All the family can come together at this year’s family learning festival and learn something new for free.

There’s a range of activities for everyone, including children, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and is part of a national campaign to get families learning together.

The activities runs from the 18 October to the 2 November are all free having been sponsored by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Family Learning Service and other partners. The activities range from ice skating in March to dancing a Ceilidh in Huntingdon from circus skills in Littleport, to Archery in Newmarket. Cambridgeshire Libraries will also be hosting a variety of events in libraries throughout the county.  Information about the activities can be found at

The festival is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning and promotes and supports family learning events across the country.

Flora Sheringham, Family Learning Manager at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “There’s a wide variety of fun activities going on across the county. There’s Indian dancing at Chesterton and the Ram Jam book festival in Ramsey. There are all sorts of Chinese cultural activities in Cambridge and tractor experiences in Girton. All this on top of the usual cookery and sports activities.  We want to show families that it is fun to learn together and there’s a powerful benefits for all ages.”

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