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PlayDaze helps children and families to banish boredom this summer

News release from 22 July 2021

CHILDREN and families in Cambridge will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting free programme of real-life and online activities across the school holidays this summer.

Cambridge City Council’s Children and Young People’s Participation Service (ChYpPS) will be hosting PlayDaze sessions for primary-school aged children and their families from Monday 26 July-Friday 20 August. 

The programme will offer an exciting mix of ‘turn up and play’ sessions in local parks around Cambridge, and online sessions giving children the chance to take part in a variety of art, crafts, sports, music, wellbeing and play activities.  

Bookings for the online sessions can be made by email at with a maximum of two bookings per family.

The ChYpPS team will be joined for some sessions by local organisations including the University of Cambridge Museums, Cambridgeshire Child and Family Centres and the city council’s Active Lifestyle Team.   

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “We are thrilled that PlayDaze is back this summer, giving children the opportunity to play together in some of our wonderful parks, or try new things in our online sessions. 

“Keeping children entertained during the holidays can sometimes be difficult and costly, so we hope these free, fun and safe sessions will be enjoyed by loads of Cambridge families this summer.”  

For the full PlayDaze programme go to or follow the link on Facebook at