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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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 the 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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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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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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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
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!
 

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10.00

Thursday 15th august

Minimum age 18.

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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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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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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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Sep
8
7:00 AM07:00

Open Water Swimathon

Register for Open Water Swimathon 2018 and join Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie to raise as much money as possible for two causes close to the nation’s hearts. Open Water Swimathon will be returning for 2018 and will take place at Milton Country Park on Saturday 8th September, 7-10am.

Individual swims can be 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k or swim as a team (2 people or more) 1.5K or 5K. 
Entry from £12 per person.

Briefing 7am. All swimmers will be given a swim hat.
Complete your distance, counting your own laps, and receive a medal. You have until 10am to finish.

This event will run alongside our usual Saturday morning OWS session.

 

 

 

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Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

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 7.30pm.  

£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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Aug
25
12:30 PM12:30

Canoe Quick Start

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A chance to get on the water and learn some basic paddle skills with a qualified BCU coach!

Saturday 25th August 12.30pm-1.30pm
Please arrive ten minutes before your session at the pontoon on Todd's Pit (take the path to the left of the Visitor Centre)
Buoyancy aids will be provided.
£15 per boat. 
Max two persons per boat (one adult one child or two adults)
Book your place below.

 

 

 

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Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Family Angling Open Day

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Milton Country Park's Family Angling Open Day will be held on the 5th August, 10am until 4pm on Todds Pit.  Swims 1-10. 

The event will held by CFPAS LTD and run by their coaches licensed by The Angling Trust.

The day will compromise of 30 minute sessions which will allow beginners to try angling for the first time and to find out more information on how to continue in the sport and join the club.  The Environment Agency will also be there with their fish tank so you can see what's been caught in the lake!

The event is open to anybody and is completely free of charge. 

More information can be found on the CFPAS Facebook page  or website 

Or email: enquiries@cambridge-fpas.co.uk 

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Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Pictures in the Park: Grease Sing-a-long

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Come and join us whilst we Sing A Long with Grease at Milton Country Park. You are the one that we want...oooohhh ooooohh ooooh Honey!  Spectrum's outdoor cinema uses LED screens which means earlier start times and a brighter image!  Ticket price includes pre-film entertainment, sweet treats, light up bar and screening of the film.

Tickets £12 each
 

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Jun
17
10:30 AM10:30

Nordic Walking Course

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Date: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th 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.

To book and for further details, please visit this link: http://www.nordicwalkingeastanglia.co.uk/event/saturday-6th-june-crash-course-weekend/

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Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Stroke Association Resolution Run 2018

 
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Sunday March 18th

What’s your resolution? Whether you’re looking to shed a few pounds, aiming to be a bit healthier or just looking for something fun to do with friends, we can help.

Join us for this fantastic 5k/10k at Milton Country Park on Sunday 18 March 2018. The run will begin at 11.30am. 

Read our event guide for more information.

Entry includes:

  • Resolution Run fundraising pack
  • a technical running t-shirt
  • regular training emails
  • water
  • medal.

Booking your place

You can book a place by visiting our website

Places cost £16 per person.

Your entry fee only covers the cost of running the event, it’s your sponsorship which will mean we can be there to support more people living with stroke. Your fundraising pack will include a sponsor form, but you can also download your fundraising materials or set up a JustGiving page to share with your friends, family and work colleagues. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this event, please email resolution@stroke.org.uk or call 0300 330 0740.

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Jan
28
9:30 AM09:30

Cyclocross at Milton Country Park!

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CJCC in conjunction with C6 bikes will be hosting the final round of the eastern cyclocross series at Milton Country Park on the 28th January 2018. 
This will be an excellent opportunity for the children 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 and this was true for the race at Grafham.

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 childrens races. The bikes used look like adapted road bikes as they have curved bars and thinner tyres than a mountain bike, however for the childrens 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

  • 10:00: Under 8 &Under 10 £2.00 / £5.00 on the day
  • 10:15: Under 12 £2.00 / £5.00 on the day
  • 11:00: Youth £8.00 / £10.00 on the day
  • 12:00: Women/Vet 50+ £17.00 / £20.00 on the day
  • 12:00: Junior Women £12.00 / £15.00 on the day
  • 13:30: Vet 40-49 £13.00 £17.00 / £20.00 on the day
  • 14:30: Junior & Senior £17.00 / £20.00 on the day

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.

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
20
to Dec 22

Wild Thyme and Embers Winter Bushcraft Club

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Wild Thyme & Embers are running a Winter Bushcraft Club in The Wild Place this December.  Drop children off and get those last minute preparations for Christmas done! They have some lovely festive woodcrafts to keep your adventurers busy outdoors and hot chocolate and delicious snacks cooked on the fire to ensure we all stay warm.  Visit their website to book a place and look forward to some wintry adventures.  This club is suitable for children age approximately 5-12.

All basic bushcraft techniques suitable for this age range will be taught, including:

Shelter building
Knots and rope work
Use of cutting tools and whittling
Plant and tree recogntion and uses
Festive woodcrafts such as reindeer, snowmen and Christmas trees
Fire lighting techniques
Wilderness cooking skills
Natural art and crafts

The cost for each day is £30 per child.

Children need to bring a packed lunch and large water bottle (which can be refilled throughout the day) and dress for the weather.

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Sep
3
12:00 PM12:00

Wood Green Sponsored Dog Walk

Join us for a fun filled dog walk to raise vital funds for Wood Green animal Shelter!

When: Sunday 3rd September
Time: 12pm-4pm with everyone setting off for their walk at 1pm.  Take as long as you need, the event is open until 4pm.
Cost: £5 per adult (kids go free).

First 100 to enter receive a free doggy bandana for their dog to sport on the day!

Whether you come in fancy dress or as you are, get involved in what is promised to be a fun packed day, with stalls, a café and different length walks depending on your preference.

If you would like your support to go further please consider fundraising int he run up to your dog walk.  Your contribution will make a huge difference to the lives of the thousands of pets cared for by Wood Green.

Register now at: www.woodgreen.org.uk/dog_walk

 

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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.  The film starts at 8.45pm.
Wrap up warm, bring a picnic and something something comfy to sit on and enjoy a magical film under the stars...

Tickets £12 each, children £6 

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Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

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!

Doors open 2.30pm, production starts at 3pm.

Please see the Immersion Theatre website for details.
Box office telephone number: (0871) 220 0260 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras)
Book using the link below or purchase your tickets from the park office (door to the right of the Visitor Centre)

 

 

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Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Vital Spark Summer Theatre

Vital Spark is a Cambridge based Theatre company which runs interactive, creative classes for young people.  Combining drama, music, movement, craft and most importantly play the workshops will explore all of the fun of the outdoor space with a touch of Vital Spark magic!

10-10.45am: Preschool Adventure (Mini-beast magic)

11-11.45am: Preschool Adventure (Neverland)

Preschool Adventures are £5 per child and children must be accompanied.

12-3pm Primary age Workshop 'The Magic Faraway Tree' with crafts made from natural materials, drama and story-telling.

£20 per child, this workshop includes a snack so please advise of any dietary requirements on booking.

All of these workshops are outside regardless for the weather conditions so please do dress appropriately.  Please email to book your space.  You will be sent a booking form and payment details.

karen@vitalsparktheatre.org 

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Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

The World's Largest Hide & Seek

Once again, Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue are inviting everyone to help us break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Game of Hide and Seek, to have a fun day out and help raise money for your local search team.

When: Saturday 15th July 2017

Registration gates will be open between 10:00 and 12:30 letting people into the play area with entertainment and stalls. The record attempt will run between 13:00 and 14:00. The official rules require the game is played for the minimum of one hour. Anyone leaving early is discounted from the total.

Where: Milton Country Park

Located just north of Cambridge, Milton Country Park is 95 acres of beautiful parkland who are again hosting us for the record attempt.

Registration and Entry

Registration to the event is by donation. We recommend a £2 donation per person. When you register at the park you will be given a barcoded wristband that can be used to scan in and out of the play area. The barcode must be scanned in and out by officials. People coming in will have priority and you must be scanned in by 12:30 when gates close for the safety briefing and official count.

The World Record

The current world record for the Largest Game of Hide and Seek is 1437 people playing. We need your help to break the record this year. Join in, bring your family and friends and help promote the event on social media and around your local area.

As this is an official Guinness World Record attempt all players should read the rules available on our website https://largesthideandseek.org/rules/ although they will be explained before the game.

The Play Area: Food and Entertainment 

There will be stalls from our emergency services friends as well as other activities such as face painting, beat the goalie and other diversions. Our search dog Shadow will be back again and will be looking forward to meeting you. Food will be available to buy on-site including in the play area but you may want to bring a picnic. There will be a treasure hunt available throughout the day and prizes for the best fancy dress costumes!

Keep an eye on largesthideandseek.org and the Facebook Event for updates and direct any questions to the event's wall or email hide@camsar.org! 

https://largesthideandseek.org/

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