20 Best Things To Do In Cambridge Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cambridge

Home to the UK's best universities, picturesque canals, bridges and stunning architecture all around, there are lots of  fun things to do in Cambridge.

From a walk in Cambridge University Botanic Gardens to a day at The Fitzwilliam Museum or Sedgwick Museum of Sciences, Cambrdige has to offer many classic attractions great both for locals and visitors. 

If you’re looking for cool things to do this spring or summer when the weather is nice, take your kids to Cherry Hinton Water Play Area or Lammas Land Pool for a splashing adventure - you won’t regret it! It’s the perfect thing to do when the weather is nice. 

Next up, Linton Zoo, an animal day your whole family will enjoy. From kangaroos to armadillos and snow leopards - they’ve got plenty of wonderful and exotic creatures for you to meet. 

Here’s also one of our favourite free days out in Cambridge - Wandlebury Country Park. Nature play, picnic areas, wonderful walks and herds of adorable highland cows, what-s not to love?! 

Before you go on you merry way and dive into our list of fun family days out in Cambridge, here’s one final suggestion from us - kids absolutely love Clip n Climb Cambridge.

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Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

The Cambridge Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy some quality family fun together on the Cambridge self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. Suitable for the whole family and written so...

Cambridge Cathedral on huntfun Cambridge trail

Huntfun Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Going for a walk doesn't always get the kids excited but add a treasure hunt to it and trust us - they'll be sold! Untangle the mystery of the huntfu...

St John's college at Footprint Tours Cambridge

Footprint Tours Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Footprint Tours' free Cambridge walking tour is a great way to see the city centre on foot. It includes a huge amount of information about Cambridge...

'Globes' exhibit room at Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Let your kids feel like real life scientists as they embark on an interactive journey of exploration at Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Fro...

Visitors on Oxbridge Tours in Cambridge

Oxbridge Tours

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Oxbridge Tours provides a range of activities for all ages in Cambridge and Oxford led by current students of the universities. From the Ghouls and G...

Ceiling of Kings College Chapel in Cambridge

Kings College Chapel

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Choral Services at King's College Chapel are a breathtaking experience for any age and the Christmas Eve performance is frankly the sort of memor...

Family exploring bones and fossils at Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences in Cambridge

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lots of things to do for kids and a lot of it dinosaur related: mega bonus!! Opened in 1904, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences has its origins in...

Outside view of The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses world class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Highlights include master...

Bridge of Signs St Johns College at Rutherford's Punting Cambridge

Rutherford's Punting Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Enjoy a delightful traditional punting tour with Rutherford's Punting Cambridge. See the city from another perspective and laugh all the way as you l...

Girls after escaping at Lockhouse Escape Games in Cambridge

Lockhouse Escape Games

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Feel the adrenaline rush of a timed escape challenge at Lockhouse Escape Games Cambridge! Choose one of 3 themed escape room experiences, or do them...

Punting in the snow at Scholars Punting Cambridge

Scholars Punting Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Fancy an educational day out? Visit Cambridge with the family on a traditional punting trip. Take the 45-minute Scholars Punting Cambridge guided tou...

People in boat on river at Cambridge Punt Company

Cambridge Punt Company1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Punting in Cambridge is the ultimate way to enjoy the sights, with the River Cam passing through the very heart of Cambridge’s University campus affo...

Exhibit at Museum of Cambridge

Museum of Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Cambridge, formerly the Folk Museum, is a local social history museum housed in the former White Horse Inn, a half-timber-framed building d...

People in swimming pool at Parkside Pools in Cambridge

Parkside Pools

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Parkside Pools has something for everyone. Get fit, have fun or relax; you can do all three at Parkside Pools. The centre has three swimming pools in...

Outdoor swimming pool at Jesus Green Pool in Cambridge

Jesus Green Pool

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Jesus Green Pool is around 90 metres long, and it ranges from 1.2 to 2.5 metres deep. Built in the traditional 1930s style it is the largest pool in...

Fountains at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

With plants from all over the world displayed in a 40 acre oasis of gardens and glasshouses, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is an inspiratio...

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Vue Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Why not travel into space this week? Or maybe just another country? Jump into movie magic at Vue Cambridge, where you’ll find all your favourites, fr...

Kids in exhibition room at Cambridge Science Centre

Cambridge Science Centre

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Science is fun, especially when you can get hands-on! This is why Cambridge Science Centre takes an interactive approach and encourages kids to press...

Boy on climbing at Clip n Climb Cambridge

Clip n Climb Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Clip n Climb Cambridge has 20 unique climbing challenges for you to try, plus some extra surprises like the Vertical Drop Slide. See how many you can...

Machinery at Cambridge Museum of Technology in Cambridge

Cambridge Museum of Technology

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cambridge Museum of Technology collections include letterpress-printing equipment ranging from early hand operated presses to power machinery, the pu...

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