Just one week until South Cambridgeshire’s biggest free family fun day

8 July 2016

The countdown to South Cambridgeshire’s biggest free family fun day is well underway with just one week to go.

Taking place at Milton Country Park on Sunday 17 July, from 10am to 6pm, Parklife is organised by South Cambridgeshire District Council in partnership with Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, who manage Milton Country Park.

Visitors will have the opportunity to try a range of activities from canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding and fishing to climbing, archery, rugby and den building – all for free.

This year the water zone will see the introduction of short hovercraft rides for the first time courtesy of HoverAid, with donations welcome. The wild zone will boast a host of crafting activities and games, and the cycling zone will feature a myriad of bikes, from multi-person, balance and all-ability bikes to pedal powered scalextric and smoothie makers.

In the extreme zone visitors can challenge family and friends at a number of activities including speed goal, a zorb obstacle course and tug of war. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a rugby zone, cricket zone, entertainment zone, and a community market and picnic area where visitors can browse craft, charity and information stalls and grab refreshments.

Also new for this year is the Wild South Cambs Young Photographer of the Year Competition for 11 to 18 year olds. The Council is looking for shots that capture the beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside. Entries need to be emailed to partnerships@scambs.gov.uk by Friday 15 July. The winner, announced at Parklife, will win a £200 voucher donated by Milton Tesco for their school or college.

Cllr Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member responsible for sport, said: “Parklife is a fantastic fun fuelled day that attracts thousands of people from across the district. We hope that the wide range of activities on offer will inspire visitors to try something new and encourage them to lead a more active lifestyle.

“Each year has been bigger and better than the last, and this year looks to be no different. There really is something for everyone, of all ages and abilities, so put the date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there.”

For a full list of activities, the entertainment programme and event information, visit www.scambs.gov.uk/parklife