Lazy Sunday Afternoon Entertainment Throughout The Season


From Sunday 29 April Tutbury Castle will provide entertainment every Sunday afternoon. Please find below a list of all the events. Most events are free but for some there will be a small charge. Normal entry fees to the castle apply for each event. Events may be subject to change dependent on availability. PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE TICKET OFFICE ON THE DAY.

The Craft Afternoon has been cancelled

Sunday 29 April 2018
Music, a beautiful castle and a lovely day out. Entry fee only applies
Local vocals
from 12.00 noon. We will be collecting for the Breast Cancer Ward at Burton Hospital.

Sunday 13 May 2018
This event has been postponed, and will now be one of the activities at our Fairytale Weekend over the August Bank Holiday

We want best waggy tail, best dressed dog, best dressed them owner. £20 per category prize winnings!

Dog Show
Please bring your pet dog to take part in events such as waggiest tail, cutest puppy, most appealing eyes etc.
Sunday 20 May 2018
Entry fee only applies
Elizabeth 1st
Elizabeth 1st will be holding court in the great hall.
Sunday 3 June 2018
Plants and flowers for sale and a talk about Elizabethan gardens given by the curator at 12 noon
Normal entry fee applies.
Plant Sale
In conjunction with Firs Nursery, Scropton. A tour of the garden will take place by Lesley. Plants will be priced individually.
Sunday 10 June 2018
Special Offer- 2 for 1 entrance Sunday 10th June 2018

Derby Philosophical Society
This modern society of historians and re enactors will be in historical costume to stage a Georgian afternoon, holding talks about the period including ‘Georgian magic’, ‘The History of the Tent’ and ‘Early Flight Reconsidered’.

As this is the first time that the castle is hosting the Derby Philosophical Society, we would like to welcome you with 2 for 1 entrance on Sunday 10th June 2018.

Merrie Din
This group of musicians sing songs and play folk tunes on instruments of both the Medieval and Tudor periods; bagpipes, harps, recorders, tabors, tambourine and drum.

Sunday 17 June 2018
Pottery painting then leave your pots for firing and collect later Normal entry fee applies. There will also be a charge for anything you choose to paint
Paint a Pot for Father’s Day
Bring your children to paint a pot, plate or ornament in conjunction with Chatterbox, Tutbury.
Sunday 24 June 2018
The best of brass band music in the castle grounds.
Normal entry fee applies.
Tutbury Band
come and enjoy an afternoon of nostalgia – remember sitting in the park around the bandstand. Come and relive those days.
Sunday 1 July 2018Birds of Prey and Ferrets
Free to watch but for a small donation you can actually hold these beautiful creatures. Whilst the Ferrets are playful, active and curious, the birds of prey are very noble and will watch you, watching them.
Sunday 8 July 2018
A full group of tudors will be at the castle.
An afternoon with the Tudors
An afternoon with the Tudors including “Henry VIII”
Sunday 15 July 2018
Normal entry fee applies

Craft afternoon
learn how to knit/crochet and paint with water colours amongst other crafts.

The Craft Afternoon is no longer cancelled. The castle, tea room and Great Hall will also be open as normal.

Sunday 22 July 2018
A really popular rock choir. Fantastic music at no extra charge.
Normal entry fee applies
Derby Rock Choir
Have a sing along with this fantastic group singing contemporary rock and pop songs such as ‘California Dreaming’, ‘Don’t Leave me This Way’, ‘More Than Words’ and many more.
Sunday 29 July 2018
Normal entry fee applies
Picnic day at the castle
Bring a blanket and a picnic or buy your picnic food from the castle
Sunday 5 August 2018
Just so English in and English Castle. What more can you want!
Normal entry fee applies
Medieval Day
Including hobby horses, May Pole Dancing, George and the Dragon and much more
Sunday 12 August 2018
Live violin music at its very best foot tapping!
Normal entry fee applies
Fiddle Folk
An afternoon of fantastic live violin playing from the much followed group
Sunday 19 August 2018
Normal entry fee applies
Morgan Sports Cars
Anyone who loves old sports cars will have a fantastic afternoon looking at some finer specimens that have survived time
Sunday 2 September 2018
The Vikings are coming!
Entry fee applies unless you purchased tickets for our Easter event and have proof of purchase
Svartland Vikings
A re-visit after the fantastic show that we put on over the Easter period. Due to the bad weather that we experienced, anyone who can prove they bought tickets to this event can come in free!
Sunday 9 September 2018
Pottery painting then leave your pots for firing and collect later
Normal entry fee applies. There will also be a charge for anything you choose to paint
Sunday 9 September 2018
Pottery painting then leave your pots for firing and collect later
Normal entry fee applies. There will also be a charge for anything you choose to paint Bring your children to paint a pot, plate or ornament in conjunction with Chatterbox, Tutbury for a return visit
Sunday 16 September 2018
Scores of Ukulele players. It’s just amazing and they sound fantastic!
Normal entry fee applies.
Ukulele Crazy
A highly entertaining afternoon is promised from this delightful group of Ukulele players.
Sunday 23 September 2018Merrie Din
Revisiting musicians sing songs and play folk tunes on instruments of both the Medieval and Tudor periods;
Sunday 30th September 2018Picnic day at the castle
Bring a blanket and a picnic or buy your picnic food from the castle