On this page you will find details of local activities and companies that Mayfield Primary School has been asked to advertise. Please note that Mayfield Primary School does not endorse any of the companies advertised on this page.
There is a new website for Cambridge families: Family Guide to Cambridge is an essential resource for local families with lots of great information, from listings for events, groups, classes, activities and family friendly places to eat & drink, to ideas for day trips, free things to do & rainy day activities. Many of the events we promote are free of charge, to help local families get out & about without breaking the bank! More details on the flyer:
Another website for families in Cambridge: Cambridge With Kids There is also a book guide that goes with the website: Cambridge with Kids: The Essential Guide for Families available from Amazon: Cambridge With Kids on Amazon
Events in the Castle Area – Cambridge City Council have a website with news of events taking place in the area local to Mayfield (Castle Ward) Castle Ward Website and also contribute to the Shape Your Place website which has lots of information about community events in Cambridge and the surrounding area Shape Your Place Website
After School Care – Playtime – Ben Thorp and his team provide a wide variety of activities at Playtime, the after-school care club which operates in the school Monday to Friday.
Details are available from the School Office or from Ben Thorp, the club organiser, on 07899 865624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyn Dean. Available for before school Monday to Friday and after school Monday to Wednesday. Telephone 01223 956004 or Mobile 07926 364300
Kate Hall. OFSTED good graded childminder, term time only. Mobile 07910810675
Holiday Clubs & Events
Under Fives Roundabout Parent/Carer Toddler Group – Under Fives Roundabout operates a lovely parent/carer toddler group in Mayfield Community Room Tuesday and Fridays 9.15-11.30 am term time only. Sessions cost £3.50. We have a great space indoors and outside, fabulous resources and enthusiastic staff. The toddler group is a great way to get to know staff from the preschool and other families who will go on to use our preschool based just around the corner. Please just come along to any of the mornings.
Under Fives Roundabout Preschool has a wonderful purpose built setting based adjacent to Mayfield. We take children from the age 2 years and 9 months until they go to school. We employ a highly qualified and enthusiastic team of dedicated staff and pride ourselves in providing an outstanding early year’s experience for all of our children. To find out more please contact Sam, our manager on email@example.com
Melody Footsteps – a new music group to teach kids using the Kodaly method – the joys of learning music through singing and musical games whilst bonding with their carers. Held at Colours of Dance on Histon Road. Full details are on the flyer:
Eden Dance Centre at Chesterton Sports Centre – Nursery Playdance – Creative Natural Dance, Mime & Movement for 3-4 year old girls and boys, Thursdays mornings at 9:30am. While you wait try a relaxing coffee at “The Box Cafe” or breakfast before the class, and peruse the delicious menu of fresh snacks, meals and cakes for after your class.
New Primary – ideal after school dance class for infants, 4pm on Tuesday.
Classes for Adults too – beginners Tuesday 7pm
For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org visit the Eden Dance Centre website: Eden Dance Website or call 01223 778655
Wednesday Toddler sessions at Ladybird Play & Toddler Group, Salvation Army Hall, Histon, CB24 9LT – These fantastic sessions for children of around 15 months and above are great preparation for playgroup. As your child develops socially, the Toddlers session provides a stimulating setting with more challenging toys, painting and crafts and a role play area that changes weekly. The children love the singing session before snack time and enjoy exploring our great outdoor space; refreshments are provided for children and adults. Sessions are from 9.30am to 11.30am and are a great way for your child to become comfortable in the Ladybird setting and to get to know the staff. Contact Sharon Connor for further information on 01223 233459, or visit Ladybird Website.
Colour Strings Music Kindergarten – Thursdays 11 – 12 at St Augustine’s Church hall. High quality introduction to music for pre-school children. Please contact Anne Taylor – email@example.com or 07432 600062
Family Events & Days Out
Animal Parties – The College of West Anglia is now hosting children’s parties, perfect for the end of term for everyone to enjoy. Handling and feeding a variety of animals this is a fun and educational activity for all ages. Please call 01223 860701, visit our online store – CoWA Animal Party Website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cambridge Folk Museum – lots of family activities – full detail on their website Cambridge Folk Museum Website
ESOL (Enlish for Speakers of Other Languages) English Cafe – We invite ladies from all nationalities to join us at Chesterton Sports Centre – see our flyer for more details.
Romsey Mill are looking for volunteers:
Home Start – Could you be a Volunteer Home Visitor? Our volunteers, who all have parenting experience, help families with all sorts of problems through weekly home visiting. They help parents coping with twins/triplets, several children under five, ill health, post-natal depression, isolation, bereavement, relationship difficulties, disability or any other issues. Please visit our website HomeStart
HOST – HOST is a charity, founded 25 years ago by the British Council, which encourages international friendship and understanding by arranging for adult international students at universities in the UK to spend 1 – 3 days in a British home.
For Parents & Other Adults
Ballet for Adults – There is a new class for adults starting on Tuesdays at 6pm in the drama studio at Chesterton community college, perfect for anyone who has never tried ballet before and wants to know what they are missing! Calling all mum’s, dad’s and staff to switch off for an hour with the perfect workout. Full details are on the flyer:
Cambridgeshire Growth and School Places – this information leaflet, which the Place Planning & Organisation Service has compiled, explains the level of growth expected in Cambridgeshire over the next 15 years and what this means for providing new early years, school and post-16 places for the growing population of the County:
Returning to Learning
Are you thinking about a change of career?
Always wanted to get a degree?
The College of West Anglia are running a Routes to Learning course and two Access to Higher Education courses at our Cambridge campus, providing the opportunity for career progression and further study at undergraduate level! Further details are on their leaflet:
New! The Advance Performance Runners: Beginners Running Course – Have you ever wanted to run but thought that it just ‘wasn’t for you’ or maybe you think that you’d love to start running but don’t know where to start. Well this is the course for you!
Advance Performance will be starting a new free, friendly course for beginners to running on Tue 6th October and each Tuesday thereafter at 10:00am. The course will be led by a UK Athletics qualified Run Leader, based in our Cambridge store, and is designed to take you from non-runner to being able to happily run 5km (3 miles) over an eight week period. As an incentive there will be a bag of running related goodies for all that complete the course! This course will be based at the Advance Performance running store at Gusto Mill on Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0DL (at the side of the Beefeater restaurant).
For more details, or to book a place, please speak to a member of staff or, alternatively, email: email@example.com Or call: 01223 279191
Pinpoint Network Meetings – Pinpoint is a local community group which is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council to support, inform and involve parents, especially parents of children with additional needs and disabilities. We run termly network meetings across Cambridgeshire for parents which gather parents’ views on specific topics and provide them with relevant information. Parents also find the meetings useful for talking with other parents and with professionals on an individual basis. Full details on the flyer:
Scrapstore – now runs on Wednesdays from 6-7.30pm. We hold Scrapstores from Unit 17 Barnwell Business Park, CB5 8UY. Also if you have items to donate you can bring them along! Our membership is £5 for individuals and £10 for join members this includes a free bag of scrap!
Pet Time Services – are you going away over the holidays and need someone to look after your pet? Pet Time offers home boarding for dogs and cats, house-and-pet sitting in your home, and feeding visits for smaller pets. This professional service is fully insured and all staff are CRB checked. Areas covered are the villages between Newmarket and Cambridge and eastern Cambridge itself – more details on the website Pet Time Services Website
Cambridge Boot Camp for Women – Cambridge bootcamps provide a 45 minute total body workout with a fully qualified fitness professional, for women of all ages and levels of fitness. Our bootcamps take place in convenient and refreshing Cambridge park locations come rain or shine over a 4 week block, for either 2 or 3 times a week. More information on the website Cambridge Bootcamps
New Korfball Sessions run by Phoenix Korfball Club for children in Y5 to Y8 . Details are on the flyer:
New Football Academy – First Steps Sports have a brand new football academy starting up this season for dedicated talented young footballers. Their flyer has more details:
The league we are playing in is the NERF Junior Premier League and gives players the platform to play on the highest stage with 1 in 11 players joining professional clubs. More details are on their website: First Steps Sport Website
Family Swimming at The Grove – The Grove swimming pool has been open for some years to local families on Saturday mornings at very low cost thanks to volunteers who organise it to keep the facilities open.
NOW AT MAYFIELD – Aspire DanceSport (formally Dance Excel Academy) offers lessons in freestyle and street jazz, ballroom and latin for ages 3 to 17 – more information is available on the Aspire DanceSport website.
Futsal Club – Histon FC’s Academy is launching a Friday night Futsal Club for boys of all abilities in Years 3 to 6. Futsal is now widely regarded as a very useful development tool for younger footballers. By attending the Futsal Club boys will not only improve their performance for their school and colts football teams, but will also improve their agility, balance, and co-ordination, decision-making, speed, and overall fitness. Full information is available on our flyer: For more information about Futsal read this article: FA Acknowledge Importance of Futsal
ParkTennis – Want to get fit and have fun for free? Then parktennis Extravaganza’s are perfect for you… and they are FREE! Every Saturday 10am-11am Jesus Green in Cambridge plays host to the parktennis Extravaganza – a weekly event that includes fun tennis games and music to keep you moving. Anyone can play, whether you are young or old, a new starter or a seasoned pro, its fun, relaxed and easy to play. Our aim is to get more people active more often by always giving you a friendly welcome and creating a great atmosphere. Register now for free and become part of the parktennis family via our website Park Tennis Website
Creative Movements Classes and Workshops – Creative Movements offer lively dance, movement and storytelling classes for children (from 15 months to 8 years). Classes are a great opportunity for children to explore stories using movement, role-play and dance in a non competitive environment, great for building confidence, improving physical development, flexibility and developing their imaginations. Weekly classes run at Colours of Dance, Milton Community Centre, St Mary’s Junior School and Milton C of E Primary Creative Movements Website
Jigsaw Dance Company – offers a range of dance classes in the Cambridge area.
Sportivate – A national scheme aimed at increasing access to sports for children and young people that aren’t already particularly sporty. Here, we will be providing a series of subsidised taster sessions in Muay Thai Boxing. The multifaceted nature of the sport and training makes it particularly inclusive and accessible for all, with the focus on personal targets and development. Children that complete 6 Sportivate sessions will receive free equipment to encourage them to continue training and if they show a commitment to 10 sessions they will receive a free membership to the club with a bag containing all the essentials for training. For further details see the flyer
Seals Swimming Ltd – Seals Swimming’s ability groups enable children to receive tuition that is relevant to their capabilities. Please visit the website for further details Seals Website
Cambridge Roller Hockey Club – Recruiting children aged 9 to 11; meets at Chesterton Sports Centre.
Does your son love singing? King’s College Choir in Cambridge is on the lookout for new choristers. If your son loves singing and music and is in Year 2, 3 or 4, he could be the one they’re looking for!
Contact Lisa at Lisa@becomeachorister.org if you’d like to find out more, or see their website: King’s College Choir Website
Piano Lessons – I am a grade 8 piano student and have just taken AS music at Hills Road. I have vacancies for beginner’s piano lessons. Lessons can be given at your house or mine. £10 for a 30 minute lesson. Please call Louis Gillett (07500 534452)
Chesterton Ballet School – offers classes for 3 to 10 years olds on Saturday mornings just off Milton Road. Full details are on their flyer:
Italian After School Club – meets are Arbury Community Centre on Mondays at 4.00pm. More details are on their leaflet:
Cambridge Theatretrain is a local part-time performing arts centre for children aged between 6 and 18 years. We are based locally at Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road every Saturday during term-time between 10 am and 1pm. Each week the students participate in one hour of dance, one hour of singing and one hour of drama with our three fully qualified teachers. Theatretrain’s ethos is to make performing arts accessible to everyone hence there are no auditions and ability is not essential. We offer all students a free trial session and we are also able to offer some subsidised places to families who may not be able to afford the full fees. More details on the flyer:
Italian Lessons for Young Learners – at La Dante on Saturday morning. The class includes songs, language games and creative activities, Italian language becomes engaging and interesting. Our Italian lessons for young learners include: games like hangman, hide and seek, snakes & ladders, dominos, role play; songs like Volevo un gatto nero and Ci vuole un fiore. More details at the La Dante website: La Dante Website
Cambridge Junior Chess and Go Club – for ages 6 to 16. Where children can learn and play Chess, Go and some other traditional board games from around the world. The club has been running for over 20 years and the main volunteers who lead the sessions have all been DBS checked.
Stephen Perse Foundation Community Music School – Saturday morning for age nursery and up. Full details are on the flyer.