Oct
28
to Dec 9

Mindfulness in Nature Walks

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Mondays 12pm-1pm
Milton Country Park
Starting October 28th
£12 for six weeks or £4 per session

A natural way to reduce stress, led by a qualified clinical psychologist and trained teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

Being in nature and learning ways to be more aware increases our sense of joy and wellbeing, and connection to ourselves and the world around us.

To join either email leah.collis@scambs.gov.uk or just turn up on the day!

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Nov
3
to Dec 22

Winter Wellness

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Sundays 9am-10am
Milton Country Park Community Orchard
Starting November 3rd

An exercise class with a difference for the autumn and winter months.  A class that will celebrate being outside and focus on themes that are well known to contribute to well-being.

·         Building Gratitude as a practice 

·         Being in the present

·         Being physically active

·         Being in nature

·         Promoting self-exploration.

60 minutes at the start of a Sunday in the beauty of Milton Country Park’s Community Orchard, come rain or shine.   The class will combine practices to build aerobic fitness and strength with some of the heat building practices of yoga, together with mindful breathing to encourage a sense of well-being and pleasure at being outside. 

Dress appropriately for the weather in easy to move in exercise wear and trainers. Waterproof jacket where necessary.

Julie trained as a yoga teacher in 2015 and as a BSUPA instructor in 2019. Local to Milton and a firm fan of Milton Country Park and its offering, she is often to be found in the park dog walking or hanging out on the lake.

https://www.facebook.com/juliedaviesyoga

Suitable for adults only.

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Nov
6
to Dec 18

Wild Women Wednesdays

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Wednesdays 6pm-8pm
Milton Country Park
The Wild Place
Starting November 6rd

FIND YOUR WILD WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY EVENING BUSHCRAFT

Milton Country Park, Cambridge

6.00-8.00 pm

£12.50 per session
10% discount for students
First session half price.

Do you fancy something different for a Wednesday evening?

Get some nature and nurture your creativity, learn bushcraft skills, explore art in nature through collaborative projects within the group as well as your own creations. Learn about plants, trees and herbs with guest speakers and group leaders.

Meet like-minded women for themed evening sessions based around bushcraft, art, mindfulness and meditation and all things nature.

There will be regular camps organised throughout the year at various locations with workshops lead by experienced specialists and practitioners.
We will be working outdoors but in the Wild Place hut if the weather is bad.

Further details can be found at www.findyourwild.org

If you would like to join these sessions and for more information contact Lindsay: lrae@findyourwild.org

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Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Solstice: Mindfulness Around a Campfire

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December 19th
7pm-9pm
£15
The Dell - Milton Country Park


There are few things better in life than sitting around a cosy campfire. Join Claire for a pre-Christmas celebration of the winter solstice at Milton Country Park. This event will involve guided meditations, reflections, discussions, poetry and games exploring our relationship with the natural world around a campfire - along with some toasty pre-Christmas treats.

No previous experience of mindfulness required, everyone welcome. Contact Claire to book a space.

clairethompson@mindfulness-of-nature.com

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

On Your Bike Day

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20th October
11am-2pm

On Sunday 20th October You Can Bike Too is having an extended session to support the ‘On Your Bike’ initiative in association with South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Let’s Get Moving campaign.

Come and try our amazing adapted and unusual cycles!
£5 per rider - carers are free.
For this session all new riders can try our bikes FREE of charge.

You can just turn up and ride. If we are busy we will give priority to those who have booked.
To book simply send your name, contact number and a session time 11am / 12pm / 1pm to ycbt@cambridgesportlakes.org.uk
We encourage new riders to come at either 12pm or 1pm to ensure there are plenty of bikes to go around.

Comfy Cycles will also be there from 11am until 4pm with their eye-catching five seater bikes (£10 per hire).

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Sep
22
10:30 AM10:30

Autumn Festival 2019

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Milton Country Park's biggest fundraiser returns for its sixth 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 some of our best upcoming bands on the music stage plus our popular headline act Big Ten will be returning!

We'll have delicious street food, fine local produce, real ales and cider, a miniature steam train, woodland craft workshops, circus skills, hay play, canoe & paddle board 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!

Early Bird Tickets available in May.

For more the latest information please visit the Autumn Festival page

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Aug
22
3:00 PM15:00

Open Air Theatre: Alice in Wonderland

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Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family.

Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including the troublesome twins, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the notorious Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire cat and of course, the Mad-as a bat-Hatter!

Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark energy to their most spectacularly bonkers show to date, as children and adults alike are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing this classic story brought vividly to life before having the opportunity to meet the characters after the show...why not come dressed up as your favourite? A perfect day out for the entire family, you’d be mad to miss it!





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Aug
15
7:45 PM19:45

Moonlit Open Water Swim August

Open water swimmers!

Come and enjoy a swim with a difference under the light of the silvery full moon.  
All welcome - over 18s only.  

Bank side changing, open from 7.45pm.  

Compulsory briefing 8pm

Swim 8.15pm-9.15pm

£10 per person, includes free glow stick!  Swimmers must book in advance (see below).  

Places are limited to 100 so book early to avoid disappointment!
 

Moonlit Swim Entry August
10.00

Thursday 15th august

Minimum age 18.

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Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Canoe Quick Start

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August 11th
10am (all-ability session)
11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Canoe Quick Starts are a great opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the lake at Milton Country Park.

We have a British Canoe qualified coach on hand for these sessions if you’d like to improve your paddle skills.

Suitable for adults and children or families who’d like to paddle together.

Minimum age 5
Children under 12 must be accompanied on the water.
Parents of children 12-16 must remain on the bank.
Buoyancy aids will be provided.
Max two people per boat.
Please bring a change of clothing.

Quick starts are one hour long. Please arrive ten minutes before your session.

Accessibility
August 11th at 10am is an all-ability session.
Canoeing is, by its nature, is an accessible activity. Our boats are large and stable and our instructors are experienced with children and adults of all ages and abilities . We welcome everyone to all programmed sessions.
All-ability sessions are simply kept smaller and quieter for those with sensory issues and gives those with additional needs an opportunity to enjoy a session with their peers.

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Aug
1
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 annual 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.

Thurs 13th June | Thurs 1st August 6pm-8pm

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

Entry £10.00 in advance - enter below.

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Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Go Wild Activity Days 2019

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Get the kids outdoors and trying something new this summer with our fun activity days running for May half term, Tues 28th and in the summer holidays on Weds Mon 29th, Tues 30th and Weds 31st July.

Includes half a day of bushcraft and survival skills with our forest school instructor then an afternoon of water skills (paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking) with qualified water sports coaches.

£55 per child per day
Suitable for children aged 10+
Min height of 1.3m
Drop off: 9am
Collection: 4.30pm

Children will need to bring a change of clothes, a towel and a packed lunch.

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

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Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Go Wild Activity Days 2019

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Get the kids outdoors and trying something new this summer with our fun activity days running for May half term, Tues 28th and in the summer holidays on Weds Mon 29th, Tues 30th and Weds 31st July.

Includes half a day of bushcraft and survival skills with our forest school instructor then an afternoon of water skills (paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking) with qualified water sports coaches.

£55 per child per day
Suitable for children aged 10+
Min height of 1.3m
Drop off: 9am
Collection: 4.30pm

Children will need to bring a change of clothes, a towel and a packed lunch.

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

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Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Go Wild Activity Days 2019

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Get the kids outdoors and trying something new this summer with our fun activity days running for May half term, Tues 28th and in the summer holidays on Weds Mon 29th, Tues 30th and Weds 31st July.

Includes half a day of bushcraft and survival skills with our forest school instructor then an afternoon of water skills (paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking) with qualified water sports coaches.

£55 per child per day
Suitable for children aged 10+
Min height of 1.3m
Drop off: 9am
Collection: 4.30pm

Children will need to bring a change of clothes, a towel and a packed lunch.

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

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Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Open Air Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre are thrilled to present the most magical and romantic comedy of them all, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Set in Great Britain just before the start of the Great War, this hilarious and highly accessible adaptation sees Shakespeare’s fantastical characters transported to a time of unparalleled peace and prosperity.

Four young lovers, a band of hapless actors, and a magical realm populated by enchanting spirits set on causing mischief and mayhem at every turn culminate in an unparalleled open-air experience of beauty and hilarity.



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Jul
20
to Jul 21

Find Your Wild Camp Night

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Saturday 6th-7th July
4.30pm-9am

For ages 10-14
£40 per child

Find Your Wild creates and facilitates outdoor nature-based learning opportunities to help build confidence, develop resilience and promote health and well-being.

Activities include: bushcraft and forest school, campfire cooking, woodland art and craft, nature watching, problem solving and team games.

For bookings and information please contact Lindsay at lrae@findyourwild.org
Tel: 0776 4850485
www.findyourwild.org

Camping with Find Your Wild at Milton Country Park

For overnight camps, we will be meeting at the Dell at 4.30, where we will run activities for an hour, before venturing into the park to explore. We will then move into the Wild Place, where we will be cooking supper on the campfire, playing games and retiring to our tents inside the Wild Place enclosure.

We will be using the toilets in the carpark and children will be escorted to and from there, by a member of staff.

Children will be sleeping in tents provided, but will need to bring their own sleeping bags and sleeping mats.

Any special dietary needs will be catered for.

Find Your Wild’s Co-Director, Lindsay Rae has over 30 years of teaching experience and among other disciplines, she is a qualified Art teacher and level 3 Forest School Leader, she has completed Bushcraft competency training and Lowland Leader Training.

Lindsay will be leading the camps with another experienced field teacher and qualified first aider.

Find Your Wild activities are fully risk assessed and carried out under the supervision of qualified level 3 Forest School leaders and outdoor first aid trained staff. All staff and volunteers are DBS checked and trained in safeguarding.

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Jul
13
to Jul 14

Find Your Wild Camp Night

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Saturday 6th-7th July
4.30pm-9am

For ages 10-14
£40 per child

Find Your Wild creates and facilitates outdoor nature-based learning opportunities to help build confidence, develop resilience and promote health and well-being.

Activities include: bushcraft and forest school, campfire cooking, woodland art and craft, nature watching, problem solving and team games.

For bookings and information please contact Lindsay at lrae@findyourwild.org
Tel: 0776 4850485
www.findyourwild.org

Camping with Find Your Wild at Milton Country Park

For overnight camps, we will be meeting at the Dell at 4.30, where we will run activities for an hour, before venturing into the park to explore. We will then move into the Wild Place, where we will be cooking supper on the campfire, playing games and retiring to our tents inside the Wild Place enclosure.

We will be using the toilets in the carpark and children will be escorted to and from there, by a member of staff.

Children will be sleeping in tents provided, but will need to bring their own sleeping bags and sleeping mats.

Any special dietary needs will be catered for.

Find Your Wild’s Co-Director, Lindsay Rae has over 30 years of teaching experience and among other disciplines, she is a qualified Art teacher and level 3 Forest School Leader, she has completed Bushcraft competency training and Lowland Leader Training.

Lindsay will be leading the camps with another experienced field teacher and qualified first aider.

Find Your Wild activities are fully risk assessed and carried out under the supervision of qualified level 3 Forest School leaders and outdoor first aid trained staff. All staff and volunteers are DBS checked and trained in safeguarding.

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Jul
6
to Jul 7

Find Your Wild Camp Night

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Saturday 6th-7th July
4.30pm-9am

For ages 10-14
£40 per child

Find Your Wild creates and facilitates outdoor nature-based learning opportunities to help build confidence, develop resilience and promote health and well-being.

Activities include: bushcraft and forest school, campfire cooking, woodland art and craft, nature watching, problem solving and team games.

For bookings and information please contact Lindsay at lrae@findyourwild.org
Tel: 0776 4850485
www.findyourwild.org

Camping with Find Your Wild at Milton Country Park

For overnight camps, we will be meeting at the Dell at 4.30, where we will run activities for an hour, before venturing into the park to explore. We will then move into the Wild Place, where we will be cooking supper on the campfire, playing games and retiring to our tents inside the Wild Place enclosure.

We will be using the toilets in the carpark and children will be escorted to and from there, by a member of staff.

Children will be sleeping in tents provided, but will need to bring their own sleeping bags and sleeping mats.

Any special dietary needs will be catered for.

Find Your Wild’s Co-Director, Lindsay Rae has over 30 years of teaching experience and among other disciplines, she is a qualified Art teacher and level 3 Forest School Leader, she has completed Bushcraft competency training and Lowland Leader Training.

Lindsay will be leading the camps with another experienced field teacher and qualified first aider.

Find Your Wild activities are fully risk assessed and carried out under the supervision of qualified level 3 Forest School leaders and outdoor first aid trained staff. All staff and volunteers are DBS checked and trained in safeguarding.

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Go-Tri Jesus Green
Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

Go-Tri Jesus Green

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Sunday 30th June

Adults 9am | Juniors 10am

Adding to our Go-Tri event season we are co-hosting a mini triathlon in partnership with Cambridge City Council and Better GLL at Jesus Green Lido on Sunday 30th June.

The swim will take place in Jesus Green Lido, the largest of its kind at 100yards long, with run and cycle laps both off-road on Jesus Green. 

9am: Adults (18+)
Super sprint. 200m swim / 5km bike / 2km run

10am: Juniors (8-10, 11-13 and 14-16)
8-10: 50m swim / 1km bike / 0.5km run
11-16: 100m / 2km bike / 1km run

Entry £10.00 in advance - enter below.

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Jun
29
1:30 PM13:30

X-Race: Family Outdoor Adventure

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XRACE is the best outdoor adventure for families. Father-son, mother-daughter, you decide. XRACE is the perfect experience to strengthen your child's self-esteem and empower them to be the best kids they can. Best of all, you get to be their teammate, racing together, side-by-side.

Entry: £45 per team of one adult and one child.

NIPPERS START TIME
13:30PM

SAFETY BRIEFING
13:45PM

XRACE START TIME
14:00 PM

XRACE FINISH TIME
17:30 P.M. +/- 15 MINUTES

PRIZEGIVING
STRAIGHT AFTER THE LAST TEAM FINISHES

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Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Pictures in the Park: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Come and join us at our screening of Bohemian Rhapsody certificate 12 at Milton Country Park at our outdoor event on the 22nd June.
£12 per adult and £9 per child (under 12)/*concession. Gates open at 6.30pm, then the film starts at 7.30pm and will finish approx 10pm. We have reasonable start times as we have LED screens!

Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates the band Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers ever.

Food and drink will be allowed onto the premises, but why not leave it at home as we will have plenty of reasonably priced food and drink vendors.

Please bring something to sit on and something warm to wear.

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Jun
17
8:45 PM20:45

Moonlit Open Water Swim

Open water swimmers!

Come and enjoy a swim with a difference under the light of the silvery full moon.  
All welcome - over 18s only.  

Bank side changing, open from 8.45pm.  

Compulsory briefing 9pm

Swim 9.15pm-10.15pm

£10 per person, includes free glow stick!  Swimmers must book in advance (see below).  

Places are limited to 100 so book early to avoid disappointment!
 

 

 

 

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Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Go-Tri: mini triathlon

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Thurs 13th June | Thurs 1st August

6pm-8pm

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 annual 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.

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

Entry £10.00 in advance - enter below.

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Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

Nordic Walking Course

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Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June
Time: 10.30-12.30 (both days)
Cost: £45 (for the whole course)

Nordic Walking is the fastest growing form of fitness in the UK and is a technique of walking with specially designed Nordic Walking Poles, which delivers a full body workout in a manner that is sociable, outdoor and fun and can be adapted to be enjoyed by a wide range of people regardless of fitness level, age or gender.  The many benefits include improving the posture and gait; weight loss; toning the upper arms and waist; strengthening the joint supporting muscles; reducing the impact through joints.

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Junior Go-Tri: mini triathlon

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Saturday June 1st
12pm registration
2pm start

Do you have a budding triathlete between the ages of 8 and 16?

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

100m swim, 1km bike, 500m run

Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust in association with Sawston Sports Centre is proud to host a mini-triathlon for the annual low-cost 'Go-Tri' scheme.

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

The event will comprise of a short event starting with a pool swim followed by a 1 lap off-road cycle ride (any sort of bike is suitable) and finally a 1 lap run.

Registration opens at 12pm for a 2pm start.

Sawston Sports Centre, New Road, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3PB

Entry £10.00 in advance - enter below.

Parents - if you fancy having a tri then come along to our adult novice events on 13th June or 1st August!

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Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Canoe Quick Start

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June 1st
10am & 11.15am

Canoe Quick Starts are a great opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the lake at Milton Country Park.

We have a British Canoe qualified coach on hand for these sessions if you’d like to improve your paddle skills.

Suitable for adults and children or families who’d like to paddle together.

Minimum age 5
Children under 12 must be accompanied on the water.
Parents of children 12-16 must remain on the bank.
Buoyancy aids will be provided.
Max two people per boat.
Please bring a change of clothing.

Quick starts are one hour long. Please arrive ten minutes before your session.

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May
29
10:00 AM10:00

Go Wild Activity Days 2019

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Get the kids outdoors and trying something new this summer with our fun activity days running for May half term, Tues 28th and in the summer holidays on Weds Mon 29th, Tues 30th and Weds 31st July.

Includes half a day of bushcraft and survival skills with our forest school instructor then an afternoon of water skills (paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking) with qualified water sports coaches.

£55 per child per day
Suitable for children aged 10+
Min height of 1.3m
Drop off: 9am
Collection: 4.30pm

Children will need to bring a change of clothes, a towel and a packed lunch.

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

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May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Go Wild Activity Days 2019

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Get the kids outdoors and trying something new this summer with our fun activity days running for May half term, Tues 28th and in the summer holidays on Weds Mon 29th, Tues 30th and Weds 31st July.

Includes half a day of bushcraft and survival skills with our forest school instructor then an afternoon of water skills (paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking) with qualified water sports coaches.

£55 per child per day
Suitable for children aged 10+
Min height of 1.3m
Drop off: 9am
Collection: 4.30pm

Children will need to bring a change of clothes, a towel and a packed lunch.

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

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Parklife 2019

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Our free and fun family event organised by South Cambridgeshire District Council in partnership with Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust is back for 2019! 

Come and enjoy getting outdoors and active with plenty of sports and activities to try including paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, football, caving, climbing, archery and much more!    

More information and watersports booking coming soon.  

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Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

Exploring Mindfulness of Nature

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Exploring Mindfulness of Nature

Saturday 16th March

10.30 - 12.30 pm.

The Wild Place, Milton Country Park

£12 per person

Interested in paying more attention to life? Curious about your relationship with nature? Being mindful of life within us and around us is the secret to greater well-being, peace and bringing forth a sustainable world. Join Claire Thompson - author of Mindfulness and the Natural World and The Art of Mindful Birdwatching - for an afternoon of shared mindfulness exercises, games & thought-provoking reflections inviting us to explore our relationship with 'aliveness'.
All welcome (no need for previous experience of mindfulness/meditation).

Bookings and more info: clairethompson@mindfulness-of-nature.com

Website: www.mindfulness-of-nature.com

Bio: Claire Thompson is an internationally-published author and nature conservationist. Following reading Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Claire pursued a career in international nature conservation working for the World Land Trust and BirdLife International. Alongside this work, Claire has explored mindfulness, meditation and wilderness experiences for over 10 years. She set up "Mindfulness of nature" in 2016 whereby she writes and leads workshops and retreats inviting people to explore their relationship with themselves and the natural world. She pursues this to fulfil her passion for creating a more mindful, peaceful, happier and sustainable world. 


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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Eastern Region Cyclo-Cross Races

For the second year CJCC will be hosting the final round of the eastern cyclocross series at Milton Country Park! 
This will be an excellent opportunity to get involved in a full cycle race which is very friendly and has a really family vibe about it, with spectators encouraging all the children to do their best. In addition there are adult races which are great fun to watch as the speed and technique used is inspiring for the children, it's not uncommon to find a team GB rider at an event.

Cyclocross started as a way for road riders to keep up their fitness in the winter months. Unlike a road race the riders expect to be faced with hills or hurdles which they need to overcome, however not for the younger children’s races. The bikes used look like adapted road bikes as they have curved bars and thinner tyres than a mountain bike, however for the children’s races any bike with knobbly tyres will be fine. 
The course will be round an area of Milton Country Park, with a shortened course for the U8, U10 and U12 categories. We intend to get the children used to riding the course we will use over the next few weeks such that they feel confident about what to expect.

The race is based on a number of laps determined once the race has started. This works well as once the winner has crossed the finish line all riders finish, so there isn't a chance of someone staying out on the course too long.

For CJCC riders there are boys and girls categories for the following ages:

  • Under 8 - 10 mins

  • Under 10 - 10mins

  • Under 12 - 15 mins

  • Youth (U14) - 40 mins

  • Youth (U16) - 40 mins

  • Junior (U18) - 60 mins

Entry Information

It will be possible to sign-up in advance through British Cycling or on the day.
Entries will be opening soon via the British Cycling website 

There are also adult races in 40-49, 50+, Women's & Senior categories. Usually it's necessary to sign-up in advance for these races as they almost always sell out. For adult races you need a BC race licence, but it is possible to buy a licence on the day.

More info and timings to follow…

Volunteers

This event will be much larger than any event that we have staged in the past and we are expecting in the region of 300-400 riders and this is where we need your help with various marshaling jobs throughout the day. Jobs include manning crossing points and tricky sections of the course (no problem with marshals giving young riders a helping hand if they need it), sign-on and lap counting.  If you can help please contact: cjcc@cambridgesportlakes.org.uk


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Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Muddy Monsters Cycle Racing

Muddy Monsters events are cycle races designed for novices aged Under 16. Entrants should not be competing regularly in regional Cyclo-Cross or Mountain Bike series events. The course is off-road and includes the park’s popular bike track. Suitable for mountain bikes or cyclo-cross bikes. Riders will need a helmet and a bike with two working brakes. Each round can be entered on the day for only £4.

Open to all, CJCC members can ride for the club.
Races are held across a series of age categories:

U8, U10, U12, U14, U16

Race categories:

  • Sprint Race

  • Endurace Race

  • Handicap Race

Sign in opens at 10.45am.

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Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

BCU One Star Award: Sunday Sept 30th

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We work with qualified British Canoe Union coaches to deliver the nationally recognised One Star qualification.

The British Canoeing 1 Star is a clear stepping-stone to becoming a paddler. Designed as a basic award, the 1 Star is the level people would typically reach after an introductory course of 6 hours quality water time.

Candidates must be water confident, and ideally should be able to swim (this is desirable but not essential). Buoyancy Aids will be provided.

This award can be taken in any type of paddlesport craft, including:

  • Canadian Canoes

  • Sit-on-tops

  • Stand up paddle boards

Courses are for a full day, 10am till 5pm.
Arrive ten minutes before the course start at the pontoon (take the path to the left of the Visitor Centre).
Please bring a towel and a change of clothes.

Suitable for age 14+
£60 per person
See booking below for available dates.
2019 dates will be added at the beginning of the year.

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Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

Apple Picking

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It’s that time of year again when we pick apples from the community orchard ready for juicing at this year’s Autumn Festival!

This is a lovely session, open to all, families welcome and refreshments provided. Please bring an apple picker if you have one!

Helpers are welcome to take enough home for a pie or crumble.

Meet at the Community Orchard in the park at 3pm.

To see the apple juiced and taste our home grown produce come along to the Autumn Festival on September 23rd - volunteers on the stall are also most welcome and needed so please let us know if you would like to help out.

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Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Milton Country Park Produce Show

Milton Produce Show is a fun and friendly competition for gardeners, cooks and creative people of all types!

Entries forms and more info can be found on the Produce Show page.

  • Complete the entry form on the Produce Show page and bring to the park office before the end of the day on Sunday Sept 2nd.
  • Bring your entries along on Sunday Sept 9th 9am-10am.
  • 10am-11am Closed for judging
  • 11.30am show open for public viewing
  • 3pm prize giving
  • 3.30pm show closes

Entries are welcomed under these categories:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Flowers and Plants
  • Preserves
  • Baking
  • Home Brewing
  • Creative Food
  • Handicrafts
  • Photography
  • Children's categories

The full list of classes is given on the Entry Form. Each class has awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. A 1st place gets you 4 points, 2nd place 3 points, 3rd place 2 points and unplaced 1 point. The more you enter, the more points you add up. The Cook Award for the overall winner is presented to the person who earns the most points. In addition, a cup will be awarded to one entry in each category that judge feels is outstanding. Each cup winner will receive one free ticket to the Milton Country Park Autumn Festival 2018.

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