Stowe Pool

A pale yellow substance has appeared along the edge of the water in Stowe Pool on 19 May, which is believed to be pollen. Chris Cook, Head of Leisure & Operational Services, Place and Community, said: “We’re investigating a substance that has appeared along the edge of Stowe Pool, near the boathouse. “We’ve been in contact… Read more »

Cubs create bee beach at Beacon Park

Seventeen cubs got their hands dirty when they made a bee friendly habitat area at Beacon Park in Lichfield. On 6 May Lichfield Somers Cub Pack came to Beacon Park to create a ‘bee beach’ to help bees reproduce. Along with park volunteers, the cubs dug out a large bee silhouette in a stretch of… Read more »

Twig Man Day at Beacon Park round-up

From a unicorn to a one-eyed monster, plenty of creativity was on display at Beacon Park’s Twig Man Day. Saturday 13 May saw Beacon Park’s first Twig Man Day event with 26 people enjoying making small sculptures out of air drying clay. Starting at the edge of the woodland, armed with just a lump of… Read more »

Twig Man Day at Beacon Park

Get creative with a lump of clay at Beacon Park in Lichfield on Saturday 13 May. Children and their families are invited to have a go at sculpting figures from lumps of clay and decorating them with twigs, leaves and googly eyes. The drop-in activity will run in Beacon Park’s woodland, near to the pond… Read more »

Putting the cathedral in the frame

If you visit Museum Gardens in Beacon Park or Stowe Pool, you will notice that picture frames on stands have popped up in both these historic parks! They have been installed as part of a partnership project with Lichfield Cathedral and the artist Peter Walker. The frames are positioned so they catch beautiful views of the cathedral. The idea is… Read more »

May Day boathouse art exhibition

On Staffordshire Day, visitors to Stowe Pool in Lichfield are invited to peek inside the Edwardian boathouse and take a look at a new art installation. In partnership with Lichfield District Council, the Sculpture and Art Foundation, which is a Community Interest Company, is busy turning Stowe Pool’s boathouse into a new art space. As… Read more »

Beacon Park’s Victorian May Day

Head to Museum Gardens on May Day to enjoy traditional activities and celebrate Staffordshire Day. Lichfield District Council’s parks team is hosting a Victorian May Day event at Museum Gardens in Beacon Park on Monday 1 May, between 11am and 3pm. The May Day celebrations will offer visitors the chance to join in maypole dancing,… Read more »

April’s cycle ride for all

Get on your bike this month to join a free group cycle ride to Fisherwick Lakes. The second in the series of seven free Cycle Rides For All will pedal off to Fisherwick Lakes and back on Sunday 23 April 2017. Each month the group cycles to a new destination. The rides are graded from… Read more »

Beacon Park volunteers hard at it!

From sowing a poppy field to reinstating paths, Beacon Park’s team of volunteers have been busy. This winter and spring, Lichfield District Council’s Countryside and Parks Conservation Group has been hard at work in Beacon Park, reinstating paths and the outdoor classroom, as well as clearing up after storm Doris. The group has also been… Read more »

Easter activities at Beacon Park

From following a trail to making decorations, families can have lots of fun in Beacon Park this Easter. Kicking off the fun holiday programme, families can follow an Easter trail round Beacon Park to solve clues and claim a small prize. The trails cost £1 each and are available from Beacon Park’s Ranger Station every… Read more »