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Family Days Out in Cambridgeshire
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Linton Zoo
Linton
Linton Zoo There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Grevy's Zebra, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.
Hamerton Zoo Park
Hamerton
Hamerton Zoo Park Terrific and well cared for collection of animals, they also recently built two excellent standard completely new play areas, one for babies and toddlers and the other for older children.
The Raptor Foundation
Woodhurst
The Raptor Foundation A bird of prey sanctuary and hospital. It is a unique and exciting place for children and adults alike to meet and learn about owls, falcons, hawks and buzzards in a 30 acre site.
Wimpole Home Farm
Royston
Wimpole Home Farm Hidden amongst the trees, the Adventure Playground is a popular spot with those who love to climb, slide, scramble and swing, while tiny tots enjoy their own play area and mini pedal tractors. Rare breeds animals and seasonal events.
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre
Peterborough
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre Feed the friendly animals, hop on our bumpy Tractor Ride, explore the Straw Bale Maze, discover the 18th century working Watermill and play in our indoor Activity Barn. Come rain or shine, experience an action-packed, fun-filled day.
Pigeons Farm
Peterborough
Pigeons Farm Children's Farm with hands on daily activities where children really do get close to the animals. Feed the animals, collect the eggs, enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas, petting barn, Jumping Pillow, bale climbing, and Gobots
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Duxford
Imperial War Museum Duxford One of the world's most spectacular aviation heritage complexes with 200 aircraft, the American Air Museum and a fine collection of military vehicles plus special exhibitions including, the Normandy Experience and Monty. The Museum holds four Air Shows, a Military Vehicle Show plus other events...
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Waterbeach
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Discover farming through the ages and learn about the rural history of Cambridgeshire with objects displays and interactives for all ages.
Cambridge Museum of Technology
Cambridge
Cambridge Museum of Technology The museum shows the history of power through the ages, collections include letterpress-printing and pump station equipment, information and artefacts from local industries.
Railworld
Peterborough
Railworld A large Wildlife Haven and habitat creation project, steam engines in the process of restoration, the worlds first 100MPH hover train, a large garden railway, and an amazing 7 track OO gauge model railway.
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Cambridge
Whipple Museum of the History of Science holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present including microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus!
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Cambridge
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Varying range of exhibitions, encompassing more than 500 million years of Earth's history, plenty of it dinosaur related. Try the Trail after!
Thorney Heritage Museum
Thorney
Thorney Heritage Museum Concentrates on the time from the first settlement by these monks, but relates human life to the geology and water courses of the natural world.
Cromwell Museum
Huntingdon
Cromwell Museum The purpose of the Cromwell Museum is to interpret his life and legacy through portraits, documents and objects associated with Cromwell. Impressively impartial!
Kettles Yard
Cambridge
Kettles Yard Family friendly, on top of the fantastic exhibitions they also offer an Education Room where the kids (4+) can make their own artwork from a selection of free materials! Loads of cool events too!
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum Houses world class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Enjoy tales of mighty rulers, warrior kings and powerful armies from Ancient Egypt and closer to home.
Museum of Cambridge
Cambridge
Museum of Cambridge is a local social history museum housed in a 17th-century timber-framed building, which operated as the White Horse Inn for 300 years. The wonderful and varied collections are displayed in nine room settings, including a children’s attic playroom, each filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to...
Centre for Computing History
Cambridge
Centre for Computing History is a hands on, interactive computer and video games museum dedicated to the history of the technology that has changed our lives! Many of the computers can be played with and we have programming guides for you to follow and learn to code!
St Neots Museum
St Neots
St Neots Museum Find out all about St Neots in this small but fascinating museum. A number of hands on activities for kids plus police cells to visit! Free entry for local residents.
Burwell Museum
Burwell
Burwell Museum Learn local history; visit the windmill and other authentic buildings. Vintage vehicles, mobile butcher’s shop and interactive Victorian schoolroom, plus dressing up in the Nissen hut. Free for under 5s.
Parkside Pools
Cambridge
Parkside Pools 25m fitness pool and combined teaching and diving pool with moveable floor. They also have two flume rides: one single, and one suitable for two people, plus a children's leisure pool.
Cherry Hinton Water Play Area
Cambridge
Cherry Hinton Water Play Area Free access pair of paddling pools with a connecting bridge and an attached play area, May through September.
Peterborough Lido
Peterborough
Peterborough Lido Three outdoor heated pools: a 50m, a teaching and a paddling pool in a Grade II listed building. Seasonal opening for a family splash about! Also a large lawn area with play facilities, balcony and refreshment area. What better way is there to enjoy the summer sun?
Regional Fitness Swimming Centre
Peterborough
Regional Fitness Swimming Centre Swimming pool with diving facilities, standard and teaching pools, synthetic pitch and hydro health spa suite for mum!
Jesus Green Pool
Cambridge
Jesus Green Pool Unheated outdoor swim facility with natural windbreak. There are plenty of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing.
Activity World
Peterborough
Activity World Featuring an exciting multi level indoor play area for children upto 1.55m (max age 12)and Toddler World for children up to 1m.
Big Sky Adventure Play
Peterborough
Big Sky Adventure Play Features huge indoor play areas for over and under 4s plus rides and amusements mostly included in the price, like Skyrider, Pedal Karts and Track, trampolines and bouncy castle.
Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn
Fulbourn
Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn Come and have fun at the Playbarn where you can whiz down slides, climb across rope bridges, squeeze through the rollers, wriggle through the chimney stack or relax in the ball pit! Outdoors you can drive the play combine and tractors, explore the house or dig in the sandpit, jump on the sputnik or cuddle the...
Planet Zoom
Ely
Planet Zoom Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security.
Brewsters Fun Factory
St Neots
Brewsters Fun Factory Indoor play facility attached to a family restaurant, with a multi level adventure play zone featuring the classics like climbing and sliding plus dedicated toddler area.
Funky Fun House
Cambridge
Funky Fun House lots of fantastic facilities including big slides, a tubular helter skelter, some air cannons which fire foam balls, and lots of challenging climbing surfaces. The Toddler play frame, main play frame and sports area are designed to help the Physical Development of all children.
Whale of a Time
Cambridge
Whale of a Time Children's indoor softplay centre with two separate state of the art challenging and stimulating play frames, along with two dedicated party areas decorated with all the kids' favourite cbeebies characters. All supported by an upmarket cafe serving high quality hot and cold food and drinks.
Play 2 Day
Wisbech
Play 2 Day Children's play and activity centre for 0 to 11 year olds, plus tenpin bowling and laser tag.
Peterborough Adventure Playcentre
Peterborough
Peterborough Adventure Playcentre As well as the indoor play area if you pre-book you can try your hand at a large range of adventurous activities including high and low ropes, mountain biking, orienteering, archery, aerial runway, slippery slope, outdoor peg-pole wall, indoor bouldering wall and problem solving activities.
Crystal Lakes Play Barn
Fenstanton
Crystal Lakes Play Barn Has it all for kids from 11 months to 10 years. Non-stop fun in the spectacular Farm themed inside and the action packed Outback themed ouside.
Eat n Play
St Neots
Eat n Play Part of Eat 'n' Bowl bowling alley, they have slides, rides, mammoth balls and a separate baby area. Kids welcome under 147cm.
Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard
March
Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard Jungle Safari Maize Maze and Giant Funyard! Complete the Monkey Maze and the Jungle Bungle challenge to win Monkey Nuts. Plus: Go Karts, Pesky Pigeon Tractor Ride, Zip Wire, Pig Racing, Bouncy Castles, Happy Hands Trail, Giant Sand Pit with Mini-Diggers and more!
Cracker Jacks
St Neots
Cracker Jacks Multi level adventure play plus sensory room, gaming area and dedicated toddler and baby zones.
Treetops Soft Play
Ely
Treetops Soft Play offer a huge multi level jungle themed adventure play frame full of classic features plus dedicated zone for toddlers and crawlers with smaller versions of the big fun.
The Hampton Brewers Fayre
Hampton
The Hampton Brewers Fayre features a colourful multi level adventure soft play frame full of slides, climbs, balls and bounces, plus dedicated toddler zone with smaller versions of the big fun.
Leos Funzone
Huntingdon
Leos Funzone There are multi levels packed with climbing walls, slides, swings, spinning panels, wobble floors, ball pools, interactive games and much more. For babies and toddlers there is a separate stimulating play area.
Leos Funzone
St Neots
Leos Funzone There are multi levels packed with climbing walls, slides, swings, spinning panels, wobble floors, ball pools, interactive games and much more. For babies and toddlers there is a separate stimulating play area.
The Spotted Giraffe
Linton
The Spotted Giraffe 3 level multi color adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features and padded equipment one expects plus a toddler zone.
Ely Cathedral
Ely
Ely Cathedral Very impressive Cathedral built in 1082 and steeped in history, guided tours available
Houghton Mill
Huntingdon
Houghton Mill Follow the family Cat and Rat trail around the mill, enjoy the hands on activities, and explore the five storey historic building. Please note the limited opening times.
Cambridge Science Centre
Cambridge
Cambridge Science Centre Educational based shows, workshops, lectures and hands-on exhibitions: great for keeping little minds and little fingers busy!
Fossils Galore
March
Fossils Galore Learn all about fossils and how to find them. A number of activities on offer such as a Dinosaur hunt and a fossil or crystal hunt in a sand pit. You can also pan for gold or break some geodes.
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum
Ely
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum Find out all about the history and management of the fens. A number of different engines to see and learn about. Open Days are held during the year, which give you a chance to see some engines in operation.
Kings College Chapel
Cambridge
Kings College Chapel The Choral Services and concerts at King's are an iconic Cambridge visit and a breathtaking live musical experience for any age, with differing choir combinations to choose from and special events throughout the year!
Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre
Royston
Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre CURRENTLY CLOSED Runs skiing lessons throughout the year. Junior Club caters for tots up to late teens at all levels of ability, with friendly, experienced instructors.
Peterborough Skydome Ice Rink
Peterborough
Peterborough Skydome Ice Rink Offering open skate, disco and parent and toddler session types to welcome families from all angles.
Mepal Outdoor Centre
Ely
Mepal Outdoor Centre A unique Activity Centre set on the shores of a 20 acre lake in the Cambridgeshire Fens, offering a wide range of affordable water and land based activities for families.
AMF Peterborough
Peterborough
AMF Peterborough Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Tenpin Cambridge
Cambridge
Tenpin Cambridge is a bowling centre located in Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way, Cambridge. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
Strikes
Ely
Strikes Kiddie friendly ten pin bowling with adventure soft play also on site.
Bowl 2 Day
Wisbech
Bowl 2 Day Bowling is a fantastic social activity suitable for all ages and abilities. It's a great way to exercise gently, develop balance, co-ordination and burn calories: get off the couch, get onto a lane!
Lakeside Lodge Golf and Bowling
Huntingdon
Lakeside Lodge Golf and Bowling Family friendly tenpin bowling alley with four full size lanes and animated graphics. Booking advised. Kids love bowling!
Eat n Bowl
St Neots
Eat n Bowl The 16 lane bowling alley set across 2 floors offers Moonlight Bowl on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm, where bowlers can enjoy a real party atmosphere with ultra-violet lights and dance tunes.
Lakeside SuperBowl Peterborough
Peterborough
Lakeside SuperBowl Peterborough Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Teamworks Karting Peterborough
Peterborough
Teamworks Karting Peterborough is a state-of-the-art kart circuit featuring sensationally speedy but child-friendly go-karts. Featuring catering and party facilities as well as the best-trained staff and safe, responsive and speedy karts: 7 days a week! For over 8s.
Rally Karting
Huntingdon
Rally Karting Driving age limit around ten to twelve depending on height, contact for information. For safety they generally recommend those drivers less than 12 years old should only be on the track with youngsters of similar ages.
Ely Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Ely
Ely Spy Mission Treasure Trail With so much to see and to do, Ely makes a great tourist destination. Looking for a perfect family day out? Then look no further than treasure trails! These fun activities will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an...
The Cambridge Mystery Treasure Trail
Cambridge
The Cambridge Mystery Treasure Trail Together you will be hunting for the answers to our clues and solving the mystery of this self guided themed walk around Cambridge. The Cambridge Mystery Treasure Trail is guaranteed to get the whole family involved.
Footprint Tours
Cambridge
Footprint Tours Walking and cycling tours with a novel approach using the more fun and interesting historical facts bound to interest children. You pay what you think it is worth!
Oxbridge Tours
Cambridge
Oxbridge Tours Tours of Cambridge, Ghost Tours, Punting Tours, Bike Tours, Tours of Oxford, Alice in Wonderland Tour, Harry Potter Tour, Tours for Kids, University Introduction tours, and more!
Nene Valley Railway
Peterborough
Nene Valley Railway Enjoy a vintage train ride, explore the travelling post office, and learn the difference between diesel and traction engines. And for good reasons, their Thomas is considered the 'official' Thomas The Tank Engine!
Ferry Meadows Railway
Peterborough
Ferry Meadows Railway The train offers seating for 60 passengers, it can carry you and all your friends, for a pleasant journey across Nene Park. Great for the junior train enthusiast!
National Dragonfly Project
Wicken
National Dragonfly Project One of the best places in the country to see dragonflies with 22 species recently recorded on the fen. Plus informative visitor centre and educational boards outside. Please note the limited opening dates.
Central Park
Peterborough
Central Park Green Flag Award winning park with many children's play and swim features and events ranging from concerts, open air theatre productions, sports courses, teddy bears picnics and fun days.
Wandlebury Country Park
Cambridge
Wandlebury Country Park A natural adventure playground: explore the Iron Age Ring ditch and 100 acres of woodland and meadows. Space to picnic, play games, walk on gentle chalk hills and enjoy the wildlife and our highland cattle. Lots of special events through the year for all the family. One of many family places to visit if...
Ferry Meadows Country Park
Peterborough
Ferry Meadows Country Park With meadows, lakes and woodland to explore, Ferry Meadows Country Park gives you the space to relax, enjoy an exhilarating cycle ride, walk in the woods and experience nature and the great outdoors.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge
Cambridge University Botanic Garden A family friendly place of peace to study plants from all over the world in 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses. Kids should take a camera or sketchbook to get the very most out of it.
Lammas Land Pool
Fen Causeway
Lammas Land Pool Adventure playground with a large shallow paddling pool free to use throughout the summer. A short walk away is another free, outdoor pool a bit deeper with lifeguards! Plus the delights of the Fen Causeway nearby too.
Milton Country Park
Milton
Milton Country Park Features include 2 miles pf accessible pathways, an adventure playground, wildlife observation platforms, fishing spots, seasonal events and loads of space for picnicking and play.
Crafty Monkey
St Neots
Crafty Monkey Pottery painting and build a bear studio brings the fun factor to St. Neots. Great for family outings (babies to great grandparents will enjoy!), for baby hand and footprints, for personalised gifts and to make your very own cuddly toy. It's a fantastic birthday party venue. Let your kids monkey around...
Andronicas Ceramics Studio
Peterborough
Andronicas Ceramics Studio Create a unique piece of art by you at our ceramics studio! Choose from dragons, fairies, bowls, cars and loads more. Design and paint it, then weâll do all the hard bits for you to make it special. Our coffee shop downstairs also means you can enjoy food and drink while you paint. Yum!
Rainbow Crazy Ceramic Cafe
Whittlesey
Rainbow Crazy Ceramic Cafe is an indoor activity where children and adults can come and choose a piece of pottery and paint their own design making it unique. We have a wide range of pottery to choose from, suitable for all ages. We have now introduced Woodart to our studio giving you more choice.
CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe
Ely
CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe is a Ceramic Arts Cafe situated in the heart of the Cathedral city of Ely. It is a ceramic arts experience for families and friends, adults and children of all ages to enjoy. Choose from our extensive selection of items and create a truly personalised piece of pottery.
Si5 Spy Missions
Cambridge
Si5 Spy Missions - is the exciting spy themed action adventure centre near Cambridge suitable for anyone aged 6 and above. Your Mission: to infiltrate the ship and stop the missile being launched without getting caught! The mission ends with an adrenalin pumping escape - you and your friends will feel like real spies!
New Ark Adventure Playground
Peterborough
New Ark Adventure Playground We have sand play, swings, slides, rocking logs, tyre swing, cable ride and Peterborough's only American Swing
Johnsons Old Hurst
Huntingdon
Johnsons Old Hurst By no means a full day but a fun stopover if you're after a gambol around the field and playground or, er, sausages! Farm shop and tea rooms with play area and fort, and visual access to farm animals including crocodiles!
Witcham Equestrian Centre
Ely
Witcham Equestrian Centre BHS approved lessons in indoor schooling environment plus riding simulator, Pony Club.
Sedgeway Equestrian Centre
Ely
Sedgeway Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering all weather lessons from 5 years plus, with off road hacking and cross country obstacle trail available.
Grasslands Equestrian Centre
Peterborough
Grasslands Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons from 4 years, scenic hacking available, recognised Pony Club Centre.
Laserforce
Peterborough
Laserforce An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be, in a safe environment. With laser guns!
Battlefield Live Peterborough
Peterborough
Battlefield Live Peterborough Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infrared gaming guns for anyone aged 7 to 70. Scenarios include Capture and Hold a Base, Sniper Alley, Rescue a VIP, and Team Combat, all with special lighting and sound effects.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Cambridgeshire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Cambridgeshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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