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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Tenpin Cambridge

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...

Kids with cameras at Centre for Computing History in Cambridge

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...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

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 bus

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...

A little boy with a paper plane at Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire

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...

Families watching show at Milton Country Park

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...

Boys at Wandlebury Country Park in Cambridge

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...

Indoor soft play frame at Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn in Fulbourn

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,...

Kids and Spiderman playing on soft play frame at Whale of a Time in Cambridge

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...

People with activity guns at Si5 Spy Missions Cambridge

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...

Three young kids playing in some leaves at Anglesey Abbey

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...

Machinery at The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey in Waterbeach

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...

Red panda at Shepreth Wildlife Park

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....

Girls at Bourn Pottery in Cambridge

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...

Cows at Wimpole Home Farm in Royston

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...

Indoor soft play frame at Bowling alleys at Flint Bowl

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...

Kids decorating cookies at The Spotted Giraffe in Cambridge

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...

Victorian village and windmill at Burwell Museum

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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