galleries

Poetry at Tamworth Library

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa enters TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame

Military Heroes themed Guided tour

Walk a Mile

Meet the soldiers of Waterloo!

15/05/2015

Drayton Manor Hotel ‘beefs-up’ its menu with a brand new Sunday carvery

Get up close to creatures great and small at Drayton Manor Zoo this half term

Stage set for supercalifrajilistic sing-along show this June

Breathtaking show left audiences amazed and inspired

The George Hotel ‘veges out’ for National Vegetarian Week!

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa ‘veges out’ for National Vegetarian Week!

Can you cook up a wartime winner for the Tamworth in Bloom Bake Off?

Tamworth in Bloom judging route map unveiled

Assembly Rooms ready to welcome musical legends this June

30/04/2015

Drayton Manor Theme Park proud to be an eco-friendly organisation

May Day Weekend at Middleton Hall

Read all about it – Belgrave’s rich history captured in book and DVD

Trench Tour and Discovery Day at Staffordshire Regiment Museum

American Ethelfleda to be guest of honour at Tigress event

Rehearsals underway for breathtaking outdoor spectacle

Floating Market at Alvecote Marina

Therapy crafters create stunning artwork for outdoor spectacle

23/04/2015

Budding artists invited to brush up on skills at free workshop

Extreme Stunt Show in Tamworth

Floral figures to be removed for annual spruce-up

Buzzards Valley – Vineyard tours

18/04/2015

Just over 50 days to the Ashby Food & Drink Festival!

Tigress – A Warrior Queen – at Tamworth Castle Grounds

Penny Black opens in Tamworth

Mind, Body, Spirit Fayre

Talking Book Group at Tamworth Library

Get with the beat and try Taiko drumming for free

Do your bit to help make the judging route bloom

Countdown is on to town’s popular St George’s Day festival

15/04/2015

Bumper bill of live music and mediumship on stage this May

Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Thousands check-in for take-off as Drayton Manor Theme Park launches its latest addition

Meet the Community Wardens who are working for you!

Vintage Vehicles come to the Museum.

Comictopia opens in Tamworth

New College Plan revealed for Tamworth

03/04/2015

Tamworth singers invited to take centre stage at town venue

Poundbakery opens in Tamworth

Help the dragon find her eggs at Tamworth Castle

Entertainment to suit all tastes in jam-packed April line-up

A unique Historic Hall & Gardens opens its doors on Wednesdays

Tamworth’s herd of perfect porkers starting to take shape

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports at the Snowdome Tamworth

Get with the beat and try Taiko drumming for free

Tamworth leads the way in flying the flag for St George

Saxon queen story at heart of breathtaking outdoor spectacle

TOOT TOOT – ALL ABOARD FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE EXPANDED THOMAS LAND ATTRACTION AS IT OFFICIALLY OPENS 8th APRIL 2015

Following History and the Easter Trail at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

The price is right for Drayton Manor’s 65th anniversary celebrations and 2015 season

Drayton Manor’s 4D Cinema welcomes Yogi for a ‘beary’ entertaining 2015

Bid for £900K Creative Quarter grant submitted to Heritage Lottery Fund

11/03/2015

Easter Bunnies at Ankerside Tamworth

Artists invited to put Tamworth in the frame in pop-up galleries

Tamworth leads the way in flying the flag for St George

Enjoy a Mother’s Day to remember at Drayton Manor Theme Park and Hotel

Help the dragon find her eggs at Tamworth Castle

New Managing Director appointed at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park celebrates after scooping two award nominations

02/03/2015

Free entry at four city heritage attractions

Storytelling sessions for young visitors to Tamworth Castle

Crafty residents knit up a storm as flag project takes off

Launch of Tamworth Litfest

WI joins in with Tamworth in Bloom 2015

Volunteers give our feathered friends a helping hand

Tamworth to fly the flag in support of Commonwealth Day

18/02/2015

Drayton Manor Theme Park expands Thomas Land by 40%

Next steps laid out for Creative Quarter plans

Calling all knitters – your town needs you!

Lego fever in Tamworth

16/02/2015

Hundreds try new hobbies as taster sessions get underway

Storytelling session set to enthral young visitors to Tamworth Castle

Take a Turn in the Trenches at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.

03/02/2015

French Language Course for Beginners at Tamworth Library.

Community Safety Day

Middleton Hall Winter Open Day

01/02/2015

Major project to improve links between Ventura Park and town centre to start

Old favourites and new ideas for 2015 outdoor events programme

Popular fitness programme opened up to more people as it is saved from closure

Can you help Tamworth Castle staff find Ruby the Dragon?

New tenants set up shop at Created In Tamworth

Unlimited family fun for all ages with Drayton Manor Theme Park’s season pass

Creative Quarter project awarded £2.95m grant funding

Wedding Fayre @ the SnowDome

06/01/2015

Fragrance Shop – Christmas Deals

08/12/2014

Extra markets in town centre in run-up to Christmas

Formula One racing legend at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Help and advice for dog owners

Community Gift Box

02/12/2014

The Market Place opens Saturday 6th December

01/12/2014

Park for free in town centre this Saturday – and support your local businesses

Candle event lights up Tamworth Castle

Operation aims to make nights safer in Tamworth town centre

Excitement, laughter and fun; all in a day’s work at Drayton Manor Theme Park as it launches its recruitment drive

Carols in the Trenches

Tamworth support Small Business Saturday

Lichfield Christmas Festival

Drayton Manor Theme Park is Ho-Ho-Hoping for a truly Magical Christmas

Christmas lights switch-on was biggest and best yet!

27/11/2014

Traditional Christmas Variety at Middleton Hall

Christmas events at Tamworth Library

MIDDLETON HALL PRESENT A PROGRAMME OF CAROL CONCERTS FOR THE FESTIVE PERIOD

Drayton Manor Theme Park has this week won two Gold and one Silver award at the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.

Don’t forget – you can park for free in town centre on two Saturdays

Girlguiding Midlands enjoys exclusive mega day out at Drayton Manor Theme Park

11/11/2014

Something for the Ladies – VIP Ladies Night

Middleton Hall Hosts a Night of Jazz

Rosie Goodwin – Popular Author at Tamworth Library

Festive market and Sunday date set to make Christmas lights switch-on bigger and better

Kids Run Free

Christmas Dining & Festive Afternoon Tea at Drayton Court Hotel

04/11/2014

Christmas Food and Craft Weekend

King Henry VIII at Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Dunnes Store closes

Mayor looking for nominations for Christmas hampers

How many survived Tamworth’s Zombie Apocalypse?

Spectacular firework display attracts biggest crowd ever

Free town centre parking in run-up to Christmas

Unwrap a festive treat at Tamworth Assembly Rooms

Annual dinner at Drayton Manor Theme Park, with special guest, Colonel Bob Stewart

Tolsons Mill Craft Fairs

RESIDENTS are being urged to put forward their views about what Tamworth has to offer in the evenings.

A night of Northern Soul

30/10/2014

Tolsons Mill proves a Craft Success

23/10/2014

Countdown for firework spectacular

Civic event at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Christmas and New Year Parties at Namco Strykers

Tamworth wins silver gilt award in Britain in Bloom campaign

Spooktacular Halloween Party at Kids Kingdom.

16/10/2014

Intimate Theatre Commemorates WW1 at Middleton Hall.

14/10/2014

Castle By Candlelight is back this autumn

Free weekly run for children to launch this month

Remember, remember… the FIRST of November!

Drayton Manor Theme Park’s 2014 season set to end with a fang-tastic bang!

Drayton Manor Theme Park is the first UK family owned theme park to hit the magic…zero!

Two days to go to Britain in Bloom results announcement

Calling all young budding designers

02/10/2014

Town Team highly commended for support to Tamworth’s businesses

Fund-Raising fun at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Ticket giveaway to mark new website launch

Step out against domestic violence this weekend

Learn to be a Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor

Papa John’s supporting our Emergency Services in Tamworth

26/09/2014

Award for Tamworth Town Team

Drayton Manor Theme Park voted best attraction for children at awards ceremony

Tamworth 10K Run

Middleton Hall Antiques & Collector’s Fair

Lichfield Arts Autumn Beer Festival

The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

Intimate Theatre Commemorates WW1 at Middleton Hall.

Craft Fayre comes to Tamworth

16/09/2014

HONDA – Exclusive offers for Business Users

Would you like to learn to Crochet

Calling all stallholders – would you like a stall at the Lichfield Literature Antiques and Vintage Market

Anker Valley housing development plans are passed

Assembly Rooms redevelopment plans given the go-ahead

Committee to look at boosting town’s night-time economy

08/09/2014

Heritage Open Day

03/09/2014

Taste of Tamworth

Lots more exciting outdoor events still to come this year in Tamworth

Keen gardeners triumph in Best In Bloom competition

Pizza Express now open in Tamworth

06/08/2014

Open Studio – Susan Moore

04/08/2014

Twycross Zoo Family Welcomes Newborn Animals

30/07/2014

Guided walk and church service to commemorate start of First World War

Launch of Drayton Manor Events website

28/07/2014

NEW URBAN ERA URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL 2014

Tamworth marks WWI commemorations with a floral tribute

21/07/2014

Superfast fibre Broadband

Tamworth performers take Birmingham Symphony Hall by storm

09/07/2014

World War I: Artists In Residence project

World War I Weekends

Wildlife Wednesdays

The Deanery opening soon in Tamworth

30/05/2014

Calling local people – come and see what you could do!

Tamworth Boxing Club’s Alan Keast awarded the Freedom of the Borough

27/05/2014

Tamworth’s Premier Artist hosts red carpet exhibition

Roasters Ventura now open in the evening

23/05/2014

Go-ahead granted for Tamworth BMW and Mini showrooms

20/05/2014

Refurbished Tamworth store brings ten new jobs

Double Judging for Tamworth in Bloom

Fertility services to move to high-tech clinic at Tamworth’s Ventura Park

New nature reserve group now set up – it’s official!

Mini Showroom brings employment to Tamworth

06/05/2014

Tamworth Nando’s set to open early September

Tamworth St Georges Day Success

New equipment installed at Castle Grounds play area

18/04/2014

A hole in onesie at Drayton Manor Theme Park on Guinness World Record day!

Tamworth entertainers given rare opportunity to perform at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall

11/04/2014

‘Phone and Pay’ cashless parking now up and running

£3 million plan for ambitious Tamworth Creative Quarter

The Midlands first ever SUP festival

10/04/2014

Onesie world record countdown has begun!

09/04/2014

Tamworth gets creative as brand new plans are unveiled

05/04/2014

Have your say on Tamworth’s future development

Onesie world record is not enough as Drayton Manor

27/03/2014

‘Phone and Pay’ cashless parking now up and running in Tamworth

Cask Marque Status for Market Vaults Real Ale Pub

19/03/2014

It’s cool to be pre-school with great value days out at Drayton Manor Theme Park

18/03/2014

Award for Tamworth Town Team tweets!

16/03/2014

Tamworth Nando’s, Starbucks and Pizza Express construction continues

Men with metal detectors discover new gold Staffordshire coin hoard near Tamworth

BMW dealership approved for Cardinal Point, Tamworth

Alex Polizzi came to town

Zoo Celebrates Birth of a Tiny Elephant!

Going for Gold at Drayton Manor Theme Park

06/03/2014

Tourism staff to appear on Channel 5 show The Hotel Inspector

26/02/2014

Future plans to be unveiled at Tamworth Assembly Rooms

20/02/2014

FLYBE UNVEILS MAJOR EXPANSION AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

19/02/2014

Tamworth golf course is set to close in 2015

Roadworks delayed at Tamworth M42, J10

06/02/2014

Tamworth residents urged to relaunch Wigginton Park Voluntary Group

Tamworth Golf Club closure decision provokes rage

Tamworth selected to represent Heart of England in Bloom Finals

Travelodge hotels in Tamworth to get a £350,000 make-over

Building work starts on bringing Nando’s, Starbucks and Pizza Express to Tamworth

£3 million improvements works for M42 J10, Tamworth

29/01/2014

HS2 consultation extended

Former Tamworth Mayor dies at the age of 88

Fasten your seatbelts for new ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Multi-million pound flood defences in Tamworth protect homes after heavy rain

09/01/2014

HS2 documents missing 877 pages including information affecting Tamworth and North Warwickshire

Tamworth Council to give £4,000 to charity groups and organisations

The A‐Z of Three‐Wheelers – Local Author launches new Book

08/01/2014

Tamworth town centre is safe

19/12/2013

TWO NEW LONG HAUL ROUTES ANNOUNCED FROM BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

Support Our Soldiers – How can you help?

16/12/2013

50 Years Ago Rolling Stones played Tamworth Assembly Rooms

02/12/2013

Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi unveils new Created in Tamworth hub

Lea Marston & Abbey Hotel – Service Excellence Winners at Midlands Family Business Awards

21/11/2013

Tamworth Information Centre wins Gold

07/11/2013

Blue Inc opens in Ankerside

Drayton Manor Theme Park’s Award Success

Created in Tamworth

02/10/2013

Heritage Open Day was a huge success

19/09/2013

T 4 Victory is a triumph for Tamworth

18/09/2013

Tamworth wins Bloom gold for fourth year

13/09/2013

T for Victory Press Release

05/09/2013

Guinness World Record attempt Tamworth

23/08/2013

Parking Permits

30/08/2013