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Aug 21 – Aug 27

Monday Aug 21

Building Books

How does animal skin relate to early writing? How did people keep their pages together before glue? Explore the amazing properties of parchment and build your own small book using traditional stitching techniques at the University Library. For ages 5 – 12

Address: Cambridge University Library, West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DR

Date: Aug 21

Time: 14.30 – 15.30

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 333000 or lw403@cam.ac.uk

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/plan-your-visit/whats/building-books

 



 

ChYpPS Summererdaze

Various activities organised by ChYpPS for school aged children. Activities vary by day & include sports, games, art & crafts, skateboarding & scootering & the community play boat. See full programme on weblink

Address: Locations across Cambridge

Date: Aug 21

Time: 11.00 – 17.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 457873 or chypps@cambridge.gov.uk

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/summerdaze-2017-programme.pdf

 



 

D.I.Y. Experimenting

Don your white jacket and embrace your inner scientist as we experiment and investigate everyday curiosities, inspired by chemistry sets and at-home experiment kits in our new Discover gallery.

Address: Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH

Date: Aug 21

Time: 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 330906 or hps-whipple-museum@lists.cam.ac.uk

http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/whipple/events/

 



 

Jewelled Light

Explore stained glass windows and make a sparkling sun-catcher. Age 6+

Address: Great St Mary’s Senate House Hill, CB2 3PQ

Date: Aug 21

Time: 13.00 – 16.00

Price: £2 per child

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 741722 or heritage@gsm.cam.ac.uk

http://www.gsm.cam.ac.uk/

 



 

Mud Glorious Mud

Your chance to get really dirty! Explore the finer qualities of mud, for throwing, painting, building and cooking (mud pies for the worms!). Suitable for age 3+ Wear old clothes! Bring a spare clothes, we have a hosepipe at the end to wash you down with, so bring bags for you to take muddy and wet clothes home in.

Address: Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5XP

Date: Aug 21

Time: 10.30 – 12.30 or 14.00 – 16.00

Price: £5.50 per child

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:01353 720274 or wickenfen@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/818fbc86-7c2d-4ec9-ae28-d616de848ff4/pages/details

 



 

The Fen Friends Wild Days

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Then discover our self-guided nature trail, do some den building and why not bring a picnic along as well.

Address: The Countryside Centre,Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS

Date: Aug 21

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01487 710420 or info@greatfen.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/14/fen-friends-wild-days?instance=3

 



 

Tuesday Aug 22

ChYpPS Summererdaze

Various activities organised by ChYpPS for school aged children. Activities vary by day & include sports, games, art & crafts, skateboarding & scootering & the community play boat. See full programme on weblink

Address: Locations across Cambridge

Date: Aug 22

Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 457873 or chypps@cambridge.gov.uk

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/summerdaze-2017-programme.pdf

 



 

Crafty Tuesday

Create a perch for your gardens birds to feed from. Suitable for children aged 3 to 11

Address: Houghton Mill, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2AZ

Date: Aug 22

Time: 13.00 – 16.00

Price: This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01480 301494 or steve.bellis@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/7c1c8602-5996-4e1a-ae26-2315111ac3c9/pages/details

 



 

Family Dog Training Class – Agility

Join us for dog training fun this summer and get the whole family involved! Using up to date training methods we will ensure that the whole family, 2-legged and 4, enjoy the learning process and have fun along the way. Our basic obedience class will teach you and your children to train your dog to sit, lay down, stand up, walk to heel and come back when called. Due to the family nature of these classes all dogs attending need to be sociable around children and other dogs. Suitable for age 5+

Address: Wood Green Godmanchester Centre, King’s Bush Farm, London Road, Godmanchester, PE29 2NH

Date: Aug 22

Time: 14.30

Price: £5 per dog

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:0300 303 9333 or handson@woodgreen.org.uk

https://www.woodgreen.org.uk/events/show/6240_family_dog_training_class_-_agility

 



 

Gruesome Gargoyles

Transform yourself into a gruesome gargoyle with a colourful mask & have a go at making a mini version using air dry clay.

Address: All Saints’ Church, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8BP

Date: Aug 22

Time: 12.30 – 14.30

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:0845 303 2760 or central@thecct.org.uk

http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/

 



 

The Fen Friends Wild Days

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Then discover our self-guided nature trail, do some den building and why not bring a picnic along as well.

Address: The Countryside Centre,Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS

Date: Aug 22

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01487 710420 or info@greatfen.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/14/fen-friends-wild-days?instance=3

 



 

Wednesday Aug 23

Big Wednesday

Mini festival fun days for the whole family. Go wild exploring the natural world!

Address: Cherry Hinton Hall

Date: Aug 23

Time: 13.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 457873 or chypps@cambridge.gov.uk

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/summerdaze-2017-programme.pdf

 



 

Family Creative Afternoon

Spend the summer holidays with us every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon in August from 12 noon – 4pm. (Museum open until 5pm)

Address: The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach CB25 9PQ

Date: Aug 23

Time: 12.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission charges

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 860988/489 or info@farmlandmuseum.org.uk

http://www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/?event=summer-holiday-family-creative-afternoons

 



 

Go Wild: Owl Detective

What do the owls of Wicken Fen eat? Where do they hunt and sleep? Find out all about the owls of Wicken Fen with games, pellet dissection and much more. Suitable for children ages 8-12 accompanied by an adult

Address: Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5XP

Date: Aug 23

Time: 10.30 – 12.30 or 14.00 – 16.00

Price: £5.50 per child

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:01353 720274 or wickenfen@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/aa3c0a79-7000-43da-aa65-749c0e1e9c79/pages/details

 



 

Hands on with History: Shell Creatures

Come along to make seaside creatures from shells! You can use one of our shells, or bring along any you’ve collected on the seashore!

Address: Saffron Walden Museum, Museum St, Saffron Walden CB10 1JL

Date: Aug 23

Time: 11.00 – 13.00 or 14.00 – 16.00

Price: Adults £2.50, under 18s free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01799 510333 or museum@uttlesford.gov.uk

http://www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org/

 



 

Storytelling – Colonel Carrot

Come and hear about the adventures of Colonel Carrot and his vegetable knights. Storyteller Marion Leeper tells adventure stories inspired by the drawings of Charles Darwin’s children.

Address: Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ

Date: Aug 23

Time: 10.00 – 11.00 or 11.30 – 12.30

Price: Free

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:01223 333456 or sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk

http://www.sedgwickmuseum.org/index.php?page=events

 



 

Summer Drop In: Stories on Indian Scrolls

Find the scroll in the Another India exhibition, then add to MAA’s ever-growing storytelling scroll with your own incredible characters and their adventures.

Address: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street, CB2 3DZ – See more at: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/power-paper-making-prints-inuit-and-tiwi-artists#sthash.mqE96grH.dpuf

Date: Aug 23

Time: 10.30 – 12.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 333516 or admin@maa.cam.ac.uk

http://maa.cam.ac.uk/stories-on-indian-scrolls/

 



 

Summer Engineering Morning

As part of Summer at the Museums 2017, book your place for a morning of engineering fun with the Outreach team from Cambridge University Engineering Department! Work with your family to design, test and build chimneys and rockets. Suitable for children aged 8 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult who is prepared to join in enthusiastically – no sitting on the side lines and watching!

Address: Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, CB5 8LD

Date: Aug 23

Time: 10.00 – 12.30

Price: Children £1.50, Adults £3.50

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:01223 500652 or info@museumoftechnology.com

http://www.museumoftechnology.com/whats-on/2017/aug/engineering

 



 

The Fen Friends Wild Days

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Then discover our self-guided nature trail, do some den building and why not bring a picnic along as well.

Address: The Countryside Centre,Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS

Date: Aug 23

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01487 710420 or info@greatfen.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/14/fen-friends-wild-days?instance=3

 



 

Thursday Aug 24

ChYpPS Summererdaze

Various activities organised by ChYpPS for school aged children. Activities vary by day & include sports, games, art & crafts, skateboarding & scootering & the community play boat. See full programme on weblink

Address: Locations across Cambridge

Date: Aug 24

Time: 12.00 – 18.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 457873 or chypps@cambridge.gov.uk

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/summerdaze-2017-programme.pdf

 



 

Drop-in activities at the Fen Drayton Lakes Reserve

We have lots of free drop-in activities you can join at the Fen Drayton Lakes reserve. Lake Dipping – explore the underwater world, have a go at pond dipping and discover the magnificent underwater minibeasts that live in our lakes. Bug Hunting – go on a minibeast safari, play bug bingo and have a go at sweep netting to discover the minibeasts that live here – a bug adventure.

Address: RSPB, Fen Drayton Lakes, Fen Drayton Road, The Grange, Swavesey CB24 4QG

Date: Aug 24

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01954 233260 or fendraytonlakes@rspb.org.uk

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/f/fendraytonlakes/events.aspx

 



 

Eco Friendly Pets Craft Morning

Learn ways to be eco-friendly with your pets with Reimagine Resource Centre at Ely Museum. Plus make a dog and dog house to take home. Price includes Goody Bag! Suitable for ages 5 – 11 years 

Address: Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market St, Ely CB7 4LS

Date: Aug 24

Time: 11.00 – 12.30

Price: £4 per ticket

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:01353 666655 or admin@elymuseum.org.uk

http://www.elymuseum.org.uk/

 



 

Family Creative Afternoon

Spend the summer holidays with us every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon in August from 12 noon – 4pm. (Museum open until 5pm)

Address: The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach CB25 9PQ

Date: Aug 24

Time: 12.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission charges

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 860988/489 or info@farmlandmuseum.org.uk

http://www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/?event=summer-holiday-family-creative-afternoons

 



 

Marvellous mosaics

As part of the Summer at the Museums programme join in the fun at this special craft activity where you can make a Roman-inspired mosaic decorated box. Suitable for 4-11 year-olds. 

Address: St Neots Museum, The Old Court, 8 New St, Saint Neots PE19 1AE

Date: Aug 24

Time: 11.00 – 15.00

Price: £3.50 per child

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01480 214163 or curators@stneotsmuseum.org.uk

http://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/

 



 

Summer Holidays! Back to School Already?

Visit our exhibition ‘Schools in Burwell’ and then head back in time to our 1950s classroom for a lesson with the Museum Headmistress. Then enjoy some very different lessons, crafts, games and treats inspired by childhoods in the past.

Address: Burwell Museum, Mill Close, Burwell, CB25 0HL

Date: Aug 24

Time: 14.00 – 17.00

Price: Standard child admission for all family activities. One accompanying adult half price with a paying child.

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01638 605544 or museum@burwellmuseum.org.uk

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk/

 



 

The Fen Friends Wild Days

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Then discover our self-guided nature trail, do some den building and why not bring a picnic along as well.

Address: The Countryside Centre,Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS

Date: Aug 24

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01487 710420 or info@greatfen.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/14/fen-friends-wild-days?instance=3

 



 

Friday Aug 25

ChYpPS Summererdaze

Various activities organised by ChYpPS for school aged children. Activities vary by day & include sports, games, art & crafts, skateboarding & scootering & the community play boat. See full programme on weblink

Address: Locations across Cambridge

Date: Aug 25

Time: 12.00 – 15.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 457873 or chypps@cambridge.gov.uk

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/summerdaze-2017-programme.pdf

 



 

Dog Family Experience!

Join us for a small group experience discovering what makes dogs happy and healthy, make some exciting treats and meet some of our canine friends. Suitable for ages 5 – 95!

Address: Wood Green Godmanchester Centre, King’s Bush Farm, London Road, Godmanchester, PE29 2NH

Date: Aug 25

Time: 11.00 – 12.30 or 14.00 – 15.30

Price: Free

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:0300 303 9333 or handson@woodgreen.org.uk

https://www.woodgreen.org.uk/events/show/6200_summer_activity_-_dog_family_experience

 



 

Family Fun Day – Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday is like no other raceday you’ve been to! It’s exactly what it says on the tin, a day dedicated to making you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We’ve picked as many of our favourite things as we could and shoe-horned them into one super fantastic afternoon of fun!

Address: Adnams July Course, Newmarket, CB8 0XE

Date: Aug 25

Time: Opens 12.00, First race 14.00, Last race 17.30

http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/summer-meeting-25th-august

 



 

Marvellous mosaics

As part of the Summer at the Museums programme join in the fun at this special craft activity where you can make a Roman-inspired mosaic decorated box. Suitable for 4-11 year-olds. 

Address: St Neots Museum, The Old Court, 8 New St, Saint Neots PE19 1AE

Date: Aug 25

Time: 11.00 – 15.00

Price: £3.50 per child

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01480 214163 or curators@stneotsmuseum.org.uk

http://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/

 



 

Movies on the Meadows 

Sunset screenings of some movie favourites. Bring a picnic or browse the varied food and drink on offer from local vendors, before snuggling on a rug under the stars to watch the evening feature on our giant inflatable Airscreens – some of the largest in the UK! This is a ‘silent disco’ screening so you will need to bring a (returnable) deposit of £5 in cash for a radio which you can use to listen to the film through headphones.

Address: Screenings will be on Spring Lane Field in Grantchester, near the Orchard Tea Gardens. CB3 9ND

Date: Aug 25

Time: Gates open 18.00 Films start about 20.00 – 20.10

Price: Adult: £15 Concession: £12.50 Family Ticket Offer: Buy 1 adult and 1 child ticket together and up to 4 children can attend on the child ticket.

Booking: Book online

Contact:01223 500082 or info@cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk

http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/news/movies-on-meadows

 



 

Storytime: Superworm’s adventure!

Stories and simple crafts and games inspired by Superworm. Suitable for ages 3 – 7.

Address: Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5XP

Date: Aug 25

Time: 10.00 – 16.00 Book time when buying ticket

Price: £3.20 per child

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:01353 720274 or wickenfen@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/d7dd70f6-b9f8-431f-919b-34f93ac4e5c1/pages/details

 



 

The Fen Friends Wild Days

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Then discover our self-guided nature trail, do some den building and why not bring a picnic along as well.

Address: The Countryside Centre,Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS

Date: Aug 25

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01487 710420 or info@greatfen.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/14/fen-friends-wild-days?instance=3

 



 

Saturday Aug 26

Movies on the Meadows 

Sunset screenings of some movie favourites. Bring a picnic or browse the varied food and drink on offer from local vendors, before snuggling on a rug under the stars to watch the evening feature on our giant inflatable Airscreens – some of the largest in the UK! This is a ‘silent disco’ screening so you will need to bring a (returnable) deposit of £5 in cash for a radio which you can use to listen to the film through headphones.

Address: Screenings will be on Spring Lane Field in Grantchester, near the Orchard Tea Gardens. CB3 9ND

Date: Aug 26

Time: Gates open 18.00 Films start about 20.00 – 20.10

Price: Adult: £15 Concession: £12.50 Family Ticket Offer: Buy 1 adult and 1 child ticket together and up to 4 children can attend on the child ticket.

Booking: Book online

Contact:01223 500082 or info@cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk

http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/news/movies-on-meadows

 



 

Pictures in the Park: ET

Come and have help us celebrate E.T. being 35 years old with this outdoor screening of the iconic film.  Gates open at 7pm and Spectrum Events will be providing an illuminated bar and snacks while park café, Grounds will be serving hot drinks and hot dogs from its pop-up before the film starts at 8.45pm. Wrap up warm, bring something something comfy to sit on and enjoy a magical film under the stars…

Address: Milton Country Park, Milton, Cambridgeshire CB24 6AZ

Date: Aug 26

Time: 19.00 – 22.00

Price: Tickets £12 each or 4+ tickets for £10 each.

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:01223 420060 or mcp@cambridgesportlakes.org.uk

http://www.miltoncountrypark.org/events/

 



 

Sunday Aug 27

Denny time machine 

We don’t know when in time the Denny time machine will stop!

Address: The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach CB25 9PQ

Date: Aug 27

Time: 10.30 – 17.00

Price: Normal admission charges + £1 extra for event

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 860988/489 or info@farmlandmuseum.org.uk

http://www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/?event=denny-time-machine

 



 

Jazz and Brass in the Parks

From June to September there will be jazz and brass bands playing in Cambridge’s parks and open spaces for you to enjoy. Just turn up, bring a picnic and enjoy Jazz and Brass in Cambridge’s beautiful leafy parks! This week City of Cambridge Brass Band

Address: Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground

Date: Aug 27

Time: 15.00 – 17.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 791791 or hello@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk

https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/city-events/events/jazz-and-brass-parks

 



 

Movies on the Meadows 

Sunset screenings of some movie favourites. Bring a picnic or browse the varied food and drink on offer from local vendors, before snuggling on a rug under the stars to watch the evening feature on our giant inflatable Airscreens – some of the largest in the UK! This is a ‘silent disco’ screening so you will need to bring a (returnable) deposit of £5 in cash for a radio which you can use to listen to the film through headphones.

Address: Screenings will be on Spring Lane Field in Grantchester, near the Orchard Tea Gardens. CB3 9ND

Date: Aug 27

Time: Gates open 18.00 Films start about 20.00 – 20.10

Price: Adult: £15 Concession: £12.50 Family Ticket Offer: Buy 1 adult and 1 child ticket together and up to 4 children can attend on the child ticket.

Booking: Book online

Contact:01223 500082 or info@cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk

http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/news/movies-on-meadows

 



 

Music on The Waits

Come along to the Waits on a Sunday afternoon and listen to a variety of bands play

Address: The Waits, Saint Ives PE27 5BY

Date: Aug 27

Time: 14.30 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

http://www.theoldriverportstives.co.uk/

 



 

Sunday Storytime

Drop in for storytime in the Children’s department

Address: Waterstones, 22 Sidney Street, Cambridge CB2 3HG

Date: Aug 27

Time: 11.30

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waterstones-Cambridge/164889460229970?ref=ts&fref=ts

 



 

 

Aug 28 – Sept 3

Monday Aug 28

Denny time machine 

We don’t know when in time the Denny time machine will stop!

Address: The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach CB25 9PQ

Date: Aug 28

Time: 10.30 – 17.00

Price: Normal admission charges + £1 extra for event

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 860988/489 or info@farmlandmuseum.org.uk

http://www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/?event=denny-time-machine

 



 

Harvest time at Wimpole

From Monday 28 August to Sunday 3 September we bring a little of the harvest in to Home Farm with a Ceilidh, scarecrow competition, folk music, produce fair and information about our harvest and what happens at this time.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Aug 28

Time: 10.00 – 17.00 Traditional folk music 14.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/features/harvest-time-at-wimpole

 



 

Movies on the Meadows 

Sunset screenings of some movie favourites. Bring a picnic or browse the varied food and drink on offer from local vendors, before snuggling on a rug under the stars to watch the evening feature on our giant inflatable Airscreens – some of the largest in the UK! This is a ‘silent disco’ screening so you will need to bring a (returnable) deposit of £5 in cash for a radio which you can use to listen to the film through headphones.

Address: Screenings will be on Spring Lane Field in Grantchester, near the Orchard Tea Gardens. CB3 9ND

Date: Aug 28

Time: Gates open 18.00 Films start about 20.00 – 20.10

Price: Adult: £15 Concession: £12.50 Family Ticket Offer: Buy 1 adult and 1 child ticket together and up to 4 children can attend on the child ticket.

Booking: Book online

Contact:01223 500082 or info@cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk

http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/news/movies-on-meadows

 



 

The Fen Friends Wild Days

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Then discover our self-guided nature trail, do some den building and why not bring a picnic along as well.

Address: The Countryside Centre,Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS

Date: Aug 28

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01487 710420 or info@greatfen.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/14/fen-friends-wild-days?instance=3

 



 

Tuesday Aug 29

Harvest time at Wimpole

From Monday 28 August to Sunday 3 September we bring a little of the harvest in to Home Farm with a Ceilidh, scarecrow competition, folk music, produce fair and information about our harvest and what happens at this time.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Aug 29

Time: 10.00 – 17.00 Traditional folk music 14.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/features/harvest-time-at-wimpole

 



 

Summer Rock School

Summer Rock School is a 3 day course for young people (11-18) run by established musicians, with daily workshops. Come and improve your technique, individual creativity and performance skills. Learn how to play in a band and perform live.

Address: Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, CB24 4RS

Date: Aug 29 -31

Time: 10am – 4pm each day, Finale Gig 7pm on Thursday 31st August

Price: £75.00 for the 3 day course, including 4 complimentary tickets to the Finale Gig

Booking: Booking essential

http://www.swaveseyvc.co.uk/form/Default.asp?pid=54&form=21

 



 

The Fen Friends Wild Days

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Then discover our self-guided nature trail, do some den building and why not bring a picnic along as well.

Address: The Countryside Centre,Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS

Date: Aug 29

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01487 710420 or info@greatfen.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/14/fen-friends-wild-days?instance=3

 



 

Wednesday Aug 30

Evening Bat Walk at Paradise Nature Reserve

Come along for the evening to find out more about these elusive night-time predators in a walk led by Cambridge Local Group Committee Members, Anita Joysey and Dave Seilly. Paradise Nature Reserve is located on the west bank of the River Cam and includes woodland and a more open central marshy area. It is ideal for seeing (or hearing!) a variety of different species of bats.

Address: Newnham Road, Newnham, Cambridge

Date: Aug 30

Time: 20.30 – 22.30

Price: Free, donations welcome

Booking: Drop in

Contact:07866 935246 or cambridge.lgwt@yahoo.co.uk

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/30/evening-bat-walk-paradise-nature-reserve?instance=0

 



 

Family Creative Afternoon

Spend the summer holidays with us every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon in August from 12 noon – 4pm. (Museum open until 5pm)

Address: The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach CB25 9PQ

Date: Aug 30

Time: 12.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission charges

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 860988/489 or info@farmlandmuseum.org.uk

http://www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/?event=summer-holiday-family-creative-afternoons

 



 

Fenland Fairies and Pixies

Meet all the fenland fairies, help them with a little magic, plus fairy crafts. Suitable for ages 3-7

Address: Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5XP

Date: Aug 30

Time: 10.30 – 12.30 or 14.00 – 16.00

Price: £5.50 per child

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:01353 720274 or wickenfen@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/4eb9df1c-4873-4926-9d08-184afec8203b/pages/details

 



 

Harvest time at Wimpole

From Monday 28 August to Sunday 3 September we bring a little of the harvest in to Home Farm with a Ceilidh, scarecrow competition, folk music, produce fair and information about our harvest and what happens at this time.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Aug 30

Time: 10.00 – 17.00 Traditional folk music 14.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/features/harvest-time-at-wimpole

 



 

The Fen Friends Wild Days

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Then discover our self-guided nature trail, do some den building and why not bring a picnic along as well.

Address: The Countryside Centre,Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS

Date: Aug 30

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01487 710420 or info@greatfen.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/14/fen-friends-wild-days?instance=3

 



 

Thursday Aug 31

Animal arts and crafts, with dog story time

Join us for a fun family session filled with art and craft fun. Get creative with making feeding time fun for our furry friends, plus vet role play area for little ones too!

Address: Wood Green Godmanchester Centre, King’s Bush Farm, London Road, Godmanchester, PE29 2NH

Date: Aug 31

Time: 10-11.30  including  Story time with Rosie the dog at 11.15 or 13.30-15.00 including Story time with Rosie the dog at 14.30

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:0300 303 9333 or handson@woodgreen.org.uk

https://www.woodgreen.org.uk/events/show/6292_summer_activity_-_animal_arts_and_crafts_with_dog_story_time

 



 

Drop-in activities at the Fen Drayton Lakes Reserve

We have lots of free drop-in activities you can join at the Fen Drayton Lakes reserve. Lake Dipping – explore the underwater world, have a go at pond dipping and discover the magnificent underwater minibeasts that live in our lakes. Bug Hunting – go on a minibeast safari, play bug bingo and have a go at sweep netting to discover the minibeasts that live here – a bug adventure.

Address: RSPB, Fen Drayton Lakes, Fen Drayton Road, The Grange, Swavesey CB24 4QG

Date: Aug 31

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01954 233260 or fendraytonlakes@rspb.org.uk

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/f/fendraytonlakes/events.aspx

 



 

Dung Day

Join us in the afternoon or evening to discover the wonderful world of dung beetles. These fascinating but little known insects love our southern meadows, where the cattle graze. We’ll be looking under cow pats to find how many species we can see. Great fun for all ages! We provide gloves and hand wipes. 

Address: Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve, Granchester Road, Cambridge CB3 9ND

Date: Aug 31

Time: 15.00 – 16.00 or 19.00 – 20.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:07734 478471 or TrumpingtonMeadows@wildlifebcn.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/31/dung-day-afternoon?instance=0

 



 

Family Creative Afternoon

Spend the summer holidays with us every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon in August from 12 noon – 4pm. (Museum open until 5pm)

Address: The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach CB25 9PQ

Date: Aug 31

Time: 12.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission charges

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 860988/489 or info@farmlandmuseum.org.uk

http://www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/?event=summer-holiday-family-creative-afternoons

 



 

Harvest time at Wimpole

From Monday 28 August to Sunday 3 September we bring a little of the harvest in to Home Farm with a Ceilidh, scarecrow competition, folk music, produce fair and information about our harvest and what happens at this time.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Aug 31

Time: 10.00 – 17.00 Traditional folk music 14.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/features/harvest-time-at-wimpole

 



 

Heads up

As part of the Summer at the Museums programme be inspired by the Celtic stone head in the Museum’s Treasure for the Gods exhibition, and try carving your own version out of soap. Suitable for 4-11 year-olds.

Address: St Neots Museum, The Old Court, 8 New St, Saint Neots PE19 1AE

Date: Aug 31

Time: 11.00 – 15.00

Price: £3.50 per child

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01480 214163 or curators@stneotsmuseum.org.uk

http://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/

 



 

The Fen Friends Wild Days

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Then discover our self-guided nature trail, do some den building and why not bring a picnic along as well.

Address: The Countryside Centre,Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS

Date: Aug 31

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01487 710420 or info@greatfen.org

http://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2017/08/14/fen-friends-wild-days?instance=3

 



 

Friday Sept 1

Building Books

How does animal skin relate to early writing? How did people keep their pages together before glue? Explore the amazing properties of parchment and build your own small book using traditional stitching techniques at the University Library. For ages 5 – 13

Address: Cambridge University Library, West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DR

Date: Sept 1

Time: 11.00 – 12.00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 333000 or lw403@cam.ac.uk

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/plan-your-visit/whats/building-books-0

 



 

Den Building

Little dens for the minibeasts, big dens for you. Plus games and challenges inspired by sticks.

Address: Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5XP

Date: Sept 1

Time: 10.20 – 12.30 & 14.00 – 16.00

Price: £5.50 per child

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:01353 720274 or wickenfen@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/29d4c7c1-22b3-459d-a904-f1d258066bb5/pages/details

 



 

Harvest time at Wimpole

From Monday 28 August to Sunday 3 September we bring a little of the harvest in to Home Farm with a Ceilidh, scarecrow competition, folk music, produce fair and information about our harvest and what happens at this time.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Sept 1

Time: 10.00 – 17.00 Traditional folk music 14.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/features/harvest-time-at-wimpole

 



 

Heads up

As part of the Summer at the Museums programme be inspired by the Celtic stone head in the Museum’s Treasure for the Gods exhibition, and try carving your own version out of soap. Suitable for 4-11 year-olds.

Address: St Neots Museum, The Old Court, 8 New St, Saint Neots PE19 1AE

Date: Sept 1

Time: 11.00 – 15.00

Price: £3.50 per child

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01480 214163 or curators@stneotsmuseum.org.uk

http://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk/

 



 

Scarecrow Display and Competition

Don’t miss our weird and wonderful display of scarecrows in the Walled Garden this September. The scarecrows have all been created by local community groups and each one has its own personality.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Sept 1

Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/1d979c76-eec0-4050-9b35-d319b2c46617/pages/details

 



 

Saturday Sept 2

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on terrific textiles. Family tours with one of our educators will also run at 14.00 & 15.00 (recommended for ages 5+). Tours last 30 minutes, number restrictions apply.

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB

Date: Sept 2

Time: 14:00 to 16:00

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 332904 or education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/calendar/whatson/family-first-saturday-35

 



 

Harvest time at Wimpole

From Monday 28 August to Sunday 3 September we bring a little of the harvest in to Home Farm with a Ceilidh, scarecrow competition, folk music, produce fair and information about our harvest and what happens at this time.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Sept 2

Time: 10.00 – 17.00 Traditional folk music 14.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/features/harvest-time-at-wimpole

 



 

Scarecrow Display and Competition

Don’t miss our weird and wonderful display of scarecrows in the Walled Garden this September. The scarecrows have all been created by local community groups and each one has its own personality.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Sept 2

Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/1d979c76-eec0-4050-9b35-d319b2c46617/pages/details

 



 

Sensational Scents

Rate the smells of the plants we’ve collected and make your own pot-pourri to take home using fantastic smelling flowers.

Address: Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside, CB2 1JE

Date: Sept 2

Time: 11.00 – 15.00

Price: Normal Garden Admission for adults. Free for children

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 331875 or enquiries@botanic.cam.ac.uk

http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/WhatsOn.aspx?category=1&start_date=12/07/2017&period_id=2

 



 

Stourbridge Fair

Visit the oldest building in Cambridge, the Leper Chapel, for the re-enactment of this medieval fair. Stalls selling much of the fair produce typical of the time. There will be dancing, singing, storytelling, musical entertainment and fascinating history talks. Pedlars and alchemists will wander among visitors with other medieval characters.

Address: Leper Chapel, Barnwell Junction, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8JJ

Date: Sept 2

Time: 12.00 – 16.30

Price: Free, donations appreciated

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 243830 or http://www.cambridgeppf.org/contact/

http://www.cambridgeppf.org/events/stourbridge-fair-2/

 



 

Sunday Sept 3

Cambridge Junior Park Run

Free weekly 2km run for children aged from 4-14. It’s held at 10am every Sunday in Milton Country Park. Register once online and bring your printed barcode with you to get your time posted on the website so you can try and beat it next time you go.

Address: Milton Country Park, Milton, Cambridgeshire CB24 6AZ

Date: Sept 3

Time: 10.00

Price: Free

Booking: Register before your first run only http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/cambridge-juniors/

 



 

Family Dog Workshop

Join us for a free, interactive and informative family dog safety workshop, a must for anyone either living with a dog or looking to live with a dog in the future. Separate workshops for adults and children include talking dog language, staying safe at home and out and about, having fun with your dog plus hands on dog training (children’s workshop only). For age 5+

Address: Wood Green Godmanchester Centre, King’s Bush Farm, London Road, Godmanchester, PE29 2NH

Date: Sept 3

Time: 10.00

Price: Free

Booking: Booking essential

Contact:0300 303 9333 or handson@woodgreen.org.uk

https://www.woodgreen.org.uk/events/show/5897_family_dog_workshop

 



 

Harvest time at Wimpole

From Monday 28 August to Sunday 3 September we bring a little of the harvest in to Home Farm with a Ceilidh, scarecrow competition, folk music, produce fair and information about our harvest and what happens at this time.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Sept 3

Time: 10.00 – 17.00 Traditional folk music 14.00 – 16.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/features/harvest-time-at-wimpole

 



 

Hinxton Watermill open day

Come and look round this stunning working watermill, dating back to the Domesday Book. Owned by CambridgePPF and run by volunteer guides who will tell you the history of the mill. Children can take part in the popular Where’s Ratty contest!

Address: On the River Cam, in the village of Hinxton. CB10 1RD

Date: Sept 3

Time: 14.30 – 17.30

Price: Adults £3.00, children £1.00.

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 243830 or http://www.cambridgeppf.org/contact/

http://www.cambridgeppf.org/events/hinxton-watermill-open-day-2/

 



 

Scarecrow Display and Competition

Don’t miss our weird and wonderful display of scarecrows in the Walled Garden this September. The scarecrows have all been created by local community groups and each one has its own personality.

Address: Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Date: Sept 3

Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Price: Normal admission fees apply

Booking: Drop in

Contact:01223 206000 or wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/1d979c76-eec0-4050-9b35-d319b2c46617/pages/details

 



 

Sunday Storytime

Drop in for storytime in the Children’s department

Address: Waterstones, 22 Sidney Street, Cambridge CB2 3HG

Date: Sept 3

Time: 11.30

Price: Free

Booking: Drop in

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waterstones-Cambridge/164889460229970?ref=ts&fref=ts

 



 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

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