Self-led education activities

You are welcome to bring your groups to Beacon Park to lead your own activities in the park (at your own risk).

We have developed a number of themed sessions and free resources to help you plan and enjoy your trip. These include activity instructions, risk assessments and useful printouts and worksheets. Take your pick from the list below!

Pond dipping

Explore the fascinating underwater world of Leomansley Brook that runs through Beacon Park. Watch out for tadpoles, fish, shrimps and water scorpions! Suitable for all ages. Useful downloads to run the activity

Bug hunting

Discover the wonderful world of minibeasts. From ladybirds to butterflies, woodlice and centipedes, Beacon Park is home to oodles of fascinating bugs. What will you find? Suitable for Key Stage 1 (ages 5 – 7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7 – 11). Useful downloads to run the activity

Hug a tree

A fun, blindfold activity. Explore a tree by feeling the bark and a giving it a hug. With your blindfold removed, will you be able to tell which tree you hugged? Suitable for Key Stage 1 (ages 5 – 7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7 – 11). Useful downloads to run the activity

Bark rubbing

A timeless classic for children of all ages. Suitable for Key Stage 1 (ages 5 – 7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7 – 11). Useful downloads to run the activity

Scavenger hunt

Hunt for weird and wonderful natural objects. Who will find the most unusual thing? Suitable for Key Stage 1 (ages 5 – 7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7 – 11). Useful downloads to run the activity

Tree-line bingo

Find a tree and look at one of its leaves… is it on your bingo sheet? The first to find all six of their leaves wins! Suitable for Key Stage 1 (ages 5 – 7) Useful downloads to run the activity

Extra information

So that we can check your proposed visit does not clash with any major events or planned works within the park, please email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk and let us know the following information:

>> name of group/school
>> age of children
>> approximate number of children
>> proposed date and time of visit
>> brief outline of activities and which area(s) of the park you will be visiting

There is no charge for self-led activities.

Feedback

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the education programme or Lichfield Historic Parks in general, please email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk