Wednesday, 31 July 2013

On Your Marks, Get Set For Park Life

A year on from the London Olympics, local people are being encouraged to get set and go to Park Life – South Cambridgeshire’s biggest free family sporting day out.

Running at Milton Country Park this Sunday (4 August) from 10am to 4pm, Park Life is organised by South Cambridgeshire District Council in partnership with Cambridge Sports Lake Trust. Last year’s event attracted over 4,000 people, and this year promises a bumper range of sports for all ages and abilities.

Park Lifers will be able to try out free sporting activities from golf, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding to trampolining, climbing, archery, fencing and Tumble Tots agility equipment for younger children.

Bookings for the popular watersport activities will open at 9.30am for sessions up to 1.30pm and reopen at 1pm for sessions up to 4pm – places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Cyclists who get on their bike to come to the event can claim a free service from Dr Bike, and can use pedal power to reach their five-a-day by hopping on the smoothie bike.

Stalls with local crafts, a live music and entertainment stage organised by the Council’s Youth Council and local charities will also feature at the fun-filled event. Media partners Heart Radio’s Angels will also be helping keep the day lively with a range of games and activities for all the family. A range of hot and cold food will be on sale and picnic areas will also be available.

Cllr Pippa Corney, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member responsible for sport, said: “Sunday is set to be a fantastic day of free sport and entertainment for the whole family and we’re hoping for bumper crowds to come along and have fun.

“We’re committed to promoting active and healthy lifestyles for all of our residents and the sports taster sessions that we have on offer are a great way for people to try something new that could turn into a regular pastime, helping them to get active and keep fit and join local clubs.”

For a full list of activities and more information visit

Parking at Milton Country Park costs £3 per vehicle.