Beacon Park periscope workshops

Children are invited to take part in a craft workshop at Beacon Park this February half term. Lichfield District Council is hosting a series of craft workshops in Beacon Park on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February, where children can make, decorate and test out their periscopes before taking them home. Running on both days… Read more »

Interpretation to celebrate life of local benefactor

A colourful information board detailing the life and times of Colonel Swinfen Broun, was unveiled at Beacon Park in Lichfield on Tuesday 20 December 2016. Lichfield District Council has installed a new interpretation panel next to the monument of Colonel Michael Swinfen Broun in Beacon Park. The panel pays tribute to the man who gave… Read more »

Festive event to thank park volunteers

Lichfield District Council’s parks team held an event on Wednesday 7 December to thank its park volunteers for all their hard work over 2016. In the past year 68 people have spent a combined total of 3,067 hours volunteering across Lichfield District Council’s parks and green spaces. From thinning trees and clearing scrub as part… Read more »

Beacon Park’s Christmas wreath workshops

Learn how to create beautiful Christmas wreaths at Beacon Park this December. Beacon Park is hosting two Christmas wreath workshops on Sunday 11 December, from 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm. Taking place in the park’s Discovery Hub, participants will use a variety of locally sourced greenery to make a wreath. Councillor Andy Smith,… Read more »

Beacon Park wins Bees’ Needs Award

Beacon Park in Lichfield City wins award for its commitment to providing bee friendly habitats.  Green Flag, in conjunction with Defra and the National Pollinator Strategy, has presented 19 awards to Green Flag parks in England that have made improvements to encourage pollinators across towns, cities and the wider countryside. Lichfield District Council, that manages… Read more »

Express golf at Beacon Park

Perfect if you are a beginner or don’t have much time – golfers can now play an express round of golf at Beacon Park. Beacon Park has linked up with England Golf, which is trialling new ways to increase participation in golf across the country, to launch Golf Express. Golfers can now play a 9-hole… Read more »

Beacon Park’s half term fun 2016

From following a spooky trail to making beautiful creations out of willow, there is plenty to get up to at Beacon Park in Lichfield this autumn half term. Families are invited to follow a colourful Halloween Puzzle Trail round Beacon Park. This time round there are two trails to choose from, with simple clues for… Read more »

Autumn ParkLife out now!

ParkLife is our free seasonal Lichfield Historic Parks newsletter. It features news about Beacon Park, Minster Pool and Walk, the Garden of Remembrance and Stowe Pool. In our autumn issue we celebrate our sixth Green Flag Award, look back on the fabulous Lichfield Georgian Festival and update you on our Stowe Pool restoration project. We’ve… Read more »

Lichfield Georgain Festival events at Beacon Park

Visit a Georgian Encampment in Lichfield’s Beacon Park during the city’s first Georgian Festival weekend! See how the Georgians lived, played and worked in the 18th century in the beautiful setting of the historic Beacon Park. The encampment will be on display on Saturdy 17 and Sunday 18 September and the costumed characters will also parade… Read more »

Patriotic proms ends the summer in style

Thousands of people waved their Union flags and sang with gusto at this year’s Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on Saturday 3 September. In spite of the threat of wet weather, thousands of people flocked to the park for the eighteenth free Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park. The sun shone through the clouds as The… Read more »