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Have a quacking Christmas with Minster Duck
Have a quacking Christmas with Minster Duck

Visit Lichfield has two activities to entertain children this festive season. There is the free Minster Duck’s Christmas Trail to follow around Lichfield city and the chance to enter a festive art competition for the chance to win a cute prize. …

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Winter warmers for every taste in Lichfield District
Winter warmers for every taste in Lichfield District

The snow is falling, all around us – and it’s time to find something that will warm us all up! Luckily, Lichfield District’s fantastic cafes and restaurants are on hand with an array of winter menus for every taste and budget. Whether you’re…

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Lichfield Cathedral’s Advent ‘New Year’ Resolutions
Lichfield Cathedral’s Advent ‘New Year’ Resolutions

Lichfield Cathedral has marked the beginning of Advent – the Church’s ‘New Year’ – with a set of ‘new year’s resolutions’. Launched on Advent Sunday with appropriately themed cupcakes, ‘ReSource : recovering together’ is a major two year campaign to…

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National Memorial Arboretum voted one of the UK public's top ten favourite parks
National Memorial Arboretum voted one of the UK public's top ten favourite parks

Since the start of the pandemic, parks have played an important role for communities the length and breadth of the UK. Research conducted by Keep Britain Tidy earlier in the year showed that more than nine in ten people (93%) think that parks and…

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An enchanting Christmas experience comes to Lichfield District
An enchanting Christmas experience comes to Lichfield District

Lichfield District has Christmas all wrapped up for 2021 as it serves up a spectacular season of festive events, shopping and fine dining to make sure visitors are getting into the spirit of the holiday. A multitude of magical activities aimed at…

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Visit Lichfield’s Christmas city tours programme
Visit Lichfield’s Christmas city tours programme

Everyone’s invited to get into the festive spirit with a choice of Christmas-themed city tours presented by Visit Lichfield.   The line-up starts with Discover Christmas in Lichfield taking place on Sunday 28 November at 1.30pm. The tour leads up…

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Free festive parking in Lichfield city centre

Christmas shoppers and visitors to Lichfield will be able to park for free in over 650 district council car park spaces over the festive period. To support local retailers and businesses, Lichfield District Council is running a festive car parking…

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Christmas Lights in Lichfield District
Christmas Lights in Lichfield District

If you're looking for something to get you in the festive mood there's nothing better than enjoying some Christmas lights. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy lights and illuminations across Lichfield District this festive season.  Burntwood…

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National Memorial Arboretum hosts BBC Countryfile on Remembrance Sunday
National Memorial Arboretum hosts BBC Countryfile on Remembrance Sunday

The award-winning National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, was the host location for the Remembrance Sunday episode of BBC Countryfile. Presenter Ellie Harrison took viewers on a tour of the Nation’s year-round place to remember, exploring the…

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Eco award bronze winner
Lichfield Cathedral marks COP26 with Eco Award

Lichfield Cathedral has marked COP26 by working towards, and gaining, an Eco Church Bronze Award.   Eco Church is the A Rocha UK’s Award Scheme for churches in England and Wales which want to be equipped to express their care for the world in…

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National Memorial Arboretum scoops two further tourism awards
National Memorial Arboretum scoops two further tourism awards

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is celebrating two further industry awards just a couple of weeks after securing its first-ever Green Flag. Last week, the Nation’s year-round place to remember was named Best UK Attraction in the…

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Lichfield Cathedral Remembers
Lichfield Cathedral Remembers

Lichfield Cathedral is preparing to be a space in which the local community can gather once more to remember, as Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday draw near. On Armistice Day, Thursday 11 November, when we traditionally mark the signing of the…

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Remembrance events at the National Memorial Arboretum
Remembrance events at the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, the Nation’s year-round place to remember has announced its commemorative programme leading up to Remembrance Sunday. Thursday 11 November – Armistice Day ServiceA Service of Remembrance will take…

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HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson, CBECStJ presents the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to volunteers at Erasmus Darwin House
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson, CBECStJ presents the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to volunteers at Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House was once the home of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin and a respected resident of Lichfield for more than 20 years.  Erasmus established and ran a successful medical practice in Lichfield, but in his spare time his…

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Tony Matthews and Hannah Ingram-Moore
Captain Tom remembered at National Memorial Arboretum 

Yesterday, Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Tom’s daughter, visited the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, to see the newly named Captain Sir Tom Moore Way. This was her first visit to the Nation’s year-round place to remember, which is home…

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Alexander Petkov at Swinfen Hall
Lichfield hotel appoints new general manager after unveiling expansion plans

A Lichfield hotel has appointed a new general manager. Alexander Petkov has taken up the role at Swinfen Hall Hotel following its purchase by Bushell Investment Group earlier this year. His appointment comes after multi-million pound plans to…

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My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored
My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

The Red Ladder Theatre Company is to play The Hub at St Mary's for the first time and brings a new production that explores race and identity.  My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored takes the audience to the centre of a discussion that asks ‘if you…

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Anytime The Wind Can Change
Anytime The Wind Can Change

Two giants fall in love across a vast sea, sending messages to each other on the wings of birds. In the wake of the unexpected, cracks start to appear. Naut and Astrid float closer together as their people drift further apart – but in the darkest…

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Spend Christmas at The George Hotel
Spend Christmas at The George Hotel

Based right in the heart of Lichfield city centre The George Hotel is a great place to be based for a Christmas break, but whether you're staying in the hotel or not there is an amazing festive line-up at The George that you won't want to miss. From…

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The Festive line up at the Lichfield Garrick
The Festive line up at the Lichfield Garrick

He's behind you! It's that wonderful time of year again - panto season! And while that's exciting enough, it's not all the Lichfield Garrick has planned for Christmas 2021. Read on to discover the fab line up of festive activities the theatre has…

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