Fun for all ages / Great Outdoors Top 5 things to do this half term in Lichfield

Looking for something to keep the family entertained this half term? We've got some ideas to help you out, all here in Lichfield District. Here are our top 5 suggestions for family fun in the district:

Family fun at Lichfield Garrick

Join Sam, Penny, Elvis, Station Officer Steele & Norman in an all-singing, all-dancing, action-packed show on Tuesday 21st February. You can become a fire-fighter cadet and then watch the magic of the circus in Fireman Sam Live!.
For a family outing to the cinema Lichfield Garrick will be showing Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical in the Studio on Thursday 23 February.

Shrovetide Pancake Races

Lichfield’s exciting Pancake Races are set to take place on Tuesday 21 February and spectators can expect to see all the usual races including Men’s, Women’s, Mascots and under 10’s. Participants will be on their marks as usual in Bore Street from 12 noon. The races will be followed by the traditional opening of the Shrovetide Fair on the Market Square by the Civic party, supported by Town Crier Adrian Holmes who will give a shout to mark the occasion.

Minster Duck's Pancake Day trail

On Tuesday 21 February, Visit Lichfield are inviting children up to the age of 11, who are accompanied by a responsible adult, to take part in Minster Duck’s Pancake Day trail around the City centre. Following the map in the trail leaflet all you need to do is look out for the Minster Duck images in windows of eight businesses around the city centre – pop in and collect a token from each of the locations – when you have collected eight different tokens you can take them to City Corner café on Bore Street to claim your fluffy, buttery pancake!

Outdoor activities at the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum has something for all ages this half term, from outdoor trails and sensory play areas, to leisurely strolls with the family surrounded by wildlife. Activities include, storytelling, arts and crafts sessions and the Stickman out door trail.

Dinosaur Breakout at Drayton Manor Resort

Step into Drayton Manor's dinoverse this Half Term from 17th - 26th February for Dinosaur Breakout! Are you brave enough to come face to face with some of Europe’s largest walking dinos? They've escaped and are on the loose around the theme park. Plus, you can also enjoy exciting rides & attractions. From Europe’s only Thomas Land, Dino Trail and 15-acre zoo, to family thrill rides such as Loki, Jormungandr and much more.

There's lots going on this half term to view all events check out our online events calendar.

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