News release from 04/07/2022

Witness the Queen's Baton Relay on Saturday 9 July

Witness the Queen's Baton Relay on Saturday 9 July

Watch the Queen’s Baton Relay and enjoy a day of FREE family fun on this coming Saturday (9 July 2022) from 12:30pm to 7:30pm at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton with: 

  • Fairground rides
  • Food
  • Crafts
  • Sporting events
  • Science activities
  • Family fun run

The jam-packed Science and Sport Fun Day will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay at around 3pm, visiting ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Tickets are free but limited so please book in advance before the event. Select option Community Group Tickets and book Park & Ride tickets at the same time as parking is limited.

  • Unfortunately dogs aren't allowed to join their human friends.
  • Bring your own water bottles to refill.
  • Leave the car at home and use alternative transport. But if you have no option but to travel by car, then the free Park & Ride service operates until the end of the event.

Dr Martin Dougherty, Chief Operating Officer of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Wellcome Genome Campus said: “It is truly an honour to host the Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. We are excited that the Wellcome Genome Campus has been chosen as a venue, and this is a fantastic opportunity to invite people from the local community, school children and our staff to come together for a jam-packed day that celebrates science and sport. Our event hopes to bring people together after the difficulties of the last two years for a day of festivities, showcasing local talent, entertainment and food, and the work we do here at the Campus.”

The Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cllr Bridget Smith, said: “I am thrilled that the Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to South Cambridgeshire. It is a brilliant opportunity to get local communities, groups and schoolchildren together to witness this wonderful event. Given the vital role that our communities have played in supporting each other during the past couple of years, it will be particularly poignant for them to come together and mark this occasion. It’s set to be a fantastic event at a world-renowned South Cambridgeshire location, and I cannot wait.”

Once the Baton leaves Hinxton, it will move on to the City of Cambridge