HUNT for dragons, seek out their eggs and step back in time to learn about medieval life, in a variety of fun-packed family activities this season at Tamworth Castle.
Half-term fun begins on February 16, when visitors are invited to go on an exciting castle’s Dragon Hunt at Tamworth’s award-winning castle. Whilst playing hide and seek, Tamworth Castle’s resident dragon Ruby and her brother Hafgrim have gone missing. They now appear to be lost!
Join the search for the castle’s dragons, learn how to decorate the dragon’s den and brush up on your dragon hunting skills!
Family fun for Easter begins on April 13 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.
Visitors will be asked to search every corner of the ancient building to find Ruby’s lost eggs and record their findings on a quiz sheet. Children will be given a small reward upon completion.
Please note: visitors will not be able to find Ruby during the egg hunt as she will be too busy looking for her eggs!
Both events take place daily between 10.30am and 3pm, (building closes at 3.45pm) during the school holidays.
To 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 20.
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-2019
Normal admission prices apply for the Egg Hunt and St George’s Day events taking place inside the castle, additional charge of 50p for children for the craft activities at the Dragon Hunt.
Entry is priced at £7.50 for adults, £6.50 concessions, £5 for children over five (£5.50 for the Dragon Hunt only) and £3 (£3.50 for the Dragon Hunt) for children aged between two and four. Under-twos get in free of charge. Family tickets are also available for £23, based on two adults and two children. No pre-booking necessary.
More information is available on the Tamworth Castle website at www.tamworthcastle.co.uk, or by calling the Tamworth Information Centre in Marmion House, on 01827 709618.
Cllr John Chesworth, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: “Tamworth Castle has so much to offer when it comes to family and child-friendly activities to keep the boredom at bay during the school holidays.
“These events offer the ideal opportunity to explore our amazing castle and unveil the rich history and also enjoy some mythical fun.”