Kings College Chapel (< 1 mile)
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!
Footprint Tours (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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!
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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!
The Cambridge Mystery Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
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.
Cambridge Science Centre (< 1 mile)
Cambridge Science Centre
Educational based shows, workshops, lectures and hands-on exhibitions: great for keeping little minds and little fingers busy!
The Fitzwilliam Museum (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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.
Parkside Pools (< 1 mile)
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.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden (< 1 mile)
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.
Jesus Green Pool (1 miles)
Jesus Green Pool
Unheated outdoor swim facility with natural windbreak. There are plenty of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing.
Tenpin Cambridge (1 miles)
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!
Cambridge Museum of Technology (1 miles)
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.
Centre for Computing History (1 miles)
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!
Funky Fun House (2 miles)
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.
Lammas Land Pool (2 miles)
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.
Cherry Hinton Water Play Area (2 miles)
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.
Milton Country Park (3 miles)
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.
Wandlebury Country Park (4 miles)
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. Great idea if you're looking for fun things to do in Cambridge with kids.
Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn (5 miles)
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...
Whale of a Time (5 miles)
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.
Si5 Spy Missions (5 miles)
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!
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey (7 miles)
Shepreth Wildlife Park (7 miles)
Shepreth Wildlife Park
See animals of all kinds, from tigers to creepy crawlies. Get hands on in our Discovery Centre. There are two indoor soft play areas and a cafeteria, as well as an outdoor adventure play with pirate ship and fort! Plus Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Imperial War Museum Duxford (8 miles)
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...
Wimpole Home Farm (8 miles)
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.
Bury Lane Fun Barn (10 miles)
Bury Lane Fun Barn
Welcoming kids up to 13 years old, thus is a richly detailed farm themed finland with hoof print and tomato trails, cow print slides, duck pond ball pit, giant fruits and veg, balance beams, a sing-a-long Old Macdonald and loads more! Ooh-arr!
The Spotted Giraffe (10 miles)
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.
Burwell Museum (10 miles)
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.
Linton Zoo (10 miles)
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.
Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre (10 miles)
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.
National Dragonfly Project (11 miles)
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.
Crystal Lakes Play Barn (11 miles)
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.
The St Ives Mystery Treasure Trail (12 miles)
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.
Royston Leisure Centre (12 miles)
Royston Leisure Centre
Modern swimming facility with a regular giant inflatable session, plus Creepy Crawly Club programming for under 5s offering games, musical sessions and baby gym.
Royston Cave (12 miles)
Unique in Europe, it is a man made cavern in the shape of a beehive. Its most remarkable feature is an extensive range of wall carvings: a knights templar cave in the middle of Hertfordshire?!
Royston Museum (12 miles)
is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
Glazed Creations (12 miles)
is a paint-your-own pottery studio. We offer pottery suitable for children to paint, are able to teach basic techniques and encourage creativity, have a room for birthday parties and can assist with baby hand and foot printing on ceramics or in clay.
National Horse Racing Museum (13 miles)
National Horse Racing Museum
The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Explore the galleries with their Junior Fun Tour and enjoy dressing up in the Practical Gallery.
Scribbles Ceramics (13 miles)
Pottery painting fun at our studio, an activity in which all ages can have a go. Parties and walk in painting plus we can paint special pottery items for you if you have limited time or want a special present made.
The Raptor Foundation (13 miles)
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.
Treetops Soft Play (13 miles)
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.
Houghton Mill (13 miles)
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.
Audley End House and Park (13 miles)
Audley End House and Park
Charming historical house and estate with Natural History Collection, Victorian Nursery, Coal Gallery, costumed servants demonstrating vintage techniques, huge Organic Kitchen Garden, plus adventure playground, picnicking and play space. Lovely!
Saffron Walden Museum (13 miles)
Saffron Walden Museum
We are a family friendly museum where you can have fun exploring ancient history, natural history, local history and world cultures. We have an archaeological sandpit, where you can come and excavate, animals to stroke, microscopes to peep through, fossils, quizzes and much, much more.
Sedgeway Equestrian Centre (14 miles)
Sedgeway Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering all weather lessons from 5 years plus, with off road hacking and cross country obstacle trail available.
Audley End Miniature Railway (14 miles)
Audley End Miniature Railway
A delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke's private 10 and a quarter inch gauge railway through Estate woodland. The children all enjoy looking out for the teddies that live in the woods!
Witcham Equestrian Centre (14 miles)
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!
Tumble Downs (14 miles)
Children and adults will love this new centre - there is lots to keep the children amused whilst the parents relax in the Tumble Downs cafe area with comfortable sofas. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with children in Essex
Thanks for all the great things to do in Cambridge 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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