Open day at Lightwoods House this weekend

Lightwoods House in Bearwood will be open to the public this Saturday 14 July.

The open day, between 11am and 3pm, will include jazz in the bandstand and classic cars on display in front of the house.

Visitors can enjoy a guided tour and it’s also a chance to download the park’s new GeoTourist tour, which is available for tablets and smartphones.

Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for leisure Councillor Bill Gavan said: “This is just one of the fantastic events happening at Lightwoods this summer.

“The house is well worth a visit – the history is fascinating and the way it has been restored is wonderful to see.

“We’re hoping plenty of people will join us for the day and bring along a picnic for a great afternoon in the sun.”

Lightwoods is hosting a performance from the Budapest Ragtime Orchestra on Friday 20 July at 7pm as part of the Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz Festival.

Also coming up at the park is a play day and big picnic with den building, circus skills, face painting, balloon modelling, sporting activities and more on Wednesday 1 August.

Then there is Heritage Week event on 9 September, a wedding fair on 28 October and there’s also a vegan market every second Sunday of the month.

For further information and upcoming events go to the Lightwoods Park and House website.

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