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Can you find missing dragons Ruby and Hafgrim at castle?
Children in the Tamworth area of Staffordshire are being given an extra reason to visit a medieval castle during the forthcoming February half-term holiday. Tamworth Castle's wayward dragons have gone missing and the historical attraction is appealing to visitors to help track them down. The half-term school break, which takes place between Saturday 15 February and Friday 21 February, sees the return to Tamworth Castle of the popular Dragon Hunt event, which runs every day throughout the holiday period. The castle's resident dragon, Ruby, has gone missing, together with her brother Hafgrim. The pair were playing hide and seek and now appear to be lost! Visitors are being called upon to help in the search for the dragons, while discovering some dragon facts along the way.

Tamworth Castle, Dragon Hunt
The castle's resident dragon, Ruby, has gone missing

Youngsters visiting the castle during February half-term will be able to learn how to decorate the dragon's den, identify some dragon eggs and brush up on their dragon charming skills. They will also have the opportunity to take part in a dragon-related craft activity at the castle. Tickets for the Dragon Hunt event are priced at 7.50 for adults, 6.50 concessions, 5.50 for children over the age of five, 3.50 for children aged 2-4 and free for under-twos. Family tickets for two adults (16 ) and two children (5-15) are 24.

Tamworth Castle, Dragon Hunt
Can you help find the missing dragons?

Tickets for the Dragon Hunt can be purchased in advance online at or from the Box Office on 01827 709618. Visitors can also pay on the door. The event runs from 10.30am to 3pm daily and the building closes at 3.45pm.
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Why? Help find wayward dragons in a medieval castle
When: February 15 to 21
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle, Holloway, Tamworth B79 7NA
Cost: Tickets 7.50 for adults, 6.50 concessions, 5.50 for children over five, 3.50 for children aged 2-4 and free for under-2s
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