Saturday 2nd December 2017, 10:30am to 4:30pm

Things for Children to do at the Fair

The information on this page shows what happened at the 2017 Fair. Information on the 2018 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 2017:

Romsey Mill

Romsey Mill will have plenty of activities for children including a drumming workshop 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.

Make and Create with Cambridge University Museums

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 Anglia Ruskin University between 11am and 4pm.

Circus Workshop

The Circus Workshop in Great Eastern Street Car Park 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 ( If you’re aged 8-16 come and join our Youth Circus.

Little Bookworms

The community-run family library for pre-school children will offer a craft activity and a reading at Ross Street Community Centre from 10 to 11.30am. Join us for free tea, coffee and biscuits.

St Philip's Church

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!

Railway House

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!

Cambridge Mosque Open Day

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.

Cambridge Storytellers

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.

Salvation Army Community Centre

The Salvation Army Community Centre will be open from 10am to 4pm 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.

Lifecraft at the Bath House

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 a fabulous lucky dip. There will be various stalls selling crafts, Lifecraft’s own cards, mistletoe and a pick-and-mix of organic traditional English apples.

St Barnabas Church

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

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).

Face Painting

Colours By Dawn, a professional face painter, will be applying face paints outside Cutlacks from 10.30am onwards.

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