Parklife 2018

July 1st 10am-5pm

Parklife is a free family fun day at Milton Country Park organised in partnership with South Cambridgeshire District Council. 

This is a popular event which allows visitors to explore a variety of ways to improve their health and wellbeing and the opportunity to try a range of sports with a view to inspiring them to be more active.

This year you can enjoy:

  • Cycling zone: a myriad of bikes to try out, from multi-person, recumbent, balance and all-ability bikes in addition to the popular pedal-powered Scalextric, Cycle Sprints & Smoothie Makers. 
  • Water Zone: featuring Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddleboarding plus the chance to try your hand at angling too.  The qualified instructors can take visitors through these water sports allowing them to quickly take to the water and have fun on the lake. 
  • Wild South Cambs Zone: where our visitors can get hands on, with den building, fire-lighting and pond dipping.
  • Mobile caving system
  • Archery
  • Climbing walls
  • Inflatable Zorbs
  • Live music, dancing and lots of opportunities to join in
  • Milton Country Park's new playground will be open!
  • Refreshments, including a Vintage Tea Tent and plenty of space for you to picnic

All activities are free of charge*, you just need to turn up to take a turn.  However, you will need to book a place for paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking.  You can book in advance to secure your place (see below) or book on arrival at the booking tent at the front of the park. 
Please be advised that our water activities are very popular and always sell out so do book/arrive early.
*Advance online bookings will incur an admin fee as follows:

  • Paddleboarding: £5 per session (individual)
  • Kayaking: £5 per session (individual)
  • Canoeing: £7 per boat (up to three people)

Places are limited to only one activity per person.  We reserve the right to cancel your booking and issue a refund if more than one activity is booked per person.  

Water Activity Booking

Pre-booking has sold out but you will be able to book free sessions on the day. Come to the main info tent at the entrance. Bookings open at 10am and do book up quickly. 

Parklife Canoe Session: One boat
7.00

One Canoe taster session.
Maximum of one adult, two children or two adults, one child per boat.
Suitable for age 5+

Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian either in the water or on the bank.
Only one water activity per person allowed for pre-booking.
We reserve the right to cancel your booking and issue a refund if more than one activity is booked per person.  

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Autumn Festival Ready to Ride Course
50.00

One paddle boarding Ready to Ride Session
Suitable for any age - min height 1.3m

This fun course will teach you:

  • Launch and recovery

  • Setting up your paddleboard and leash

  • Safe fall and return to shore

  • A good, basic paddle stroke

  • Different turn techniques

  • Competance and confidence on the water

  • Understanding the effects of the weather 

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BSUPA accredited pass.  This will allow you to hire a board and paddle independently at Milton Country Park's club and social sessions and at any other accredited centre in the UK. 

Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian either in the water or on the bank.

Wear quick dry clothing and bring a change of clothes just in case. We recommend bare feet for this activity.

Arrive at the pontoon on Todd’s Pit (path to the left of the Visitor Centre) ten minutes before the session.

Participants will need an Autumn Festival ticket to take part.

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Parklife Kayak Session: One person
5.00

One kayak taster session.
Suitable for age 8+

Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian either in the water or on the bank.

Only one water activity per person allowed for pre-booking.
We reserve the right to cancel your booking and issue a refund if more than one activity is booked per person.  

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For more information about this event please visit the South Cambridge District Council Website