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Day trips for all the family – whatever the budget!

Plan your staycation with some help from Visit Lichfield and their selection of top places to visit in the district this summer.

The school summer holidays are starting, which means at least six weeks to keep the family entertained. Lichfield District Council’s visitor economy team, Visit Lichfield, is on hand and has put together a list of brilliant places to visit to suit any budget.

With plenty of free days out and suggestions costing from £5 to £20, there are lots of options for anyone on a tight budget.

Lichfield Cathedral, The Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace Museum, National Memorial Arboretum, Chasewater Country Park, and Beacon Park all feature on the free entry list.

While £5 to £20 days out include Erasmus Darwin House, Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Chasewater Railway and the Lichfield Garrick.

For an action packed trip for over £20, there’s Drayton Manor Theme Park along with a school holiday offer for a minimum of two at Midland Karting.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member responsible for Economic Development, said:

“If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, want to discover some local history on your doorstep, or if you want to get out in the fresh air and take in a beauty spot, you’ll find the perfect day out here in Lichfield District.

“With many people preferring to stay local, we wanted to remind everyone of all the gems we have right on our doorstep. The list of attractions and activities should keep families busy all summer-long.”

Attractions have worked hard to put Covid-secure measures in place, such as achieving Good to Go status. On-site signage and attraction websites will let visitors know about their measures to keep Covid-secure.

On top of attractions, there are plenty of trails to go on, such as the Children’s Heritage Trail of the city and its history, the Swinfen Broun Brass Rubbing Trail which tells the history of Beacon Park through brass rubbings and puzzles, and the Sculpture Trail that takes in the city’s public art.

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