Summer holiday fun

Summer Holiday Fun 2015

Summer Holiday Fun 2015

Lichfield District Council is proud to launch its Holiday Fun programme – an online guide to summer holiday activities across Lichfield District.

Summer is on its way and Lichfield District Council has a packed programme of activities to keep children and teenagers entertained over the long summer break.

Burntwood Leisure Centre and Friary Grange Leisure Centre are running more than 80 summer holiday activities and sport courses.

There is plenty on offer, such as boot camps, gymnastics, badminton and swimming courses, roller skating sessions and a drama workshop.

There are many chances for young people to enjoy fun in the pool with the giant inflatable and floats sessions at both leisure centres.

Burntwood and Friary Grange leisure centres are also offering ‘Footy for a Fiver’ and ‘Court Savers’, which allows children to play on a section of a synthetic football pitch for £5 and the hire of racquet courts for a reduced price. Terms and conditions apply.

Beacon Park Fun Day

Beacon Park Fun Day

Beacon Park is involved in the fun and is running a Record Breaker’s Trail over the summer, and a Wacky Sporting World Records event in Museum Gardens on Saturday 25 July. The park is also hosting a six-week golf tournament, bug hunting and pond dipping sessions, a fairy walk, as well as Green Gym workout sessions at Sainte Foy Recreation Area.

Families are also invited to put a date in the diary for Beacon Park’s Fun Day and Teddy Bear Games, taking place on Wednesday 12 August between 11am and 3pm. Entry is free and the day features games, rides, inflatables and activities. Children can also bring along their teddy bears and compete in races, such as the ‘ted on the head’, to win prizes.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “This summer, our Holiday Fun programme offers children and young people a great range of activities to keep them entertained over the school break.

“Course book up early, so we’re reminding families to make sure they take a look at our online programme and reserve their children’s places as soon as possible.

“We also offer early bird prices on selected holiday courses at Burntwood and Friary Grange leisure centres, which are available until 5 July, so it really does pay to book early.”

The full Holiday Fun programme is online at

To find out more, or to book any of the courses or activities, please call Burntwood Leisure Centre on 01543 308810, Friary Grange Leisure Centre on 01543 308842, or Beacon Park on 01543 308867.