Crowds gather at Peace Woodland opening

A woodland, planted as a symbol of peace in Lichfield’s Beacon Park, was formally opened on Tuesday 4 June 2019. Representatives from Lichfield District Council and Lichfield Cathedral, along with volunteers, sponsors, guests and well-wishers assembled at Beacon Park on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the only Peace Woodland outside of Jerusalem. The… Read more »

2-4-1 brass rubbing trails this Whitsun week

This half term, we’re offering two for the price of one on Swinfen Broun brass rubbing trails, which leads explorers round Beacon Park and over to Minster Pool to find eight brass plaques. The trail is displayed in a booklet format that has eight sections to take brass rubbings with a free crayon. With questions… Read more »

Look back at Carrot Day

During the Easter holidays, Beacon Park held its first ever Carrot Day. Around 400 people enjoyed the carrot related fun, including making carrot crafts, carrot orienteering and carrot javelin! We would like to thank everyone who came and supported the event and pass on a massive thank you to our volunteers who gave up their… Read more »

Make a carrot whistle for Beacon Park’s Carrot Day!

As part of Beacon Park’s inaugural Carrot Day on Wednesday 17 April, taking place between 11am and 2pm, we’re inviting people of all ages to make a carrot whistle to bring down to the park and become part of the Carrot Day Orchestra! To find out who to make your very own carrot whistle, simply… Read more »

Easter holiday fun

From tennis and trampolining, to basketball and park activities, there is lots on offer across Lichfield and Burntwood for children and young people this Easter holiday. Lichfield District Council has launched its Easter holiday programme, which has plenty of active sessions to keep young people busy and engaged. The council’s Getin2it sessions for young people… Read more »

Sponsors sought to support Lichfield Proms

Lichfield District Council is calling for local businesses and organisations to sponsor its twenty-first Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park. Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a free event for the whole family, and the council is urging local businesses to come forward to help raise the money needed to stage the end-of-summer concert. This year’s… Read more »

Hop down to Beacon Park to follow a special trail

If you are looking for things to do with children, head to Beacon Park where you can follow an Easter trail. The colourful trail will lead children around the park, while finding and solving a series of puzzles. It’s aimed at children aged three and over and has three levels of clues, so the whole… Read more »

New accessible swing for Beacon Park is formally opened

The Chairman of Lichfield District Council and fundraisers from Lichfield Roundtable and Lichfield Ladies Circle, joined Stephanie Hufton in cutting the ribbon on Beacon Park’s new accessible swing on Friday 8 March 2019. Thanks to fundraising by Lichfield Round Table, along with fundraising in memory of Isla Elizabeth Hufton, a new accessible swing has been… Read more »

February half term fun

From beginner’s tennis and StreetGolf, to outdoor archery and park events, there is lots on offer for children and young people this half term. Lichfield District Council has launched its February half term holiday programme, which is packed with active sessions to keep young people busy and engaged. The council’s Getin2it sessions for young people… Read more »

Twig Hunt and Keep Warm Trail

Children and families are invited to follow the ‘Twig Hunt and Keep Warm Trail’ round Beacon Park this January and February. The team at Beacon Park has launched a new trail to help children identify some common British trees simply by looking at their twigs. The trail also has some fun exercise challenges to keep… Read more »