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Have fun and get active at local parks during half-term
Youngsters in the Lichfield area of Staffordshire are being urged to get active over the Whitsun holiday. Family boxercise and soft archery for beginners are on offer for free in Lichfield district this May half term. Free boxercise taster sessions are running at Beacon Park in the centre of Lichfield on Saturday 29 May and on Saturday 5 June at 11am and 1pm. The sessions are aimed at giving families the opportunity to take part in something together, encouraging all ages and abilities to give boxercise a go. There is no need to book just turn up and take part. In addition, free soft archery is also on offer for beginners at Chase Terrace Park in Burntwood on Wednesday 2 June and at Beacon Park on Friday 4 June at 1pm and 2.15pm. The sessions are for young people aged between 7 and 14 and need to be pre-booked online.

Beacon Park
Whitsun activities at Beacon Park

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure & Parks at Lichfield District Council, said: "It is great to see the chance for people to have a go at something new in Burntwood and Lichfield this half-term. With our fantastic parks offering an outdoor Covid-secure space, this is a great way to have some fun. There is lots more on offer from our getin2it activities, so I would encourage everyone to go online and see what's available throughout the year." All the usual Covid-secure safety measures will be in place during all the various activities.

Beacon Park
Boxercise and archery sessions on offer

For the half term programme and to book soft archery, visit

For the Getin2it activities that run throughout the year, including half term, go to
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Why? Get active while having fun this half-term break
When: May 29 to June 5
Phone: 01543 308867
Where: Beacon Park, 14 Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: Free
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