Have a glimpse at all the exciting activities happening this summer near you in parks and open spaces in Cambridgeshire!

Celebrate the Fens Day at Chatteris 

Have you heard the annual celebration of Fens Day at Chatteris is back! 

Come and celebrate the Fens Weekend 16th-18th June 2023 where a volunteer will take you on a 30-minute tour to view the current planning, layout, and wildlife and talk about the development and content of the park and its future and how it relates to local nature, heritage, and wellbeing. Pre-booked tours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

It’s a flat but un-metaled footpath that runs around the perimeter of the park and along the old railway toward Huntingdon Road, Chatteris. No toilet or other facilities are on site or nearby. We recommend wellies and waterproofs if it’s a wet day. A picnic table and large log seating areas are available. 

It’s located at the end of West Street. Follow the Pocket Park signs along a farm track down toward the Anglian Water pumping station and the old Chatteris to Somersham railway line footpath.  

To know more or book a slot visit this website: Celebrate the Fens Day at Chatteris | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 

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Cambridge Pride 

On the 17th of June from 12pm till 11pm at Jesus Green Park in Cambridge, Cambridge Pride is inviting you to celebrate with everyone! 

Cambridge Pride is an event to celebrate being part of the LGBTQ+ or being an ally. We aim to enjoy and enhance the experience of many thousands of people; we intend to do this by providing a range of activities to promote diversity and inclusivity. 

Tell your friends and family! Last year, 10,000 of your wonderful people filled the park with joy and inspiration.  

We hope to see you there.  

For more information visit: Cambridge Pride | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 

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Jubilee Jamboree 

Jubilee Terrace in Ely is glad to invite you to enjoy a variety of music acts on the bandstand, face painting, children’s art workshops, storytelling and much more! There’s even a silent disco! 

Loads of food and drinks available at vans during the day include Gino’s Pizza, Guerrilla Kitchen and beer from Three Blind Mice.  

The Ely Arts Festival and Spotted in Ely Community Mural will also be here to paint! 

Bandstand timings: 

10 – 11 – Cambridgeshire Music Ensemble 

11.15 – 12 – Special Guest act to be announced 

12.15 – 1.15 – Littleport Brass Band 

1.30 – 2.15 – East Cambs Wind Band 

2.30 – 3.30 – Shake, Rattle and Roll Children’s Concert 

4 – 5 – Mulholland Jive 

Second Tent: (Exact timings to be announced) 

Children’s storytelling with Marion Leeper, poetry readings and more! Come down for a creative and fun day! 

Sponsored by Spotted in Ely, Lovewell Blake and Bovingdons. 

For more information visit: Jubilee Jamboree | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 


Trail Cameras with Henry Stanier 

Have you ever wanted to sharpen your photography skills? If so, this is your chance! 

Whether you are using trail cameras (camera traps) on a nature reserve or in your back garden, they are an invaluable tool in revealing the presence and behaviour of your local wildlife. Do you know which one to purchase? 

Do you know how to set it up, how to position it, and what to do with the resulting photographs and/or video clips? This workshop with Henry Stanier will help you to get the best from your trail camera. 

Booking is required and this event is suitable for mainly adults 

Contact Details: 

Mobile Number: 07793 606026 (Tues, Wed and Fri 9am – 2.30pm) 

Email: trainingworkshops@wildlifebcn.org 

For more information visit: Trail Cameras with Henry Stanier | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 

Man with a camera

Burwell Village Carnival 

Burwell Carnival, and now our Festival Day, delivers a time when our community can come together and celebrate everything about our growing village! 

Get ready for a wide range of events including: 

  • Bar 
  • Stalls 
  • Food Vendors  
  • Attractions  
  • Street Parade  
  • Live Performances  
  • Much more!  

The parade starts on the 1st of July at 1:30pm till 11:30pm so be sure to save the date. The theme is ‘International and National Celebration Days!’ 

Visit the Carnival website here for the full programme or visit: Burwell Village Carnival | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 

Street Parade

St Ives Carnival and Music 3 Day Festival 

Prepared to party this summer because St Ives wants you join their 3 Day Festival! 

Programme for the weekend follows:  

  • Friday 7th July from 6pm to 9pm we offer an evening of magical entertainment and open-air cinema, complete with a delicious selection of food and beverages for sale! 
  • Saturday 8th July from 12pm to 9.35pm performances from local dance schools, choir, Youth Theatre and fitness demos. Proms in the Park from 7pm to 9.30pm ending with an exciting firework display. 
  • Sunday 9th July all we’ll see Musical acts, DJs and bands, featuring local groups, national stars and ending with the incredible tribute act A Night with Take That. 

For a full event programme and more information please visit https://www.stivescarnivalandmusicfestival.co.uk/ 

Or visit the Cambs Open Space website: St Ives Carnival and Music 3 Day Festival | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 

Live Music

Outdoor Cinema Peterborough – Dirty Dancing 

You may or may not have heard but Dirty Dancing SMASHED box office records all over the world when it got release, and now, you get your chance to see it all over again, where we will bring you a little slice of culture, nostalgia and immersive cinematic fun. 

THIS IS GOING TO BE EPIC – Grab your picnics and drinks, outdoor gear and chairs and come watch this blockbuster film on a HUGE screen. 

Tickets start from early bird tickets which are LIMITED at £12 

Early Bird Entry: GBP 13.36, 
Adult Entry: GBP 16.56, 
VIP: GBP 28.38 
Adult Group Entry: GBP 54.17, 
Family Ticket: GBP 27.32 

To purchase the tickets, click here. 

For more information visit: Outdoor Cinema Peterborough – Dirty Dancing | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 

Open air cinema

Music for a Summer’s Evening 

Concert of folk, jazz and popular music in the marquee at the Girton Recreation Ground, as part of the Village Feast Week Celebrations. A very popular event in previous years! Music from Cambridge Wind Band, and Bethany Jane – both popular performers at previous concerts. 

Get ready to sing at the top of your lungs and show your best dance moves! 

Beer Tent with locally brewed Real Ales, Fish and Chip van, pizza and ice cream and popcorn on sale from 5.45pm to satisfy your needs and get you started. 

Event Details: 

Doors Open at 6:00PM 
Starts at 7:00PM 

Location: Girton Recreation Ground, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0FH 

For more information click here or visit: Music for a Summer’s Evening | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 

A guy playing an electric guitar

Impington Village College: Past, Present and Future 

Histon and Impington Village College is delighted to be able to welcome visitors from the local community on the 7th of July into the College from 2:30pm till 3:15pm. 

This will be an opportunity to see some of the world-famous Gropius architecture, as well as to hear more about all things IVC. There will be a short presentation on the History of the College, held in our beautiful Grade I Listed Brackenbury Room, and a chance to hear about our current and future plans. There will also be an opportunity to meet members of the senior leadership team and ask any questions you may have about life in the College. 

After a lack of face-to-face opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to be able to welcome visitors back into college and enable participants to experience the thrill. 

For more information click here or visit: Impington Village College: Past, Present and Future | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 

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Robin Hood Interactive Trail 

Can you help us capture Robin Hood? 

Robin and his Merry Men have been hiding in the woods at Hinchingbrooke Country Park! 

We need you to come and capture them and get your reward 

Theevent occurs on the 9th of July from 11am till 3pm. You can book your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/hcp  where it’s £6 per child. 

This is an interactive trail through the woods to find Robin hood and his Merry Men, on the way you may encounter the Sheriff of Hinchingbrooke or the Nasty King John. The children will be given a sheet with the characters’ names on that they need to find when captured the sheet will be signed and the children will get a reward at the end.  

For more information visit here: Robin Hood Interactive Trail | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 


King’s Dyke Nature Reserve Guided Walk 

Come and join King’s Dyke Nature Reserve where Sarah Lambert leads a relaxing and informative walk in the private nature reserve just west of Whittlesey.  

The history of the site dates to the 1920’s when clay was dug by pickaxe and shovel. The site was worked out in the 1970’s and was finally restored in 1995. It now offers a wonderful example of how industrial land can be transformed to benefit both wildlife and the local community. 

The meeting point is at the reserve car park off A605 by Forterra Customer Services site, PE7 1PD what3words: twinkled.fields.unwell 



We would advise the event is mainly suitable for Families, Children, Adults, Experts and Beginners. 

For more information visit: King’s Dyke Nature Reserve Guided Walk | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 

Side of a lake with a tree

Bands in the Park – Rock-Ola-Rockets 

Free Outdoor Summer Concert on the 22nd of July at Little Paxton QEII Playing Fields! 

This is where Rock-ola Rockets are a rock’n roll band playing music and bringing back the 1950s & 1960s vibes. To enjoy this musical afternoon event, feel free to grab along some deckchairs, picnic rugs and anything else you require. 

To enhance your experience and keep you cool during the hot summer, refreshments will be available. 

The live music begins from 2:30pm till 4:30pm.  

For more information visit: Bands in the Park – Rock-Ola Rockets | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks (cambsopenspace.co.uk) 


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