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ChYpPS activities

We help keep Cambridge children and their families entertained with a free programme of fun activities.

Our Children and Young People’s Participation Service – known as ChYpPS – works year-round in neighbourhoods across the city to provide free open-access play opportunities for children, young people and their families.

Children are free to come and go as they please, but we are not a childcare facility. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Our activities can be affected by coronavirus, in which case we might need to cancel some at short notice. We will announce any changes on our Facebook page. We are happy to share our risk-control measures with you if you want to read them.

Term time activities (6 June to 15 July)

  • Mondays, 3.30 to 5pm: Outdoor play at Nuns Way recreation ground (CB4 2PH)
  • Tuesdays, 3.30 to 5pm: Thorpe Way recreation ground (CB5 8TS)
  • Wednesdays, 3.30 to 5pm: Green End Road recreation ground (CB4 1RN)
  • Thursdays, 3.30 to 5pm: Cherry Hinton recreation ground (CB1 9NU)

Summer Programme

Week 1 (25 to 29 July)

  • Monday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play with Kettles Yard at Nuns Way recreation ground (CB4 2PH)
  • Tuesday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Peverel Road recreation ground (CB5 8RJ)
  • Wednesday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Green End Road recreation ground (CB4 1RN)
  • Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm: Outdoor play at Cherry Hinton recreation ground (CB1 9NU)
  • Thursday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at King George V Playing Field (CB3 9JF)
  • Friday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Histon Road recreation ground (CB4 3QW)

Week 2 (1 to 5 August)

  • Monday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Nuns Way recreation ground (CB4 2PH)
  • Monday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Darwin Green (CB3 0LE)
  • Tuesday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor Play with the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science at Peverel Road recreation ground (CB5 8RJ)
  • Wednesday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Green End Road recreation ground (CB4 1RN)
  • Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm: Outdoor play at Cherry Hinton recreation ground (CB1 9NU)
  • Thursday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Hobson Avenue Park (CB2 9EG)
  • Friday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Histon Road Recreation Ground, (CB4 3QW)

Week 3 (8 to 12 August)

  • Monday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Piper Green, Trumpington Meadows (CB2 9BQ)
  • Monday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Nuns Way recreation ground (CB4 2PH)
  • Tuesday, 2 to 4pm: Community safety event at Peverel Road recreation ground (CB5 8RJ)
  • Wednesday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play with the Museum of Zoology at Green End Road recreation ground (CB4 1RN)
  • Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm: Outdoor play at Cherry Hinton recreation ground (CB1 9NU)
  • Thursday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Glebe Farm Drive (CB2 9PB)
  • Friday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Histon Road recreation ground (CB4 3QW)

Week 4 (15 to 19 August)

  • Monday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play with the Museum of Zoology at Nuns Way recreation ground (CB4 2PH)
  • Monday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Darwin Green (CB3 0LE)
  • Tuesday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor Play at Peverel Road recreation ground (CB5 8RJ)
  • Wednesday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play with Kettles Yard at Green End Road recreation ground (CB4 1RN)
  • Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm: Outdoor play at Cherry Hinton Hall duck pond (CB1 8DW)
  • Thursday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Hobson Avenue Park (CB2 9EG)
  • Friday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play with the county council's Historic Environment Team at Histon Road recreation ground (CB4 3QW)

Week 5 (22 to 26 August)

  • Monday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Nuns Way recreation ground (CB4 2PH)
  • Tuesday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play with the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at Peverel Road Rec (CB5 8RJ)
  • Wednesday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play with the Whipple Museum at Green End Road recreation ground (CB4 1RN)
  • Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm: Outdoor play at Cherry Hinton Hall duck pond (CB1 8DW)
  • Thursday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play with Sedgwick Museum and at King George V Playing Field (CB3 9JF)
  • Friday, 2 to 4pm: Outdoor play at Histon Road recreation ground (CB4 3QW)