Drayton Manor Zoo’s Tamarins celebrate first Easter in new home

With the opening of the highly anticipated Tamarin Trail on the horizon, staff at Drayton Manor Park & Zoo thought it only right that its newest residents get treated to a bunch of treat sized decorated eggs which were filled with their favourite choice of meal worms and crickets.

Drayton Manor Zoo’s Tamarins celebrate first Easter in new home

With the opening of the highly anticipated Tamarin Trail on the horizon, staff at Drayton Manor Park & Zoo thought it only right that its newest residents get treated to a bunch of treat sized decorated eggs which were filled with their favourite choice of meal worms and crickets.

Lights Out at the George Hotel for Earth Hour!

At 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March, The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield will be turning off all non-essential lights for an hour in support of the global Earth Hour 'Lights Out' initiative. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund initiative which started in Sydney Australia in 2007 to focus the world’s attention on the need to protect the...

Drayton Manor Park counts down to the official launch of its 2016 season - this Saturday!

The team at Drayton Manor Theme Park, in Tamworth, Staffordshire, is counting down the minutes to the official launch of its 2016 season, this Saturday, 12th March. And there’s plenty to get excited about this year, as the park is set to welcome a host of new attractions and improvements. There will be monkey business aplenty as the much loved...

Sir Tom Jones LIVE in Lichfield’s Beacon Park

In a massive coup for the region, the legendary Tom Jones is to perform live in concert in Lichfield’s Beacon Park on 12 June. The superstar performer will draw from his huge repertoire of hits that include It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah and What’s New Pussycat, as well as tracks from recently released albums, Praise & Blame,...

Julian Lloyd Webber to become Lichfield Festival Patron

Lichfield Festival has started its 35th anniversary by announcing that Julian Lloyd Webber is to become one of its Patrons.  The celebrated former cellist, who recently took up the post of Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire, is a passionate advocate for the Midlands music and arts scene. 

Award-winning Monkey Forest Reopens

February marks the start of the Chinese year of the monkey and what better way to celebrate than the reopening of the award-winning Trentham Monkey Forest. The forest reopens on the 13th February with a special ‘Lovebirds’ weekend. Not only will it be your first chance to see how the babies have grown over the winter, but The Owl Experience...

Purrrrrfect Valentine’s Day for tender loving tigers at Drayton Manor Zoo

Keepers at Drayton Manor Zoo are preparing for a wild Valentine’s Day as its pair of critically endangered Sumatran tigers simply can’t keep their paws off one another! With their strong muscles, stunning stripes and affectionate attitudes, it was lust at first sight for Dua and Dora who have not been able to get enough of each other since...

Lichfield's Pancake Race and Shrovetide Fair is still on!

Lichfield’s Pancake Races are set to take place on Tuesday 9 February as planned.  The current repaving works being carried out in the City centre has impacted on the scale and timings of the event but it is still expected to be just as much fun. Spectators can expect to see all the usual races including Men’s, Women’s, Mascots...

NEW 2016 Lichfield Visitor Guide launched!

We're delighted to have received our new visitor guide which is formally launched on 22 February at Erasmus Darwin House, when we will also celebrate our City's Year of Lunarcy! Whilst we know it's not really supposed to be out yet, we are just so excited that we are sharing it with you now and you can pick up your advance copies from our...