1st sunday of the month 

april then June-october


6 arrows £2

no booking necessary



easter dinosaur egg hunt

sunday 21 april 


seek out the hidden dinosaurs around the castle site and claim your

Easter surprise

hunt activity including children's craft and colouring competition £2

no booking necessary

free admission to visitor centre and castle



St Georges Day Celebration

Sunday 28th April

11am - 4pm


Meet St George, Englands patron saint.

Learn how to arm a knight and try on arms and armour.

Childrens fun activities including our drop in dragon making workshops for just £2





wildlife and country craft fair

sunday 12 may


meet experts from the wildlife trust, RSPB, staffordshire bat group and more

falconry displays, folk dancing and ferrets

enter your dog in the PADS fun dog show

craft stalls

woodland walks

supported by PADS dog training



bat walk

saturday 1 june

9pm start

search for bats in the castle grounds with experts from Staffordshire Bat group

pre-booking essential call 01785 619131

adults £3 children £2

supported by Staffordshire bat group




classic car show

sunday 4 august


a classic car treat and vintage fun for all the family

display cars, mini motor museum

auto mart and craft stalls

Free admission

Car parking £5






world war 2 re-enactment

sunday 1 September

11am - 5pm



Mauser v Lee-Enfield - a talk and fire arms display

Know your enemy - difference between Allied and German forces

Skirmish - between Allied and German forces






heritage open days

hands on arms and armour

sunday 15 september


try on armour and costumes from the medieval period

with guided tours of stafford castle's keep

no booking necessary

free admission

in support of heritage open days






witches and warlocks

saturday 26 sunday 27

wednesday 30 thursday 31


hallowe'en "drop in" workshops and Pumpkin trail









Christmas at the castle

saturdays & sundays

30 november-22 december


take a walk through the woods to solve our Christmas riddle

children's christmas decorating workshop

 hot chocolate available

Childrens workshop £2 

Snow woodland



christmas wreath making

sunday 8 december


create your own bespoke wreath for the Christmas festivities

all materials supplied

booking essential through https://staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/events/adult-christmas-wreath-making-workshop/

£15 per person