Summer Holiday Fun in Lichfield
7th July 2014
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There is so much going on in Lichfield this summer - we've brought you some of the best events in the area:

Erasmus Darwin House

The Darwin Summer Walk - July 20th 2014. 
The walk starts at Bunkers Hill Car Park off Sandford Street, Lichfield at 10am.  A full day of exercise and great fun.

Wacky Wednesday - August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Four weekly craft sessions suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years. 

Samuel Johnson Birthplace

Summer Fun at Sam’s House
 - 7th August
Join in the Summer fun at Sam’s House at The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum.  They are offering drop-in arts and crafts, fun and games throughout the holidays. A different activity every week.  Price: Only £2.  Every Thursday in August, 10.30am – 1.30pm 

Art Workshop - August 19th
Small and friendly sessions  led by award-winning local artist Carole Collier, beginners very welcome.  £10 including all materials and refreshments, booking essential. 

Lines of Beauty - Daily until September 7th.
Lichfield Calligraphers bring words to life in an exhibition of works displayed around the beautiful historic building of The Samuel Johnson Museum.  Free entry, donations welcome. 10.30am – 4.30pm 

National Arboretum

Check out Wildlife Wednesdays  at The National Arboretum:

30 July –  Animal Mask Making

6 August – Insect modelling and fossil making

13 August – Creepy crawly kites

20 August - Springy animal puppets

27 August – Beautiful birds. Make a bird to add to our Visitor Centre tree

Price: £7 per child for all four activities or £3.50 for Critters and Furries animal handling only.  Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

Beacon Park

Lichfield Brass Rubbing - 21st July to 29th August

The Swinfen Broun Trail leads you through Beacon Park and across to Minster Pool, solving missions and completing eight brass rubbings along the way. You can buy a trail for 50p from the Ranger Station (near the crazy golf course). The ranger station will be open 9am-8pm daily throughout July and 9am-7pm in August.  Time 9am to 7pm.  

Beacon Park Fun Day - 13th August

Enjoy a wide variety of games, sports and outdoor activities in Beacon Park on 19th August 2014. Don’t forget to bring your teddy for the Teddy Bear Games. Wednesday 13 August 2014. Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm 

Family pond dipping and bug hunting session - 19th August

Beacon Park. 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Price: £1 per child 

Lichfield Museum

Under 16's can enjoy FREE entry to Lichfield Museum.  Complete the children's trail for a tasty treat - explore and have fun.  21st July to 8th September. 

Cycling Fun

The Lichfield Derive - 25th July

Take part in a fun cycle ride around Lichfield.  A city centre cycle ride that meets at Speakers Corner at 6:30pm on the last Friday of every month.  A fun, free event open to all cyclists. 

Kings Bromley Show

Saturday 26th July -  
A great value, full day out  for all the family, from 10 until 5pm. This year's theme is The Seaside and features horse classes, amusements, fun fair, craft fair with demonstrations, refreshments, trade stands, Polly Parrots road show, dancing dogs, punch and Judy, donkey rides and more! 

Staffordshire Regiment Museum

WW1 Discovery Day and Trench Tour - 28th July

Why not go along to the the WW1 Discovery Day at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum and see what life was like for soldiers in the great war.

Parents and children will get the chance to try on uniforms, handle weapons and equipment from the time plus explore the museum and its fascinating collection of medals.

Discovery Day Tours start at 11am, 12noon and 1pm.

Adults £3.00 Children, Senior Citizens and concessions £2.00 

Midland Karting

For an exciting and challenging day out, Midland Karting  offers Junior Karting, Junior Races and Kids Activity Packages.  Visit their website to find out more!

Lichfield Garrick Theatre 

Marty Macdonalds Farm  on 29th August 2014 - Featuring children's TV favourite Justin Fletcher, the Voice of Pongo the Pig and Nicole Davis (Topsy & Tim, Chuggington) as the Voice of Molly-Moo the Cow. Please note that Justin and Nicole do not appear in person. Time 11.30am and 2.00pm.  

JC Academy

JC Academy
are running a fantastic sports camp for only £12 per day (usually £14).  Days jam packed with sports and arts activities.

Lichfield Leisure Centres

Lichfield Leisure Centres have a rolling programme of events throughout the summer including: 

  • Pool fun sessions
  • Challenge Swims
  • Swimming Lessons
  • 8 - 13 holiday club
  • Roller Skating
  • Gymnastics
  • Trampolining
  • Badminton
  • Tennis

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