Castle Grounds

Overlooked by Tamworth Castle, the Castle Grounds have beautiful floral terraces dropping down to the banks of the River Anker, and open grassland - ideal for walks and picnics in the summer.

Throughout the summer, a Victorian bandstand plays host to a series of free concerts, sponsored by Ankerside Shopping Centre.

Combined with a visit to Tamworth Castle, there's plenty on offer in the grounds for a fun family day out, including a large adventure playground, cafes, river walks and one of the highest standard public bowls greens in the Midlands.

Facilities include an activity centre, cycle hire, table tennis tables, outdoor gym, planet walk sculpture trail, skate park, tennis courts, Queen's Jubilee Garden, toilets, Changing Places facility and water refill station.

Download our Castle Grounds brochure and map (pdf) 

Public toilets

The Castle Grounds has modern public toilet facilities including individual unisex cubicles, disabled access toilets, baby changing and a fully accessible Changing Places facility. The opening times are 9am- 5pm Monday to Sunday. Please note, the toilets close 10 minutes prior for cleaning and may close at other times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Changing Places 

The Changing Places facility has an assisted accessible wash and dry toilet, a height adjustable changing bench, a hoist system and its own coded door access.                  

There are also toilet facilities within Ankerside Shopping Centre (next to the Castle Grounds) but please check directly for availability. 

Outdoor gym

A number of exercise machines that are free to use.

Flat green bowling

Enjoy a leisurely game of flat green bowls on the expertly kept green.

Table tennis tables

Take on your opponent on one of two permanent table tennis tables, just bring your bat and ball!

Tennis courts

The newly refurbished courts are run in conjunction with MicroSports with all bookings taken online via ClubSpark. All information, including prices and how to book, can be found on the ClubSpark website.

Skate park

There is a state-of-the-art skate park in Tamworth Castle Grounds, which is enjoyed by skateboarders, in-liners and BMX riders. British professional skaters have even been sighted enjoying the park on numerous occasions. The park has a varied layout with some contemporary skatepark features including a 4ft tall 20ft wide mini ramp and the extremely popular Westminster hip, as well as some street style ledges, rails and many pads.