7 summer holiday events for families in Cambridgeshire

A child in a minion costume stood in front of two minions made out of hay bails.

We've put together a list of summer holiday events throughout Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

The summer holidays are here and there is always an event in Cambridgeshire to keep everyone entertained, from family-friendly festivals to crafts and LEGO sessions. 

Here's a look ahead to some of the events taking place taking place throughout the summer:

1. Summer of Play, Wimpole Estate

Wimpole Estate, with large gardens and stone pillars.

Wimpole Estate's "Summer of Play" runs throughout July and August. - Credit: National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

When? All summer

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate

National Trust's Wimpole Estate is hosting a "Summer of Play" throughout July and August.

A "host of games and activities" are available in the estate and gardens.

The National Trust promises fun for all the family.

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Discover Wimpole Hall's summer "Pavilion of Play" - "a world of lofty lookouts, giant ear trumpets, periscopes, and outdoor games".

2. Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard, Wimblington

Two people dressed as minions in a field.

The event has won Maize Maze of the Year in 2022. - Credit: Archant

When? Until September 4

Website: https://skylark-events.co.uk/

The Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard opened on July 20 and runs until September 4.

A "fantastic day out for the whole family", discover this year's themed maze with its hidden checkpoints and collectable stamps.

A complete day out, visit Skylark's "Pesky Pigeon Tractor Ride" and "Trotter Trophy Pig Racing" attractions and activities.

Visitors can pre-book a day out at Skylark online: https://skylark-events.co.uk/

3. Summer Holiday Crafts, Ely Museum

A number of children sat around a table.

A number of drop-in craft sessions are being held at Ely Museum. - Credit: Archant

When? Various dates

Website: https://www.elymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/

The team at Ely Museum is hosting several drop-in craft sessions throughout the summer holidays.

From Buzzing Bugs to Craft Your Own Cap, there are plenty of craft events for children aged 5-11, with a full list of events on the museum's website.

4. WisBEACH Rock Festival, Wisbech

A number of people sat on the floor in a park.

Donkey rides and a fun fair will accompany live music at WisBEACH Rock Festival. - Credit: Archant

When? Sunday, August 7

Website: https://bit.ly/3J9KwVh

WisBEACH Rock Festival will take place in Wisbech Town Park on August 7.

The event will run from 11am until 8pm with Showaddywaddy, Wild Boys, Bucks Fizz and Old Boy of the Fens at the top of this year's bill.

Other activities include a beach area, donkey rides, a fun fair and a poetry fringe.

5. Huntingdon Carnival, Huntingdon

A number of bagpipe players walking in the carnival.

Live bands, stalls and a fun fair will be included in Huntingdon carnival. - Credit: Archant

When? Saturday, August 13

Website: https://www.huntingdoncarnival.co.uk/

A parade will leave the market square at 12pm (noon), and arrive at Huntingdon Riverside Park by 12.30pm.

At the park, event organisers promise community stalls, a fun fair, arena acts and more to entertain the crowds

On Sunday, August 14, an "HCRfm Live in the Park" event will take place, with live bands on stage throughout the day.

6. LEGO All-day Build, Ely Library

Ely Library, with glass windows and brick walls.

The all-day build will allow visitors to contribute to a Lego space station. - Credit: librariesteam on Creative Commons

When? Thursday, August 25

Website: https://bit.ly/3cvMuD8

Ely Library says it needs your help to build a space station.

Collaborate with Ely Library visitors during the all-day drop-in to create the LEGO structure. 

Participants are set to take part in the build at any time between 10am and 5pm on the day.

7. We Out Here Festival, Abbots Ripton

Festival goers enjoying some music.

Five different stages are located at We Out Here Festival. - Credit: Archant

When? Thursday, August 25 until Sunday, August 28

Website: https://www.weoutherefestival.com/family-programme

We Out Here has a packed family programme for the 2022 instalment of the Abbots Ripton festival.

According to its website: "We Out Here prides itself in providing a space for families to explore and enjoy music, arts and culture together."

A full programme of family activities is set to be released in the coming months, whilst a large selection of artists will take to the stage.

The festival takes place between August 25 and August 28, and features live and DJ artists across five stages, including Underground Resistance, Josey Rebelle, Nu Genea and Jamz Supernova.