There is plenty happening for children at the Fair with programmes of activities for children and families. Here's what's happening in 2018:
Romsey Mill has organised a wide array of fun, creative and practical activities for all the family.
Cambridge Hands-On Science are back for another year. We’re bringing fun interactive science experiments and activities to the Salisbury Club, that are sure to interest whether you are 8 or 80. Come along, armed with questions and an inquisitive spirit, and see for yourselves. From 11am to 4pm at the Salisbury Club.
The University of Cambridge Museums invite you to drop in and join them for some FREE hands-on activities. From making your own creative craftwork to handling some amazing objects, join us for a whole load of family activities. Find us at Anglia Ruskin University between 11am and 4pm.
The Circus Workshop in Great Eastern Street between 12 and 3.30pm will teach you to juggle, spin plates, master a diabolo or devil stick – and lots more. If you get hooked you can join our regular practice sessions and courses in Chesterton (www.camcircus.org). If you’re aged 8-16 come and join our Fledgling Flyers course.
Little Bookworms is a community run family library for pre-school children which takes place at Ross Street Community Centre on Saturdays (10-11.30am) during term. On the morning of Mill Road Winter Fair do join us for free tea/coffee, biscuits and a book reading!
The Cornerstone Café will offer warming drinks and treats from 10am, with a mini market selling locally produced art/crafts and lots of festive crafts activities for all the family. We will be giving free candy canes out to visitors!
A range of children’s activities, including a Santa’s grotto, bouncy castle, guess the name of the bear. Come and find our winter wonderland near the Mill Road bridge!
A friendly and relaxed social gathering with a guided tour of the mosque, exhibition, children’s activities and delicious ethnic food. You can also watch the prayers and ask any questions about Islam and Muslims.
Stories old and new, from near and far, for children of all ages. Visitors can join us for one story or stay for half an hour. Sessions at 1pm and 3pm in The St Barnabas Centre behind the Church.
The Salvation Army Community Centre will be open from 10am to 4pm for sausage and bacon rolls, soup, tea, coffee and cake. At various points throughout the day there will be music from the Salvation Army band outside the centre doors. A fun and interactive ‘Messy Church’ will be available for children and their families from 11am to 1pm.
Home during the week to Lifecraft, a user-led, self-help charity for those with mental health issues, the Bath House (corner of Gwydir Street) will provide a warm indoor space for activities, including a fabulous lucky dip. There will be various stalls selling crafts, Lifecraft’s own cards, and a Christmas foliage stall outside.
The church will be open from 10.45am to 4pm. There will be a soft play area for under-fives inside, as well as a number of choirs performing throughout the day.
Do join us for a drop-in programme of short illustrated talks, an exhibition of old photographs and maps, children’s activities, including Mill Road jigsaws and collage, and light refreshments in St Barnabas Centre (behind the church).