Despite the odd spot of rain, children and their families came along to Beacon Park’s Fun Day on Wednesday 2 August 2017.
Organised by Lichfield District Council, there was a lot of fun to be had at the annual Fun Day, with games and activities, such as giant snakes and ladders, hula hooping, a barefoot walk, lots of stalls, a bouncy castle and carousel, a Super Tramp bungee trampoline, a mini steam train and much more.
Children and their favourite teddy bears also took part in the Teddy Games, including Ted on the Head, the Teddy Sprint, Teddy Wanging and the Pre-walkers Crawling Race. A range of mascots competed in the final race, which featured a giant pink punctuation mark from Health Watch Staffordshire, a man-size dog from Guide Dogs, Warren Beacon Park’s giant blue bunny, and Ranger Ted who won the race.
Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “It was a shame the sun did not have his hat on during the day, however, lots of families and children still enjoyed the fun and games on offer. Well done to everyone who ran in the Teddy Races and for the parks team for putting together such a great event.”
There is a plenty to do at Beacon Park this summer, including Pond Dip Days on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 24 August. The hour-long sessions will run each day from 10am to 3pm. It costs £1 for a session, which need to be booked by calling 01543 308869.
Beacon Park is also running Xplorer orienteering challenges on Wednesday 9, Tuesday 15, Wednesday 23 and Monday 28 August. Between 11am to 2pm children can follow a map to find a series of markers. It costs 50p for a trail, which will be available from Beacon Park’s Ranger Station.
These activities, and all of the council’s Summer Holiday Fun programme are listed at www.activelichfield.co.uk/holidayfun.