Nutcracker Trail Tamworth

Nutcracker Trail Tamworth


Posted 2023-12-03 by Tony Collinsfollow

Sun 26 Nov 2023 - Sun 31 Dec 2023

Fans of seasonal favourite The Nutcracker have an extra special incentive to visit the town of Tamworth in Staffordshire for the remainder of 2023. The ever-popular ballet has been delighting audiences of all ages for many years, and now visitors to Tamworth can see the wonderful Nutracker characters 'in the flesh' as they take a trip around the town centre. Families are being invited to search for the life-sized nutcrackers hidden around the town centre from the end of November right up until 31 December.

Tamworth Borough Council have been working towards making the town more festive this year, with additional lighting, the return of Christmas trees above shop fronts throughout the town, an ice rink, Santa’s grotto and the introduction of the brand-new Nutcracker Trail. The town recently stepped into the festive spirit with the annual Christmas light switch-on in the new location of Tamworth Castle Grounds. And now visitors have the added attraction of the free Nutcracker Trail, with the chance to win a prize if they find all 10 life-sized figures hidden throughout the town centre.

Follow Tamworth's new Nutcracker Trail for festive fun

Find all the nutcracker characters and take up the offer of being entered into a prize draw. Free activity packs with clues are available to collect from Tamworth Assembly Rooms Box Office, Tamworth Castle reception, or people can download a version on the website at Entry forms must be posted into the Nutcracker post box in Tamworth town centre's Ankerside Shopping Centre. All correct entries will be entered into a prize draw, due to be announced in January. One entry per person.

Visitors are also invited to enjoy the full festive spirit from 18 - 24 December at Tamworth’s first open-air, eco-friendly, synthetic ice rink in the grounds of the town's medieval castle. A perfect activity for family, friends or work colleagues, set in the picturesque setting of the Castle Grounds overlooking the river. Ideal for an evening of fabulous festive adventure for all ages and skill levels.

One of the nutcrackers at Ankerside Shopping Centre

In addition, during the week before Christmas, children can meet Santa in his grotto at the Castle Stables, located at Holloway. Details of this, and other events taking place in and around Tamworth throughout the festive season, can be found via website: Parking charges will be dropped for all Tamworth Borough Council car parks on Saturday 2 December and Saturday 23 December. However, the offer does not apply to the privately-run NCP car park on the site of the former Gungate Precinct.

Councillor Thomas Jay, Acting Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: ”We hope residents join us in the town for some festive fun. There really is something for everyone to enjoy. The Nutcracker Trail is a great way to engage in the Christmas spirit and discover what our town has to offer. Download or collect your free activity pack today and see if you can find all ten of the large characters.”


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