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Fun for all the family in the great outdoors
A day-long summer extravaganza promises to bring loads of fun to Tamworth Castle Grounds this month.

We Love Tamworth, Tamworth Castle Grounds, Ankerside Shopping Centre, Tamworth Borough Council
Last year's event attracted almost 10,000 people
The popular We Love Tamworth event will take over the picturesque town centre park on Saturday 22 August with wall-to-wall entertainment and activities for the whole family.

Presented by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts & Events team, the extravaganza is expected to attract around 10,000 visitors following last year's successful event which has become one of the main highlights of the town's calendar.

We Love Tamworth runs from 11am to 4pm, with a variety of activities and entertainment taking place throughout the day.

Tamworth Castle Grounds, We Love Tamworth
The delightful Tamworth Castle Grounds

The Castle Grounds will be alive with fairground rides, a dog show, land train, Tamworth 's strongest man competition, a police and fire service assault course, stalls and much more.

There will also be a dedicated Children's Zone featuring walkabout characters, a mini zoo, inflatables, obstacle course, junior Gladiators, face painting, balloon modelling, and craft activities. Entry to the Children's Zone will be 3 per child, with adults getting in free of charge.

We Love Tamworth, Tamworth Castle Grounds
The Children's Zone at We Love Tamworth

Musical accompaniment will again be provided by the Amington Band, which will be filling the grounds with favourite big band tunes throughout the day.

This year the stalls arena is again being run by Tamworth Lions Club, which has been supporting localc harities and causes for almost 40 years. Any charities, organisations or businesses interested in joining the 40-plus stalls already taking part in We Love Tamworth this year can email

Tamworth Castle Grounds, We Love Tamworth
The police will again be represented this year

We Love Tamworth is sponsored by Ankerside Shopping Centre.

More information about this, and all other outdoor events organised by Tamworth Borough Council, is available at
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Why? Enjoy a feast of outdoor fun
When: Saturday 22 August
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7NA
Cost: Free apart from 3 for children in the Children's Zone
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by Tony Collins on 10/09/2017
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