The information on this page shows what happened at the 2016 Fair. Information on the 2017 Fair will appear here a few weeks before Fair day.
There is plenty happening for children at the Fair with programmes of activities for children and families. Here's what's happening in 2016:
Romsey Mill will have plenty of activities for children including a bouncy castle and Cambourne Castles' Disco Dome.
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.
University of Cambridge Museums are back for a Make and Create winter special! Drop-in for free hands-on fun with art activities and object handling. Find us at the Salisbury Club between 11am and 4pm.
The Circus Workshop at the end of Mortimer Road 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 Youth Circus.
The community-run family library for pre-school children will offer a craft activity and a reading of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ at Ross Street Community Centre from 10 to 11.30am. Join us for free tea, coffee and biscuits.
Downstairs, the café will offer warming drinks and treats from 10am, with a mini craft market 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 3pm for sausage and bacon rolls, 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 children’s face painting and other activities, including Mill Road’s biggest and best lucky dip. There will be various stalls selling crafts, Christmas wreaths, holly and mistletoe and a variety of freshly cooked soups.
Fitz and Will - The Cambridge Cats will be on Donkey Common to meet children from 1 to 2pm.
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.
Mill Road History Society will have an exhibition, old photographs and maps, children’s activities, monologues and light refreshments in St Barnabas Centre (behind the church).