Beacon Park’s Fun Day 2017


Lots of fun on offer!

Lichfield District Council is inviting families to come to the Beacon Park’s Fun Day on Wednesday 2 August, between 11am and 3pm.

Little ones and their families are invited to come to Beacon Park for fun and games this August.

A highlight of the day is the popular Teddy Bear Games, which see children compete in races such as Ted on the Head, the Teddy Sprint and Teddy Wanging. And, this year features the new event, Pre-walkers Crawling Race for crawling tots.

On top of a range of stalls, giant inflatables, a carousel, and face painting, there will be plenty of free activities to try. These includes maypole dancing, following the Swinfen Broun brass rubbing trail through the park (normally priced at 50p each) and a variety of games, such as hoopla, limbo and giant snakes and ladders.

The council’s sports development team will also be running free sporty activities, including panna football, badminton and volleyball and new age bowls.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “Beacon Park is a fantastic place to visit over the summer, with its beautiful gardens, huge play area and all of the extra activities such as boating on the pool, crazy golf and a packed programme of events.

“The Fun Day is an event that’s purely aimed at children and young people, and is a great way to spend a summer’s day outdoors enjoying the many activities on offer. It’s also a chance for children to compete in the Teddy Bear Games, so don’t forget to bring your teddy bear.”

As well as all the fun and games, the event will also offer families the chance to get community safety advice from Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership. This is the partnership that brings together statutory bodies and organisations to tackle crime, including Staffordshire Police, Victim Support, Youth Offending and the council.

Representatives will be on hand at the Fun Day to offer safety advice and information about volunteering and employment opportunities, low cost sport and leisure activities for young people, and much more.

The Fun Day will take place at Beacon Park’s sports pitches on Wednesday 2 August, between 11am and 3pm. It’s free to get in, but there is a small charge for some of the activities.