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Digital first as park's Easter trail goes ahead online
Children living within the Staffordshire city of Lichfield and beyond will be pleased to know that they won't have to miss out on Beacon Park's Easter trail and Carrot Day activities despite the actual event being cancelled due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions. Even though Lichfield District Council is unable to run its usual Easter holiday activities at Beacon Park, it has put together digital resources so children and families can still take part in the fun online. With the Easter break officially starting on Good Friday, April 10, the online trail has a series of Easter-themed puzzles to solve. There are two sets of clues, the yellow set is aimed at younger children while the blue one is for older youngsters. The clues can be downloaded onto a device or printed off and placed around the home and garden for added fun.
Lichfield's Beacon Park running an online Easter trail
Councillor Liz Little, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Recycling & Leisure, said: "We don't want local families to miss out on the fun of our annual Beacon Park Easter Trail, so we've put together everything you need to complete it from the comfort of your own homes. It's a really worrying time for everyone at the moment, so taking part in fun activities over the Easter holidays should help lighten the mood." To take part in the online Easter trail, which includes a prize draw to win one of four family games, people are asked to visit www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk/eastertrail.
The council's parks team is also going ahead with Carrot Day on Wednesday 8 April. This will also see online resources available on the day. They will include a carrot-themed colouring-in competition, a hunt for the carrot activity, carrot javelin, carrot orienteering, carrot printing and carrot stories. To take part in the carrot themed activities, go to www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk/carrotday on April 8, but don't forget to stock up on carrots in the meantime! Lichfield District Council says Beacon Park and its other parks remain open for local residents to enjoy over the Easter holidays and beyond, but people must still adhere to the government's social distancing advice. This includes going for daily outdoor exercise alone or with members of your household, and keeping two metres apart from others at all times.