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Staycation in Lichfield and Surrounds

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Published July 23rd 2021
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With confusion continuing to reign over the UK's traffic light system for overseas holidays, more and more people are choosing to spend their leisure breaks at home. And, in a bid to enjoy some of the benefits of the staycation market, Visit Lichfield has produced a guide of top places to visit in the Lichfield district of Staffordshire this summer. With the school summer holidays having just started, there are now six weeks for families to keep their children, and themselves, entertained. And, with that in mind, Lichfield District Council's visitor economy team, Visit Lichfield, has put together a list of places to visit to suit any budget. With plenty of free days out and suggestions costing from 5 to 20, there are lots of options for anyone on a tight budget.

Lichfield Cathedral
Lichfield Cathedral is one of the city's most popular attractions

Lichfield Cathedral, The Samuel Johnson's Birthplace Museum, National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Chasewater Country Park, and Beacon Park all feature on the free entry list. At the same time. days out costing from 5 to 20 include Erasmus Darwin House, the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Chasewater Railway and the Lichfield Garrick theatre. And for an action-packed trip costing more than 20, there is Drayton Manor Theme Park near Tamworth along with a school holiday offer for a minimum of two at Midland Karting. On top of attractions, there are plenty of trails to go on, such as the Children's Heritage Trail of Lichfield and its history, the Swinfen Broun Brass Rubbing Trail which tells the history of Beacon Park through brass rubbings and puzzles, and the Sculpture Trail that takes in the city's public art.

Drayton Manor Theme Park
Enjoy a familty day out at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member responsible for economic development, said: "If you're looking for an adrenaline rush, want to discover some local history on your doorstep, or if you want to get out in the fresh air and take in a beauty spot, you'll find the perfect day out here in Lichfield District. With many people preferring to stay local, we wanted to remind everyone of all the gems we have right on our doorstep. The list of attractions and activities should keep families busy all summer-long." Attractions have worked hard to put Covid-secure measures in place, such as achieving Good to Go status. On-site signage and attraction websites will let visitors know about their measures to keep Covid-secure.

Beacon Park, Chancellor Law's Fountain
Chancellor Law's Fountain at Beacon Park

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Why? Plenty to see and do in this area of the world
When: All year
Phone: 01543 308867
Where: Beacon Park, 14 Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: From free to more than 20
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