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Cambridge City Council

Five weeks of free holiday activities for families with primary-school aged children in Cambridge

18 July 2022

FAMILIES with primary-school aged children are invited to save the date for Cambridge City Council’s five-week summer holiday programme, with free activities on offer every weekday from 25 July to 26 August in Cambridge’s parks.

Partnering with the University of Cambridge Museums, some sessions will offer crafts, games and activities inspired by the art, science, animals and fossils in the museums’ collections. Other sessions will provide opportunities for more physical activities, such as orienteering, table tennis, football and outdoor play.  

There is no need to book and children and families can come and go to any of the sessions in the parks around Cambridge, but children under the age of seven will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Cllr Alex Collis, Executive Councillor for Open Spaces, Food Justice and Community Development, said: “We know people are concerned about the cost of living – and parents and carers must be wondering how they are going to keep their children entertained throughout the holidays on a tighter budget. I’m thrilled we are able to offer five weeks of free activities to help children enjoy playing outdoors during the holidays.

“Some sessions offer informal play in the parks, while others will have set activities to give children a chance to learn about and experience new skills. With no need to book, I hope parents and carers will make a note, and look us up whenever you wonder what to do on any given day during the holidays!”

The activities are open to all children and young people; if you have any queries about access and support needs please email the council’s Children and Young People’s Participation Service (ChYpPS) team.

Sessions are run outdoors so events could be cancelled due to weather. The best way to check whether any sessions are cancelled is by following ChYpPS on Facebook, where you can also find information about the team’s activities throughout the year.

Visit the webpage for the full summer programme [link no longer active].