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Castle Grounds

Castle groundsOverlooked by Tamworth Castle, the Pleasure Grounds have beautiful floral terraces dropping down to the banks of the River Anker and open grassland - ideal for walks and picnics in the summer.

The bandstand is located at the top of the terracing under the Castle, which plays host in the summer to a series of free concerts, sponsored by Ankerside Shopping Centre.

Combined with a visit to Tamworth Castle, the facilities in the grounds are excellent for families with an extensive adventure play area for children, a cafe, river walks and one of the highest standard public bowls greens in the Midlands.

Castle Grounds facilities include: Cafe, Castle Grounds activity centre, children's playground, cycle hire, flat green bowling, table tennis tables, outdoor gym, the planet walk, skate park, tennis courts, toilets, Changing Places facility and water refill station.

Please note that the children's playground is currently closed from May 24, 2021, for renovation. A brand new, accessible for all abilities, play area is being built.

Download our Castle Grounds brochure and map (pdf) 

Public toilets

The Castle Grounds has modern public toilet facilities including individual unisex cubicles, disabled access toilets, baby changing and a fully accessible Changing Places facility. The opening times are 10am till 4pm, Monday to Friday and 10am till 5pm, Saturday & Sunday. N.B. The toilets close 10 minutes prior for cleaning

Changing Places 

The Changing Places facility in the Castle Grounds has an assisted accessible wash and dry toilet, a height adjustable changing bench, a hoist system and its own coded door access.Castle-Grounds-toilets                  

There are also toilet facilities within Ankerside Shopping Centre (next to the Castle Grounds) but please check directly for availability during the pandemic. 

Cycle hire

Hire your cycles from Dave Owen Cycles based in the Activity Centre in the Castle Grounds. Open 10am to 5pm daily 7 days a week. Helmets also available to hire. Cycles and skateboards available to purchase. Full cycle maintenance and accessories available.

Contact: 07896 504141, daveowencycles@hotmail.co.uk, www.facebook.com/daveowencycles

Flat green bowlingbowling

Come and enjoy a leisurely game of Flat Green Bowls on the expertly kept green.

Table tennis tables

We now have two permanent table tennis tables, just bring your bat and ball!

tennis courtTennis courts

Available to hire by the hour, with all court bookings starting on the hour. Booked courts may be re-let if not claimed within the first five minutes of booked playing time and last game will be let out one hour before closing.

Prices available from Dave Owen Cycles in the Castle Grounds Activity Centre opposite the tennis courts, or phone on 07896 504141. Rackets are also available for a small deposit

skate park

Skate park

There is a state-of-the-art skate park in Tamworth Castle Grounds, which has been extremely well received by skateboarders, in-liners and BMX riders. The park is so good that British professional skaters have been sighted enjoying the park on numerous occasions. The park has a varied layout with some contemporary skatepark features including a 4ft tall 20ft wide mini ramp and the extremely popular Westminster hip, as well as some street style ledges rails and many pads.