Visit Tutbury Castle as it’s invaded by Vikings, overrun by pirates, filled with 1940s nostalgia or populated by fairytale characters
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What You'll Get
- Two or four adult tickets to a choice of themed family event
- £1 surcharge for car park
- Viking-themed event: 21–22 April
Pirate-themed event: 5 May
1940s-themed event: 27 May
- Fairytale-themed event: 24–26 August
- Opening times: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Last entry: 4 p.m.
- Where: Tutbury Castle, Castle Street, Burton-on-Trent
- £6 for two (2) adult tickets (up to 50% off)
- £11 for four (4) adult tickets (up to 54% off)
This Easter Viking-themed family-friendly entertainment abounds at Tutbury Castle, with a Viking camp featuring demonstrations of traditional crafts, skills and pastimes. Viking combat displays are expected alongside majestic birds of prey, and a tea room and barbecue stalls will be selling hot and cold refreshments. Little ones can enjoy an egg hunt, or let off steam at a fairground.
On 5 May, the castle will be overrun by pirates in swashbuckling costumes. Greeting visitors and staging pirate battles throughout the day, the freebooters will invite families to a living history camp and bring children on a pirate treasure hunt. Birds of prey are also expected, and the Great Hall will be open for guided tours. While a tea room and barbecue stalls will be selling hot and cold refreshments, a fairground will keep kids busy. Fancy dress is encouraged.
On 27 May, history fans can enjoy a day filled with nostalgia as they join hundreds of re-enactors dressed in 1940s uniforms and civilian dress. British, American, German and Russian soldiers will create displays, show armaments and stage battle re-enactments, and military vehicles will add to the atmosphere. 1940s music, Great Hall tours and stallholders selling civilian and military memorabilia are also expected. While a tea room and barbecue stalls will be selling hot and cold refreshments, a kids treasure hunt will keep little ones busy.
The fairytale-themed event will see Tutbury Castle filled with a range of fairytale characters. Various activities and stalls will keep adults and kids busy. While little ones explore the worlds of their imagination, grownups can enjoy a range of refreshments. Fancy dress is encouraged.
The Fine Print
Validity: Valid on date specified on Groupon only.
Purchase: Limit 1 per 2 or 4 people, may buy 1 additional as a gift.
Restrictions: No booking required. Present printed Groupon on arrival. 14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. £1 surcharge for car park. For step-free access, please contact the venue directly before purchase. Please note the castle is a scheduled monument; please take care when visiting. Please ensure that sensible clothing and footwear is worn. Valid on option purchased only.