Tamworth Castle dressed for Christmas

Tamworth Castle Dressed

Tamworth Castle has opened its festive doors this December, to welcome visitors to explore their decorated rooms and Christmas arrangements, kindly created by Dosthill WI, Lady Meadow Sewing Group, volunteers and South Staffordshire College.

Tamworth Borough Council are thrilled to have the support of both Dosthill WI and Lady Meadow Sewing Group again this year, who worked with castle volunteers to prepare the castle for Christmas; helping to create beautiful displays within the many period rooms of the castle.

Council staff and volunteer groups have been busy making hand crafted decorations, dressing the castle with flower arrangements, and making additional room setting scenes. 

This year’s Christmas decorating theme is the 12 Days of Christmas. Students from South Staffordshire College also supported with a choreographed, performed and filmed ‘Ten Lords a Leaping’. The film is being played in the Victorian bedroom as a ‘dream’ projection.

The Dosthill WI, Lady Meadow Sewing Group and volunteers, have offered their time and skills to create magical, festive atmosphere for visitors to enjoy until 30 December.

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to enjoy a special visit exploring a truly historic setting? You’re sure to find plenty of Christmas cheer at Tamworth Castle this December.

For more information and to book admission tickets, please visit: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/events.

Families are also invited to book onto the remaining Magical Santa shows between 16 December and 17 December.

The Magical Santa Show can be booked between 9.30am and 4pm. (Prebook a one-hour time slot). Tickets are on sale priced at £17.95 for children aged 0-2 years old, £18.95 for children aged 3-15 years and £10 for adults. Book online via: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/events

Join Santa and his elves for a fun packed show full of festive cheer, songs, and merriment. Prior to the show, children will have the opportunity to write a letter to Santa, post it through a magic letter box and create a Christmas keep sake. Each child will be presented with a gift from Santa and his elves as they bid them a fond farewell.

Councillor Andrew Cooper, Portfolio Holder for Entertainment and Leisure, said: “We are delighted to share our festive décor with visitors this Christmas.

“I want to say the biggest thank you for the continuous help from our volunteers and community groups who bring a variety of skills to support with many tasks and events throughout the year. We cannot operate the castle without our valuable volunteers and groups contribution.

“In addition, a big thank you to everyone’s hard work and support for the recent Christmas events. From planning the decorative scheme, creating items, dressing the castle and delivering the popular Candlelight event. You have worked relentlessly and made the castle look beautiful. 

“We are very fortunate to have Dosthill WI, Lady Meadow Sewing Group and our volunteers, to help us with creating traditional festive displays. In addition, this year we also thank South Staffordshire College learners and our Nottingham University intern for their support and creativity.”