Help Ruby the dragon find her lost eggs at Tamworth Castle

Sunday, 26th March 2017

FAMILIES are being invited to take part in an egg-stra special Easter egg hunt around the great halls and corridors of Tamworth Castle this April.

Ruby the Castle dragon has hidden her eggs from the dastardly dragon hunter. However, she disguised them so well that she can’t find them again! Visitors will be asked to scour every corner of the ancient building to find Ruby’s lost eggs.

Egg hunters can record their findings on a quiz sheet and will be given a small reward upon completion.

The annual egg hunt is a great activity to enjoy with children during the Easter school holidays. It takes place daily between 11.30am and 4pm, starting from Saturday, April 8 and running until Friday, April 21.

On Saturday, April 22, the Castle will switch to a medieval theme in support of the St George’s Day Festival which will take over the Castle Grounds for a jam-packed programme of family fun.

Visitors to the Castle on that day will be invited to play historic games with Lady Freville, help the laundress clean clothes using medieval techniques and learn about weapons and armour from the period.

Normal admission prices apply for the Easter egg hunt and St George’s Day activities. Entry is priced at £7.50 for adults, £6.50 concessions, £5 for children over five and £3 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, or by calling Tamworth Information Centre in Marmion House, Lichfield Street, on 01827 709618.