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ChYpPS activities

There’s no reason to be bored this summer! Our free Playdaze programme of activities for school-aged children encourages socialising and making friends.

The activities give children confidence, and can inspire parents and carers to engage with their children through creative and safe play.

The main events are listed below, but there’s a lot more going on – download the Playdaze 2019 programme [PDF, 8MB] for the full details.

These activities are free – no booking is required unless stated for specific activities.

The activities are not child-care facilities. Children are free to come and go as they please, but under-7s must be accompanied by an adult.

Big Wednesdays

Big Wednesdays are fun-packed, free afternoons of art, sport and culture for the whole family.

  • 21 August, 1 to 4pm at Cherry Hinton Hall
  • 28 August, 1 to 4pm on Lammas Land – Enter our annual junk boat race on the last day of PlayDaze!

In the sports zone we’ll have table tennis, football, orienteering, skateboarding, family fitness sessions, and much more. And we can give you advice about where to get active as a family in Cambridge.

Playdaze activities

Monday 19 August

  • 10.30am to midday: Family crafts at the Orchard Community Centre
  • 10.30am to midday: Outdoor play at Bateson Road play area
  • 10.30am to midday: Outdoor play at Hobson Avenue park
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Romsey recreation ground
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Gunhild Close play area
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Histon Road recreation ground
  • 5 to 6.30pm: Outdoor play at Ditton Fields recreation ground

Tuesday 20 August

  • 10.30am to midday: Outdoor play at Coleridge recreation ground
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Trumpington Meadows country park
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Multi-sports for 8+ year olds at Abbey Leisure Complex
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Arbury town park

Wednesday 21 August

1 to 4pm: Big Wednesday at Cherry Hinton Hall

Thursday 22 August

  • 10.30am to midday: Outdoor at Jack Warren Green play area
  • 11am to 12.30pm: Outdoor play at Trumpington recreation ground
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Nightingale recreation ground
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Thorpe Way play area
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Green End Road recreation ground
  • 2 to 5pm: NCCP family fun and sports day at Nuns Way recreation ground

Friday 23 August

  • 10.30am to midday: Outdoor play at King’s Hedges recreation ground
  • 10.30am to midday: Outdoor play at Cherry Hinton recreation ground
  • 10.30am to midday: Outdoor play at Stourbridge Common
  • 10.30am to midday: Outdoor play at Dudley Road recreation ground
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Chesterton recreation ground
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Peverel Road play area
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play with Cambridge University Museums at St Albans Road recreation ground

Tuesday 27 August

  • 10.30am to midday: Outdoor play at Coleridge Road recreation ground
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Trumpington Meadows country park
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Multi-sports for 8+ year olds at Abbey Leisure Complex
  • 2 to 3.30pm: Outdoor play at Arbury town park

Wednesday 28 August

  • 1 to 4pm: Big Wednesday at Lammas Land
  • 1 to 4pm: Family sports day at Cherry Hinton recreation ground

Shout!

A performing arts project called Shout! starts this September for young people aged 11-16, with sessions taking place in Abbey, East Chesterton, Trumpington and Cherry Hinton.

The project will involve two rehearsal days, plus the performance during October half term.

For more information and to book a place, call Steph on 07753 431 347 or email steph.burwitz@cambridge.gov.uk. Places are limited, so get in touch now to avoid disappointment.

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