One month to go to South Cambridgeshire’s biggest free family fun day

25 May 2017

There’s just one month to go until Parklife, South Cambridgeshire’s biggest annual free family fun day, running from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 25 June at Milton Country Park.

Now in its ninth year, Parklife is organised by South Cambridgeshire District Council in partnership with Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, the charity which manages the Country Park.

Crowds of over 5,000 people attend annually, enjoying a variety of free activities and entertainment for all ages and abilities. All activities are free of charge and for most, visitors can just turn up to have a go.

New activities this year include Cambridge United’s Soccer School with its inflatable football pitch and the club’s new Olympic School, offering tasters of a range of sports.

Old favourites will include the mighty climbing wall, bouncy castles, archery plus all ability bikes, mountain bikes, smoothie bikes and more in the cycle zone.

On the main lake, our experienced instructors will take visitors out on canoes, kayaks and paddleboards or introduce them to fishing. Pre-booking for half of all available water sport slots opens on 1 June at Remaining slots will be available to book on the day.

For a small donation, local charity Hoveraid will take visitors on a 'Madagascan Journey' with a woodland trail followed by a whizz around the lake on their hovercraft.

Entertainment will include live music, dancing and circus skills plus lots of other opportunities to join in and have fun, from den building and pond dipping to nature trails.

Food and refreshments will be available to buy from a range of local vendors, including a vintage tea tent in the restful setting of the park’s orchard.

Cllr Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire District Council member with responsibility for sport and health, said: “Parklife is a brilliant day out for the whole family and we’ve got a great range of activities and sports on offer to inspire you to get out and get active. Put the date in your diary and make sure to come down to enjoy the park, the event and – hopefully – the sunshine!”

Milton Country Park is located just off the junction of the A10 and A14 and is clearly sign-posted. There is a charge for car parking.

To use the bouncy castle all children must wear socks. To have a go on the climbing wall closed-toe shoes must be worn.