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Plenty of park fun over bank holiday weekend

24 August 2022

People across Cambridgeshire can enjoy a whole host of events at a local park this bank holiday weekend.

Numerous activities from a family fun day to a free outdoor concert will mean there really is something for everyone!

And to make it easier to plan where to go, the new Cambs Open Space website has an ‘events’ page listing many of the events taking place across Cambridgeshire, as well as a list of all local parks -

The website has been produced by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Future Parks Project which is encouraging people to make the most of their green spaces as they have been found to boost people’s physical and mental wellbeing.

Since its launch in April, the website has continued to grow and now features new entries including Trumpington Recreation Ground and Great Shelford Recreation Ground .

Cllr Lorna Dupré, chair of the Environment and Green Investment Committee at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “We have so many delightful parks across the county with brilliant facilities, making them the perfect places to explore.

“I would urge people over the bank holiday to enjoy these wonderful green spaces – I know from my personal experience how refreshed I feel after a visit to the park.”

Activities taking place over the bank holiday include wellbeing walks at Nightingale Recreation Ground in Cambridge, a family fun day at Sapley Playing Fields in Huntingdon on the Saturday from 11am, and a free band concert at Ely Bandstand, Jubilee Gardens, on the same day from 2pm to 4pm.

This will feature the King Edward Macclesfield Concert Band performing a lively concert of easy-listening classics from the musicals, film themes, popular jazz and swing numbers.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Future Parks Project is a partnership between seven local authorities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the Local Nature Partnership.

Its central item is the Cambs Open Space website - - which contains a map showcasing more than 200 local parks which each have their own designated page with a list of facilities, events and local volunteer groups.