10 exciting events happening in parks and open spaces in Cambridgeshire this Spring!

Godmanchester Lakes – Wellbeing Walk

Join the community for an adventure at Godmanchester Lakes on the 26th of April between 2pm and 3pm. This is a chance to become a part of a friendly group walk that helps you become and stay active around Huntingdonshire.

The Wellbeing Walks are led by volunteer walk leaders who are also first aid trained. Most walks cover 3 to 4 miles and last approximately 1 hour. Walks are free to join and everybody is welcome!

The walking trails around Godmanchester Lakes consist of over two miles of wide rides, paths, slight gradients which are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Dogs are permitted, so if you’ve got a furry buddy bring them too.

May Day Morris Dance

As the summer sun rises above the Wandlebury woodlands the Devil’s Dyke Morris Men dance to greet it.

The traditional dancing event, known as an English form of folk dancing, seen throughout the month of May is Morris Dancing. This takes place in the same beautiful sport on 1st of May each year. If you have never been before, we highly recommend it.

Meet on the picnic field at Wandlebury Country park.It is a free event from 5:29am where donations are welcome. Hot drinks & Snacks will be available.

We are excited to announce that the dancing is very lively and accompanied by an accordion player, a melodeon or fiddle player or a band with a drum.

Social Walking Group

One of the excellent Visitor Rangers invites you for a social walk on the 2nd and 17th of May around Ferry Meadows and the wider Nene Park and meet likeminded people.

The location and routes of the walks will be different each month with 2 opportunities to come along and see a different area of Nene Park and make new friends. Walks are approximately 5km (3 miles) in distance so get ready to get walking!

Mainly suitable for ages from 14+

If you’re ready for this exciting opportunity book here.

Birdwatching For Beginners outdoors led by wildlife expert David Chandler

Come and join us for a nice early morning on the 4th of May Cambridgeshire bird walk led by wildlife guide and writer David Chandler!

The birdwatching journey is FREE of charge. We will visit a fantastic wetland reserve to hear and see a range of birds, including warblers, waders and waterfowl.

The event is taking place at the RSPB Ouse Fen Reserve from: 8am – 10am

If you are interested please book here.

bird watching

Birdsong Walk For Beginners

Dr Jade Gunnell will lead you on a relaxing and leisurely walk on the 14th of May, from 8am – 9:30am. Where we will be listening out for our local breeding birds and discussing the eye-opening antics of their breeding season. 

You will learn tips and tricks for listening to and making sense of birdsong, and then get a chance to learn and practice identifying a number of common songs. Suitable for adults and teenagers, who are beginner or novice bird watchers and would like to expand their skills.

Tickets are £15 per person. These walks are lead from St Ives and Houghton Mill.

To know more and click here.

bird on a branch

Nature Tots

Nene Park is hosting an enthusiastic session which will include a messy craft activity!  Time to explore the beautiful outdoors, stories and singing time. This will take place on the 15th of May from 10am till 11:30am.

This activity will be mainly suitable from the ages 2+.

Adults may bring up to two paying children. All children attending need to have a booked place. Maximum of 1 adult per booking. Meeting point at Outside the Discovery Den.

We will have two sessions a month, with the second session a month being a repeat of the first one, so you will have to book one session each month. There is only one session in December.

The cost per entry is £5. To book a session click here.

girl in wellies

Summer Migrant Bird Identification Workshop

The local writer David Chandler is back for another session on the 18th of May!

Join us for an early morning workshop to improve your skills identifying summer migrant birds from sightings, songs and calls. Led by the wildlife guide David Chandler. Concentrating upon migrant birds – such as the warbler family – we will learn to identify species both visually and by song and calls. Repeated on Wednesday 24 May, from 8am till 10am.

Meet at the RSPB car park, RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes, Fen Drayton Road, Cambridge, CB24 4RB. (grid reference: TL 34241 69901, What3Words: typically.first.manages).

Peterborough Celebrates Festival

Nene Park Trust is pleased to announce that the exciting three-day community festival will be back again between the 19th and 21st of May this year. 

Summer is coming our way and this weekend we will celebrate everything that makes Peterborough great – our culture, our diversity, our talented communities – and will also champion the natural world and bring the city together. 

The three-day event overrun during the weekend will kick off with a schools showcase on the Friday.

The Festival will be free-to-attend, but may include a ticketed performance on the Saturday evening. More details will be shared nearer the time. 

Den Building Championship

Book your team in to make the best den in the park!

The event takes place on the 21st of May in Hinchingbrooke Country Park. This is where you can have up to 6 people in a team where you will be given additional items during the time that you gain extra points for incorporating as part of the design.

Cost per team: £20

Activity plan includes: building a Den to house your team, making it waterproof, making a table to stand a cooking pot on and making a flag and a flagpole

The winning team will be declared the winners and receive their prize. Doors open at 12:45am. Session starts from 1pm till 4pm.

den building

Guided Walk At Holme Fen

Join us for this free guided walk at Holme Fen led by one of the site’s reserve managers to discover the reserve’s history, management and wildlife.

Holme Fen is managed by Natural England and consists of pure birch woodland and heathland habitats. It’s home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, dragonflies, marsh plants and fungi, designating it a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

So get excited for the breathtaking views on the 23rd of May at:
Holme Fen National Nature Reserve Holme Posts
Start time: 10am till 12pm

Additional event details will be provided via email after booking.

To book click here.


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