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Cambridge City Council

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.

Ground Work courses

Ground Work has a series of free events and courses for families in 2024.

  • Grow it, Cook it: Wednesdays, 10am to midday at  Akeman Street Community Centre. Six-week course starting on 17 April

Booking is essential due to limited spaces. Email to reserve your place.

Families Moving courses

All these activity courses are facilitated by qualified coaches, and we encourage all members of the family to take part together. They are funded by the county council.

Visit Bookwhen to find out more about these courses and to book your place. Minimum booking is 1 adult and 1 child, and you must attend all course dates.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive regular updates about upcoming Families Moving Courses.

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.

Other family activities

Service related queries

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