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Things To Do & Days Out in Cambridgeshire
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 Over 20 acres of parkland, home to 100s of incredible animals. Kids will love the newly expanded natural style play areas, Stoll-a-Safari and hands on reptile encounters!
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 A large Wildlife Haven and habitat creation project, with steam engines in the process of restoration, the worldâs first 100MPH hovertrain, a large garden railway, and an amazing 7 track OO gauge model railway - REDUCED admission if you - Take a ride on the NVR Train and make a 'Delightful Day of...
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 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 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 The purpose of the Cromwell Museum is to interpret his life and legacy through portraits, documents and objects associated with Cromwell. Impressively impartial!
The Fitzwilliam Museum Enjoy tales of mighty rulers, warrior kings and powerful armies, plus explore world class collections of works of art and antiquities, and pick up a Fitz Kit full of adventurous activities for kids to embark on in the galleries!
Museum of Cambridge Local social history museum housed in a 17th-century timber framed building, which operated as the White Horse Inn for 300 years. Wondeful, varied collections are displayed in nine room settings, each filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to the1600s.
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 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 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 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 Free access pair of paddling pools with a connecting bridge and an attached adventure play area plus tennis court, May through September.
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 Swimming pool with diving facilities, standard and teaching pools, synthetic pitch and hydro health spa suite for mum!
Jesus Green Pool Unheated outdoor swim facility with natural windbreak. There are plenty of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing.
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 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 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...
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 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 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.
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 Now known as Flutterbyz Fun Barn, offering soft play for smalls to help keep them happy and busy on your fishing trip.
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 Jungle Safari Maize Maze and Giant Funyard! Complete the Monkey Maze and the Jungle Bungle challenge. Plus: Go Karts, Pesky Pigeon Tractor Ride, Zip Wire, Pig Racing, Bouncy Castles, Happy Hands Trail, Giant Sand Pit with Mini-Diggers and more! 2015 MMA award winners!
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 Indoor Play Centre featuring 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. Kid’s parties available too.
Leos Funzone There are multi levels packed with fun features for older kids (up to 9 years). For babies and toddlers there is a separate stimulating play area.
Leos Funzone Indoor play centre with multi levels packed with fun features such as slides, swings, and spinning panels, climbing walls, wobble floors, ball pools, interactive games, and much more! Separate stimulating play area for babies and toddlers.
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.
Play2Day Family Entertainment Centre - is Fenland's Family Entertainment Centre, comprising an Indoor Adventure Play Centre, an 8 lane Ten Pin Bowling Centre and an exciting Lazer Tag Arena all conveniently situated under one roof.
Wacky Warehouse Hartford Mill offer a triple level adventure play frame plus outdoors fun too! All the classic components from slides and balls to tunnels and bridges: go!
Ely Cathedral Impressive ancient cathedral with beautiful buildings to explore, and basic guided tour included in price. Tower tours also available and there is a Stained Glass Museum there too! Surrounded by beautiful meadows and parkland. Activities for kids include brass rubbing and an Activity Trail!
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 Educational based shows, workshops, lectures and hands-on exhibitions: great for keeping little minds and little fingers busy!
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.
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!
Planet Ice Arena Peterborough Offering open skate, disco and parent and toddler session types to welcome families whatever they fancy! One of the most fun exercises you can do and great for a tribe size giggle.
Mepal Outdoor Centre Brace yourselves, there's Zorbing, Bushcraft, Fencing, Canoeing, Archery and Climbing plus summer Day Camps and Family Fun Taster Days! However hard, high, cunning or frivolous you want it these folks have got the fun for you!
AMF Bowling Peterborough is a 20 lane tenpin alley welcoming families also boasting air con, karaoke, the right to wear your own shoes, a cool arcade and outside seating for a breather!
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!
Bowl 2 Day offers 8 lanes of bowling, an indoor play area and a laser tag arena! Loads of weatherproof family fun for all ages. Awesome!
Lakeside Lodge Golf and Bowling Family friendly tenpin bowling alley with 4 full size lanes, computerised scoring and animated graphics. Booking advised. Kids love bowling!
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.
MFA Bowl Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards and whup the grown ups! Great family fun and a classic all weather option! Open late!
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.
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 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 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!
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The St Ives Mystery Treasure Trail Guaranteed to get the whole family involved, the St Ives Mystery Treasure Trail will have you searching for the answers to sneaky clues to solve the mystery on this self-guided themed walk around St Ives.
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 Offering a 60 seater countryside train ride around Coney Meadow, past the Overton and Lynch Lakes, before arriving at Gunwade near a waterspouts centre! Add in the playgrounds at either end and you've got a great day out for kids!
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 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 A natural adventure playground: explore the Iron Age Ring ditch and romp in 100 acres of woodland and meadows! Space to picnic, play games, walk on gentle chalk hills and enjoy the wildlife.
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 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 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 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 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 also a fantastic birthday party venue.
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 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 A centre offering traditonal adventure play with sand, swings, slides, rocking logs, tyre swing, cable rides and more. There is also an Eco Centre with sensory garden, orchard, and woodland area. They also have a city farm!
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!
Wisbech Skaters Family friendly skating rink with open and disco sessions, plus lessons, Loopy Ball, parties and non skating tots' discos too!
Witcham Equestrian Centre BHS approved lessons in indoor schooling environment plus top notch riding simulator and a registered Pony Club. Short scenic hacks are available for the experienced too!
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 BHS approved facility offering lessons from 4 years, scenic hacking available, recognised Pony Club Centre and Disabled Riding Centre. Indoor and outdoor plus guided hacking available!
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 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.