Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Parklife 2017

Our free and fun family event organised by South Cambridgeshire District Council in partnership with Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust is back for 2017!  Come and enjoy getting outdoors and active with plenty of sports and activities to try including paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, fencing and archery and much more!    

More information and watersports booking coming soon.  
Please visit the website for more details.

Jul
1
Jul 2

Pictures in the Park: Mamma Mia Sing-a-long

Come and boogie and sing a long to songs like ‘Does Your Mother Know’ and ‘Gimme, Gimme, Gimme a Man After Midnight’ at our outdoor screening of Mama Mia. Gates open at 8pm 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 10pm.  Go on ‘Take a Chance on Me’ and enjoy a fun night with a big screen under the stars.

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

Aug
16
3:30 pm15:30

Immersion Theatre: The Wind in the Willows

Pack your picnics and join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle with the sly weasel to save Toad Hall! 

Eye-catching costumes, toe-tapping music and larger than life characters promise to capture the imagination of the youngest of audience members whilst the sheer nostalgic charm of this beloved story is guaranteed to take older generations on a glorious trip down the riverbank onto memory lane. The perfect summer treat for all the family from the company that brought you last year’s smash hit, The Wizard of Oz!

Please see the Immersion Theatre website for details.
Box office telephone number: (0871) 220 0260 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras)

 

 

Aug
26
7:00 pm19:00

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...

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

Sep
24
10:30 am10:30

Autumn Festival

Milton Country Park's biggest fundraiser returns for its fourth year with more fantastic seasonal food, craft, activities, music and entertainment! 
Celebrating our finest local, independent creatives, groups and community projects and with an emphasis on traditional family fun, the Autumn Festival has plenty for everyone.
This year enjoy live music on our green stage, delicious street food inc. FoodPark, fine local produce, real ales and cider, a miniature steam train, hovercraft rides on the lake, animals and tractors, hay play, wild woodland craft, produce show, canoe safari, vintage tea tent, an apple pressing in the orchard and more!!
All proceeds go directly toward the park's operating costs and helps keep our lovely park open and accessible for everyone throughout the year - thank you for supporting this special event!

For more the latest information please visit the Autumn Festival page


Jan
29
10:30 am10:30

Big Garden Birdwatch and Bird Ringing: Sunday Jan 29th 10.30am

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On Sunday January 29th we are hosting an RSPB big garden bird watch and bird ringing session at Milton Country Park community orchard.

Come and take part in the survey and meet our winter birds up close.  Members of the RSPB will be there to tell you more about the different birds you get in the park and ringing birds, which provides vital information for species monitoring and also gives us an opportunity to really appreciate our beautiful feathered visitors!   

Wrap up warm and stop by from 10.30 onwards.  The bird count will be taking place from 11am-12pm.

For more information on the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch and to download your information pack please visit the RSPB website.

*This event will be postponed if heavy rain or strong winds are forecast and info posted on this blog page by Saturday 28th.  

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Chiffchaff MCP 2015

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Blue tit MCP 2015

Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Enchanted Days Christmas

*SOLD OUT*

Narnia is coming to the Wild Place this December with Enchanted Days magical Christmas workshops and an opportunity to meet Santa!
Enchanted Days have been a sell out success at our Autumn Festival event for the past two years.  Gap Learning always create a wonderfully immersive experience, inspiring all ages to get creative and believe in magic!
Suitable for ages 2-10. 
£10 per child plus booking fee.

Follow the Enchanted Days event page for up to date information.

 

 

Dec
4
11:00 am11:00

National Tree Week: Orchard tree dressing

Come and celebrate National Tree Week with a traditional tree dressing in the orchard!   We will be making rag bunting, bird feeders and writing ribbon wishes to decorate the trees and wish them another healthy, fruitful year!  There will also be a barbecue and refreshments.  Open to all ages.  Refreshments provided for donations to the orchard or bring and share.
This is a fun and informal event, we'd love to see you there!    

Oct
24
Oct 26

Sports Xtra: Adventure Xperience

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If you love the outdoors, Adventure Xperience is for you!  You'll be taught basic bush-craft skills such as shelter building, tracking and making simple tools. Learn some of the survival secrets that adventurers and explorers have used for centuries!  With different activities delivered each day, you'll have to join us for a full week for the full experience!

Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Running on Monday 24th, Tues 25th, Weds 26th October.  £18 per day - days last from 9.30am-3pm with an option to stay until 5pm.

For more information and to book a place visit http://www.sports-xtra.com or call 0845 3716121

Sep
25
10:30 am10:30

Autumn Festival

Milton Country Park's biggest fundraiser returns for its third year with more fantastic seasonal food, craft, activities and entertainment! 
Celebrating our finest local, independent creatives, groups and community projects and with an emphasis on traditional family fun, the Autumn Festival has plenty for everyone.
This year enjoy live music on our green stage, delicious street food inc. FoodPark, fine local produce, real ales and cider, a miniature steam train, hovercraft rides on the lake, animals and tractors, hay play, wild woodland craft, produce show, canoe safari, vintage tea tent, an apple pressing in the orchard and more!!
All proceeds go directly toward the park's operating costs and helps keep our lovely park open and accessible for everyone throughout the year - thank you for supporting this special event!

For more the latest information please visit the Autumn Festival page.       

Sep
4
10:30 am10:30

World's Largest Hide and Seek 2016

Don't miss out on the official Guinness Book of Records attempt for World's Largest Game of Hide and Seek!  Once again, Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue (CamSAR) is organising the event.  Four hundred played in 2014, well over 1000 last year - we're going to smash the record on 4th September!

The usual slew of emergency services friends can be expected, as well as other diversions, food and drink.  CamSAR's favourite new four-legged trainee Shadow will be eagerly waiting to meet you!  You can catch her recent TV appearance at the Country Park at www.cambridge-tv.co.uk/camsar-update

Avoid the registration queue by getting your FREE tickets online in advance.  With these you can be scanned straight into the game area - this scanning in/out is needed to keep evidence for the Guinness Book of Records!

Registration will open at 10:30 on the day, the official attempt will begin at 12:30 (everyone needs to be scanned into the game area before this), and will end around 14:00. As in previous years, we'll keep playing extra rounds after this as long as everyone's got energy left over!

More information at largesthideandseek.org and on Facebook.

Aug
25
1:30 pm13:30

The Wizard of Oz Open Air Musical Theatre

 

You are invited to click your heels and ease on down the yellow brick road as Immersion Theatre proudly presents a brand new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, a magical family show guaranteed to have you in stitches from beginning to end!

Suitable for ages 4+

Workshop for 5 - 11 year olds at 1.30pm.  Performance starts at 3pm.

Performances last approximately 100 minutes with a 20 minutes break.

Tickets: £10 / children & concessions £7 / family £30 / workshop £4

For more information please see the Immersion Theatre website.

Box office: 08712 200 260  www.seetickets.com

 

Aug
23
9:30 am09:30

Sports Xtra Adventure Xperience

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If you love the outdoors, Adventure Xperience is for you!  You'll be taught basic bush-craft skills such as shelter building, tracking and making simple tools. Learn some of the survival secrets that adventurers and explorers have used for centuries!  With different activities delivered each day, you'll have to join us for a full week for the full experience!

Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

£18 per day - days last from 9.30am-3pm with an option to stay until 5pm.

For more information and to book a place visit http://www.sports-xtra.com or call 0845 3716121

Aug
22
9:30 am09:30

Sports Xtra: Adventure Xperience

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If you love the outdoors, Adventure Xperience is for you!  You'll be taught basic bush-craft skills such as shelter building, tracking and making simple tools. Learn some of the survival secrets that adventurers and explorers have used for centuries!  With different activities delivered each day, you'll have to join us for a full week for the full experience!

Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

£18 per day - days last from 9.30am-3pm with an option to stay until 5pm.

For more information and to book a place visit http://www.sports-xtra.com or call 0845 3716121

Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

Greenleaf Forest School: Art

Enjoy exploring, playing, learning and confidence building in the wonderful Wild Place at Milton Country Park!

Friday 5th August - Shelter: activities include den building, making pegs and mallets, rope swing, hammocks, fun and games.

Tuesday 16th August - Woodcraft: activities include sawing 'tree cookies', making wooden beads, weaving willow, whittling, fun and games.

Friday 19th August - Art:  activities include leaf and flower pictures, clay work (tree spirits, flower fairies), Green man sculptures, weaving crowns, fun and games.

Friday 26th August - Fire:  activities include collecting firewood, lighting fire, making a cooking stick or scoop, cooking bread or potatoes, fun and games.

Sessions last approx 2.5 hours and run from either 10am-12.30pm or 1pm-3.30pm.  

Led by fully qualified and experienced Forest School leader, Tim Evans.

£15 per session

To book please see below.

Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

Go-Tri Mini Triathlon

Ever wanted to have a go at a triathlon?

Want to have a go at a fun, short, off-road, affordable & accessible event???

100m swim, 3km bike, 1km run

Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust in association with Cambridge Triathlon Club is proud to host a mini-triathlon for the new low-cost 'Go-Tri' scheme.

This event is perfect for ADULT novice triathletes who want to have a go at a friendly, low-key event.

The evening will comprise of coaching (bike fit, transition tips, course familiarisation, run and swim technique advice) followed by a short event comprising a swim across one of Milton Country Park’s lakes (we will endeavour to provide wetsuits for those who don’t have them) followed by a 3 lap off road cycle ride (any sort of bike is suitable) and finally a 1 lap run.

6.00 to 8.00pm on Thursday 18th August 2016

Milton Country Park, Cambridge, CB24 6AZ (with registration at 6pm)

Entry (£10.00) is in advance via: ENTRY CENTRAL

Aug
16
10:00 am10:00

Green Leaf Forest School: Woodcraft

Enjoy exploring, playing, learning and confidence building in the wonderful Wild Place at Milton Country Park!

Friday 5th August - Shelter: activities include den building, making pegs and mallets, rope swing, hammocks, fun and games.

Tuesday 16th August - Woodcraft: activities include sawing 'tree cookies', making wooden beads, weaving willow, whittling, fun and games.

Friday 19th August - Art:  activities include leaf and flower pictures, clay work (tree spirits, flower fairies), Green man sculptures, weaving crowns, fun and games.

Friday 26th August - Fire:  activities include collecting firewood, lighting fire, making a cooking stick or scoop, cooking bread or potatoes, fun and games.

Sessions last approx 2.5 hours and run from either 10am-12.30pm or 1pm-3.30pm.  

Led by fully qualified and experienced Forest School leader, Tim Evans.

£15 per session

To book please see below.

 

 

Aug
11
9:30 am09:30

Sports Xtra: Adventure Xperience

If you love the outdoors, Adventure Xperience is for you!  You'll be taught basic bush-craft skills such as shelter building, tracking and making simple tools. Learn some of the survival secrets that adventurers and explorers have used for centuries!  With different activities delivered each day, you'll have to join us for a full week for the full experience!

Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

£18 per day - days last from 9.30am-3pm with an option to stay until 5pm.

For more information and to book a place visit http://www.sports-xtra.com or call 0845 3716121

Aug
10
9:30 am09:30

Sports Xtra: Adventure Xperience

If you love the outdoors, Adventure Xperience is for you!  You'll be taught basic bush-craft skills such as shelter building, tracking and making simple tools. Learn some of the survival secrets that adventurers and explorers have used for centuries!  With different activities delivered each day, you'll have to join us for a full week for the full experience!

Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

£18 per day - days last from 9.30am-3pm with an option to stay until 5pm.

For more information and to book a place visit http://www.sports-xtra.com or call 0845 3716121

Aug
9
9:30 am09:30

Sports Xtra: Adventure Xperience

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If you love the outdoors, Adventure Xperience is for you!  You'll be taught basic bush-craft skills such as shelter building, tracking and making simple tools. Learn some of the survival secrets that adventurers and explorers have used for centuries!  With different activities delivered each day, you'll have to join us for a full week for the full experience!

Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

£18 per day - days last from 9.30am-3pm with an option to stay until 5pm.

For more information and to book a place visit http://www.sports-xtra.com or call 0845 3716121

Aug
8
9:30 am09:30

Sports Xtra: Adventure Xperience

If you love the outdoors, Adventure Xperience is for you!  You'll be taught basic bush-craft skills such as shelter building, tracking and making simple tools. Learn some of the survival secrets that adventurers and explorers have used for centuries!  With different activities delivered each day, you'll have to join us for a full week for the full experience!

Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

£18 per day - days last from 9.30am-3pm with an option to stay until 5pm.

For more information and to book a place visit http://www.sports-xtra.com or call 0845 3716121

Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

Green Leaf Forest School: Shelter

Enjoy exploring, playing, learning and confidence building in the wonderful Wild Place at Milton Country Park!

Friday 5th August - Shelter: activities include den building, making pegs and mallets, rope swing, hammocks, fun and games.

Tuesday 16th August - Woodcraft: activities include sawing 'tree cookies', making wooden beads, weaving willow, whittling, fun and games.

Friday 19th August - Art:  activities include leaf and flower pictures, clay work (tree spirits, flower fairies), Green man sculptures, weaving crowns, fun and games.

Friday 26th August - Fire:  activities include collecting firewood, lighting fire, making a cooking stick or scoop, cooking bread or potatoes, fun and games.

Sessions last approx 2.5 hours and run from either 10am-12.30pm or 1pm-3.30pm.

Suitable for ages 5-11.

Led by fully qualified and experienced Forest School leader, Tim Evans.

£15 per session

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
2
10:15 am10:15

Go Wild Activity Days

Get the kids outdoors and trying something new this summer with our fun activity sessions running on Tuesday 26th June and Tuesday 2nd August.  Choose from paddleboarding, canoeing, cycling and fire lighting, or Go Wild and try them all!  

£10 per activity.  Each session lasts approximately 45 mins - 1 hour and are led by experienced instructors.  

You can find out more and book tickets on our Go Wild page!

Jul
28
3:00 pm15:00

Dotty the Dragon: Outdoor Theatre

Brought to life by the acclaimed Blunderbus Theatre this big-hearted tale of true friendship is told with magical songs, enchanting music and exquisite puppetry.

This outdoor show is full of charm.  There are plenty of laughs, lots of surprises and even a life-sized fire breathing dragon!

Little people aged 3+ will love this funny, heartwarming tale.

And big people will have lots of fun, too. You can’t help but fall in love with Dotty the Dragon.  This happy, funny show is especially for little monsters aged 3 - 7, and their grown-ups. Please remember, this is an outdoor show.  Bring a picnic, a blanket, or low-backed seating.  And if it rains, wear your wellies!

Tickets: £10, concessions £7, family ticket for four people £30

Children under 2 are free.

Performance starts at 3pm.

For more information please visit the Blunderbus website.

 

 

 

Jul
26
10:15 am10:15

Go Wild Activity Days

Get the kids outdoors and trying something new this summer with our fun activity sessions running on Tuesday 26th June and Tuesday 2nd August.  Choose from paddleboarding, canoeing, cycling and fire lighting, or Go Wild and try them all!  

£10 per activity.  Each session lasts approximately 45 mins - 1 hour and are led by experienced instructors.  

You can find out more and book tickets on our Go Wild page!

Jul
24
10:00 am10:00

Family Angling Open Day

Come and enjoy a family fishing taster session organised by the Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society for National Fishing Month.

CFPAS will be offering 30 minute sessions with qualified coaches to give children and adults (suitable for any age 4+) the chance to try fishing in a safe, controlled environment and learn more about the sport.

You will also be able to watch demonstrations and view the fish caught in the lake in a display tank provided by the Environment Agency. 

Participants will need to complete a consent form prior to the session, so please arrive at the registration desk 15 minutes before your allocated time slot.

Sessions will run from 10am till 4pm with a break for lunch at 1pm till 2pm. 

Anybody wishing to take part can contact coaches Becky Pope: 07476219820 or John Pope: 07747152258

For booking or further information email: everybodycanfish@gmail.com 

 

Jul
17
10:00 am10:00

Parklife

A free and fun family event organised in partnership with South Cambridgeshire District Council.  Come and enjoy getting outdoors and active with plenty of sports and activities to try including paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, fencing and archery and many more!  This year there is also an entertainment zone with music making, dancing and martial arts, and a wild zone featuring bug house building, pond dipping and den building.  

Please visit the website for more details.

 

Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Toadman 2016 World Series: Race 2

The second race in the funnest triathlon of the year!

The Toadman World Championships is an Aquathlon with a difference.  Competitors alternate between swimming and running multiple times to battle it out to see who is king and Queen Toad of the lake.

Created by Tom Vickery founder of Pride Endurance, a Cambridge based company looking to deliver alternative endurance events.  

For more information including how to enter please visit the website

Jun
3
9:30 am09:30

Adventure Xperience

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June 9.30am-4pm.

If you love the outdoors, Adventure Xperience is for you!  You'll be taught basic bushcraft skills such as shelter building, tracking and making simple tools.  Learn some of the survival secrets that adventurers and explorers have used for centuries!

Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

£14 per day.

For more information and to book a place visit http://www.sports-xtra.com or call 01487 841559

May
11
6:00 pm18:00

Toadman 2016 World Series: Race 1

The first race in the funnest triathlon of the year!

The Toadman World Championships is an Aquathlon with a difference.  Competitors alternate between swimming and running multiple times to battle it out to see who is king and Queen Toad of the lake.

Created by Tom Vickery founder of Pride Endurance, a Cambridge based company looking to deliver alternative endurance events.  

For more information including how to enter please visit the website

 

Apr
4
Apr 5

Adventure Xperience

Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th April 9.30am-4pm.

If you love the outdoors, Adventure Xperience is for you!  You'll be taught basic bushcraft skills such as shelter building, tracking and making simple tools.  Learn some of the survival secrets that adventurers and explorers have used for centuries!

Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

£10 per day.

For more information and to book a place visit http://www.sports-xtra.com or call 04853 716121

Apr
2
Apr 3

Spring Fayre

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd April 10am-5pm

The Spring Fayre is a new event hosted by Battenburg Events, who organise the popular Frost Fair at Hatfield House.  This two day event features quality specialist nurseries, furniture and accessories, crafts, gifts and plenty of fine food and drink such as popular restaurant quality street food, Provenance Kitchen and travelling bar, the Banquet Inn. For children there will be hands-on pottery, R.E.A.L fitness taster sessions, Green Leaf forest school craft and an exciting reptile experience!

Advance tickets cost £4.50. Children and parking are FREE.

Tickets on the day will be £5 for adults.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the Spring Fayre website.

 

Feb
14
10:30 am10:30

Bird Box Making

On Sunday 14th February the Friends of Milton Country Park will be making bird boxes!

Come along to the main entrance anytime between 10.30am and 3.30pm and build your own box just in time for the nesting season - the birds will love you for it!

Kits are £7.50 and there will be experienced volunteers to lend a helping hand.

All proceeds go to Milton Country Park.