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 farm visits 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 16 and February 22 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.

If you are looking to get sporty this half-term, then Tamworth Borough Council’s Sports Development Team is inviting residents to get more physically active this season and try free or low cost activities, every Monday to Friday, at The Castle Grounds Activity Centre.

The centre offers a range of activities including a recovery gym, walking, cycling and kids’ outdoor running.

The Active Recovery Gym offers new members an appointment for a health assessment carried out by a qualified member of staff, who will then discuss exercise choices and set an appropriate programme.

Free walking sessions are available from Dave Owen Cycles on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:15am to 10:15am and a free walking group is also available every Thursday from 11.30am to 12.30pm, starting from the Community Together Hub located in the activity centre opposite the tennis courts.  

Further information on the dates and times sports activities are taking place in Tamworth can be found at: www.activetamworth.co.uk

Other activities listed on Visit Tamworth include golf, Snowdrop week at Middleton Hall, half-term holiday clubs at various venues including, Coton Green Church and Wings Theatre, plus 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.

Cllr Daniel Cook, Leader of Tamworth Borough Council 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 or low cost activities we’ve put on in the Castle Grounds Activity Centre.”

Visit www.visittamworth.co.uk for more information, including dates, times and prices where applicable. Or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/VisitTamworth/ 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.