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No excuse to spend summer holidays on the couch in Lichfield
There promises to be no shortage of active, creative and fun activities for children and young people throughout the Staffordshire city of Lichfield and its surrounding area during this year's school summer holidays. Lichfield District Council's Getin2it Holiday Fun programme offers low-cost activities at venues and parks in Lichfield and neighbouring Burntwood, with this summer's programme including tennis, football, multi-sports and streetcheer sessions. And, thanks to funding from the Staffordshire Police & Fire Commissioner, SPACE passes are making a welcome return this summer. For 20 a pass, young people aged from 8 to 17 can enjoy unlimited Getin2it sessions, as well as public swims and court hire (depending on availability) at Burntwood and Friary Grange leisure centres all summer long. Pass holders can also benefit from free crazy golf, bowls, petanque, and use of the cricket pitches at Beacon Park in Lichfield city centre.

ActiveLichfield, Beacon Park
Ranger Ted will be helping to provide fun activities


Councillor Liz Little, Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure, said: "The SPACE passes proved really popular last year, with young people taking advantage of the sessions and activities on offer. It's a great way to get kids off their screens and out doing healthy exercise and meeting new friends." SPACE summer passes are on sale at Burntwood Leisure Centre and Friary Grange Leisure Centre. As part of SPACE, there will also be a wide range of activities on offer to young people across the district this summer. Meanwhile, over at Beacon Park, the local council is running a story trail each day of the holidays for children to follow the clues in nature to discover a mythical creature. There will alsfamily-friendlyriendly highlight of Beacon Park's summer calendar in the form of the annual Fun Day on Wednesday 7 August from 11am to 3pm. The day features inflatable fun, a carousel, stalls, games and the Teddy Races. The event is free to enter, with a small charge for some activities. Added Coun Little: "Beacon Park is a fantastic place to visit in the summer and we hope plenty of families will join us for our annual Fun Day."

Burntwood Leisure Centre
Plenty of activitiies at Burntwood Leisure Centre


For the council's full summer holiday activity programme visit www.activelichfield.co.uk/holidayfun. To find out more about SPACE passes go to www.staffordshirespace.uk.
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Why? Get your children active this summer while also having fun
When: 20 July to September 1
Phone: 01543 308835
Where: Beacon Park, 14 Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: Price of activities vary
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