Have an abundance of autumn fun this October

23rd Sep 2014

 

Let local charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future (CambridgePPF) guide you through the change in season this October with nature-based activities designed to help you enjoy the countryside at its abundant and colourful best. Take part in a family day packed with fun at Wandlebury; discover how wildlife prepares itself for winter; or explore Wandlebury either by moonlight or through orienteering. Whatever your preference, local charity CambridgePPF has something for everyone. There is also plenty to amuse children during the October half term as well: turn a pumpkin into a scary Halloween sculpture or hunt out spiders – sitting still just isn’t an option this October!

 

Wonderful Wandlebury

Saturday 4 October: 11.30am to 4.30pm

Featuring ‘History Needs You’ and ‘Oxford Archaeology East’ this fun-filled family history day will celebrate the very best of CambridgePPF’s Wandlebury Country Park! Children can travel back in time and learn how to build shelters, and make weapons and jewellery from the Iron Age. There will also be story-telling, archery, chain mail workshops and games, plus refreshments of tea and cake will be available to buy – and you’ll be able to learn about Iron Age food as well. Plus find out about bee–keeping, and apple, fruit and nut identification – bring your homegrown produce to be identified. All this takes place in Wandlebury’s Paddock, Inner Ring and Stable Rooms.

NB: Entrance is free and there is no need to book but donations towards the upkeep of the park are warmly welcomed.

Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle.

For more information: bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 201 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/events

 

Moonlit Walk at Wandlebury

Wednesday October 8: 9pm to 10pm

Join CambridgePPF Rangers on a guided walk around the park. Let your senses go into overdrive when the light fades! Bring a torch.

NB: This event is free to attend but booking is recommended so the charity can gauge numbers and a recommended donation of £3 per adult and £2 per child would be greatly appreciated. Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle.

For more information: bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 201 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/events

 

Orienteering Taster at Coton Countryside Reserve

Saturday 11 October: 11am

Learn basic orienteering skills courtesy of the CambridgePPF team and explore Coton Countryside Reserve’s permanent orienteering course. This taster activity is suitable for families, groups or the individual. The recommended age for children is 8+ years and all children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event. Please meet at Martin Car Park, off Grantchester Road, Coton – where parking is free.

Booking essential so please book early to avoid disappointment.

NB: Adults £6.50 adults, children £3.00 (members £5 or £2). Donations towards the upkeep of the reserve are greatly appreciated.

Directions: Coton Reserve’s Martin car park is situated on Grantchester Road heading towards Coton from Barton Road A603 (near M11 Junction 12).

For more information: emailbookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 201 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/events

 

Conservation Volunteer Day at Coton Country Reserve

Saturday October 18: 11am to 3pm

Get stuck in and help CambridgePPF Rangers carry out practical work in the Reserve. Coffee and tea will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. Meet at Martin Car Park, off Grantchester Road, Coton – where parking is free..

NB: This is a free event but booking is essential so the charity can gauge numbers and donations towards the upkeep of the reserve are always appreciated.

Directions: Coton Reserve’s Martin car park is situated on Grantchester Road heading towards Coton from Barton Road A603 (near M11 Junction 12).

For information: bookings@cambridgeppf.org or call 01223 243830 x 201

 

Half-term activities at Wandlebury

 

Discover Autumn at Wandlebury

Tuesday October 28: 10am to 12.30pm

Join CambridgePPF to find out about how wildlife prepares for winter. After exploring Wandlebury Country Park, be artistic with rich autumn colours in a special art session! This activity is recommended for children aged 5+ years and all children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.Bring a drink and a snack. Dress for being outside!

Booking is essential so please book early to avoid disappointment.

NB: Children £6.50 (members £5), no charge for accompanying adults.

Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle.

For more information:bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 x201 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/events

 

Spiders!

Wednesday October 29: 10am to 12.30pm

Use your lightning skills to hunt out spiders, ably assisted by the CambridgePPF team. Then its back to the Stable Rooms Education Centre to get creative and be inspired by all things eight-legged in a special arts and crafts session. Children must be aged 5+ years and all children need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the event. Bring a drink and a snack. Dress for being outside!

Booking is essential.

NB: Children £6.50 (members £5), no charge for accompanying adults.

Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle.

For more information: bookings@cambridgeppf.org or call 01223 243830 x201

 

Halloween Fun at Wandlebury

Wednesday October 31: 5pm to 7pm

Arrive at CambridgePPF’s Wandlebury Country Park in Halloween fancy dress to join in the spooky fun and carve scary pumpkin sculptures. Then follow CambridgePPF Rangers on a candlelit twilight walk around the park before returning to the Education Centre for blood-warming hot soup. Bring a torch, if you wish.

NB: This a very popular event so please book early to avoid disappointment. There is a charge of £8 per pumpkin (£6 for members).
Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. Parking is available on site. Tickets cost £3 per vehicle.

For more information:bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 201 or visit ww.cambridgeppf.org/events

 

October’s free healthy walking opportunity at Coton Countryside Reserve

Saturday 25 October —10.00am Late Autumn walk and views

Join CambridgePPF for a long walk (2 to 2.5 hours) that takes you through the Cambridgeshire countryside at the Reserve. Meet at Martin Car Park, off Grantchester Road, Coton..

NB: This is a free event but booking is required so the charity can gauge attendee numbers and donations towards the upkeep of the reserve are always welcome.

Directions: Coton Reserve’s Martin car park is situated on Grantchester Road heading towards Coton from Barton Road A603 (near M11 Junction 12). Parking on site is free of charge.

For more information: bookings@cambridgeppf.org or call 01223 243830 extension 201

 

Healthy Walking at Wandlebury Country Park

Every Thursday, join the weekly walk at Wandlebury – an ideal way to get fit as Autumn and Winter approach. Meet at the Stable Rooms at 10.00am for long walk or 10.30am for a shorter stroll. Information is available on the charity’s website or by emailing bookings@cambridgeppf.org. Please note there is no need to pre-book this event. Just arrive ten minutes early to register for the first time.

This is a free of charge event but donations towards the upkeep of the park are always very welcome.

Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle.

For more information: bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 201 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/events

 

Hinxton Watermill

Sunday 5 October: 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Discover CambridgePPF’s working watermill, which dates back to the Doomsday Book. Set in the picturesque village of Hinxton, the mill is owned and managed by the charity.

NB: CambridgePPF members can visit for free. For non-members entry costs £3 for adults; £1 for children.

Directions: Mill Lane, Hinxton (turn off the A1301 from Cambridge into Hinxton Village). For more information: bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 201 or visit: www.cambridgeppf.org/events

 

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