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Take your teddy bears to the park for super fun day out
Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy Beacon Park's Fun Day in the historic city of Lichfield in Staffordshire. Organised by Lichfield District Council, there was no shortage of fun to be had at the annual Fun Day event, which took place on August 8 in the picturesque setting of Beacon Park. Children of all ages were able to take part in a series of games and activities, such as giant snakes and ladders, hula hooping, a barefoot walk, a bouncy castle and carousel, a bungee trampoline, and a mini steam train, while there were also lots of stalls for older visitors to browse.

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Nine-year-old Jake enjoys one of the activities at Beacon Park's Fun Day

Children were invited to take along their favourite teddy bears for a special event called the Teddy Games, with activities including Ted on the Head, the Teddy Sprint and Teddy Wanging. Councillor David Leytham, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Lichfield District Council, said: "Lots of children and their families came along to the Fun Day and had fun having a go at the activities on offer. Well done to everyone who competed in the Teddy Races and to all the winners."

Beacon Park
Children were encouraged to take along their teddy bears

There will be plenty of other things taking place at Beacon Park this summer, including multi-sport sessions on Thursdays from 1pm to 2.30pm, pond dip days on August 16 and 22, a family rounders day on August 18, the Stride and Seek trail on August 27, and a Story Trail which is running every day over the course of the holidays. These activities, and all of the council's Summer Holiday Fun programme are listed at
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Why? Action-Packed Fun For Children During School Holiday
When: 8 August
Phone: 01543 308867
Where: Beacon Park, 14 Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 7NA
Cost: Free
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