Youngsters at a Puppet Lab session in Beacon Park

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A number of activities are taking place in Beacon Park this month. The Puppet Lab at the Discovery Hub on October 11 will celebrate the Lichfield Literature Festival by giving children the chance to create their own characters.
Youngsters at a Puppet Lab session in Beacon Park
The sessions are:
  • 10am-11am – pre-schoolers making paper plate puppets. Cost £2.
  • 12pm-1.30pm – Ages 5+ making finger puppets. Cost £3.
  • 2pm-3.30pm – Ages 7+ making string puppets. Cost £3.
Sessions must be booked in advance by calling 01543 308869. Between 11am and 1pm on October 18, youngsters can learn how to make an origami pot out of recycled paper and plant a Chestnut seed. A spooky Halloween Trail is on offer from October 24 to November 1. The trail guides can be bought from the ranger station for £1 between 10am and 3pm. Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Councils Cabinet member for parks, said: “There are some great activities running this month at Beacon Park, which are not only fun but educational. “Taking part in a workshop or going on a trail is a good way to entertain children, and they can also enjoy an autumnal walk in the park and use up some energy in the play area.”


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