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Beacon Park Lichfield

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A gorgeous public space with plenty for families to see and do!

Around a half hour drive from the Birmingham city centre is Beacon Park in Lichfield, a 70-acre public space that is home to gorgeous gardens, recreational facilities and things for families to see and do.

From crazy golf and school holiday activities, to history and heritage and walking for fitness for the whole family, Beacon Park is a Green Flag park that is free to enter and should definitely be on your ‘to-do’ list! Here are some of the activities on offer for families.

Image: Lichfield Historic Parks website


Children’s Play area

Beacon Park has a lovely play area for children and has two wooden major play structures in the shape of a train and a ship. The train is suitable for younger children and has lots of space for them to climb around and it in the carriages.

The ship has rope play, a slide and a log and rope ladder to climb up to get into the boat. The playground also has a roundabout, swings and mini rockers. There is also an older play structure with a tall tower and slide for the older children.

Next to the children’s play area, you’ll find toilets and baby changing facilities, plus disabled toilet facilities with a disability hoist.

Image: Lichfield Historic Parks website


Self-led educational activities

Beacon Park has a number of free, self-led educational activities for families and groups to take part in, all of which have been designed to help you get the most of our your visit. The themed sessions and free resources include activity sheets, risk assessment tools and worksheets and the themes include:

Bug Hunting – suitable for all ages, this activity will lead you on a discovery of Beacon Park’s mini beasts! Suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years.

Pond dipping – Leomansley Brook runs through Beacon Park, and you can see and learn about the little marine creatures who inhabit the waters, including fish, tadpoles and shrimp. This activity is suitable for all ages.

Scavenger hunt – embark on a hunt for unusual, natural objects throughout the park! Suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years.

Tree-line bingo – grab the bingo sheet and find the trees and their leaves. Suitable for children aged 5 to 7 years.

Crazy Golf, Foot and Disc Golf

Beacon Park is home to 18-hole pitch and putt, par 3 golf course, with holes ranging from 90 yards to 110 yards. There is also a crazy golf course, plus foot golf and disc golf!

Image: Lichfield Historic Parks website


Drive in Cinema in May and August

In 2017, Beacon Park hosted an inaugural drive in cinema event, which was so popular it is back for 2018! In May and August, Beacon Park will host four more nights on Saturday, 12 May, Saturday, 19 May, Friday, 10 and Saturday 11 August. You can read more here.

Skatepark

The Beacon Park skatepark is open during daylight hours and can accommodate skateboarding, BMX bikes, scooters and skates. It is located between Bunkers Hill Car Park and the woodland.

Children’s parties

Beacon Park offers a number of themed parties for children, as outlined below:
Woodland Adventure – enjoy den building, a scavenger hunt, an obstacle race, which the children will design and then race, plus natural arts, bug hunting, pond dipping and crazy golf. Guests of the following party themes can also enjoy these activities.
Fairy and Elf Woodland Party
Pirate Woodland Party
Teddy Bears’ Woodland Picnic Party

Summer activities

Beacon Park is a haven for summer activities that include peddle boats in the boating pool mini cars, and donkey rides when the weather permits.

Image: Lichfield Historic Parks website


Health Walks

If you love to walk, you can take part in a regular gentle walk while discovering Beacon Park. The terrain is easy and the walks are suitable for people of all ages. They are free to take part in but are subject to the weather. Simply meet at the Ranger Station.

Activities for children

If you need places to take the children during school holidays, head to Beacon Park – they hold a number of half term and summer holiday activities, plus activities during special events, including Easter and Christmas

Image: Wikipedia Commons


Beacon Park also has a bistro and café and is open all year round. It is easily one of the West Midlands’ premier Green Flag destinations and is a must for families. If you’d like to read more about family friendly places and activities in Birmingham, read on here.

Essential Information
Beacon Park
Address: Swan Road, Lichfield, WS13 6QZ
Phone: 01543 308867
Opening hours: Open daily except Christmas Day from 9am.
Cost: Free
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