Beacon Park’s half term fun 2016

Go on a spooky trail at Beacon Park

Go on a spooky trail at Beacon Park

From following a spooky trail to making beautiful creations out of willow, there is plenty to get up to at Beacon Park in Lichfield this autumn half term.

Families are invited to follow a colourful Halloween Puzzle Trail round Beacon Park. This time round there are two trails to choose from, with simple clues for pre-school and infant age children and trickier puzzles for older children.

Both trails will be available for £1 each from the historic park’s Ranger Station between 10am and 3pm from Saturday 22 to Monday 31 October.

The fun continues with a Feed the Birds drop-in workshop in the Discovery Hub on Wednesday 26 October, to create a bird feeder out of pine cones and seeds to help birds survive the winter.

And, in a first for Beacon Park, children aged between 5 and 12 can take part in a series of willow workshops.

Wacky Willow Creations will run three workshops in the park’s Discovery Hub on Thursday 27 October, with each session lasting up to 50 minutes.

Dream catchers will be made at 10am, green willow crowns at 11am and willow photo frames at 12noon. It costs £2.50 a session, and places need to booked by calling Beacon Park on 01543 308869.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Half term is fast approaching and it can be difficult to find interesting things to do. On top of the play area, woodland walks and all the sights to see at Beacon Park, we’ve also got a great week of fun autumnal activities planned, so make sure you visit this half term holiday.”

Lichfield District Council has a packed programme of activities over the half term. To see the full calendar, including sports courses at Burntwood and Friary Grange leisure centres, please visit