Playground Appeal Success!

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We are very excited to announce that we have reached our fundraising target for a brand new playground at Milton Country Park! 

This playground is only possible thanks to the generous donations and support from our visitors, local businesses and key funding awards, including £40,000 from the Amey Community Fund and £60,000 from WREN (please see below for a full list of our supporters).

It's fantastic that we are now able to add a playground which better reflects our beautiful park setting and provides a stimulating, exciting place for children to enjoy playing, learning and physical activity. 

This project plan was one which we felt was an achievable target.  There is still much more we can add; for example extra play pieces, seating and landscaping and planting.  Fundraising shall therefore continue until our work is complete and if you haven't already you can donate via our website.  Remember, the more we can raise the better our playground can be!

We aim to have this new playground open in June 2018 and will keep you updated with progress on our website and social media.

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us with this project, it would not be possible without you!

We are looking forward to an exciting summer of play and possibilities and look forward to seeing you in the park soon...

MCP Team

You can read our full press release below...

Milton Country Park reaches its target for a new playground in time for summer!

Children in Cambridgeshire are set to get an exciting new playground at Milton Country Park thanks to a £60,000 grant from funding body WREN.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to provide a much needed renovation of the playground at the popular park just north of Cambridge.

Mick Woolhouse, director and secretary of its governing charity, Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, believes the improvements will be a great addition for the park and its visitors.

He says: “It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money.  Milton Country Park’s visitor numbers grow every year and outdoor play is a vital part of what we aim to provide.  We are really looking forward to creating an exciting playground which better reflects the needs of our visitors and which families can enjoy for many years to come.”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.  Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s grant manager for Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, says: “We are delighted to be supporting the Milton Country Park Playground Project and pleased that our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for children visiting the park. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”

For more information about WREN funding contact Cheryl Raynor at cheryl.raynor@wren.org.uk or visit 

Milton Country Park’s playground appeal was launched in 2017 and has received overwhelming support by local people and businesses, including an additional £40,000 awarded by the Amey Community Fund.  Their total has now reached over £128,000.