Category Archives: Free Passes

Social activities where the MSSC holds a shared pool of free season passes available to all MSSC members, subject to bookings availability.

Calendar for Duxford, Botanic Gardens & Shepreth bookings viewable on Outlook

For those in Marshall ADG, the calendar that the MSSC Committee uses to record bookings is now viewable as a read-only calendar on Outlook.

Depending on your version of Outlook this may be accessed slightly differently, but in general if you:

  1. Go to your Outlook Calendar
  2. Find “Open a Shared Calendar…”, usually on the lower left side of the screen 
  3. Type “MSSC” in the search bar and click “OK” 
  4. Select “Marshall Sports&SocialClub” and click “OK” 
  5. You should now be able to see the bookings for Botanic Gardens (Green), Duxford (Red) and Shepreth (Yellow). [Note, if the appointments are uncoloured, this likely means that the passes have been returned to the MSSC, ready for the next member to take them out]
  6. You can tick the MSSC calendar in the lower left panel under “People’s Calendars” to view it, and untick it to hide it.
  7. This should allow a good proportion of our members view availability before contacting the MSSC Committee Points of Contact for making the bookings. We hope this makes things a little clearer!
  8. Any feedback, please let Joelle Garden know.

Botanic Garden: Sounds Green 2017 line-up

The Garden is delighted to host another year of exciting, open-air music from Cambridge Summer Music.

Click here to view the Sounds Green flyer.

A weekly celebration of summer and music, Sounds Green is part of the Cambridge Summer Music programme of events. Set on the Garden’s Main Lawn with the Bee Borders as a stunning backdrop, visitors can enjoy an array of live music with family and friends, on a (hopefully) warm and balmy evening. Every Wednesday in July.

Music begins at 6.15pm, lasting approx one hour.  Visitors are welcome to stay on and enjoy the Garden until 8pm when the gates will close.   No tickets are required but normal Garden admission applies. There will be a retiring collection at the end of each performance towards the musicians’ performance fees.

The Sounds Green Programme 2017

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 6.15pm

Mentés Másként Ensemble

This lively award-winning group specialises in the traditional folk music and dance of their native Hungary. Mentés Másként are constantly looking for new ways to revive ancient tunes using original instruments, singing and traditional instrumental techniques. Supported by the Mátyás Seiber Trust and Cambridge Szeged Society.


Wednesday 12 July 2017, 6.15pm

Dodo Street Band

Described as ‘the last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer’, Dodo Street Band combines fiddle with accordion, bass, and bodhran. We defy you to resist the urge to get up and dance!


Wednesday 19 July 2017, 6.15pm

Westcombe Brass

Glenn Miller and Gershwin

Westcombe Brass are an exciting and versatile brass quintet based in London. Individually the group are successful young professionals, appearing with most of the major orchestras in this country; together they are a dynamic quintet able to perform works and arrangements spanning hundreds of years, in a variety of different styles.


Wednesday 26 July 2017, 6.15pm


Afrosamba is a Brazilian four-piece encompassing styles such as Afro Brazilian Jazz, Samba and Bossa Nova. Based in the UK, the group is fronted by Brazilian born Pilo Adami with seasoned musicians from Mozambique, Brazil and the UK. Influences are drawn from João Gilberto’s harmonic complexities, Airto Moreira’s experimental rhythms and Jorge Ben Jor’s laid back approach.

Food and Drink

The Garden Café will be serving food and drink; Thirsty will be providing a bar each evening and Jack’s Gelato will be serving homemade ice-cream on the Main Lawn. Visitors are also welcome to picnic.

High Lodge bookings now online!

As High Lodge have changed their parking system from physical passes to a number plate recognition system, this has allowed us to open up the bookings to be per person per day, similar to the punting system.

Just go to the High Lodge bookings page, check if your desired date is available, then contact Sandra to update the bookings page. Easy!

Remember, there are plenty of benefits and discounts associated with Discovery Pass membership accessible through the MSSC – these are listed in detail on the Social page.

Punt Bookings now viewable online

We’ve streamlined the punt booking process so that you, as an MSSC member, can see your punt bookings live on our website.

Scudamores also has access to the bookings page, so this makes it completely transparent to everyone.

Plus, you can also use the list to check to see if there is availability on your required day.

To make your booking, please contact Sandra Jedrej as usual, or Joelle Garden as a secondary contact.

We hope you like the change!

-MSSC Committee

Extra benefits for High Lodge and Botanic Gardens now on website

In addition to the benefit of FREE entry with the High Lodge and Botanic Gardens corporate MSSC passes, there are a number of additional benefits that you may want to be aware of.

The following has been added to the Social page on the MSSC website:

High Lodge Parking Pass

Free car parking at your local forest for you and your family – a saving of £11.50 per car per day!

See the High Lodge website for more information on activities in Thetford Forest:

Other benefits:

  • 15% off per person at Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segway.
    • Excludes Saturdays, Corporste Events and bank holidays. Book online at and quote the discount code. Not used for Tree Top Juniors, retail or gift vouchers. DSPTTX2 – Go Ape Tree Top Adventure (Min age 10 years, Min height 1.40m). DSPSW2 – Go Ape Segway (Min age 10 years, must be over 7 stone/45kg and under 19 stone/125kg)
  • 20% off cycle hire at Bike Art. Valid Monday-Friday in term time, excluding bank holidays.
  • Two free participants when you book a party of 10 or more people at Battlefield Live.
  • 10% off Oak Lodge full day hire.
  • 10% off pre-ordered children’s party food from Churchill Catering.
  • Maps for use at High Lodge.
  • Save 15% with Forest Holidays.
    • Stay in a luxury cabin in one of 9 idyllic Forestry Commission locations and save 15% off the price of the cabin. To book simply enter FOREST15 in the promotional code box when booking at You can also save 25% if your travel date is 7 days or less. This must be booked via the Contact Centre on 03330 110495.
  • 10% off Paramo Clothing when buying online using offer code FOB2011.

For latest information go to

Cambridge University Botanic Gardensorchid

MSSC have annual passes to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden – which means MSSC members get to explore all four seasons for free!

Other benefits:

  • All employees can sign up for the bi-monthly e-news describing when plants are at their best and listing upcoming events. Register your email address with the Friends Office at
  • Friends’ news is a full-colour newsletter that comes out three times a year. Please let MSSC know if you would like a copy for your reception area.
  • At the discretion of the Director and subject to agreement of terms and dates, Corporate Friends are able to hire the Glasshouse Range or the Garden Café out-of-hours for client entertainment events. Please contact MSSC for more details.