July fun at Lichfield Historic Parks

Record Breakers at Beacon Park

Record Breakers at Beacon Park

From trails to follow and bug hunting fun through to a record breaking event, there are plenty of activities and events to enjoy at Beacon Park and Stowe Pool this summer.

It is not long until the summer holidays are upon us, and Lichfield District Council has a jam packed diary of events taking place at Beacon Park and Stowe Pool throughout July.

Starting the fun is the Record Breakers Trail, which is linked to Staffordshire Libraries’ Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge. Children are invited to follow a trail round Beacon Park and try some records and solve an anagram to be entered into a prize draw. It costs 50p for a trail, which will be available from the Ranger Station from 18 July to 6 September, between 10am and 5pm.

Then on Wednesday 22 July three bug hunting sessions will run at Stowe Pool. This is a chance to discover the mini beasts that inhabit this local beauty spot. The sessions are running from 10am to 11am, 11.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 2pm. They cost £1 a session and need to be booked in advance by calling 01543 308869 or emailing parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Wacky Sporting World Records is taking place on Saturday 25 July from 12noon to 3pm. This drop-in event is running at Museum Gardens and will involve having a go at some world records, including who can limbo the lowest, juggle the most balls, and hula hoop the longest.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “We have a packed summer of events across Beacon Park and Stowe Pool. From trying to beat a world record to hunting for bugs, there is plenty to keep families entertained. And, with paddle boats, donkey rides, mini cars and more available most days, Beacon Park offers fun and games all summer long.”

July also sees the launch of a six-week Golf Tournament, where for an extra £1 added to each round, players can enter their scores to see who is the golf champion each day the tournament is running. There are prizes to be won in three categories: men (18s and over), women (18s and over) and children (17s and under). Tournament days are Wednesdays 22 and 29 July, 5, 12, 19 and 26 August.

To find out more about what’s on at Lichfield Historic Parks, visit www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk/whats-on