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Join us for this free wellness event on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus on 12 September  

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is inviting people to take time to focus on their own health and wellbeing at the first Cambridge Wellness Festival, with the full schedule of events published today. 

The free event is open to the public as well as Campus staff and will be hosted on The Green and The Gardens – the space between Royal Papworth Hospital and AstraZeneca’s new DISC building behind Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  

The Wellness Festival will comprise stalls, activities, talks and workshops across three tents. There is no charge for entry or for any activity and all stands and activities are running from 10am until 7pm on 12 September 2023. 

Drop-in activities throughout the day include yoga, qigong and sound baths, whilst a packed schedule of talks will help you learn about different elements of wellness.  There will also be meditation sessions in Mynd’s Mobile Meditation Unit and gym sessions with Fitness Rush – visit Liam Rush in his amazing mobile gym and talk through what he has to offer. 

Gill Wilson, Campus Enlivenment Lead for the Campus, said: 

“The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe and the biggest employment site in Cambridge. There is so much going on here that we want to give everyone the chance to learn about healthy habits which could improve their social, physical and mental health. But it’s not just limited to people working here, we want local people to benefit from having the Campus on their doorstep so we encourage anybody who is interested to come along and get involved.” 

There is no need to book but why not let us know you are coming via the Facebook event. 

The Green and Gardens is the green space between Papworth Hospital and the new AstraZeneca building. You can find it via What 3 Words or Google Maps, or look out for signposts on the day.

View and download the full timetable here 

How to get to the Wellness Festival 

We’re really looking forward to seeing you here on Campus. There are many ways to get to the campus and we would encourage you to consider travel sustainably. 

Arrive by park and ride

Our campus is linked with the Cambridgeshire Park and Ride scheme. It’s free to park for up to 18 hours, you just pay for your return. Pricing starts from £3.50; you can plan your journey on their website.

There is currently a temporary reduction in the number of spaces available at Babraham Park & Ride whilst work takes place on a renewable energy project.

Additional capacity is available at Trumpington Park & Ride which allows access to our hospitals via the frequent Busway service or shared cycle/pedestrian path.

Arrive by bus 

Addenbrooke’s Hospital has its own bus station at the Hills Road entrance to the site. The majority of buses pick up and drop off here. There are further stops around the wider biomedical campus.  

View timetables here or call Traveline: 0871 200 2 233.

Arrive via Guided Busway 

  • Busway A and B 
  • Trumpington Park and Ride > Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) > Cambridge Rail Station > City centre and beyond

Campus stops: 

  • Francis Crick Avenue (Busway A and B) (10 minute walk to main reception) 
  • Dame Mary Archer Way (Busway A and B) (5 minute walk to main reception or 1 minute to the Rosie Hospital) 
  • Outpatients (Busway A and B) (2 minute walk to main reception) 
  • Puddicombe Way (Busway A and B) (6 minute walk to main reception) 
  • Royal Papworth Hospital (Busway A and B) (6 minute walk to main reception) 
  • The services run along the busway serving Longstanton and St Ives Park and Ride sites.

Arrive by walking 

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is at the southern edge of Cambridge. Walking from Cambridge city centre takes around an hour.  

If you are arriving by train, the shared-use path alongside the guided busway will take approximately 30-minute walk. 

Babraham Park and Ride is about 2km south of the campus. Many people choose to park their cars here and then walk or catch the Park and Ride bus to the campus. 

Trumpington Park and Ride is under 3 kilometres from the campus. Guided bus services are available however some people choose to walk the scenic route to and/or from the Park and Ride.

Arrive by cycling 

The main road routes leading to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, including Hills Road, Long Road, Trumpington Road and Addenbrooke’s Road all have dedicated cycles lanes, as well as off-road paths.

Cambridgeshire County Council provides a downloadable map of cycle routes through and around the city which you can access here. Cambridge CycleStreets enables you to plan routes online. 

There are a number of cycle parking areas across the campus with public open cycle parking at key entrances.

Arrive via Cambridge train station 

If you arrive via train, it will take approximately 30 minutes to walk to campus. If you leave the train station and hop on a bus, it will take approximately 10 minutes. You can visit Traveline to plan your journey and receive live updates.  

Arrive by car 

The campus and its hospitals are well signposted from most parts of Cambridge. If you are driving from outside Cambridge, there is easy access to the campus via Addenbrooke’s Road, signed from Junction 11 on the M11. 

Visit Google Maps for a personalised directions to our site. 

Car parking for patients and visitors is located in one of our two multi-storey car parks located at car park 1 or car park 2. Each of these car parks operates a pay on foot system where customers make their payment for parking on exiting the car park.

Accessible travel 

Passenger Assist Cambridge is a 24/7 mobility and wheelchair taxi service. They can assist with: hospital appointments, shopping, days out, station transfers and more. 

All drivers are fully DBS checked, disability aware and first aid certified.

For contact information and to book the service please visit the Passenger Assist website.