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Celebrate International Children's Day at free event on Parker's Piece

News release from 28/05/2019

CHILDREN and families are being invited to join in with a free, fun event during half term week to celebrate International Children’s Day.

Cambridge City Council’s Children and Young People’s Participation Service (ChYpPS) will be hosting the event on Wednesday 29 May from 1pm-4pm on Parker’s Piece in Cambridge city centre. The afternoon will feature a variety of crafts, attractions and sports, all centred on celebrating what it means to be a child.

Among the activities on offer will be an under-fives soft play area, an inflatable obstacle course and the chance to take part in some races with a difference. Any children of school age wishing to take part can simply turn up and join in the fun.

The event, which is also being supported by local organisations including Amey and Cambridgeshire Child and Family Centres, takes place on the Queen Anne Terrace car park side of Parker’s Piece, near the café and kiosk.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “The free event hosted by our ChYpPS team on Parker’s Piece will be a lot of fun for children and families, and anyone coming down can join in with some exciting activities, whatever their interests.

“International Children’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate childhood but also to remember that the healthy and happy future we wish our young people is far from the reality of life for many children around the world today.

“It is also an opportunity to reconfirm our commitments from recent council motions, to do all we can to fight against climate change to help preserve our children’s futures.”