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Published May 22nd 2019
From street food & music to Castle Quests
There will be plenty to keep families entertained in the Staffordshire town of Tamworth during the half-term holiday at the end of May, ranging from outdoor theatre and castle questing to free craft activities and sports. For people looking for ways to keep their children entertained during next week's school break, 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. A craft market will be open in Ankerside Shopping Centre during Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, offering a fabulous range of small, local businesses offering a mix of arts and crafts stalls. In contrast, for a fun family challenge, Tamworth Castle is laying on a Castle Quest between May 27 and June 2, which is based on a series of challenges throughout the castle, each of them revealing a secret word.

Tamworth Castle
Plenty of events planned for in and around Tamworth Castle

Tamworth's 'Streets Eats and Beats' event will hit St Editha's Square in the town centre on May 31 from 5.30pm. This event will be hosting world street food traders, bars, local acoustic musicians and DJs. And, on June 1, a truly fun-packed day is planned in the Castle Grounds. Together 4 Tamworth has announced the return of the Tamworth Carnival for the second year running. The family community event offers a fun fair, live entertainment and food and refreshments for people to purchase. Other activities listed on Visit Tamworth include cycle hire, activities at Middleton Hall and a packed programme at Ash End Children's Farm - including unicorn and JCB days. Sarah McGrandle, Assistant Director of Operations and Leisure for 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 spring half-term is no exception and we'd encourage people to visit some of our great local attractions."

St Editha's Church
Tamworth's St Editha's Square hosts 'Streets Eats and Beats' over half term


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.
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Why? Half Term Activities To Entertain The Kids in Tamworth
When: May 25 to June 2
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Holloway, Tamworth B79 7NA
Cost: Price of events vary
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