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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cambridge

Education is the name of the game when you're looking for things to do in Cambridge with the kids.

Home to one of the UK’s most prestigious universities, there are lots of opportunities to learn through activities and engagement during Cambridge family days out. The Science Centre will inspire children to ask questions and discover how things work through interactive workshops and exhibitions.

Keep the lab coat on for The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences for a trip through 500 million years of Earth’s history, while the Whipple Museum of the History of Science features science equipment dating as far back as the Middle Ages.

Back in the present day enjoy the great outdoors at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses are ripe for exploration as children study and sketch plants from all around the world.

See more of the city sights and bring the whole family together on The Cambridge Mystery Treasure Trail. Buy or download the map, solve the clues and spot the landmarks as you make your way around the city learning its secrets as you go.

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Tenpin Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take a swing at Tenpin Cambridge. Kids young and old will love having a go, especially with arcade games, table tennis and more in the mix. Begin by...

Centre for Computing History

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Centre for Computing History is a large display of computers and video game consoles dating back to the early sixties. It is one of the rare muse...

Grantchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Grantchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

With the clock ticking and locals calling out for a hero, can you come to their rescue and solve the Grantchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail? It’s ce...

Lammas Land Pool

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Lammas Pool is a large and shallow paddler, ideal for pelting in and out of on hot summer days. There's also a pleasingly large playground with s...

Cherry Hinton Water Play Area

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Out in the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall lays two small paddling pools with gentle water shelves and a maximum depth of 0.4 metres, making them ideal...

City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

With its cobbled streets and ceremonial robes, Cambridge could very well be Hogwarts! Why not sprinkle a little extra magic over proceedings on a Cit...

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  • Duxford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step into the history of aviation at the Imperial War Museum Duxford! Discover the stories of those who lived and worked at RAF Duxford and explore g...

Milton Country Park

  • Milton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

TheMilton Country Park comprises 95 acres of eclectic terrain to explore based around the reclaimed gravel pits, but out of it's wilder depths there...



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Wandlebury Country Park

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At Wandlebury Country Park on the gentle Gog Magog Hills just south of Cambridge, is a welcome retreat for walkers, nature lovers and a natural adven...

Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn

  • Fulbourn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Whatever the weather Cheeky Monkeys will guarantee an exciting time for children whether they are whizzing down slides, climbing across rope bridges,...

Whale of a Time

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Whale of a Time offers two state of the art playframes, for the Crawlers and Toddlers a double level separate playframe comprising of a Bridge, Slide...

Si5 Spy Missions Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

The Mission: to infiltrate the ship and stop the missile being launched without getting caught! The mission ends with an adrenalin pumping escape: yo...

Anglesey Abbey

  • Lode
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Enjoy a family day out in nature at Anglesey Abbey and discover 114 acres of beautiful land, just 6 miles away from Cambridge! Your adventure with th...

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

  • Waterbeach
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey has a lot of interactive displays suitable for young children based on the Medieval Abbey and farming. Meet Geral...

Shepreth Wildlife Park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Shepreth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

There are lots of animals to go and see at the award-winning Shepreth Wildlife Park, including tigers, red pandas, birds of prey, otters and lemurs....

Bourn Pottery

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Bourn Pottery is not your usual pottery studio. Here you and the kids won’t just paint ready-made pottery. You get to make your own items from clay a...

Wimpole Home Farm

  • Royston
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

At Wimpole Home Farm you can wander into your own sprawling estate, with acres of parkland resplendent in the seasons, a manor home and a farm full o...

Bury Lane Fun Barn5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Royston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bury Lane Fun Barn is a thickly farm themed adventure play barn welcoming kids aged up to a whopping 10 years old with dedicated toddler space too: e...

The Spotted Giraffe5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Spotted Giraffe offer a 3 level multi color adventure play frame which features loads of the classic physical play fun features and superbly padd...

Burwell Museum

  • Burwell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Burwell Museum shows what life was like in this area over the last 100 years, plus there are Anglo Saxon and Romano British displays. Stevens' Mill (...

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