This February half-term, Tamworth Castle in Staffordshire is inviting families to come and enjoy dramatic tales of heroes and villains during a lantern-lit tour of the castle.
The experience will take place on Friday 24 February 2023. To find out more and book tickets, visit: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk.
During the visit, attendees will craft their own lanterns in a 30-minute workshop, before taking their creations on a tour of the castle whilst accompanied by a storyteller.
Evening slots are available hourly from 4pm to 7pm. Tickets are priced at £14.50 for a child and £10 for an adult.
Lara Rowe, Castle and Museum Manager for Tamworth Borough Council, said: ‘This February half-term we have lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy at the castle.
‘Building on the return of the popular festive Castle by Candlelight event, and the achievements last year with the archaeology community dig; I’m excited to see we are offering a family lanternory evening, plus a children’s trail that focuses on the work life at a mill for children.’
The trail (open from Saturday 18 February to Sunday 26 February) will also shine a light on the discoveries made last year by the Tamworth Castle Mill archaeology project.
Since 2021, an interactive state-of-the-art exhibition – Battle and Tribute – has been running at the castle. It offers visitors the chance to explore a reconstruction of a mead hall, take part in an immersive combat film experience, and play a unique touch-table strategy game.
An array of Anglo-Saxon artefacts, including pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard, are also on display.
Tamworth Castle reopens for general admission on 1 February 2023. To find out more, visit: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk.