A Trip to the Seaside – Lichfield Cathedral

22nd July 2022

Lichfield Cathedral is bringing the seaside to the city this summer, creating a beach in front of the cathedral.

Seaside in the City … Lichfield Cathedral brings the beach this summer.

There will be deckchairs, beach toys and games to borrow alongside a varied programme of daily beach-inspired activities throughout the school summer holidays –including an 8m climbing wall on certain dates.

The Dean of Lichfield, the Very Revd Adrian Dorber said:

“As Britain’s most landlocked Cathedral, we want to bring an unfamiliar landscape to Lichfield – a beach on the West Front. We know there’s something wonderful about having your feet on the beach. It’s deeply relaxing just to have the time to sit in a deckchair and feel the sun on your face.

“Our invitation is to come to a sacred place but come and relax and be playful. The Beach will be open daily and is absolutely free as we know the cost of living crisis is hitting many families hard,’ he added.

The Beach will see its official opening this Saturday (23 July) and will be available throughout summer until 31 August. During that time there will be a week of free activities from 13 August, a weeklong summer school from 22-26 August and the climbing wall will return every Saturday throughout the holidays following its success outside Lichfield Cathedral in April.

Lichfield Seaside 2022

Said the Dean:

“We hope lots of people of all ages can come enjoy themselves, take in the beauty of this place, and share in God’s playfulness and delight in the simple things.”

To book the summer school and for more information contact: summerschool@lichfieldcathedralschool.com.

For climbing wall bookings just click here.

The Beach is made possible due to the support of Lichfield District Council and Lichfield BID and sponsored by Friel Homes.

Find out more here or sign up for the Cathedral’s newsletter to get the information in advance, including priority booking for events.

The Beach will be open from 23 July – 31 August every day. Deck chairs, toys, and games to borrow and beach items to buy will be available daily 10:00-17:00.

Lichfield Seaside 2022