Witch Wizz

Beacon Park is hosting a series of fun activities for youngsters during half-term.

The first event will be the Feed the Birds Day on October 27, with children able to make a bird feeder out of pine cones.

Led by the park rangers, the activity is running at the park’s Discovery Hub, between 11am and 3pm. It costs £1 to make a feeder at this drop-in event.

Witch Wizz

Spooky fun will be on offer with a Halloween Trail from October 27 to November 4. Costing £1 from the ranger station, youngsters can solve the clues along the way to help Witch Wizz create a new spell.

Ruth Witczak, Lichfield District Council’s Community and Education Officer, said: “Beacon Park is lovely at this time of year, and making a bird feeder or getting out in the fresh air to take part in a Halloween trail is a great way to spend some of your autumn half term.”

The council’s countryside team, in partnership with Get Out of the Classroom, is also hosting two Halloween Fun sessions in Beacon Park’s woodland classroom on October 31.

The first session is running from 10.30am to 1.15pm and is called Spooks and Ghouls. There will be woodland apple bobbing, a scavenger hunt, witches potion making and more. The second session is from 1.30pm to 4.30pm and is a Halloween Party. It will include creating eerie masks, decorating the woods, making apple goblins and sitting round a Halloween fire.

Justine Lloyd, Lichfield District Council’s Countryside Manager, added: “We’re really excited about these Halloween sessions, which offer children a little more than trick or treating on this spooky themed day of the year. We’re encouraging everyone to come in fancy dress, but also to wear sensible shoes and bring a warm coat and extra clothing.”

Each session costs £2.50. They are suitable for children of all ages, but under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. To book, call Lichfield District Council’s Countryside Team on 01543 308183 or email denice.deverall@lichfielddc.gov.uk.