Saturday 7th December 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm

Things for Children to do at the Fair

There is plenty happening for children at the Fair with programmes of activities for children and families. Here's what's happening in 2019:

Romsey Mill

Romsey Mill has organised a wide array of fun, creative and practical activities for all the family.


Cambridge Hands-On Science (CHaOS) are back for another year! We're bringing fun interactive experiments from all areas of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) to the Salisbury Club between 11am and 4pm. Whether you love STEMM or know nothing about science, come along! You'll have the chance to do some fantastic experiments, meet lots of real scientists and ask loads of questions. We hope to see lots of you there!

Make and Create with Cambridge University Museums

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.

Cambridge Community Circus Workshop

Circus - a great way to make friends, get fit, gain confidence, learn new and exciting skills and have fun! Our workshop at Donkey Common between 12pm and 3pm will teach you to juggle, spin plates, master diabolo or devil stick, and lots more. If you get hooked you can join our regular practice sessions and courses in Chesterton. 

St Philip's Church

A warm welcome is waiting at St Philip’s. The 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! Music and entertainment from 1.30pm. Sing! Community Choir will be with us from 2.30pm, and at 3.45pm we will have a Christingle candlelight service for young and old.

Railway House

Railway House and 120 (part of the CHS Group – providing housing for young people who would otherwise be homeless). From 10.30am to 3.30pm the Garden of Railway House, 128 Mill Road (by the bridge) will be open for children’s activities – Santa’s Grotto, bouncy castle, teddy tombola. £3 per child. Come and find our Winter Wonderland down the steps on the Petersfield side of the bridge!

Cambridge Mosques Open Day

Come along with your family and friends for 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 questions about Islam and Muslims.

Cambridge Storytellers

In the St Barnabas Centre, behind the church (entrance in St Barnabas Road), come into the warm to listen to the Cambridge Storytellers. Stories old and new, from near and far, for children of all ages. Join us for one story or stay for half an hour. Sessions at 1pm and 3pm.

Salvation Army Centre

Through our Tenison Road entrance we will be running a family fun day 10am-3pm in the main hall, with activities along the lines of face painting, arts & crafts, bouncy castle and ‘blow a brass instrument’. Through our Mill Road entrance the Community Centre will be open for refreshments 10am-4pm.

St Barnabas Church

St Barnabas Church will once again be doing a Great Mince Pie Giveaway – giving out 10,000 mince pies throughout the day. Plus there’ll be giveaways for children and cups of tea and coffee. The church will be open between 10.45am and 4pm, so come in to the warmth for the under-fives soft play area and a mix of choirs and acapella groups throughout the day performing your Christmas favourites.

Mill Road History Society

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. 

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

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