Seasonal ideas

castleVisit Tamworth for autumn and winter fun - There’s plenty to keep families entertained in Tamworth during the colder months, from spooky castle tours and firework displays to Christmas Lights Festival and pantomime cheer…oh yes there is!

If you’re looking for something to keep the children entertained this season, head to our What’s On page which has a listing of local events.

If you fancy yourself as the new Picasso, then join the town's Art Attack on Saturday, October 12, between 10am and 4pm. This FREE event is open to people of all ages and abilities, and will bring together professional artists and illustrators, to guide and assist participants through a number of interesting and unusual art activities. 

An eerie mist descends on Tamworth Castle for Halloween this October, with a range of creepy activities to occupy the children during the day, plus a ghost hunt for adults on Halloween night. Click here for a full list of times and prices.

Celebrate Bonfire Night in style with Tamworth’s fireworks spectacular on Saturday, November 2. The incredibly popular FREE event begins at 5pm and will include a fun fair, face painting and other family activities, as well as plenty of food and drinks stalls. Then, at 7pm, the sky will be lit up with an impressive pyrotechnic display set to music. 

The countdown to Christmas kicks off with the Tamworth Christmas Lights Festival on Sunday, November 24. It’s going to be another jam packed day of festive fun for all the family, with the town basking in the colourful glow of the lights when the switch on takes place at 5pm. Look out for Santa himself who may even make an appearance! 

The Christmas fun doesn’t stop there, with a wide variety of Tamworth attractions on offer including Statfold Barn Railway, Drayton Manor’s Thomas Land White Christmas, the Snowdome’s Santa’s Winter Wonderland, Jump Xtreme, Namco Funscape and Monty’s Indoor Adventure.

The exciting re-opening of Tamworth Assembly Rooms is happening just in time for the festive season after its multi-million pound renovation.  A fantastic range of winter entertainment is on offer for people to enjoy. Tamworth Pantomime Company are welcomed back for a rendition of the pantomime classic Aladdin, featuring a host of popular local performers; and the UK's number one Rat Pack tribute act will bring festive cheer this Christmas performing classic hits. For a list of everything happening, visit:

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, Halloween 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.