Visit Tamworth for half-term holiday fun

There’s plenty to keep families entertained in Tamworth during the February half-term, from dragon hunting and adventure golf, to free craft activities and sports.

If you’re looking for things to keep the children entertained next week, the Visit Tamworth website is a great place to start. It’s full of ideas and has a busy What’s On section, as well as highlighting some of the fantastic attractions the area has to offer.

For dragon-hunting adventure head to Tamworth Castle for the Dragon Hunt between February 18 and February 24 to track down the resident dragon, Ruby, and her brother Hafgrim, who have gone missing. Visitors are invited to help find the pair, decorate the dragons’ den, find the eggs and take part in dragon-themed crafts.

More crafting opportunities are available on February 21, 22 and 23 when willing volunteers will be invited to take part in one of Tamworth Borough Council’s largest ever community arts projects. A total of 1,400 individual square-yard tiles need decorating to form part of a huge Mercian Mosaic that will be laid out in Tamworth Castle Grounds this summer. The project is halfway there, but artist Maggie Carney is hoping people will help her give it a big push to the final stages. The free drop-in sessions take place in Maggie’s base of operations in the former Argos unit in Ankerside.

For physical activity in the great outdoors, Tamworth Borough Council’s Sports Development Team has unveiled a brand new free programme of sporting events called ‘Street Sport’ which will be coming to parks across the borough during the holiday.

Sports include football, basketball, tennis, handball and zone hockey. Sessions are aimed at 13-18-year olds, but younger children will be able to join in too.
The full timetable of Street Sport events is available at

Other activities listed on Visit Tamworth include cycle hire, golf, trampolining and tennis in Tamworth Castle Grounds, a big bounce at Wilnecote Leisure Centre and a packed programme at Ash End Children’s Farm.

There’s also plenty on offer at the wide variety of Tamworth attractions including Tamworth Snowdome, Thomas Land, Jump Xtreme, Namco Funscape and Monty’s Indoor Adventure.

If the weather allows, Tamworth is a great place to get back to nature with an abundance of nature reserves and country parks to explore; perfect for a crisp winter’s walk.

Deputy Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, Cllr Robert Pritchard, said: “Tamworth has so much to offer when it comes to family and child-friendly activities to keep the boredom at bay during the school holidays. The February half-term is no exception and we’d encourage people to visit some of our great local attractions, or take advantage of the free activities we’ve put on as part of the Street Sport and Mercian Mosaic projects.”

Visit for more information, including dates, times and prices where applicable. Or visit the Facebook page or Twitter @VisitTamworth.

Groups, bands, organisations, attractions and businesses are invited to advertise their events free of charge on the Visit Tamworth website. Visit the What’s On page for more information.