Seasonal ideas

egg huntThere’s plenty to keep families entertained in Tamworth during the February half-term, from dragon hunting and adventure golf, to farm visits and sports.

If you’re looking for things to keep the children entertained next week, this website is a great place to start. It’s full of ideas and has a busy What’s On section, as well as highlighting some of the fantastic attractions the area has to offer.

Family fun for Easter begins on April 4 at the castle, with an ‘egg-stra’ special Egg Hunt . This time Ruby has disguised her eggs so that the dragon charmer will be unable to detect them.  As an extra precaution, Hafgrim, Ruby’s brother, has hidden the eggs and now cannot find them.

New for this year is an evening performance of The Canterbury Tales in the castle’s magnificent Great Hall on Friday, April 24 at 7pm. GreenMatthews present six of the best-loved tales, told in a variety of styles and visual inspirations. Admission for this event is £15 and includes a drink.

georgeTo celebrate the patron saint of England, the castle is also holding a truly medieval experience for all ages to enjoy. The annual St George’s Day celebration brings together a host of activities for all the family which attracts thousands of visitors each year. This year's event will take place on Saturday, April 25. 

The day of fun includes living history at the castle, where visitors can help the laundress, learn about medieval weaponry and armour and join in with some traditional games with the castle’s own Lady Freville.

In the Castle Grounds try out archery, enjoy the spectacular medieval joust, walk around the medieval encampment, be amazed by the breathing five-metre animatronic dragon and try out the children’s activities. Normal admission prices apply to the castle, admission to the Castle Grounds only is free.

Further information about activities in the grounds can be found here: www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/St-Georges-Day-Extravaganza-2020

If you are looking to get sporty this half-term, then Tamworth Borough Council’s Sports Development Team is inviting residents to get more physically active this season and try free or low cost activities, every Monday to Friday, at 

The Castle Grounds Activity Centre offers a range of activities including a recovery gym, walking and cycling.

The Active Recovery Gym offers new members an appointment for a health assessment carried out by a qualified member of staff, who will then discuss exercise choices and set an appropriate programme.

Natural Mindfulness Well-being walks take place on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Switch off that busy mind, and be in a different headspace to find some peace. Booking is essential, fully qualified guide on every walk, very informative and lots of fun. Find out more: www.mylifenaturals.co.uk .

There’s also plenty on offer at the wide variety of Tamworth attractions including Tamworth SnowDome, Thomas Land, Jump Xtreme, Namco Funscape and Monty’s Indoor Adventure.

Get your walking boots on and take in the beauty of nature. As well as Tamworth’s own 14 nature reserves; the town is bordered by a number of parks which hold their own half term and winter events which are brilliant for families. These include Kingsbury Water Park, Pooley Country Park and Heritage Centre, Rosliston Forestry Centre and Conkers Discovery Centre.

Tamworth offers a variety of entertainment and activities to suit all tastes, from music, comedy and theatre productions, to farms and fairs. Check out our What’s On pages to see what the season has in store for you.