Autumn Festival Tomorrow!

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On Sunday we celebrate our fourth Autumn Festival, a chance to celebrate summer's last hurrah with some of our best local foodies, makers and entertainers!  At the Autumn Festival we are proud to work with many creative and adventurous people to bring you a day of fantastic outdoor fun and adventure!  Here's everything you need to know...

Sunday 24th September 10.30am-5pm
£6 advance tickets will be selling until 12pm Saturday 23rd HERE!
Advance tickets are available for collecting on our 'box office' at the gate. 
Tickets will be available on the gate for £10 per adult.  Children FREE.  Parking FREE.
Advance water activity booking closes at 12pm on Saturday 23rd. Details below.
We will put out a notice on our website and social media when or if we become full.  Please leave extra time for your journey.  Parking will be in the field opposite Tesco. 

Here is a full list of what you will find at the fest tomorrow!

Bands

  • 12.00-12.30pm: Deep City
  • 12.50-1.20pm: Oscar Corney
  • 1.40-2.10pm: Alton Wahlberg
  • 2.30-3.00pm: Saltfen
  • 3.30-4.45pm: BIG 10
    * Mortal Tides will not be playing as previously advertised

Food

More Street Food!

  • Provenance - restaurant quality, modern, British food serving from their new converted horsebox!
  • Pull Me Cheri - delicious pulled meat cooked with love in a old vintage Renault estafette!
  • Azahar - Artisan Spanish food, served from a beautiful tiled Citreon van
  • Kerief Catering - These authentic dutch poffertjes are fluffy sweet delights!
  • Grounds - Our in-house café serving handmade lunches, snacks, ice creams and a BBQ from their pop-up in the playground.

Delicious Snacks and Take-Home Produce

  • Events Tree - Vintage tea tent serving afternoon tea, cakes and homemade lemonade in our beautiful orchard.
  • The Allotment Catering Co - Winner of the Cambridge food & drink awards pop-up of the year - serving snacks and refreshments as beautiful as the horse box they serve from!
  • George's Bakery - a stunning array of big, beautiful cakes and baked produce
  • Ely Fudge - handcrafted, local, mouth-watering fudge
  • Gourmet Brownie - gorgeously gooey all-butter brownies using local, high quality ingredients
  • Jack's Gelatos - a Cambridge must-try; organic, fair trade, creamy, superior quality ice cream
  • Gourmet Vegan - proof that vegan's can be naughty too - yummy, handmade cakes and snacks
  • Caffé Mobile - a Cambridge market staple serving fairtrade coffee and handmade cakes
  • Cambridge Sustainable Foods - promoting good food for us and the planet!
  • Mr Smith's Sweets - a traditional sweet shop pop-up in the park!
  • Cambridge Preserves Kitchen - flavourful artisan jams, jellies and chutneys
  • Humclosen - traditional cheese and specially chosen wine, the perfect combination!
  • Madame Sunshine - Ghanaian dairy and gluten free sauces and chutneys that will bring a smile to your face
  • Brown Bread - breads, pastries and patisseries
  • Sweet Treat - old fashioned sweets, popcorn and candy floss!

Feeling Thirsty?

  • Lion & Lamb - popular local Milton pub serving local ales and cider and their home-made Scotch egg bar snacks
  • Gentleman Jim's Bar - a finalist in the Cambridge food & drink awards 2017 for best bar!  Serving from a beautifully restored horse box with a hint of vintage and retro 
  • Pinkster Gin - award winning gin pop-up bar and take home treats. Nationally recognised and made with raspberries picked up the road in Milton!
  • Ely Gin Co - It's always gin o'clock with these flavoured gin gift bottles to take home. A tasty mixture of traditional with a modern twist!

Activities

Vital Spark Theatre Workshops
Exploring all the fun of an outdoor space by combining movement, drama, music and craft and a hint of woodland magic!
Where: In the playground (entrance to sunclock)
How: Drop in sessions, no need to book
Cost: FREE

Right Side Up Circus
Unleash your inner clown, learn some circus skills and amaze your friends!
Where: At the hay play before Remembrance Meadow
How: Drop in sessions, no need to book
Cost: FREE

Creative Movements
Meet enchanted fairies and woodland creatures mingling at the fest then join them in the Enchanted Forest from 2-3pm for story-telling with role play and movement.  
Where: Roaming all day then in the Orchard from 2pm-3pm
How: Drop in sessions, no need to book
Cost: FREE (aimed at 2-6 year olds).

Wild Thyme and Embers: Bushcraft Sessions
Bushcraft for all ages including whittling, shelter building, making bows and arrows, fire starting challenge and interactive stories!
Where: The Wild Place
How: Book your session at the Wild Place gate
Cost: FREE 

Hoveraid
Book a ride on a hovercraft and get a chance to feel what it’s like to be part of their medical teams out in Madagascar.  Fly across Dickerson's lake and see the park from a whole new perspective!
Where: Dickerson's Pit - follow signage from the bridge by the Hoveraid info point
How: Booking at the lake - queuing times advice from the Hoveraid info point
Cost: Suggested donations

Miniature Steam Train
So popular last year, Milton Country Park is again playing host to a lovely miniature steam train Where: Remembrance Meadow
How: Just turn up
Cost: £1 per ride

Canoe Safari
Follow a trail around Todd's Pit lake and explore the lakes Canadian style!  
Where: Todd's Pit from the pontoon
How: Book in advance online or at the main entrance on the day *these sessions sell out early.
Cost: £10 per boat (2 adults, one child or one child two adults. Age 4+)

Facepainting & Glitter
Find Glitterbugs in the play area!

Wood Craft Folk
Make and take home Viking braiding and friendship bracelets with the Wood Craft Folk!
Where: In the sunclock
How: Drop in sessions, no need to book
Cost: FREE

Fishing
30 minute taster fishing sessions run by FPAS.  Have a go and see what you can catch!  Supported by the Environment Agency with their large fish tank which will be filled with the fish caught during the sessions.
Where: Todd's Pit
How: Booking
Cost: £2.50

Pond Dipping
Find and learn about the mini-beasts living in Deep Pool! Sessions run by the environment agency
Where: Todd's Pit
How: Booking
Cost: FREE

Paddle Boarding
Have a go at SUP (stand up paddleboarding) on the lake and pretend you're in Hawaii!
Where: Todd's Pit from the beach
How: Book in advance online or at the main entrance on the day *these sessions sell out early. 
Cost: £10 per person (min height 1.3m)

Apple Pressing
Help the orchard volunteers chop their apples with their bike-powered apple scratter!
Where: The Orchard
How: Pop in and say hello!
Cost: FREE donations for the freshest juice you could possibly taste!

Produce Show
If you're a budding Bake Off contestant, gardener, photographer or crafter then enter the Produce Show for a chance to win a trophy!  
Where: Upstairs in the Visitor Centre
How: Details on categories and how to enter can be found here.
Cost: 50p per entry

Pets as Therapy
Meet the animals that make people feel better!
Where: Roaming

Shopping Opportunities!

  • Cambridge Preserves Kitchen - jams, jellies, chutneys, flavoured sugars
  • Gina Kay Jewellery - handmade stirling silver jewellery
  • Handmade at Home
  • Karen's Crystals - jewellery
  • Blue Design Shed - handmade fused glass and textiles
  • Histon Country Market - mix of food/craft/plants
  • Oriolo Jewellery - handmade jewellery and pashminas
  • Hestia Mosaics - mosaic art
  • Heather Bee Arts - paintings cards, painted wood
  • Other Side Sillygreeting cards - jewellery and gifts
  • Orsi Batta - glass jewellery
  • Milton Photographic Club - photo and info display
  • Curly Emma Embroidery - Handmade gifts using free motion embroidery, make-up bags, purses etc
  • Little Tinkers - Handmade/painted gifts for children inc boxes, coasters animal necklaces
  • The Balloon Pet Shop - walking animal balloons
  • AJ Bewers - plants and planters
  • JM Belts - leather belts made to order
  • KJP Photography - prints, cards etc
  • Just a Little Something by Sarah - lego mini figures in frames
  • Jabbawocky Crafts - pendants and glass art
  • Ken's Wood Shop - handmade wooden toys and gifts
  • Buds 2 Bloom - flower hair garlands
  • Hedkase - handmade hats
  • Madame Sunshine - chutneys chilli sauce and oils
  • HumClosen - wine cheese crackers chutney
  • Balkan Pottery - Handmade pottery from Bulgaria