Young Persons’ Organ Day at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday 14th March

Lichfield Cathedral will play host to its third Young Persons’ Organ Day on Saturday 14th March. The Cathedral will team up with the Lichfield and District Organists’ Association (LDOA), supported by the Royal School of Church Music, to provide young musicians with the opportunity to explore the ‘King of Instruments’.

Unlimited family fun for all ages with Drayton Manor Theme Park’s season pass

Are you addicted to Apocalypse? Mad about Maelstrom? Besotted with Ben10: Ultimate Mission? Or can your kids simply not get enough of Thomas Land™? Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a parent looking to keep your little treasures entertained this year – make sure you grab your season pass for Drayton Manor Theme Park. Priced at just £60 each, or £...

Swinfen Hall Hotel restaurant has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes!

The Four Seasons Restaurant at Swinfen Hall Hotel, just outside Lichfield, has been awarded three rosettes in the AA’s 'New Year Honours List' and becomes the only restaurant to attain this accolade in Staffordshire since 2002. Of the 22 restaurants awarded 3 rosettes or above by the AA on 15th January, 11 are in London, 3 are in Scotland...

Drayton Manor Theme Park counts down to 2015 season grand opening

Drayton Manor, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has begun the countdown to Saturday 21st March, when it will officially open its doors for the 2015 season and its 65th year as a family owned and run theme park. It promises to be another big year for the park, with the hugely popular Thomas Land™ undergoing a £2 million expansion, which will...

Can you give the high fives to our visitors - Drayton kicks off 2015 recruitment campaign!

When Michael Middleton’s 38-year career in the car and catering trade came to an end, he wasn’t sure what to do next, until his daughter suggested getting in touch with Drayton Manor Theme Park after seeing an advert for its latest recruitment drive. The 63-year-old father of two and grandfather of four hasn’t looked back since joining the team four...

Father Christmas makes his first stop of the year at Drayton Manor Zoo

The residents of Drayton Manor Zoo received early Christmas gifts this year, following Father Christmas’ visit to the 15-acre attraction on Wednesday 17th December, as part of its Animal Enrichment programme. There was an assortment of presents for the animals, from rabbit for the leopards, mealworms for the meerkats, whilst the gibbons and...

Drayton Manor promises a magical Christmas after extending its opening

Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire, is opening its Magical Christmas event for an extra day this Thursday 18th December to try and help accommodate families that had planned a festive day out to the nearby Magical Journey, which has recently announced its closure nine days early. The award-winning theme park, near Tamworth, will open from 9.45am...

Lichfield Christmas Festival Weekend success

Lichfield Christmas shoppers and visitors were treated to plenty of festive fun at the Christmas Festival Weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December 2014. Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is full of Christmas cheer after thousands of people got in the seasonal spirit at this year’s festival.

Twinkly Trail

Hunt for 11 Christmas trees and figures on display in shop windows across Lichfield City centre to claim a sweet treat! Lichfield District Council launched its Twinkly Trail at Lichfield Christmas Festival on Saturday 6 December 2014. The trail is aimed at children, and asks them to hunt high and low for 11 specially decorated trees and figures using...

Big-hearted theme park gives disadvantaged youngsters a Magical Christmas

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, was the host venue for a magical day of festive fun and excitement on Monday (8th December), as it welcomed disadvantaged children from all over the West Midlands for the first ever Christmas Kids Out charity event. Kids Out is an annual charity event that has seen thousands of disadvantaged...