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Family Days Out near to Cambridge
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Parkside Pools (< 1 mile)
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.
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (< 1 mile)
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!
Cambridge University Botanic Garden (< 1 mile)
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.
The Fitzwilliam Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (< 1 mile)
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. The Museum's collection includes microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus.
Oxbridge Tours (< 1 mile)
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!
Footprint Tours (< 1 mile)
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!
Cambridge Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Cambridge
Cambridge Treasure Trail An exciting way to explore a new town whilst learning something new and enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. Follow the trail, solve the clues and see the best sights with Cambridgeshire Treasure Trails. Trails can be downloaded and completed in your own time, anytime.
Cambridge Science Centre (< 1 mile)
Cambridge
Cambridge Science Centre Educational based shows, workshops, lectures and hands-on exhibitions: great for keeping little minds and little fingers busy!
Tenpin Cambridge (< 1 mile)
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!
Centre for Computing History (< 1 mile)
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!
Kettles Yard (< 1 mile)
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.
Museum of Cambridge (< 1 mile)
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...
Cambridge Museum of Technology (1 miles)
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.
Funky Fun House (1 miles)
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.
Jesus Green Pool (2 miles)
Cambridge
Jesus Green Pool Unheated outdoor swim facility with natural windbreak. There are plenty of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing.
Cherry Hinton Water Play Area (2 miles)
Cambridge
Cherry Hinton Water Play Area Free access pair of paddling pools with a connecting bridge and an attached play area, May through September.
Wandlebury Country Park (4 miles)
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...
Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn (4 miles)
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...
Si5 Spy Missions (6 miles)
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!
Whale of a Time (6 miles)
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.
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey (7 miles)
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.
Shepreth Wildlife Park (7 miles)
Shepreth
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. Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Imperial War Museum Duxford (7 miles)
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...
Wimpole Home Farm (9 miles)
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.
The Spotted Giraffe (10 miles)
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.
Linton Zoo (10 miles)
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.
Burwell Museum (10 miles)
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.
National Dragonfly Project (10 miles)
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.
Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre (10 miles)
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.
Crystal Lakes Play Barn (11 miles)
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.
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre (12 miles)
Royston
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre Children's Indoor Soft Play Centre based in Royston Leisure Centre
National Horse Racing Museum (12 miles)
Newmarket
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 (12 miles)
Newmarket
Scribbles Ceramics 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.
Royston Cave (12 miles)
Royston
Royston Cave 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)
Royston
Royston Museum is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
Glazed Creations (12 miles)
Royston
Glazed Creations 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.
Saffron Walden Museum (13 miles)
Saffron Walden
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.
Audley End House and Park (13 miles)
Saffron Walden
Audley End House and Park is a Jacobean house set in a serpentine park. The park contains a circular temple and a bridge over the River Cam, loads of events go on through the summer. Children can let loose in the fun themed play area
Treetops Soft Play (13 miles)
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 Raptor Foundation (13 miles)
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.
Tumble Downs (14 miles)
Saffron Walden
Tumble Downs 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
Sedgeway Equestrian Centre (14 miles)
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.
Houghton Mill (14 miles)
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.
Audley End Minature Railway (14 miles)
Saffron Walden
Audley End Minature 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)
Ely
Witcham Equestrian Centre BHS approved lessons in indoor schooling environment plus riding simulator, Pony Club.
Planet Zoom (14 miles)
Ely
Planet Zoom Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security.
Strikes (14 miles)
Ely
Strikes Kiddie friendly ten pin bowling with adventure soft play also on site.
CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe (15 miles)
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.
Ely Cathedral (15 miles)
Ely
Ely Cathedral Very impressive Cathedral built in 1082 and steeped in history, guided tours available

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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