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Follow the Easter Bunny trail or try pond dipping
There will be no shortage of Easter holiday fun to occupy and entertain children at Beacon Park in Lichfield once local schools have broken up for the holidays. From following an Easter trail to hunting for pond life, there is plenty on offer to keep children busy this Easter break. The holiday programme kicks off with an Easter trail round Beacon Park in the centre of Lichfield which families can follow to solve clues and claim a small prize. There are two levels of clues, with simple clues for little ones and more challenging puzzles for older children. The trails, which cost £2 each, or £1.50 with a Leisure Activity Passport, are available from Beacon Park's Ranger Station every day between 9am and 4pm from now until April 15.
Follow the trail laid by Beacon Park's Easter Bunny
On Good Friday, March 30, children can also take part in the Stride and Seek challenge, which involves them following a map to find the egg-shaped markers in the park. The maps cost £1 each and will be available on Friday 30 March at Beacon Park's play area between 11am and 2pm. Finishing off Beacon Park's Easter holiday programme are two Pond Dip Days where children are invited to have fun searching for pond life. The series of one-hour sessions are on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th April at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. It costs £2.50 for a session, or £2 with a Leisure Activity Passport, which need to be booked by calling 01543 308867.
Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: "Beacon Park is a vibrant and much loved green space in the heart of the city. It's always great to visit with the family as there is so much to do, from the play area and playing tennis, to foot and disc golf and enjoying a stomp through the woodland. This Easter we're also offering an Easter trail, an Easter egg hunt and pond dipping. We hope plenty of people will get involved and enjoy the programme of cracking activities."