What’s on During the Summer Holiday in Lichfield?
6th July 2016
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JC Academy's Summer Activity Camp will be running throughout the entire summer holidays. Giving children the chance to make new friends, play sports and get creative with arts and crafts; they are sure to enjoy their time there as well as learn new skills.

Make sure you book your child’s place as JC Academy's Activity Camps are very popular!

Friary Grange Leisure will be running several activities throughout the holidays, including Swimming Lessons, Sports Camp, Swim Technique Workshop, Rookie Lifeguard, Triathlon Training Camp and Boot Camp.

There will be plenty of fun to be had at Beacon Park this summer, where children will be encouraged to take part in the many activities they have going on, like the Bug Hunt Days, Pond Dip Days, the Xplorer Navigational Challenge, the Fairy Walks and the Beacon Park Fun Day.


The Burntwood Wakes is back for 2016 with a festival of family fun and entertainment across Burntwood! There will be a jam-packed programme of fun events and activities lined up for visitors of the Wakes, including a fun fair, entertainment, stalls and more.

The Kings Bromley Show offers a variety of entertainment for visitors to enjoy, such as horse events, family dog show, amusements, trade and non-commercial stands, a craft fair, a food & drink Fair and competitive classes. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Chasewater Railway will be home to Mabel's Vintage Fair, where visitors will be able to browse the 50+ stalls selling a variety of vintage items. Visitors will also be able to enjoy browsing the museum and toy shop, as well as ride the steam trains that will be running throughout the day.

The Lichfield Garrick presents its first Community Musical in the form of The Hired Man, which will feature a cast of talented local performers. The story follows a young married couple and their struggle to carve a living from the land, all while set against the backdrop of the Cumbrian Lakes. A must-see show!

Catch Hunnypot Cottage Designs at the Middleton Hall Food & Craft Market, where they will be selling a whole range of their delicious artisan breads. Or if you like, you can pre-order and collect them at their stall?

Enjoy the scenery as you cycle around Chasewater in July’s Cycle Rides for All. Meeting at Burntwood Library, the cyclists will be cycling up to Chasewater, where you’ll be able to admire the beautiful surroundings as you cycle around Chasewater.


The Garrick have two fun shows for audiences in August. Murder On The Churchill Express offers a unique theatrical experience, in which audience members play the detectives in this interactive and immersive murder mystery.

The English comedian, actor and television presenter Joe Pasquale comes to the Lichfield Garrick to discuss trivial things and give audiences an unforgettable theatre experience.

Young drivers are invited to attend the Midland Karting Race School, which aims to improve their driving skills as well as help them gain confidence on the track, all while having fun of course! Download a registration form here.

On every Thursday in August, The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum will be hosting drop-in arts and crafts sessions, as well a different activity every week to look forward to. There will also be one of their Guided Tours on this August, where visitors will be treated to an entertaining and educational tour of the house.

The ever-popular Plant Hunters' Fair is back at the National Memorial Arboretum this August. Get inspired and receive advice from nursery experts including RHS winners and National Collection Holders, as well as browse and purchase plants for your own garden.

A completely unique sporting event, the Lichfield Dash was last ran in 2012 and is back for 2016. Invited athletes race the 12 noon chimes and the crowds flock to Cathedral Close to watch a race against time come alive in a spectacle of speed, strength and true Corinthian endeavour.

The Wildlife Watch Group will be going on a mini beast hunt around the National Memorial Arboretum to see how many types of insects they can find, and you’re welcome to join them. See what you can find on this fun and educational bug hunt!

A few days after that, cyclists will be cycling up to the Arboretum as part of the August Cycle Rides for All.

The Lichfield Food Festival returns and promises to be bigger and better than before, with the streets of Lichfield’s city centre lined with free cookery demos, a huge range of food and drink stalls and street food, a celebration of local brews, special offers, a bake off, entertainment and much more.

Don’t let those six weeks go to waste, have fun in Lichfield this summer.

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