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 »

2016’s Cycle Rides for All

The monthly Sunday cycle rides programme, Cycle Rides for All, is back for 2016. Cycle Rides for All is launching on Sunday 27 March with a three and a half mile Lichfield taster ride setting off from Beacon Park. This event signals the start of free monthly cycle rides that are set to take place… Read more »

Poetry in the Park trail and workshop

To celebrate World Poetry Day, Beacon Park is running a number of poetic activities. A selection of works by local poets of all ages will form part of a trail of poems that will be dotted around Beacon Park on World Poetry Day, which is taking place on Monday 21 March. Poetry hunters can find… Read more »

Beacon Park Easter activities

You’ll be hopping mad if you miss out on any of Beacon Park’s Easter holiday activities. There is plenty of fun on offer at Beacon Park this Easter. Families can follow an Easter-themed trail round beautiful Beacon Park, to solve clues and claim a small prize. The trails cost £1 each and will be available… Read more »