Beacon Park is named as one of the best in Britain

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying a Green Flag this year. Lichfield’s Beacon Park is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. The city park is among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that will today (Thursday 21 July 2016) receive a prestigious Green Flag… Read more »

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park sponsors

Organisers announce this year’s sponsors of Lichfield Proms, which is taking place on Saturday 3 September 2016. Lichfield District Council is busy organising this summer’s Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park, and is keen to thank its sponsors for their support. Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Lichfield Proms… Read more »

Pond dip and bug hunt days at Beacon Park

Calling all little nature enthusiasts! Beacon Park is holding a series of pond dipping and bug hunting sessions this month. Lichfield District Council has plenty of activities to keep young people entertained over the long summer holiday. At Beacon Park the fun starts off with a Pond Dip Day on Tuesday 26 July. Costing £1… Read more »

Summer holiday fun

Lichfield District Council is pleased to launch its Summer Holiday Fun programme – a guide to summer holiday activities across Lichfield District. Schools will be breaking up soon for the long summer break, and the council has a packed programme of activities to keep children and teenagers busy. Burntwood Leisure Centre and Friary Grange Leisure… Read more »

Summer ParkLife out now

The latest issue of ParkLife – Lichfield Historic Parks newsletter – is out now. The summer edition runs from July to September 2016. It features news from across Beacon Park, Minster Pool & Walk, Stowe Pool & Fields and the Garden of Remembrance. Highlights include celebrating our award-winning volunteers, our summer holiday activities and events, we… Read more »

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 »