Overlooked by Tamworth Castle, the Pleasure Grounds have beautiful floral terraces dropping down to the banks of the River Anker and open grassland - ideal for walks and picnics in the summer.
Combined with a visit to Tamworth Castle, the facilities in the grounds are excellent for families with an extensive adventure play area for children, a cafe, river walks and one of the highest standard public bowls greens in the Midlands.
Castle Grounds facilities include: Children's playground, cafe, cycle hire, flat green bowling, outdoor gym, the planet walk, skate park, tennis courts, toilets including a Changes Places facility.
Cycle hireThere are also toilet facilities within Ankerside Shopping Centre (next to the Castle Grounds) during their opening hours.
Hire your cycles from Dave Owen Cycles based in the Activity Centre in the Castle Grounds. Open 10am to 5pm daily 7 days a week. Helmets also available to hire. Cycles and skateboards available to purchase. Full cycle maintenance and accessories available.
Flat green bowling
There is a Flat Green Bowls Club in the castle grounds with an expertly kept green.
Available to hire by the hour, with all court bookings starting on the hour. Booked courts may be re-let if not claimed within the first five minutes of booked playing time and last game will be let out one hour before closing.
Prices available from Dave Owen Cycles in the Castle Grounds Activity Centre opposite the tennis courts, or phone on 07896 504141. Rackets are also available for a small deposit
There is a state-of-the-art skate park in Tamworth Castle Grounds, which has been extremely well received by skateboarders, in-liners and BMX riders. The park is so good that British professional skaters have been sighted enjoying the park on numerous occasions. The park has a varied layout with some contemporary skatepark features including a 4ft tall 20ft wide mini ramp and the extremely popular Westminster hip, as well as some street style ledges rails and many pads.
Table tennis tables
We now have two permanent table tennis tables, just bring your bat and ball!