Fun for all ages / Great Outdoors Summer on a Budget

Free and low cost children's summer activities

Lichfield is a great place to visit with children this summer with free and low cost fun activities, trails and crafts to entertain and inspire your youngsters.

What better way than to start your day at the beach

For the second year, and back by popular demand, Lichfield Cathedral have reintroduced the beach for the summer holidays. There's loads of space for youngster to create sand castles and sculptures, while adults can pull up a deck chair, bring a book and put your feet up. You can grab a drink and some snacks relax and enjoy the summer

The Beach is free! Pop along whenever you like.

Minster Ducks has planned a day out at the beach but his friends have hidden the items he would need to take. If you're under 11 and want to earn yourself a FREE Ice cream, help Minster find the items he needs by following the trail around the city, collect stickers from all ten locations that have an image of Minster in their window. When you have collected all the stickers you can claim your ice cream from Penni Uni Cafe.

Pick up this Children’s Summer Trail from Visitor Information in St Mary’s in the Market Square, any participating attraction or business, or download the leaflet here.

There's lots of fun at Sams House this summer, with a crafty workshop every Thursday to help keep youngsters entertained, the programme of hands-on family craft activities at Samuel Johnson Birthplace runs throughout the school holidays.

Inspired by Johnson’s travels to Scotland with his friend James Boswell, 250 years ago this year, there's a different activity every week, from making your own coats of arms, weather stations and travelling chests to wobbly Loch Ness monsters!

Spend a balmy afternoon (or morning) bug and insect spotting in the herb garden at Erasmus Darwin House this summer, they'll be hiding in amongst the leaves and plants. Use your trail as a guide, and when you have found ten of the insects, pop into Erasmus Darwin House to collect your badge.

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