An attraction local to Tamworth but not in Tamworth

Dunton Stables

Whether you have lots of horse riding experience, or are about to horse ride for the very first time, Dunton Stables and Horse Trekking near Bodymoor Heath, North Warwickshire offer fantastic treks across the breath-taking local countryside. Following a full day or evening trek, you can enjoy good grub at the local pub afterwards. They also offer lovely donkey rides for younger children.

Heart of the Country Shopping Village

This is a real treat nestled in the heart of the country just outside of Lichfield in Swinfen. This makes for a great day out, not only for shopping lovers but for the whole family. There are a great range of unique shops, as well as dining options to keep you replenished. Don’t miss the amazing Green Trail, where you can explore fairy houses made from unwanted bits and bobs – a great recycling initiative.

Elford Hall Garden Project

A lovingly restored Edwardian walled garden nestled between the pretty villages of Alrewas and Elford. The riverside offers lovely views over the farmland and visiting the Head Gardener’s home is a real highlight, alongside exploring the sensory garden. There is also an old boathouse which has been repurposed as a wildlife observatory. A boules pitch and giant chess also make for great entertainment. 

Echills Wood Railway

This lovely Not-For-Profit children’s railway is a great source of family entertainment. Based at the picturesque water park at Kingsbury Park, there are locomotive models (electric, diesel and trams) which all run on 2km lines past the gregoesus wooded 600 acres of the park. It is one of the longest of its kind and a real treat for the children.

Conkers Discovery Centre

Conkers makes for a perfect family adventure. With 120 acres of adventure there is so much to do with indoor play areas, educational interactions, outdoor play areas, bare foot walks, hi and lo ropes, craft activities and the infamous train ride to take you between the two centres, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Cliff Lakes

From challenging yourself on the Aqua Park, to Wakeboarding, Water Ski and Surfing, Cliff Lakes is the perfect place for water babies and adrenaline junkies alike. However, if chilling, sipping something cold and watching the commotion is more your scene, then the Waterfront Bar makes for the perfect chill out spot.

Catton Hall

Run by the same family for more than 600 years, this private Estate is idyllically situated in the heart of England. There is more than 350 acres of parkland for you to explore. Specialising in hosting events, the family are open to suggestions.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

This is part of a great historic landmark and beautiful country park. It is located between Shenton and Sutton Cheney in Leicestershire. There is a Heritage Centre to visit, toilets and Tithe Café. There is also ample beautiful walks to explore.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on Monday 22nd August 1485, which marked a major turning point in English history.