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 »

Monthly butterfly and bee walks

Are you interested in finding out more about butterflies and bees? If you are, come along on a series of free walks to help identify and catalogue these fascinating insects. Lichfield District Council’s parks team is looking for volunteers to join them on monthly walks around Beacon Park. The walks are being held to help… Read more »

Bank works at Stowe Pool

Lichfield District Council has started a project to strengthen the bank along Stowe Pool. This spring, Lichfield District Council is filling in the horseshoe shaped gaps on the bank that borders Stowe Pool and Stowe Road. These are the cut outs where trees once stood, but have since been removed. A contractor is now filling… Read more »

Nordic Walking in Beacon Park

A free introduction to Nordic walking is being held at Beacon Park this spring. Nordic walking is a fitness technique that sees walkers using poles to propel themselves along and, as it uses their upper body muscles as well, it tones the whole body. The free introduction to Nordic walking is available by booking onto… Read more »

Sowing the poppy field

On 12 of March, 23 volunteers dedicated a few hours of their time to re-sowing the poppy seed on the poppy field in Beacon Park. The field was originally sown in 2014 and will continue until autumn of 2018, to mark the period of the First World War. Thank you to everyone who helped and… Read more »

Queen’s Croft High School pupils volunteer for parks

Queen’s Croft High School sixth formers have been rolling up their sleeves and working in Lichfield’s parks as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Since September, 12 students along with staff members from Queen’s Croft High School have been helping Lichfield District Council’s parks team two mornings a week. So far work has included weeding,… Read more »