With Christmas almost upon us, there are loads of great places to visit in Tamworth to get you in the festive mood!

Here are five festive favourites to get you started...

Real snow guaranteed 

The SnowDome is the only place in Staffordshire with guaranteed snow this Christmas!

There's guaranteed Christmas cheer too, thanks to Santa's Winter Wonderland, back for a 13th year.

Explore the slide-packed Christmas snow trail, help Santa record the best Christmas song ever, meet Rudolph and the other real reindeer, and drop your letter into Santa's talking post box!

Find out more at https://www.snowdome.co.uk/santas-winter-wonderland/

Christmas Thomas-style

The award-winning Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor Park - named Staffordshire's best tourism experience at the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards in November - is full of festive fun.

Enjoy live shows, Christmas treats, a huge fireworks display every night, the Slide & Glide ice rink and loads more!

There's a free gift for everyone who visits Santa at Castle of Dreams, as well as the brand new Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas on show in the 4D cinema.

And for the first time, you can ride your favourite Thomas Land rollercoasters right up until Christmas Eve!

Tickets available from https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/magical-christmas

Celebrate like the Victorians

Another award-winning Christmas experience is the Victorian Santa Trail at Tamworth Castle.

Hunt for carrots for the reindeer, help the cook make Christmas pudding, and meet the rest of the crew as they get the castle ready for the festive season.

And there are special gifts for everyone who enters Santa's Grotto.

All you need to know, including dates, times and prices, is at http://www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/childrens-victorian-christmas-santa-trails-0

Indulge in festive traditions

If you like your Christmas traditions, there's nowhere better to celebrate this year than the beautiful Middleton Hall.

Join the Sutton Coldfield Community Choir for a festive sing-a-long on 5th December, or enjoy a fabulous production of A Christmas Carol the week before Christmas (starting 18th December).

Get some present shopping done at the Christmas Food & Craft Market (25th & 26th November), or treat yourself to a stunning four course dinner at A Very Middleton Christmas Party on 16th December.

Full details and tickets available from Middleton Hall: http://www.middleton-hall.co.uk/

Scoff a festive afternoon tea

Drayton Court Hotel is famed for their afternoon teas, but they're really pulling out all the stops this Christmas.

Get in training for Christmas Day, with festive finger sandwiches filled with succulent turkey and juicy cranberry, followed by the delicious mince pies, and of course, the homemade sherry trifle to finish.

Wash it all down with a glass of Prosecco, or even a Christmas pudding gin!

This delicious selection is available until 20th December - details at http://www.draytoncourthotel.co.uk/

Other things to see and do in Tamworth

Namco Funscape is hosting a Christmas Eve bowling extravaganza, with free mince pies and loads of other giveaways - including free sherry for the over 18s! And away from the lanes there's plenty of rainy day entertainment - why not take on the medieval Castle Adventure Golf this year?

Burn off a few Christmas calories at Bassett's Pole, where there's a massive selection of things to do including paintball, quad biking and woodland lazer combat, or test your head for heights on the high ropes at Sky Trail Adventure.

There's the first Tamworth Food Gusto Christmas Fair at Ladybridge on the 9th and 10th December, featuring some of Staffordshire's best food and drink producers, and don't forget the big Christmas Lights Switch-on at St Editha's Square on Sunday 26th November!

How to get to Tamworth

Tamworth is easily accessed by road, being close to the M42 and the M6 Toll, while Tamworth train station offers regular services to Birmingham and London.


Ski Slope
Skiing at SnowDome

Whether it’s a fun packed day on the real snow, sliding and gliding about on the ice or relaxing in the seriously luxurious spa, the SnowDome in Tamworth is the ultimate snow, ice and leisure experience.

Drayton Manor Resort
Theme Park
Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas Land, Drayton Manor Resort, Staffordshire

Create fun family memories at Drayton Manor Resort, home of Thomas Land anytime throughout the main park season which usually runs between March and October enjoying all the thrills and spills of the park.

Tamworth Castle & Pleasure Grounds
Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds, Tamworth, Staffordshire. Boys role playing knights in the grounds.

A visit to Tamworth Castle takes you back in time and offers a perfect blend of fascinating history, regular live events and a stunningly complete building.

NPF Bassetts Pole Adventure Park
Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Laser fun

Join the action at NPF Bassetts Pole Adventure Park, for a truly exhilarating outdoor experience. A family friendly adventure centre, conveniently located off the Bassetts Pole Island, near Sutton Coldfield, with activities available from 6 years upwards.

Namco Funscape Tamworth
Ten Pin Bowling
Outside view of Namco Funscape Tamworth

Namco Funscape is Tamworth's most unique entertainment venue. With 26 professional Bowling Lanes, cutting edge Arcade entertainment, an Indoor Soft Play Area plus an 18 hole Adventure Mini Golf course and a stylish Bar & Grill Restaurant.