There are lots of clubs and activities happening at the park every week for all ages and interests.  Please see below for further information on some of the different opportunities available at the park.  One-off activities are listed on our events page and advertised on our blog.  If you would like to host your own activity at the park please get in touch at mcp@cambridgesportlakes.org.uk.

 

Water Activities

Paddleboarding

May - Sept: various times

Milton Country Park is an accredited British Stand Up Paddleboarding Association school (BSUPA) delivering coaching and sessions from April-Sept.  You can have lessons as an individual or as a group, book a party, school visit, team building session or even as a stag or hen do. 
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Open Water Swimming

Saturdays: 7.30am - 9am & Fridays: 6pm - 7.30pm (April - Sept water temperature depending) 

*2017 sessions starting Friday 14th April

Drop-in sessions in the park lake run by Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust.  This is an opportunity to fine tune your open water swimming technique before your next triathlon or swimming event. 
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Elite Swimming Academy

Wednesdays 6.30 - 7.30pm and various (April - October)

Elite Swimming Academy offer several opportunities for open water swimming sessions with an experienced coach.  Whether you're new to open water swimming or an experienced triathlete looking to shave time off your existing swims you can find a session that's right for you.
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Fishing

Fishing is available on both of the main lakes from a number of easily accessible platforms.  We also have two fishing platforms suitable for the disabled.  An annual permit or a day ticket from the Angling Club is required.  You can purchase these from the duty ranger via the park office or the website below. 

Non-members: £7 on the day (bankside), £6 in advance,  £3 juniors
Annual membership: £40 senior, £20 OAP,  £20 disabled, £13 junior

All fishing is licensed out to FPAS, for more information please contact the Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society.

Cycling

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Canoeing

The park is the base for various canoe expeditions for groups including the Duke of Edinburgh award. Expeditions are run at both Silver and Gold level by our partner Joy of Adventure.  Skills training takes place in the park then groups complete their journeys on rivers nearby. If you would like to join one of these expeditions please contact Joy Martin

For other skills training and expedition opportunities please contact Joy.

If you are a local school or organisation wanting to arrange your own canoe sessions and would like use of the lake and boats then please contact the park. 

 

 

Cambridge Junior Cycling Club

Saturdays: 5 - 10 yr olds 1pm & 11 - 16 yr olds 2pm

Cambridge Junior Cycling Club provides fun, off-road British Cycling coaching sessions every other Saturday for 10-16 year olds.
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High Velocity Cycle Coaching

Various, see High Velocity website

High Velocity are a Cambridgeshire based cycling coaching company. Our aim is to get you or your child riding their bike and enjoying it as much as possible: Visit High Velocity or you can call 07917 195847.

 

You Can Bike Too

Every Sunday from 11am - 1pm March-December 2017. Individual hire between 10am-2pm most days by prior arrangement.
 

All-ability cycling project offering bike hire with a wide range of adapted bikes.  Come along to sessions with a trained instructor on Sundays or hire a bike during park opening hours - advance booking required.
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Running

Photo courtesy of www.sportsinfocus.co.uk

Parkrun

Saturdays: 9am

A timed 5K run around the park every Saturday, meeting outside the Visitor Centre.  This event is free and open to all ages and abilities.  New runners are simply asked to register with Parkrun before their first event.  Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at the café.  For more information and to register please visit the Parkrun website

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Junior Parkrun

Sundays: 10am

This is a 2km run for juniors aged 4 - 14.  Held every Sunday, meeting outside the Visitor Centre.  Free to enter, you just need to have registered online beforehand.  Bring along your barcode and see your run time recorded on the website.  For more information and to register please visit the Jr Parkrun website.

 

Wildlife

Milton Country Park Community Orchard

Once a month: usually the first Sunday from 10.30am but dates can vary.

The park has a beautiful orchard managed by volunteers.  Meeting every month, usually on a Sunday at 10.30am, work parties involve general gardening, pruning, workshops, planting and manning the apple press at the park's popular Autumn Festival! 
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Wildlife Watch

Once a month: usually the first Saturday from 10.30am - 12pm.

This is a monthly wildlife group for children run by volunteers.  Sessions cost just £1 per person.

The group organises all kinds of fun wildlife and environmental activities like bird box making, tree dressing, pond dipping and making charcoal.  For more details please visit the website or call 01223 233931.

A.J Plantman

Monthly: dates vary

A monthly stall selling shrubs, flowers and handmade wooden planters.  AJ is a regular character in the park and is happy to offer gardening advice.  His stall can be found just inside the main entrance. 

Walking

Walking for Health

Tuesdays: 2pm

The Milton Health Walk is part of the Walking for Health scheme which aims to get people who do little exercise to take short walks in their communities.  The walk takes place weekly on tuesday afternoons, starting from the Visitor Centre.  The walk lasts approximately thirty minutes and there is the option to extend with a second shorter walk.  This is a friendly social group who will often stay and enjoy a hot drink and a chat in the café.  For more information please visit the website.

West Anglian Orienteering Club

Maps available anytime.

The West Anglian Orienteering Club has an active membership and hosts an event in the region approximately once a month.  Milton Country Park has a permanent course and maps are available from the ranger's office for just £2.  For more information please visit their website.

 

Outdoor Learning

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Wild Thyme & Embers

Weekly: Various

Toddler groups, family groups, woodland classes and bush craft.  An outdoor learning experience for families and children in the Wild Place.  For more information please visit their website.

 

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