People on the climbing wall at Parklife 2017Paddleboarding at Parklife 2016

Parklife, South Cambridgeshire District Council & Milton Country Park's free family fun day, will be on Sunday 25 June. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic day with some great new additions for this year. We expect around 5,000 visitors to take part in the host of activities on offer.

Organised in partnership with Cambridge Sports Lakes Trust, the registered charity that manages Milton Country Park, Parklife allows visitors to explore a variety of ways to improve their health and wellbeing and the opportunity to try a range of sports with a view to inspiring them to be more active.

Our event will get underway with the regular 2k junior parkrun, marking the official start of Parklife 2017.

All activities are free of charge and for most it will be a case of turning up to take a turn.

Our Water Zone will feature kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding plus the chance to try your hand at angling too. These taster sessions are popular so to help manage demand, half the slots will be available to book in advance. You can find all the details of on the day and advanced booking on our Water Sport bookings page. With the help of the experienced instructors, visitors find they can quickly take to the water and have fun on the lake.

Once again Hover Aid will be  offering rides across the lakes in return for a small donation to this worthwhile charity.

We will be bringing back the action packed Cycling Zone, offering a myriad of bikes to try out, from multi-person, recumbent, balance and all-ability bikes in addition to the popular pedal-powered Scalextric, smoothie makers & cycling sprints. 

Back by popular demand is the Wild South Cambs Zone, where visitors can get hands on, den building, fire -lighting and pond dipping.

Our Extreme Zone will feature archery and some pretty challenging climbing walls, as well as the incredible spider mountain, which involves a lengthy climb up a netting tower and descent via a precipitous slide.

New this year will be Cambridge United who will be bringing along a fantastic inflatable football pitch as well as a selection of their Olympic schools activities.

There will be entertainment too, with live music, dancing, circus skills and lots of opportunities to join in and have fun.

Activities include:

  • Paddle boarding
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Rugby Skills
  • Cricket Skills
  • Archery
  • Den Building
  • Wild Crafting
  • Inflatable football pitch
  • Pond Dipping
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Inflatable Assault Course
  • Wild place - den building
  • Climbing wall
  • Boulder wall
  • Baby boulder wall
  • Balance bikes
  • Pedal powered Scalextric
  • You can bike too - all ability bikes

In addition there will be a range of refreshments for you to enjoy, as well as a Vintage Tea Tent and plenty of space for  you to picnic.

We are always looking for sponsors to help us stage this extremely popular event. If you would like to support us please contact Kirstin Donaldson on 01954 712908.

Location of Parklife

Milton Country Park is located just off the junction of the A10 and A14 and clearly sign-posted from there; from the roundabout outside Tesco the turn into the industrial estate leads to the car park (*parking charges will apply) and main entry point to the park.

A photo showing the Hovercraft at Parklife 2016A photo showing people pond dipping at Parklife


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