February half term tours for children


Visit Lichfield has launched two child friendly tours to keep youngsters entertained this half term

Children and their families are invited to join Visit Lichfield on two fun tours this February.

Ponds, Paddling, Pooh Sticks and Pollution is a fun tour for families exploring Lichfield’s water, including where it comes from and how it keeps us healthy. Learn the history of local waterways, wildlife and the weird and wonderful ways water has shaped the district over time.

The 60-minute tour will run on Wednesday 19 February at 2pm and costs £6 per person. The tour is aimed at children aged from 5 to 11 who must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear wellies for the tour..

Hideous History is a tour that explores some of Lichfield’s gruesome past and takes a fun look at the city’s history. The tour takes in the Guildhall prison cells, the history of the Market Square burnings, the Civil War, including the siege of Lichfield Cathedral and much more.

This 90-minute tour will run on Thursday 20 February at 2pm and costs £6 per person. The tour is suitable for 5 to 11 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult.

Both tours need to be booked in advance at the Visitor Information desk at St Mary’s in Lichfield or by calling the team on 01543 308924.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Investment, Economic Growth & Tourism, said:

“Going on a tour is a great way to keep children entertained this half-term and is a fun way to get outdoors and learn local history together.   The Ponds, Paddling, Pooh Sticks and Pollution tour sounds great fun and perfect for all ages.  The Hideous History tour looks perfect for anyone interested in knowing more about the civil war or sieges.  We are so lucky to have such a fascinating past in our district and a tour is a brilliant way to make that history come alive for all ages.”

Visit Lichfield is also running a Gruesome and Ghostly guided tour and Discover Lichfield tours in February aimed at all ages.  

Find out more about all the tours on offer at www.visitlichfield.co.uk/tours

Published: 11 February 2020