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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, crazy golf, cycle hire, flat green bowling, outdoor gym, the planet walk, skate park, tennis courts, toilets, Changing Places facility and water refill station.

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.

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

Castle Grounds public toilet open hours:
Coronavirus update: Opening hours of Tamworth’s public toilets in the Castle Grounds continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The toilets are now open seven days per week, but with reduced hours and a number of additional safety measures in place. They are currently open 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday. N.B. The toilets close 10 minutes prior for cleaning.

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,,

crazy golfCrazy Golf

Come and enjoy a nine-hole round of crazy golf. The course is situated to the rear of the Castle Grounds Activity Centre (Old Castle swimming baths) in the Castle Grounds. Clubs and golf balls are available to hire from Dave Owen Cycles in the Castle Grounds Activity Centre.

Open 7 days a week from 9am. 
For more information contact 07896504141

bowlingFlat green bowling

Come and enjoy a leisurely game of Flat Green Bowls on our expertly kept green.
Open 12.00 noon until dusk Monday to Sunday.
Tamworth Castle Bowling Club website

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 parkSkate 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.