Getin2it this Whitsun week

bunting with a holiday fun logo over the top

Young people across Lichfield District are being encouraged to get up, get active, and getin2it this half term!

Through its sports development programme, Getin2it, Lichfield District council is offering a wide range of activities for young people across the district this Whitsun week.

There are plenty of sessions 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.

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.”

The sessions cost between £1 and £2 or are free and do not need to be booked in advance. 

This half term, the council is also offering two for the price of one on Swinfen Broun brass rubbing trails, which leads explorers round Beacon Park and over to 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

Published: 13 May 2019