Somersham Local Nature Reserve

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#Letsgetoutdoors campaign 2023

letsgetoutdoors campaign 2023

Capture the essence of the season!

Calling all photography enthusiasts and performing artists! Get ready to embrace the vibrant spirit of summer through your body and lens. Our exciting photo and dance competition campaign, "#letsgetoutdoors" invites you to showcase the beauty and joy of this beloved season.

With the theme "Embracing the Sun," Tik Tok a dance routine or capture breath-taking photo image that encapsulates the essence of summer while you are enjoying the great outdoors (at parks or in green open spaces). Let your creativity and imagination run wild, from golden sunsets in your local park to laughter-filled picnics in lush meadows.

Share your unique perspective on the season, by creating a dance that celebrates your local park or by using light, colours, and composition to tell captivating stories through your photographs.All suitable entries will be exhibited on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks Partnership website and Cambsopenspace website.


  • The photo or dance routine must be taken at a named park or open space to show off its best features or activities.
  • If your photo or Tik Tok video shows any faces, then make sure you have their permission to share that. Please tag your entry with the name of the park, and their names to indicate permission has been given to exhibit the Tik Tok video or photo.
  • Upload your Tik Tok video or photo (that you want to send for the competition) to your social media account and tag it with #letsgetoutdoors in the caption. You may also choose to tag our Twitter @cambsopenspaceor our Facebook Cambs Open Space
  • You can upload as many Tik Tok videos or photos as you like but one at a time.


1st prize photo: £50 for a supermarket voucher to buy a family picnic.

2nd prize: £25 for a supermarket voucher to buy a family picnic.

1st prize Tik Tok video: £50 for a supermarket voucher to buy a family picnic.

2nd prize: Tik Tok video clip £25 for a supermarket voucher to buy a family picnic.

Closing date: Wednesday 23rd August 12:00 2023

Winners notified before the B/H weekend

Stunning entries win parks photo competition 2022

In a press release on the Cambridgeshire County Council's website, three stunning photographs have been announced as the winners of a competition that formed part of the #LetsGetOutdoors campaign which is highlighting the physical and mental health benefits which come from spending time in green spaces.

Milton Country Park
One of the winning entries from Joanna Thomson was taken at Milton Country Park and earned her a pair of tickets to Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey, courtesy of the National Trust.
Wisbech Park
Another prize was won by Kim Taylor for her photo at Wisbech Park which secured her a boat trip for four at Wicken Fen, also courtesy of the National Trust.
Ferry Meadows

Three runners-up will also be offered a poster copy of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough GreenGround Map which shows the network of parks and open spaces in the county.

The #LetsGetOutdoors campaign is being run by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Future Parks Project - a partnership between seven local authorities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the Local Nature Partnership and Nene Park Trust.

Making Parks Count - Case Study

In June 2020 The Parks Alliance (TPA) published ‘Making Parks Count’ – the business case for parks setting out why they matter and why they are a ‘smart investment’. The case illustrates how parks in England deliver over £6.6bn of health, climate change and environmental benefits each year including £2.2bn in avoided health costs alone and are worth £140 per year to each urban resident. For every £1 spent on parks in England an estimated £7 in additional value for health and wellbeing and the environment is generated.

The case clearly demonstrates that parks are a smart investment. Unfortunately, because these returns have never been properly understood, parks have suffered from years of under funding and there remain gross inequalities in access to quality green spaces across the country. Making Parks Count presents the case for turning this around. A link to the report can be found below.

50 Things to do Before You’re Five

50 Things To Do Before You’re Five gives 50 activities that parents and carers can support their children to try out and repeat. Each of the 50 Things have been carefully developed by education experts and early years practitioners following consultation with parents, and we’ve made sure that children with special education needs are included and that each of the 50 Things means something across our culturally diverse communities.

50 Things is available as a free app or via our website, All the activities are low or no cost and focus on having fun, creating memories, and supporting children’s readiness for school. For more information please see our web page or download the app by searching for “50 Things” in your app store.

Walking routes

Parks offer a range of health and wellbeing activities, as well as providing the nature connectivity between urban and rural landscapes. If you are interested in connecting with nature and living a healthier lifestyle, please explore the following walking routes - offering range of long to short distance routes. 

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Huntingdonshire District

A detailed self guided walking brochure, including a range of walking routes in the Huntingdonshire District. Varying from moderate - advance walks and detailed route instructions.

Huntingdon Self Guide Walks
East Cambridgeshire District 

The guides outline two circular trails around the site marked out by sculptures of bulrushes and kingfishers. The Bulrush Trail is 1.5 miles long while the Kingfisher Trail is 2 miles long.

Ely Country Park Walking Trails
Woodwalton Fen to Wicken Fen

Rothschild Way is a footpath extending to Woodwalton Fen from Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire and commemorating the early wildlife conservation work of Charles Rothschild. The trail is 39 miles in length and is recognised as a long distance route by Cambridgeshire County Council.  

Rothschild Way