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Get Active This Half Term With Series Of Fun Activities
Young people from across Lichfield and the surrounding area are being encouraged to get up, get active, and getin2it this half term school holiday. Lichfield District Council is offering a wide range of activities for youngsters throughout the area this Whitsun week through its sports development programme, Getin2it. The week-long programme, which runs from May 27 to May 31, will offer a number of activities for children to choose from, including outdoor archery, tennis, multi sports, football, boxing, parkour and trampolining. The sessions run at a number of locations across the district, including Burntwood Leisure Centre, the skate park at Cherry Close, Chase Terrace Park and Redwood Park in Burntwood, as well as at King Edward VI Sports Centre, Beacon Park, Oakenfield green space and Life Church in Lichfield.

Half term holiday
Half term holiday fun in Lichfield


Richard King, Director of Community & Place, said: "We know how important it is for young people to put down their devices and to connect with others in person. Not only does it improve their fitness, but it's also great at improving their social interaction. This is why we are encouraging young people to come along and have a go at our range of low cost sessions that have proved really popular over the years." A number of the various sessions are free and do not need to be booked in advance, while other activities cost between 1 and 2.

Swinfen Broun Trail
Follow the Swinfen Broun brass rubbing trails


This half term, the council is also offering two for the price of one on Swinfen Broun brass rubbing trails, which leads explorers round Lichfield's Beacon Park and over to nearby Minster Pool to find eight brass plaques. The trail is displayed in a booklet format that has eight sections to take brass rubbings with a free crayon. With questions and challenges to complete, going on a brass rubbing trail is a fun way for children to find out about the history of the parks. During the offer, from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May, two brass rubbing trails will cost 50p, which are available from Beacon Park's Ranger Station. For the full half term programme, please visit www.activelichfield.co.uk/holidayfun
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Why? Half Term Holiday Fun This Whitsun
When: May 27 to 31
Where: Beacon Park, Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: Sessions are free up to 2
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