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Sport and fitness for families

We encourage families to be active together.

Research from Sport England tells us that families play a key role in shaping children’s attitudes and behaviours towards physical activity and sport. This is especially true of parents and carers.

We provide informal opportunities for physical activity and sport on Cambridge’s many parks and in leisure facilities.

There are also plenty of other organisations providing sport and leisure activities that families can use together.

Love Exploring Adventure Trails

Take a visit to Cherry Hinton Hall, Coldham's Common, Jesus Green, Lamas Land/Sheeps Green, The Pulley (Kings Hedges) and Trumpington Meadows Country Park. To discover a number of different adventure trails through the new augmented reality app, Love Exploring.

As well as augmented trails with dinosaurs, tree fairies and planets, mini beasts are also now available.

Love Exploring appYou’ll need to download the free Love Exploring app to your phone and search for Cambridge – then be amazed as dinosaurs, planets or fairies appear in front of you!

There is also a tree trail, a mindfulness trail and a sensory trail to choose from too at Cherry Hinton Hall.

All of the trails are suitable for anybody aged 4 to 104, and you can enjoy them at any time.

Families Moving Courses

All these activity courses are facilitated by qualified coaches, and we encourage all members of the family to take part together. Minimum booking is 1 adult and 1 child, and you must attend all course dates.


A fantastic three-day course for families to complete the British Canoe Start Award. Fully Inclusive for families who have a family member with a disability.

  • 4, 6 and 11 April
  • Tuesdays, 10am to 11am (inclusive session), or 11.15am to 12.15pm
  • Milton Country Park
  • family tickets (1 adult and 1 child) are £10 for all three dates


Delivered by experienced instructors from Everyone Can Fish, this fully inclusive three-day course is perfect for families to learn the basics of fishing together.

  • 3, 6 and 11 April
  • 10am to 11am or 11.15am to 12.15pm
  • Milton Country Park
  • family tickets (1 adult and 1 child) are £8 for all three dates


This introductory five-week course is perfect for parents and toddlers to take part in tennis on court together.

  • 19, 26 April and 3, 10, 17 May
  • Wednesdays, 10am to 11am
  • Jesus Green Tennis Courts
  • family tickets (1 adult and 1 child) are £4 for all five dates


This three-week course is a perfect introduction to Golf, learning the skills of putting, swings and chipping under the expert guidance of coaches from Kingsway Golf Centre.

  • 22, 29 April and 6 May
  • Saturdays, 10am to 10:45am or 11am to 11.45am
  • Kingsway Golf Academy, Cambridge
  • family tickets (1 adult and 1 child) are £10 for all three dates

For more information on any of the above activity courses and how to book please visit Bookwhen.

All these course activities are funded by County Council’s Public Health team.

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