Half term fun at Beacon Park

Make the most of this spring half term with fun activities for all the family at Beacon Park.

The fun begins with Seed Sunday in Beacon Park’s Community Garden. Ideal for budding young gardeners or anyone with a small garden, visitors will learn how to make an origami pot out of recycled paper and plant herb seeds. The pot will then be ready to take home to care for the seeds and watch them grow!

The Seed Sunday drop-in workshop is on Sunday 15 February, between 11am and 1pm. Each pot and its seeds will cost £1 with all proceeds going towards the Community Garden, which is near the bowling greens.

This session is the first of five taking place once a month until June, with the chance to plant a range of seeds, from nasturtium and sweet pea to lettuce and dwarf French beans.

Children and their families are also being encouraged to take part in a String Puppet Workshop taking place at the Discovery Hub in Beacon Park on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 February. Perfect for children aged over six, for only £3 per puppet, visitors will learn how to make and use their own simple string puppet.

The workshops are running from 10am to 11am, 11.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 2pm over both days, and must be booked. Just call 01543 308869 or email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk to reserve a space.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “We have great activities at Beacon Park to keep the family busy this half term. Why not gain a new hobby with the Seed Sunday workshop, get creative making a string puppet or simply enjoy the park’s wonderful play area? Don’t forget to check out our full Holiday Fun programme, as we have lots of energetic activities aimed at children and young people running at Friary Grange and Burntwood leisure centres.”

To see Lichfield District Council’s full half term Holiday Fun programme, which includes activities at Beacon Park, Burntwood Leisure Centre and Friary Grange Leisure Centre, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/holidayfun.