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What's on Summer 2022

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My goodness, the Summer holidays are just around the corner and I’d hoped to get this out to you way sooner, but I have had to do some serious digging around for things that are going on! So...finally...here is your Summer holiday guide - I will of course update it as and when I find new things! And don't forget you can find lots of places to visit over on the Things To Do page.


Paper Engineering
23rd July
Huntingdon Library

Fun with paper: Making a range of paper crafts, for ages 4-11

Lego Club
23rd July
Huntingdon Library

Come and join in with our Lego Club at Huntingdon library and make your own amazing Lego constructions.

Board Games Club
23rd July
Huntingdon Library

Large selection of board games to choose from, ranging from simple games to more challenging ones. For ages 8+

Children's Art Workshop Medicine Making & Mosaic Patterns Georgina Manni
26th July
Commemoration Hall, Huntingdon

Come and have a go at making some healing salve like they did in Oliver Cromwell's time and learn how to make mosaic patterns like those that decorate his 'Pomade Chest' held by the Cromwell Museum.

Under the Sea Plate - Kid's Pottery Workshop
26th July
Crafty Monkey Craft Studio, St Neots

We're sure you've all used water, washing up liquid, paint and blown bubbles to create a bubble painting before; well we can do a very similar thing with pottery! Using this fun technique we're going to create an under the sea scene complete with fingerprint fishes and seaweed! This is one of our most popular workshops for sure!

Children's Sport Sessions
27th July
QEII Playing Field, Little Paxton

Huntingdon District Council are organising free children's multi-sport activities on the QEII Playing field, Little Paxton 2pm - 4pm. The activities are for children age 5-11 years. Booking essential.

Wild in the Woods (Cambourne): Family Bug Hunt
27th July
Cambourne Nature Reserve

In this session, join Becca Badger on a bug hunt around Cambourne Nature Reserve. We might search under logs, shake some trees, sort through leaf-litter or sweep with nets.

Collage Townscapes
28th July
St Neots Museum

Collage Townscapes - inspired by our Crazy Lego Exhibition we will be making townscapes using lots of different papers.

Wild in the Woods (Gamlingay): Family Adventure Walk
28th July
Gamlingay Village

In this session, join Becca Badger to explore Gamlingay Wood Nature Reserve, spot some interesting wildlife, and do silly challenges along the way.

DeanFest - Artisan Craft, Food, Drink & Music Festival
30th July
Dalton Hall Playing Fields, Upper Dean

Family one day festival, 100 craft/gift Stands, street food sellers, workshops, demos, live Dinosaurs roaming, live music all day!

Family Fun Day
30th July
Animal Edge, Bedford

Family fun day. Entrance to farm, Rapunzel and Spiderman will be joining us. Pony rides, face painting, refreshments and bbq.

Flabbergast Theatre Puppetry Workshop
30th July
Huntingdon Library

Make your own junk puppet and learn how to make it move.

Lego Club
30th July
Huntingdon Library

Come and join in with our Lego Club at Huntingdon library and make your own amazing Lego constructions.

Board Games Club
30th July
Huntingdon Library

Large selection of board games to choose from, ranging from simple games to more challenging ones. For ages 8+

Get Fishing - St Ives
30th July
Hemingford Meadow

Have you ever wanted to learn to fish but don't know where to start or who to ask? Book a 45-minute slot with one of our experienced coaches!

Mammoth Family Activities
30th July 
The Norris Museum, St Ives

Hold a real mammoth tooth and tusk, make a mini mammoth, play mammoth games, and more!

Rapunzel
30th July
Grafham Water, Huntingdon

This fast-paced, larger-than-life production contains all the ingredients Immersion's loyal audiences have come to love and expect, including a laugh out loud script, heaps of audience interaction, a host of catchy songs, unforgettable characters, and maybe even the odd water gun or two! With magic and mayhem throughout, this is one hair-raising adventure the family won't want to miss!

Bridge Building
1st August
Huntingdon Library

Build a bridge using recycled materials. For ages 4-11

Under 5's Stay & Play
1st August
Huntingdon Library

Stay and play session for under 5's

Monster Plate - Kids Pottery Workshop
2nd August
Crafty Monkey Craft Studio, St Neots

Keep your little monsters busy by bringing them to create their own Monster Plate! They'll love following our step by step workshop with lots of fun steps to keep them having fun! We'll be using stencils and paint splattering!

Wild in the Woods (Waresley and Gransden): Family Adventure Walk
2nd August
Waresley Woods

In this session, join Becca Badger for a wild adventure around Waresley and Gransden Woods looking for interesting wildlife and doing silly challenges along the way.

Great Fen Summer Sessions - Owl Pellet Dissection
3rd August
Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights

Become a wildlife monitor and come to dissect an owl pellet at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre in Ramsey Heights. Pellets have been retrieved from the Great Fen and you will become a part of the team for the day, reporting back on what species our local owls have been hunting!

Family Bug Hunt
3rd August
Berman Park, St Ives

Join a Fieldfare Family Expedition in search of local creepy crawlies and flying bugs. How many different types of bugs will you find?

Wild in the Woods (Cambourne): Family walk and pond dip
3rd August
Cambourne Nature Reserve

In this session, join Becca Badger for an adventure on Cambourne Nature Reserve. We'll walk to Redgrave Water lake and spend some time pond dipping before strolling back.

Workshop Wednesday - Become a Civil War Soldier
3rd August
Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon

Do you have what it takes to join the New Modelled Army and fight for Parliament? Join us and meet real Civil War soldiers, take part in training, and receive your recruitment certificate signed by Oliver Cromwell!

Professional Circus Workshop
4th August
Colman Creative Academy, Godmanchester

We are extremely excited to announce that Colman Creative Academy are working with Carnival Chaos Circus School this summer to bring the circus to Godmanchester on Thursday 4th August!

Sawtry Summer Messy Play Event
4th August
Sawtry Village Hall

The session will be aimed at babies who are sitting up to children aged 4. We will also have a baby play area as well as a craft table on top of the usual 8 tray set up.

Tie – Dye t-shirts!
4th August
St Neots Museum

It wouldn't be summer at St Neots Museum without some tie-dye. A t-shirt will be provided or you can bring something light coloured of your own, like leggings, if you prefer.

Friday at 5.15
5th August
St Mary's, Godmanchester

This is for all, young or less young, in family groups or otherwise, with snacks, drinks (including wine) and hot food for all, crafts and games for the children, a brief Christian presentation, and plenty of unstructured time to relax and enjoy each other's company.

Crazy Lego!
6th - 8th August
St Neots Museum

Following on from Marble Mania last year we are hosting another fun and family-friendly temporary exhibition this summer. This year's exhibition will feature mountains of Lego and Duplo that visitors can use to create buildings, animals, vehicles - anything that can be made from the standard bricks.

Lego Club
6th August
Huntingdon Library

Come and join in with our Lego Club at Huntingdon library and make your own amazing Lego constructions.

Board Games Club
6th August
Huntingdon Library

Large selection of board games to choose from, ranging from simple games to more challenging ones. For ages 8+

Family Air Show
7th August
Shuttleworth, Biggleswade

With fantastic funfair attractions, kids activities, our beautiful Shuttleworth Swiss Garden, vintage bus rides, a thrilling air display and much more - you won't want to miss out on our Family Air Show.

Under 5's Stay & Play
8th August
Huntingdon Library

Stay and play session for under 5's

Cow Frames - Kids Craft Workshop
9th August
Crafty Monkey Craft Studio, St Neots

In this workshop we'll be painting cute cow frames using acrylic paint! We'll be going through step by step to create a fun frame for a special photograph - maybe for a summer memory!

Peterborough Inflatable Family Fun Days
9th - 11th August
The Focus Centre, Peterborough

We will be bringing the largest inflatable outdoor play area to Peterborough this August

Science Fair
9th August
Huntingdon Library

Have fun with a range of science experiments. For ages 4-11

Wild Explorers
9th August
Berman Park, St Ives

What better way to spend a morning than in the pursuit of new species? On this Fieldfare Family Expedition, you will take on the role of scientist-explorers on a search for all forms of nature and wildlife.

Great Fen Summer Sessions - Dragon Hunting
10th August
Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramset Heights

This guided walk will take your family to explore one of the trails at fascinating Woodwalton Fen NNR, home to many incredible species of dragonfly and damselfly. See which species you can spot and learn a little more about who they hunt and how, and which larger predators may see them as a tasty dish themselves.

Wild in the Woods (Cambourne): Family Wild Play
10th August
Cambourne Nature Reserve

In this session, Becca Badger will bring a selection of fun outdoor activities, ideas and resources to choose from, and you can play together with other families in the woods. We might build a shelter, hunt for bugs, set a trail, create natural art, or climb a tree...

Workshop Wednesdays - Make your own Dunbar Medal
10th August
Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon

Drop in and make your own medal, like the ones Cromwell's soldiers received after the Battle of Dunbar in 1650. What victory will yours celebrate?

Printing Bags With Lego
11th August
St Neots Museum

Printing Bags With Lego! - You'll be using Lego to make patterns on a calico bag - which you can then take home!

Going Underground! Family Fun at Paxton Pits!
12th August
Paxton Pits Environmental Education Centre, Little Paxton

Fun activities to help you discover a little more about the hidden world beneath our feet!

Lego Club
13th August
Huntingdon Library

Come and join in with our Lego Club at Huntingdon library and make your own amazing Lego constructions.

Board Games Club
13th August
Huntingdon Library

Large selection of board games to choose from, ranging from simple games to more challenging ones. For ages 8+

The Nickelodeon Experience
14th - 27th August
Knebworth House

Enter the world of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. at The Nickelodeon Experience, a place where all your favourite TV shows come to life! With activities for kids of all ages, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.

Under 5's Stay & Play
15th August
Huntingdon Library

Stay and play session for under 5's

Heart Coasters - Kids Pottery Workshop
16th August
Crafty Monkey Craft Studio, St Neots

In this workshop we'll be making beautiful coasters on our large round coasters (15cm). A dotting technique with stencils is an easy way for children to make something that is simple but comes out looking lovely. A special coaster for you to use all year round, you could also make them as presents for grand parents and other family members. You will get a choice of colours so it doesn't have to be pinks and reds, it could be rainbow!

Victorian Curiosities with The Norris Museum
17th August
Huntingdon Library

Examine real Victorian mystery objects. For ages 5-11

Workshop Wednesdays - Meet a Barber-Surgeon
17th August
Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon

What was medicine like during the 17th century? Meet a barber-surgeon, discover how illnesses and injuries were treated during the civil wars, and try your hand at making your own herbal remedy.

Great Fen Summer Sessions - Ponds Under the Microscope
17th August
Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights

Join the experts from the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, to investigate who lives in the pond, plus make a mini pond to take home!

Children's Poetry Workshop - See a Wish - age 7-12
18th August
Commemoration Hall, Huntingdon

Join poet Jumping Jules (Julie Stevens) for a fun and exciting poetry workshop, where you will create ideas to write poems that explore who you are! Who will you find?

Creating Clay Houses
18th - 19th August
St Neots Museum

Creating Clay Houses - we will be using tools and objects to make surface texture and create a clay house to take home with you!

Family Bug Hunt 
18th August
Berman Park, St Ives

Join a Fieldfare Family Expedition in search of local creepy crawlies and flying bugs. How many different types of bugs will you find?

Great Fen Summer Sessions - Creatures of the Night
19th August
Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights

We will use bat detectors to listen to and identify the local species of bats, set out a moth trap to entice fascinating flying visitors, listen out for calling owls and go scouting for other nocturnal sights and sounds around the reserve. We'll warm up with hot drinks and marshmallows around the fire to finish.

Bug Safari at The Lodge
19th August
RSPB The Lodge, Sandy

Perfect for kids between 4-11, the Bug Safaris will help teach your kids how to find creepy crawlies and identify them. Led by a team of enthusiastic volunteers, kids will revel in trying out new techniques to discover a hidden world of tiny delights.

Live Music in Buckden - Parkinson's UK
20th August
Buckden Village Club

Live Music Event to raise money for Parkinson's UK. Fun family day out. Disco, food from "Clucking Good Chicken", glitter make up, a star from "The Voice Kids", kandy kart, candy floss.

Lego Club
20th August
Huntingdon Library

Come and join in with our Lego Club at Huntingdon library and make your own amazing Lego constructions.

Board Games Club
20th August
Huntingdon Library

Large selection of board games to choose from, ranging from simple games to more challenging ones. For ages 8+

Going Underground! Family Fun at Paxton Pits!
22nd August
Paxton Pits Environmental Education Centre, Little Paxton

Fun activities to help you discover a little more about the hidden world beneath our feet!

Under 5's Stay & Play
22nd August
Huntingdon Library

Stay and play session for under 5's

Rainbow Zebra Plate - Kids Pottery Workshop
23rd August
Crafty Monkey Craft Studio, St Neots

We're turning black and white zebra stripes on its head and making a bright and colourful zebra print plate in this workshop!

Wild Explorers 
23rd August
Berman Park, St Ives

What better way to spend a morning than in the pursuit of new species? On this Fieldfare Family Expedition, you will take on the role of scientist-explorers on a search for all forms of nature and wildlife.

Amazing Archaeology Activities
24th August
Huntingdon Market Square

Drop in and explore archaeology. Take part in a mock dig and meet a real archaeologist! No booking required, drop in only. Ages 6+.

Children's Sport Sessions
24th August
QEII Playing Field, Little Paxton

Huntingdon District Council are organising free children's multi-sport activities on the QEII Playing field, Little Paxton 2pm - 4pm. The activities are for children age 5-11 years. Booking essential.

Going Underground! Family Fun at Paxton Pits!
24th August
Paxton Pits Environmental Education Centre, Little Paxton

Fun activities to help you discover a little more about the hidden world beneath our feet!

Masterclass: Archaeological animal bone – more than just rubbish!
24th August
Huntingdon Town Hall

Wonder what it's like to be an archaeologist? Find out in this special hands-on workshop led by Dr. Vicki Ewens, an archaeozoologist. Handle archaeological animal bone, learn how to assess artefacts, and become an archaeologist for a day!

Wild in the Woods (Cambourne): Family Adventure Walk
24th August
Cambourne Nature Reserve

In this session, join Becca Badger for a wild scavenger hunt around Cambourne Nature Reserve. We'll have a list of wildlife-related things to find, and we'll explore the reserve to look for them. We might also do some silly challenges along the way (maybe some bird impressions, or a bit of tree yoga!)

Great Fen Summer Sessions - Meadows Under the Microscope
24th August

Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights

We have an exciting session ahead with special guests from the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. First, we will go sweep netting together in the meadow and record which species we find, from caterpillars to crab spiders, froghoppers to grasshoppers and much more besides.

Water Colour Prints
25th - 26th August
St Neots Museum

We're going to try a new technique using water colour pens to create pieces of art work for you to take home - we can't wait to try it!

Going Underground! Family Fun at Paxton Pits!
26th August
Paxton Pits Environmental Education Centre, Little Paxton

Fun activities to help you discover a little more about the hidden world beneath our feet!

Paper Weaving
26th August
Huntingdon Library

Making pictures from strips of paper. For ages 4-11

Great Fen Summer Sessions - Creatures of the Night
26th August
Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights

We will use bat detectors to listen to and identify the local species of bats, set out a moth trap to entice fascinating flying visitors, listen out for calling owls and go scouting for other nocturnal sights and sounds around the reserve. We'll warm up with hot drinks and marshmallows around the fire to finish.

Family Fun Day
27th August
Sapley Playing Fields, Huntingdon

Live music stage all day, kids area with bouncy castle, funfair, arts and craft workshops, face painting. Food vendors, ice cream, craft stalls, licenced bar, demos from local youth groups, teams, clubs and sports.

Lego Club
27th August
Huntingdon Library

Come and join in with our Lego Club at Huntingdon library and make your own amazing Lego constructions.

Board Games Club
27th August
Huntingdon Library

Large selection of board games to choose from, ranging from simple games to more challenging ones. For ages 8+

Under 5's Stay & Play
29th August
Huntingdon Library

Stay and play session for under 5's

Water Melon Bowls - Kids Pottery Workshop
30th August
Crafty Monkey Craft Studio, St Neots

This is our last workshop of the summer so we're going out with a bang and one of our favourite workshops! What's more summery than a fresh slice of watermelon? Having a Watermelon Bowl to put it in! In this workshop we will be using sponging techniques to create a trendy bowl for you to use everyday.

Wild in the Woods (Cambourne): Wild Stories
31st August
Cambourne Nature Reserve

This session is themed around stories and what we do will be determined by the interests of the group. We might read some nature-themed stories, create some stories ourselves, or use natural materials to tell a story to others.

Great Fen Summer Sessions - Family Forest School
31st August
Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights

Choose a morning or afternoon session to come and join our family forest school at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre in Ramsey Heights. Go wild in the woods with some good old fashioned mucky fun! Swing from the trees, cook up a hot treat over the fire, design an epic den, go bug hunting, get creative with mud, use hand tools and much more.

Friday at 5.15
2nd September
St Mary's, Godmanchester

This is for all, young or less young, in family groups or otherwise, with snacks, drinks (including wine) and hot food for all, crafts and games for the children, a brief Christian presentation, and plenty of unstructured time to relax and enjoy each other's company.

St Neots Summer Fair 2022
3rd September
Milk Field, St Neots

The fun fair will include a variety of fun activities for all ages, live music, dance group showcase, crafted goods, baked goods, crafted beers/ciders, jewellery, confectionery and hot food.

Lego Club
3rd September
Huntingdon Library

Come and join in with our Lego Club at Huntingdon library and make your own amazing Lego constructions.

Board Games Club
3rd September
Huntingdon Library

Large selection of board games to choose from, ranging from simple games to more challenging ones. For ages 8+




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