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Free fun for young people and families during half term

News release from 07/02/2019

YOUNG PEOPLE and their families can look forward to a host of free activities organised by Cambridge City Council’s Children and Young People’s Participation Service (ChYpPS) for the February half term holiday.

The holiday programme will kick off with a ‘Swap, Collect and Fix Fest’ on Saturday 16 February from 11am to 2pm at Brown’s Field Community Centre. This will involve partners, Circular Cambridge, a women’s and children’s clothes swap, a Repair Cafe and Cambridge Community Scrapstore. For further details go to:

The week will also feature a number of outdoor play sessions, some of which will include a ‘Mobile Adventure’ with the council’s Active Lifestyles team. A multi-sports session with a coach from Cambridge United will take place on Tuesday 19 February from 3pm to 5pm at Thorpe Way Recreation Ground, Dennis Rd.

Lifecraft Singers will offer a family singing workshop at Brown’s Field Community Centre on Thursday 21 February from 11am to 12pm (no singing experience necessary).

The week will come to a close with an exciting astronomical event on Jesus Green with Cambridge Astronomical Association and Cambridge Institute of Astronomy.

This evening event on Friday 22 February from 5.30 to 7.30pm will include space themed crafts, talks from a professional astronomer, tours of the stars and viewing through telescopes.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “Yet again, our ChYpPS team has devised a range of fantastic activities for young people over the half term holiday.

“The programme offers a chance for young people to get together to learn some new skills and take part in creative, fun activities and I hope lots of people take up the chance to try something new.”

For the full programme go to, follow the link on Facebook at or alternatively phone 01223 457873