- Castles and Palaces
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Enjoy a summer of family fun at Tamworth Castle and experience the most important moments of English history first-hand.
Find out about the life of the Saxons, get briefed on the secret details of their battle tactics and join in on the action by taking your place in the Saxon shield-wall. The budding young archaeologists in the family will have the chance to get hands-on with some digging for buried artefacts.
Find out how people lived in the Middle Ages - from the hobbies of fair Lady Freville to the daily chores of the Laundress, and the weapon-making craftsmanship of the Armourer. Then it’s time to meet the Georgians and find out what toys their kids played with. Helping Lord Townsend with his scientific experiments and learning about Georgian dancing and etiquette from the Lady’s maid are must-dos for the youngsters.
Another unmissable event at Tamworth Castle this summer will take you to World War I - try to pass the military medical test, learn about war time communications and decode secret messages. There will be period games and toys for the kids to discover too!
- Unmissable period events in the summer
- Meet different characters from the past
- Learn about history & get involved in period activities
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
The Holloway, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA, England
Click here to visit Tamworth Castle's website
01827 709 626
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April - September: Tuesday to Sunday 11:30 - 15:00
October - March: Saturday to Sunday 11:30 - 15:00
Please check the website as times and start dates may vary. Open on Mondays during Staffordshire School Holidays.
Adults (16+): £7.50
Kids (5-15): £5.00
Toddlers (2-4): £3.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £23.00
Assistance/Guide Dogs only.
Please note that the Castle has lots of steep stairs and narrow corridors, therefore pushchairs cannot be taken beyond reception or the Castle courtyard. Accessible places are the medieval courtyard, dungeon, The armoury, Great Hall and shop. The Great Hall features a virtual tour of the Castle and photographic collection of images of Tamworth town.
There are a number of car parks in Tamworth town centre. The brown Tamworth Castle signs direct drivers to the Jolly Sailor car park.
Brilliant Dragon Hunt
Written by Anonymous . 19.02.16
Grandma and Jevan (aged 6) went on the Dragon Hunt as a half term treat. We had a great time - so much to look at and do in the castle as well as looking for clues to find Ruby the Dragon (glitter trails and green poo). The helpers were kind and gave us tips about what to look for, as well as helping to make dragon friendly badges. When we finally met Ruby, everyone was delighted, especially when they received a chocolate bar from her basket! We loved it all!