Last weekend we were in the Midlands where Nick’s parents live and we decided to do something different. There are a lot of nice places around but this time we chose to visit Lichfield as it is a place that I have heard a lot of nice things about and I was looking forward to explore it with my family.
Check this VIDEO first with all the footage of our day out at Lichfield so you can enjoy this city better before you read my post below 😉
Lichfield is Staffordshire’s premier heritage city nestled in the heart of the country, just north of Birmingham. With a city that’s steeped in heritage and a district that’s alive with action and adventure, it’s really worth a visit!
The first thing we did was to go to Beacon Park. This park is amazing as it’s so beautiful with many things to do – lots of entertainment for the kids. We had a sunny day with some cloudy intervals that were coming and going and just a tiny little bit of rain but overall it was a beautiful sunny day. We were finally lucky in that regard!
From beautiful walks and fascinating wildlife, to a play area and an 18-hole par-3 golf course, Beacon Park offers something for everyone. It also has its own car park which is ideal if you have a picnic or kids bikes, etc.
As soon as we arrived we had a picnic as we were very hungry. Bella was desperate to ride her bike. She has always used stabilisers but that morning Nick decided to take them off and Bella had practised a little bit in the house before we left so obviously it wasn’t enough and so she was eager to try it in the park. It was so amazing to watch as I never thought she was going to be able to do this so quickly. It literally took her a few tries. I was very impressed and proud of her. I will write a short post about it as I think it is an important development in a child’s life.
The playground in Beacon Park is fantastic. The sandpit area has a reasonable size and is really good, I was very impressed with it. We spent a fair amount of time there with the girls. After that we went for an ice cream. Bella and Nick went around the playground so Bella was able to keep riding her bike. They stopped by the donkey area – apparently they were very cute.
After that we thought it could be nice to go for a walk. You can get to the Cathedral quite easily from the park via nice walk past lots of nice flowers – I must mention that this park has beautiful flowers. The arrangements are very nice. The cathedral is not far from the park as I mentioned before. It is such an impressive cathedral that is very beautiful both outside and in. They have recently renovated it so it looks immaculate – I was very impress with it.
Lichfield Cathedral has a splendid setting and a fascinating history. Its three spires are unique amongst medieval cathedrals and are often referred to as ‘the Ladies of the Vale’. It has had a ten year programme of repair and cleaning. Facilities for visitors have been improved by a Visitors’ Study Centre, a tea room and a bookshop. Today concerts and major artistic events are often held in the Cathedral, especially in July when the annual International Lichfield Festival is held.
They have a children’s room with lots of books, toys, papers and pencils for drawing. They also had some activities for children such as brass rubbing and making an archbishop’s hat which I thought was quite nice. Bella really enjoyed making the archbishop’s hat.
After visiting the cathedral we headed into the town centre which was full of character with its old style buildings. It was lovely with lots of colour, I really loved having a stroll around. We were lucky because Sienna fell asleep for the whole walk so we were able to take our time enjoying the views.
We went around the centre and ended up again back at the park. It was still so sunny and warm that we decided to have a lie down in the sun for a bit – I was tired and desperate for a rest. Unfortunately as soon as we arrived Sienna woke up so I didn’t have any rest – so typical!
Bella went to the swings again with Nick and I stayed with Sienna. She was so happy after her nap and was in such a good mood. She played with the ball in the grass for a little bit. Nick and Bella came back and the girls had a great time together playing. I love the parks because I can let Sienna have a walk around on her own and she enjoys her freedom.
Around 5 pm we decided that it was time time to go so we packed and headed back to Nick’s parents place. The day passed very quick and it was lovely to have finally visited Lichfield. I highly recommend you to pay a visit, I’m sure you will love it. Your kids will especially love Beacon Park and its playground.
I hope you like this post. Have you been in Lichfield before? If yes, did you like it? Have you been at the Cathedral before? Please leave me comment below if you have been there.
Thanks for stopping by,
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Sarah Ebner says
We haven’t been to Lichfield, but it looks gorgeous. I love history and Cathedrals, so this looks like like a good place for us to go – I also like that it’s very well set up for kids. The park looks fab!
It is very nice. The park is amazing! Thanks for stopping by, xx
Sounds like you had an amazing time! The cathedral looks incredible and the town looks like a gorgeous little country side high street!
The Cathedral is beautiful and very big. Thanks for commenting, xx
Mudpie Fridays says
Looks like its a great place to visit and you got some lovely photos 🙂 xx #Countrykids
It is definitely a great place to visit. We have gone already twice to that park. My girls love it. Thanks for stopping by, xx
Coombe Mill - Fiona Cambouropoulos says
I love the donkeys in your video it looks as if Bella did too. The whole day he looks a real success there has so much to offer and I love the Brass rubbing at the Cathedral something interactive for the children. I have never been to Lichfield but it does sound worth a visit. Thank you for sharing your day on Country Kids
We had so much fun. There are so many activities at The Cathedral for kids. Bella had a great time there. The park is lovely. Bella did love the donkeys. It definitely worth a visit. Thanks for commenting and hosting #countrykids
Sounds like a lovely day out, I’ve never been there but after reading this and a few other posts it’s starting to creep onto my list. I know you’ll be writing a separate post about the removal of stabilisers but i just wanted to say wow! It’s such an amazing milestone and moment isn’t it? Lovely pics #CountryKids
You should definitely put it on your list to places to visit. It is lovely, the park is amazing, the town is gorgeous and The Cathedral is beautiful. Regarding the stabilisers, yes it is such an amazing milestone. I was so proud of her. She learned it pretty quick too. I’m still haven’t done the post about but I hope I write it soon, 😉 Thanks so much for commenting, xx
Karen (@karenjwhitlock) says
Ooooh my sister lives in Lichfield and Beacon Park is absolutely amazing isn’t it?!
The cathedral is gorgeous and so distinctive.
Yes it is an awesome park with so much to do! My girls love it!!! We have been there 2 times already!! Thanks for stopping by, xx
Everything Mummy says
I have never been the cathedral is beautiful though great photos, sounds like it was a lovely day thankyou for sharing on #sundaystars
Thank you lovely!! It is a great place to visit! Thanks for hosting #sundaystars xx
Galina V says
Looks like a fab day out! The Cathedral is very impressive, and the playground is delightful. Sienna was on my baby names’ list, if I ever had a girl, but I’ve got two boys instead. 🙂 Lots of lovely photos. I’ve never been to Lichfield, but it’s definitely worth visiting. Maybe one day.
Thank you for your comment! Yes Lichfield is beautiful and the park is amazing, great for kids!! The Cathedral is must go, really pretty!! I always like Sienna too. Was my second on my list so I was lucky to have 2 girls!! 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by lovely!, xx
Jenny Eaves says
A lovely day out! The cathedral looks magnificent and they must have had lots of fun playing together at the park. Beautiful photos.
Thanks for living up #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x
Thanks for commenting and hosting Jenny!! I’m a little bit late with my answers, sorry! xx
The cathedral is absolutely stunning and that park looks beautiful! What a great family day out! 😀 I love the music in your video, it’s so uplifting and fits so well with what they’re doing. Yay to your little one riding her bike without stabilisers! You must be so proud. Your youngest was watching intently too to see how it was done by the looks of it. Thank you so much for linking this up to #whatevertheweather . I must add Lichfield to my bucket list of places to go to! x
Thank you so much Chloe!! Your comments are always so lovely!! I l really appreciate that you watch the video not everybody does 😉 I was so happy to see Bella riding her bike without stabilisers!! Lichfield is beautiful, definitely a place to visit! I’m catching up with my replies, so sorry it took me so long!! Thanks for hosting such a great linky! 🙂 xx
Looks like a glorious time. You took some amazing photos! Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.
Thank you Sadia, xx
We were in Lichfield a few weeks back and really enjoyed it. We also went to the Cathedral and the park and then a nice little museum opposite all about Georgian life and Erasmus Darwin who was Charles Darwin’s grandfather – it’s quite a nice interactive place for kids.
I didn’t know about the museum!! I can’t believe we missed!! I’ll make a note of it for when we go back! Thanks for the tip!! xx
Marie Evans says
I couldn’t find where I commented on your YouTube video of Lichfield day out video but I did like.Hope it is OK to write here as part of my rafflecopter entry.
Well done ‘Bella’ on 1st ride on bike without stabilisers, Daddy couldn’t keep up lol.
Also Lichfield (no trim in it Franca lol is my neck of the woods & I don’t know if you know every Whitshun Monday usually starts 1 0 clock they do a carnival through the streets & have a fair.Go early if go.