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Enjoy Beacon Park for a leisurely walk, golf, children's play area, crazy golf, tennis and basket ball. refreshmants and icecream available. Baby changing facilities. Summer activities include mini cars, bouncy castle, giant board games and donkey rides in good weather.
Chasewater hosts many leisure opportunities including water skiing, sailing, angling and a steam railway. There are regular exhibitions in the Forest of Mercia Innovation Centre and craft workshops. Chasewater was shortlisted for the National Picnic awards in 2009.
The volunteer-run Chasewater Railway operates vintage steam and diesel trains in Chasewater Country Park, just off the A5. Trains run between Brownhills West and Chasetown (Church St.) with stations at Norton Lakeside and Chasewater Heaths (adjacent to the Burntwood Bypass).
Conkers, Adventures in the forest. Located in the National Forest, 10 minutes from Junction 11 on the M42. Set in 120 acres of forest and lakes with adventure play areas, 450 metre Barefoot Walk, woodland trails, the assault course challenge, picnic areas, sky view tower, Conkerchoo train...
Paint your own pottery at a coffee bar with a difference. Lots of fun and friendly staff are available to help. Collect your finished pottery a few days later.
Britain's premier motorsport venue for speed sprinting against the clock began life as an airfield, but over the years has been converted into a fantastic national facility.
Drayton Manor Theme Park is packed with amazing rides and attractions making it a firm favourite with families and group visitors.
The 15-acre Drayton Manor Zoo has more than 100 different animal species from around the world. The zoo's Discovery Centre brings visitors face-to-face with the wonders of nature and conservation.
The Georgian Grade II listed walled garden, nestled in the village of Elford, has been brought back to life over the past few years thanks to the tireless efforts of a group of volunteers called the Elford Hall Garden Project.
Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th Century. Museum displays, interactive features and herb garden. Located in the idylic surroundings of Cathedral Close.
The Garden of Remebrance is a tranquil green haven, nestled between Minster Pool, Museum Gardens and the Cathedral. It is a lovely quiet spot to contemplate and rest, during a busy day in the city.
Discover what Roman Britain was like at the remains of this important Roman staging post and settlement, including mansion (Roman Inn) and Bath House.
Stunning Lichfield Cathedral is set within the beautifully serene Cathedral Close, and it’s a great place to visit for all the family. The 800 year old cathedral, is the third building on the site, and has a fascinating history.
Aimed at Children, aged between 5 and 12, this trail guides you around the city. Through a series of questions, tour goers get to find out fun and interesting facts about Lichfield including burnings at the stake and civil war shootings! At the end of the tour, children who answer...
Lichfield Clock Tower, also known as Friary Clock Tower, is a 19th century Grade II listed clock tower located on The Friary, just opposite Festival Gardens, in the heart of the city. The tower dates from 1863, when it first stood on the junction of Bird Street and Bore Street over the site of the...
Located in the heart of Lichfield City, Lichfield Garrick provides a programme of shows and conference facilities to suit every taste. It is also home to Lichfield's Tourist Information Centre.
Lichfield District Council's Council Chamber and Chief Executiveâ€™s office are housed in two of Lichfieldâ€™s most historic buildings â€“ Lichfield Grammar School and the School Masterâ€™s House. The two buildings date back to 1682.
Walk through 2000 years of Lichfield's history. Varied and interesting exhibitions are displayed here.
The Lichfield pinfold is situated on Beacon Street, and dates back to the times of cattle markets in Lichfield.
Lord Brooke was an English Civil War Roundhead General, who commanded Parliament forces in Warwickshire and Staffordshire. Lord Brooke was killed during the 1st siege of Lichfield Cathedral in 1643.
Midland Karting offers the opportunity to experience outdoor karting at its best on our national and international circuits.
Minster Pool & Walk is a beatiful tranquil spot in the heart of the city, nestled between Beacon Park, Stowe Pool and Lichfield Cathedral. The pool affords delightful views of the Cathedral's spire across the water.
Monks Walk Garden is a charming hidden garden, located in the grounds of Staffordshire University and Lichfield Library and the public has free access at all times. Feel free to visit, spend time and contemplate in our beautiful surroundings.
Museum Gardens is a beautiful tranquil spot, in the heart of the city centre. It is home to a stunning water feature, two statues, including one of Commander Smith, Captain of the Titanic. It was restored to its former glory in 2011 and in the summer boasts glorious displays of herbaceous flowers.
The NEW National Forest Adventure Farm is an exciting new visitor attraction in the Midlands. Open daily from 10am-6pm, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
We offer guided nature walks in beautiful surroundings. Our llamas carry a buffet picnic and chairs to make the stroll more enjoyable. You feel calmer when you walk with a llama.
The National Memorial Arboretum’s is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country.
Prince Rupert was the nephew of Charles I. He was arguably the most famous and distinguished Royalist of the English Civil War. Amongst his notable victories was the capture of Lichfield Cathedral Close in 1643. Prince Rupert created an artillery mount, known as St Rupert's Mount,...
Discover the life and times of Samuel Johnson, England's greatest man of letters and famous wit. Follow the story of the young Samuel Johnson from his difficult childhood to national celebrity and Dictionary fame.
Journey through the historic estate of Shugborough and discover a bygone era of costumed living history characters bringing the past to life. Shugborough, the UKâ€™s only complete working historic estate is no ordinary stately home but a living, working experience of life as it was 200 years ago.
Speakers' Corner Lichfield was launched in May 2009, with the help of the Speakersâ€™ Corner Trust, to much applause. Hundreds of people joined in the celebrations which featured over 30 speeches, musical and dance performances, as well as star appearances from BBCâ€™s Jo Malin and ex Corrie Star...
The Hospital, a place of hospitality and now providing sheltered housing for retired people is one of the finest 15th Century brick buildings in the Country. Notable stained glass window by John Piper (1984). The Chapel is open to the public for quiet enjoyment.
The regimental museum and archive of the Staffordshire Regiment showing 300 years of history with galleries, live interpretation for groups, a reproduction WWI trench system and research facilities by appointment.
Stowe Pool is within easy walking distance from the city centre and provides a relaxing setting for course fishing, roach, perch, carp, pike and tench. The site, designated as a site of special scientific interest, is also home to a variety of birds, waterfowl and endangered species.
For those interested in serious motorsports Team Action is the place to be. Book Rage Buggy Racing in our awesome Rage R20 buggies or try Extreme Quad biking on powerful 620cc Yamaha Wolverine ATV Quads.
Come and spend time in the footsteps of the city's Franciscan Friars, an order of monks founded by St Francis of Assisi in 1209, and who created a Friary in Lichfield in 1237, the remains of which can still be seen in a beautiful public gardens.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee was a truly remarkable event in our nation's history. Not since the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897 has a reigning monarch achieved 60 years on the throne. Such an event is widely felt to merit lasting commemoration...
Come along to view the work in progress to restore the Lichfield Canal which was filled in during the 1950s. The main restoration site is currently at Tamworth Road in Lichfield where Locks have been restored and a short section has been returned to water.
The ‘Brewing Experience’ at the NBC incorporates large elements of the original Bass Museum.
The National Forest is one of Englandâ€™s most ambitious environmental projects. Across parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles are being transformed, blending ancient woodland with new planting to create a new national Forest.
Explore the city's old prison, on this site since 1548. See original cells, discover the inmates' stories and find out about law and order in Lichfield in this small display.
Woodhouse Community Farm is a local food project with a focus on education and training. It's a 'not for profit' a co-operative social enterprise. It is open to the public for special events and activities. Contact the team to find out more.