Sports & leisure in Beacon Park

From an 18 hole golf course and tennis courts, to bowling greens and football pitches, Beacon Park is a great place to have fun and keep active. You can save money on many activities at Beacon Park with a Leisure Activity Passport. These are available to buy at the Ranger Station, which is the kiosk next to the crazy golf course.

Tee off at Beacon Park

Tee off at Beacon Park

Golf

Beacon Park offers a fantastic mature 18-hole pitch and putt, par 3 golf course, with holes ranging from 90 yards to 110 yards.

The golf course is open every day (subject to conditions), except for Christmas Day. There is no need to book – just turn up, pay at the Ranger Station (which is the kiosk between Lakeside Bistro and the crazy golf course), and enjoy a game! Golf tee off times

In 2018 an 18-hole round of golf costs £8 for adults and £6 for children and a 9-hole round costs £5 for adults and £4 for children, with discounts available for LAP members.

Our full golf prices – including Leisure Activity Passport prices

You can play with your own golf clubs, or hire them when you pay for your round. It costs £1.50 a club, which includes a ball and a deposit of £1.

We also have a golf course map to help guide you to round the course.

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Play foot golf at Beacon Park

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Play disc golf at Beacon Park

Foot and disc golf

You can now play foot and disc golf on Beacon Park’s 18-hole pitch and putt golf course.

Foot golf sees players follow the route of the golf course, but rather than teeing off, they kick a football into larger golf holes in the ground. Disc golf allows players to throw flying discs into special raised nets and also follows the route of the golf course.

The goal of both games is to play each hole or net in the fewest kicks or throws as possible. The player with the lowest total for the entire course wins.

You can pay for your game and hire equipment from Beacon Park’s Ranger Station (which is next to the golf course).

It costs £8 for adults and £6 for children for an 18-hole game of foot or disc golf, which includes hire of the equipment (a refundable deposit will also need to be paid). An express 9-hole round costs £5 for adults and £4, and if want to try both games in one day it it costs £14 for adults and £9 for children. There are discount prices for Leisure Activity Passport holders.

Crazy golf

Crazy golf

Crazy golf

Beacon Park offers a great crazy golf course, where children can compete against one another or take on their parents!

The crazy golf course is open every day (subject to conditions), except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We also offer club and ball hire included within the price. Mini clubs are available for little ones.

Football pitches

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Football at Beacon Park

Beacon Park has six football pitches that anyone can use to kick about a ball. They are also perfect for flying kites on blustery days. Inflatable footballs and pocket kites are available to buy from the Ranger Station for £1.50 each.

For more serious football players, the pitches are available to hire for both adult and junior matches. We have four adult-size regular playing pitches and two junior-size pitches. All have changing facilities. Find out 2018’s pitch hire prices.

The pitches are available to hire as one-off bookings or for the season, with changing facilities. To find out more about booking pitches, please call the parks team on 01543 308867 or email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk

FREE coach-led tennis sessions and court use

Play tennis for free

Play tennis for free

Come to Beacon Park on Sundays, between 2pm and 4pm, for free expert, coach-led tennis sessions. Players don’t even need a racket as all the equipment is provided free of charge. It’s suitable for anyone aged 4 and over.

To register to join in the free Sunday tennis sessions or to find out more, visit https://beaconparktennis.co.uk/

And, the good news does not stop there! You can play on three of Beacon Park’s tennis courts for free after 1pm each day of the week. You don’t need to book – just turn up with your racket and tennis balls and play.

This initiative is supported by Tennis For Free, Lichfield District Council, Lichfield Friary Tennis Club and the LTA.

Tennis court hire

Beacon Park has four hard tennis courts. The courts can be booked by the hour and are available every day of the year, except Christmas Day.

The courts are open from 9am to 7pm over the summer and from 9am to 4pm over the winter.

Group bookings and floodlighting can be arranged on request. Equipment is available to hire.

Prices per court for one hour’s play:

  • Adult £6.30
  • Adult LAP member £5.20
  • Concession LAP member £3.20
  • Child £4.10
  • Child LAP member £3.20

You can book a court and hire equipment at the Ranger Station or by calling 01543 308867.

Don’t forget: Three of our tennis courts are free to use after 1pm. You don’t need to book – just turn up and play!

Lichfield Tennis League

For the Lichfield and Burntwood 18+ singles local mixed tennis league and adult competitions visit http://localtennisleagues.com/lichfield – all standards welcome.

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Table tennis

Table tennis

The all-weather table tennis table is to the right of the crazy golf course. Bats and balls can be hired from the Ranger Station for £2 (plus a £2 deposit).

Netball

The tennis courts can be used as netball courts.

Walking Netball (for women) at Beacon Park on Thursdays from 10.30am to 11.30pm. Come and play a slowed down version of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. It’s aimed at adults and is for all abilities, with each session including a gentle warm up. You will need to fill in a registration form on arrival. It costs £2.50 a session.

Lichfield Spires Netball Club runs weekly netball sessions on Thursdays during term time. Running from 7.30pm to 9pm, the sessions are aimed at women aged 16 and over. The first session is free, and £3 thereafter. Find out more by searching for ‘Lichfield Spires Netball’ on Facebook.

Bowls

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Bowling greens

Enjoy a leisurely game of bowls with friends in a beautiful setting. We have two greens and club facilities available from April to September and equipment is also available to hire.

Two clubs have regular use of the greens and club house, these are Lichfield Crown Greens Bowls Club and Lichfield Museum Bowling Club.

Prices for one-off hire 

  • Adult £5.50
  • Concessionary LAP member £4.50

Prices for club season ticket

  • Adult £154
  • Adult LAP member £105
  • Concessionary LAP member £92
  • Child £46

Please pay at the Ranger Station. You can find out more information by calling the parks team on 01543 308867 or emailing parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk

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Boules court

Boules

The boules court is to the left of Lakeside Bistro in Beacon Park and does not need to be booked. Anyone can play on the court with their own boules, or equipment can be hired for £2 (plus a £5 deposit) from the Ranger Station.

Seasonal fun

On weekends and school holidays, as the weather gets warmer, you will find donkey rides, an inflatable slide, and mini cars near or in the play area, as well as peddle boats on the boating pool. There is a small charge for these activities.

Skatepark

Pro skater at launch

Pro skater at launch

Skaters can practise their tricks on Beacon Park’s skatepark, which we launched in 2014.

The skatepark is open from dawn till dusk and is suitable for skateboarding, BMX bikes, scooters and skates.

We recommend wearing safety gear.

You’ll find the skatepark between Bunkers Hill Car Park and the woodland.

The area is regularly inspected, but if anyone has any concerns, please contact us on 01543 308867 or email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Fit Camp UK

Exercise in the park

Exercise in the park

Discover a fun and social way to get get active at Fit Camp UK sessions that run at Beacon Park. It’s a non military fitness boot camp that is passionate about getting results.

Email lichfield@fitcampuk.co.uk to find out more, or visit www.fitcampuk.co.uk (external link).

Leisure Activity Passport (LAP)

With a LAP, available from the Ranger Station, you can get discounts on a number of sports and leisure activities at Beacon Park and at Lichfield District Council’s three leisure centres. Find out more (external link)