Holiday activities and support

Great days out
Great days out

Entertaining kids at the weekends and school holidays can be costly. This page includes lots of handy links to days out for children and families across the district and further afield.

Prices below were correct when published, but we do advise you check websites before visiting just to make sure.

Free holiday activities and food 

If you claim certain benefits and your child gets free school meals, they can attend activities in the christmas, easter and summer holidays and get a meal, all for free.

The holiday activities and food scheme is funded by the Department for Education. Staffordshire County Council has teamed up with local organisations to offer a wide range of activities where children can try new things, make new friends, work on arts and crafts, cook and play sport, as well as getting a meal. Find out about free holiday activities

Active Lichfield activity programmes

Active Lichfield offer a variety of free and low costs activites over the holiday period - from football sessions through to dance fusion sessions. Find out more.

Spark Burntwood

Spark Burntwood are offering a timetable of activities and sessions over Easter - find out more.

Lichfield District days out

Other days out

As recommended by the Enjoy Staffordshire 30 days for under £30 campaign and more - find out more.

Other ways to save money 

Annual passes and season tickets are a great way to save money - particularly if you live locally and will go time and time again. Here are some really great deals available across Staffordshire and beyond.

  • Alton Towers Resort - Annual pass £129 per person. 
  • Drayton Manor Resort - Annual passes from £99 per person.
  • Peak Wildlife Park - Annual pass £54.95 adult, £49.95 child. 
  • Play@Lower Drayton Farm - Annual membership from £140 per person.
  • Tamworth Castle - Annual pass £29.75 adult, £22.50 child, £100 family (up to 5 people).
  • Trentham Estate - Annual membership £60.35 adult, £13.60 child, £134.30 family. 
  • Trentham Monkey Forest - Annual membership £35 adult, £25 child, £120 family. 
  • Twycross Zoo - pay for a day and visit for free for 12 months! Adults (17+) £22.50 (in advance), children (3 - 16) £17.10 in advance, infants (under 3) go free. Pre-booking essential to get lower prices. 
  • Weston Park - Standard membership £35 adult, £85 family (two adults, three children).
  • The National Trust - Annual membership £84 (1 adult family), £146 (2 adult family).
  • English Heritage - Annual membership £69 (1 adult family), £120 (2 adult family).

Great websites

  • Visit Lichfield - has links to lots of activities and events taking place in Lichfield District.
  • National Forest website - has links to lots of activities taking place across the National Forest.
  • Enjoy Staffordshire - has links to lots of activities and events taking place across Staffordshire.