Lichfield Cathedral is bringing the seaside to the city this summer by creating a sand beach in front of the cathedral.
As part of Cathedral’s summer activities, Lichfield residents will be able to grab deckchairs, snacks, and drinks and relax on the city beach.
Beach toys and games will be available. A varied programme of daily beach-inspired activities will also run throughout the school summer holidays.
The Dean of Lichfield, Very Rev 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 Cathedral will also have an eight-metre climbing wall on certain dates.
The Beach will be open throughout summer until 31st August.