Fantastic February Fun with CambridgePPF

8th Jan 2018

It’s certainly chilly out – but February is here already so we know winter will be on the way out soon! Get yourself wrapped up and out into the reviving winter air for fun family activities and celebrate the first signs of spring with CambridgePPF this month. For something to ease you back into exercise, join the healthy walkers who meet weekly for a sociable stroll around beautiful Wandlebury Park. For something a little more creative sign up for the unique basket weaving event – it’s for beginners and improvers so you can learn your craft from scratch or hone your skills weaving a simple basket the traditional way. Everyone is welcome to lend a hand at a volunteer hedgelaying work party day caring for the Coton Countryside Reserve, and don’t miss out on family bushcraft fun – a day of fun survival skills and a great way of spending quality time together.

 

Healthy Walking
Every Thursday: 10am or 10.30am to 11am
Keep fit and greet the changing of the season by joining our healthy walkers this February for one of our Walking for Health accredited sociable walks around the park. Meet at the Stable Rooms at 10am for a longer walk or 10.30am for a shorter stroll. Walks end around 11am with tea and coffee in the Stable Rooms. All welcome, suitable for all abilities.
NB: Free of charge and no need to book, please arrive 10 minutes early to register if it’s your first session. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are always welcome.
Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free.

Basket Weaving at Wandlebury
Saturday 3 February: 10am to 4pm
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover the art of basket making. Experiment using willow to weave a simple basket as you learn the basic techniques, guided by an experienced basket weaver. Beginners and improvers welcome. Tools, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, but bring a packed lunch. You’ll be able to take your basket home with you too – a satisfying end to the session! Meet at the Stable Rooms. Wear warm clothes – the Stable Rooms will be cool!
NB: £45 per adult or accompanied child aged 14+ (members £40). Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings must be made and paid in full 48 hours prior to the event.
Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, free to members all year round.

Hedge Laying at Coton Countryside Reserve
Wednesday 7 February: 10am to 3pm
Enjoy learning this ancient practice of partially cutting through stems, laying and weaving them together to produce a thick living barrier and wildlife ‘corridor’. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and tough shoes, and bring a packed lunch and drink.
NB: No need to book. Meet at Martin car park notice board. All instruction, equipment and tools provided. This is a free event but donations are always appreciated.
Directions: Approach the reserve along Grantchester Road, just under a mile from the M11/Barton Road junction and you’ll see the car park on the right. CB23 7PZ. OS grid reference TL 414 577 GB.

Family Bushcraft Fun
Saturday 24 February: 11am to 3.30pm
Whether you’re after some Bear Grylls active action or prefer the more sedate pace of Ray Mears, the whole family will have fun learning some of these essential bushcraft skills: making shelters, starting fires, cooking on open fires, using camouflage, playing outdoor games and tracking around the park. A great chance for some quality time with the family and you’ll come away with some useful skills and fantastic memories!
NB: Booking essential. £30 per family/small group, children must remain accompanied throughout. Dress according to the weather and bring a packed lunch and a drink. Meet at Wandlebury Stable Rooms.
Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free.

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