Chasewater Railway, in Burntwood recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary

The volunteers of Chasewater Railway who work in the community operating a Heritage Railway and Museum have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Chasewater Railway operates throughout the year on a two mile standard gauge line through a former colliery site which is...

The return of the famous Lichfield Dash

After a break of 4 years the famous Lichfield Dash, the Chariots of Fire inspired race against the 12 noon chimes of Lichfield Cathedral is back on Saturday August 20th from 10am onwards round Cathedral Close.

Erasmus Darwin, Samuel Johnson & the BBC!

May saw an influx of publicity for Lichfield, the Lunar Society and Erasmus Darwin in the most unusual way! The daytime soap Doctors saw one of its key characters, Al, take a pilgrimage to Lichfield and there is a wonderful scene at Darwin House, where he professes to smell a ‘distinct whiff of genius in the air’! View on BBC iPlayer.

Could you be Drayton Manor's 50 millionth visitor this month?

Drayton Manor Park set to welcome 50 millionth visitor! The calculations are in and the preparations are in place, as Drayton Manor Park is expecting to welcome its 50 millionth visitor within the first two weeks of June and the lucky visitor who marks the occasion will win a package of a lifetime!

One-handed Pianist Nicholas McCarthy to perform at Lichfield Cathedral

Born without his right hand, piano star Nicholas McCarthy is at the forefront of British music talent and champions accessibility to music for all. He will perform at Lichfield Cathedral on 31st May to help raise funds for the Chapter House Appeal.

Bloodcurdling chill gets bigger at the new and improved The Haunting at Drayton Manor Park

The Haunting is based on the legend of an old vicarage located on the Drayton Manor estate where the sudden passing of the vicar led to a series of strange circumstances and unexplainable events. Twenty years after it first launched to bloodcurdling screams from visitors, Drayton Manor Park has unveiled a new and improved version of The Haunting. 

Road closure notification for IRON MAN

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire will take place on Sunday 12 June 2016. Over 2,500 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in a 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater Lake, a 56-mile bike through the picturesque Staffordshire countryside and a 13.1-mile run through the historic Shugborough Estate. This high profile event is part of a global series of races...

Drayton Manor Park is voted Best Visitor Attraction in Staffordshire!

Drayton Manor Park is celebrating after winning the award for ‘Best Visitor Attraction, Staffordshire’ in the What’s On Readers’ Awards 2016, beating fierce competition to take this coveted title.

Lichfield Cathedral to work with the Bethlehem Icon School

Lichfield Cathedral has commissioned the Bethlehem Icon School to create three new icons for the Cathedral, which will be displayed in the Nave. Icons have been part of the Christian Church from a very early period, and are considered to be special paintings that can bring individuals closer to Christ. The icons for the Cathedral will represent the...

Drayton Manor Park’s Adult and Toddler Ticket is back by popular demand!

Keeping your little ones entertained on a budget can be a challenge but Drayton Manor Park has a great value solution that’s guaranteed to be a hit with parents and toddlers alike. The family owned and run park is once again offering its Adult and Toddler entry tickets. Priced at just £20, the ticket grants entry to one adult and one child...