Summer holiday fun on offer across the district

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There are lots of active, creative and fun activities for children and young people this summer holidays.

Lichfield District Council’s Getin2it Holiday Fun programme offers low cost activities at venues and parks in Lichfield and Burntwood. This summer’s programme includes tennis, football, multi sports and streetcheer sessions.

And, thanks to funding from the Staffordshire Police & Fire Commissioner, SPACE passes are making a welcome return this summer.

For £20 a pass young people aged from 8 to 17 can enjoy unlimited Getin2it sessions, as well as public swims and court hire (depending on availability) at Burntwood and Friary Grange leisure centres all summer long. Pass holders can also benefit from free crazy golf, bowls, petanque and use of the cricket pitches at Beacon Park.

SPACE summer passes are on sale at Burntwood Leisure Centre and Friary Grange Leisure Centre now.

Councillor Liz Little, Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure, said:

“The SPACE passes proved really popular last year, with young people taking advantage of the sessions and activities on offer. It’s a great way to get kids off their screens and out doing healthy exercise and meeting new friends.”

As part of SPACE, there will also be a wide range of activities on offer to young people across the district this summer. To find out more go to

Over at Beacon Park, the council is running a story trail each day of the holidays for children to follow the clues in nature to discover a mythical creature.

A family friendly highlight of Beacon Park’s summer calendar is the annual Fun Day on Wednesday 7 August from 11am to 3pm. The day features inflatable fun, a carousel, stalls, games and the Teddy Races. The event is free entry, with a small charge for some activities.

“Beacon Park is a fantastic place to visit in the summer and we hope plenty of families will join us for our annual Fun Day,” added Cllr Little.

For the council’s full summer holiday activity programme visit


Published: 11 July 2019