Easter holiday fun for children at Beacon Park

Beacon Park's Easter bunny

Beacon Park’s Easter bunny

From following an Easter trail to hunting for pond life, there is plenty on offer to keep children busy this Easter break.

Kicking off the holiday programme, families can follow an Easter trail round Beacon Park to solve clues and claim a small prize. There are two levels of clues, with simple clues for little ones and more challenging puzzles for older children.

The trails cost £2 each (or £1.50 with a Leisure Activity Passport) and are available from Beacon Park’s Ranger Station every day from 17 March to 15 April, from 9am to 4pm.

On Good Friday, children can also take part in the Stride and Seek challenge, following a map to find the egg-shaped markers in the park. The maps cost £1 each and will be available on Friday 30 March at Beacon Park’s play area between 11am and 2pm.

Finishing off Beacon Park’s holiday programme, are two Pond Dip Days where children are invited to have fun searching for pond life. The series of one-hour sessions are on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 April at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. It costs £2.50 for a session (or £2 with a Leisure Activity Passport), which need to be booked by calling 01543 308867.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “Beacon Park is a vibrant and much loved green space in the heart of the city. It’s always great to visit with the family as there is so much to do, from the play area and playing tennis, to foot and disc golf and enjoying a stomp through the woodland.

“This Easter we’re also offering an Easter trail, an Easter egg hunt and pond dipping. We hope plenty of people will get involved and enjoy the programme of cracking activities.”