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Get Active And Have Spooky Fun During Week-Long Break
There promises to be spooky goings-on during the autumn half term holiday in Lichfield as the local authority unveils its week-long programme of activities for October. Lichfield District Council's programme of school holiday events between Monday 23 October and Sunday 29 October ranges from trampolining and football training sessions to inflatable fun in the swimming pool. But there is a little extra treat in store, particularly for younger children, with a spooky trail within Beacon Park in Lichfield to mark this year's Halloween commemoration.

Burntwood Leisure Centre
The 3G synthetic pitch at Burntwood Leisure Centre

Throughout the autumn half term Burntwood Leisure Centre has a varied programme of both group and one-to-one swimming lessons, a rookie lifeguard course, trampolining and gymnastics coaching. The centre is also launching a new Family Clubbercise session where, for 2, you can dance holding glow sticks with all the family. Family Clubbercise is on Thursday 26 October from 4pm to 4.45pm. Also over the school break, Friary Grange Leisure Centre is offering a range of swimming lessons and a rookie lifeguard course, as well as a sport camp and a Halloween themed pool fun session, complete with music, inflatables and staff firing water pistols at swimmers! With both leisure centres hosting inflatable fun pool sessions and offers on football and court hire, there is a lot to keep young people active and entertained across the district. Lichfield and Burntwood 10 to 19-year-olds are being encouraged to have a go at Getin2it sessions. From streetcheer dance and parkour to boxing and multi-sports, there are a range of varied low cost or free classes to choose from.

Friary Grange Leisure Centre
Swimming lessons at Friary Grange Leisure Centre

Beacon Park will have a lot going on every day throughout the half-term holiday, starting with the Halloween Puzzle Trail available from the Ranger Station. For only 1, families can follow the colourful trail around the historic park to solve clues and claim a small prize. And in a first for the 70-acre city centre park, there is also the chance to make a ghost lantern for 2 and then parade it around the park on a walk at dusk this Halloween. The drop-in workshops are running in the Discovery Hub between 11am and 2pm from Tuesday 24 to Sunday 29 October, while the not-to-missed parade is at 4.30pm on Tuesday 31 October.

Beacon Park
Ghostly goings on at Beacon Park

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: "With swimming, sports sessions, creative workshops, park activities and more, there's plenty for children and young people to do this autumn half term. To avoid disappointment, we're encouraging families to look at the full programme and book as soon as possible. Plus you can make early bird savings on a range of the activities at Burntwood Leisure Centre, so it does pay to book early."

Burntwood Leisure Centre
Have a go at trampolining during the school holiday

For the full programme of half term activities, please visit To find out more or to book any of the courses or activities, please call Burntwood Leisure Centre on 01543 308810, Friary Grange Leisure Centre on 01543 308842, or Beacon Park on 01543 308867.
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Why? Get Active And Have Fun During Half Term Break
When: 23 to 31 October 2017
Where: Beacon Park, 14 Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: Prices of activities varies
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