Youth Spaces and Activities

Looking for something to do in East Cambridgeshire?

Whether it is finding a safe space to hang out, a youth club, discovering a new sporting activity or volunteering opportunities, we can help signpost you to some great places and opportunities.

The Cambridgeshire Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

The Cambridgeshire Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme offers holiday scheme places for free during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays to eligible primary and secondary school children and young people.

Families receiving income-related free school meals, newly arrived refugee families and families who are struggling financially, are eligible. Families who meet one of the eligibility criteria should contact their school for further information or email The HAF Team

Participating summer holiday schemes offer up to 64 hours attendance for no charge. Every scheme provides a healthy lunch and snacks along with a variety of fun experiences. Please see below for further details:

Play areas and open spaces

Looking for a play area? Visit our play areas page to find details of all the Council managed play areas in the District.

We are very lucky to have many open spaces in our District. We like to hear about them from young people.

If you use the Ely Country Park, please let us know your thoughts by completing our survey (external link).

If you have any feedback, or would like to make suggestions about local spaces or activities, you can contact your Parish Council. Alternatively, you can complete our quick and easy feedback form (external link)

Funding Opportunities

There are opportunities for youth clubs and groups to apply for funding. A list of some of the organisations who offer grants, or give advice on searching for, and applying for funds are listed below. If you are seeking funding for a youth protect, please contact Stephanie Jones at East Cambridgeshire District Council who may be able to signpost to further funding opportunities. Contact or call 01353 665555.

Youth Clubs

New Youth Groups

Are you interested in establishing a new youth group? Both Voluntary Community Action East Cambs (VCAEC) and Cambridge Council for Voluntary Services (CCVS), can offer advice and training to voluntary groups in East Cambridgeshire.

Please visit their websites for further details:

Library Services

Your local library has a wide range of activities and facilities for young people.

Find your local library (external link) 

Other links you may find useful:

There is a host of information on books, reading challenges and more: