Stand up paddle boarding

Almost 80 people of all ages tried out stand up paddle boarding at Stowe Pool over the weekend. Central SUP offered free tasters in stand up paddle boarding at Stowe Pool on Saturday 21 May. The water sport involves balancing on a board (much like a surfboard) and getting around by using a paddle. Instructors… Read more »

National Forest Walking Festival

Enjoy a walk through three historic parks in Lichfield as part of the National Forest Walking Festival this month. To celebrate the National Forest Walking Festival, Lichfield District Council is inviting everyone to join in a series of free walks round Beacon Park, Minster Pool and Stowe Pool. The guided walks will take place on… Read more »

Stand up paddle boarding free taster

Have a go at the world’s fastest growing water sport, paddle boarding, when it launches at Stowe Pool in May with a free taster session. If you can swim and over 8 years of age, are fairly fit and up for a challenge, why not try a new activity that’s running at Stowe Pool? On… Read more »

Canal art

Learn how to hand paint the roses seen on narrowboats up and down the country’s canals in a workshop at Beacon Park. Two Canal Art workshops are taking place in Beacon Park’s Discovery Hub on Friday 13 May. The sessions are for beginners to learn the traditional folk craft of painting narrowboat style roses. These… Read more »

Council seeks sponsors for Lichfield Proms

Local businesses invited to sponsor Beacon Park’s eighteenth Lichfield Proms. Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a free event for the whole family, and Lichfield District Council is urging local businesses to come forward to help raise the money needed to stage the end-of-summer concert. This year’s Lichfield Proms is on Saturday 3 September, when… Read more »

Beacon Park’s Victorian May Day

Head to Museum Gardens on May Day to enjoy traditional fun and games. Lichfield District Council is hosting a Victorian May Day event at Museum Gardens in Beacon Park on Monday 2 May, between 11am and 3pm. The May Day celebrations will include maypole dancing, a Victorian craft activity, and a range of traditional games,… Read more »

Poetry in the Park round up

Lots of people enjoyed a spot of poetry at Beacon Park on World Poetry Day, which took place on Monday 21 March 2016. To celebrate World Poetry Day, Lichfield District Council’s parks team ran a series of events at Beacon Park. This included a poetry trail that involved visitors following a map to find poems… Read more »

Beacon Park’s Easter bonnet parade

Children enjoyed making Easter bonnets and then showing off their handiwork in a parade led by Beacon Park’s very own Easter Bunny, Warren. On Friday 25 March, 40 children created and decorated Easter bonnets made from scratch at a workshop held in Beacon Park. Some of the children then joined Warren, Beacon Park’s Easter Bunny,… Read more »

Seed planting

Pete and Stacey from the parks team attended the Staffordshire Invertebrate Fair earlier this month and ran a seed planting activity.  They helped visitors to make origami pots and then plant seeds in them to take away and look after at home. Borage seeds were chosen as they are good for attracting pollinators, they are… Read more »

Netball camp

A Netball Camp for 9 to 11 year-olds is running at Beacon Park this Easter. The camp will take place in the park’s tennis courts on Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 April, between 10am to 4pm. Councillor Andy Smith, Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks at Lichfield District Council, said: “I hope plenty… Read more »