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.

Find your perfect day out

Boy jumping into outdoor swimming pool at Hornchurch Sports Centre

Hornchurch Sports Centre

  • Hornchurch
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

The Hornchurch Sports Centre has recently been refurbished and is now offering fun swims, swimming lessons, diving and other exciting activities in i...

Train carriage at station building at Northampton and Lamport Railway

Northampton and Lamport Railway

  • Chapel Brampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Northampton and Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located at Pitsford and Brampton Station, roughly 5 miles...

Fox at Woodberry Wetlands in Stoke Newington

Woodberry Wetlands

  • Stoke Newington
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Woodberry Wetlands is a haven for wildlife and people, created at the Stoke Newington East Reservoir in Hackney. It is 17 hectares of reed-fringed po...

Tenpin Northampton

Tenpin Northampton

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Roll up to Tenpin, Northampton with your little gang, and find out who has what it takes to win the top spot! Bowling is a great activity to keep the...

Cineworld London - Ilford

Cineworld London - Ilford

  • Ilford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

There's nothing like a great movie adventure to get the imagination going! Find your next must-see film at Cineworld London - Ilford. Share the magic...

Children skating at Lee Valley Ice Centre

Lee Valley Ice Centre

  • Leyton
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

What’s more festive than getting all bundled up in scarves and gloves, and taking to the ice? It’s the perfect seasonal treat, especially with family...

Cineworld Northampton

Cineworld Northampton

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

How about a day at the movies? Enjoy the best of new kids' films and family movies at Cineworld Northampton. Share the magic of the big screen with y...

Aqua Park Rutland

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  • Barnsdale
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Specially designed for a super soaking time, Aqua Park Rutland is a day full of physical exertion and extreme fun. Just get ready to get wet! Recentl...

Toddlers playing at Wacky Warehouse Punch and  Judy in Ipswich

Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy is a great little multi level adventure play structure suitable for kids under 4ft9 in height and 10 years. All the us...

Canons Park

Canons Park

  • Edgware
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Enjoy your own little escape in nature with a fun day out at Canons Park. Spread across 45 acres of greenlands, on the borders of Edgware and Stanmor...

Kids make butterfly hats at Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Museum

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Calling all time travellers! Ipswich Museum has an adventure with your name on it, spanning thousands of years from all over the globe. The exhibits...

Ball pit area at The Jolly Jungle in Dagenham

The Jolly Jungle

  • Dagenham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Jolly Jungle adventure zone has a soft play area, a huge ball pit and the highest safe slide for miles around! It's perfect for birthday parties...

Cineworld Ipswich

Cineworld Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Be transported to a world of action, thrills and adventure with a family-friendly movie screening at Cineworld Ipswich. Share the magic of the big sc...

Sunset at West Mersea Beach

West Mersea Beach

  • West Mersea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

There’s nothing like the feeling you’ve discovered something new, which is exactly what you’ll get from a visit to West Mersea Beach. Set in an islan...

People in ball pit at Monkey Madness Play Centre in Basildon

Monkey Madness Play Centre

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Monkey Madness offers fun for kids of all ages under 10, with a multi-level adventure maze for the big kids and a pleasingly spacious and well stocke...

Empire Cinema screen

Empire Cinema Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

With a whopping 14 screens, Empire Cinema in Ipswich is packed to the brim of excitement and adventure. Jump into the latest blockbusters at Empire C...

Families in swimming pool at Crown Pools in Ipswich

Crown Pools

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Come and swim in a pool fit for royalty. Let your little prince or princess dive into Crown Pools soothing waters. Swim with your family in a giganti...

Girl bowling at Superbowl UK Ipswich

Superbowl UK Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Experience the best of indoor fun at Superbowl UK Ipswich! Practice your bowling skills on 12 state-of-the-art ten pin bowling lanes. Bumpers, ramps...

People climbing at The Castle Climbing Centre in Stoke Newington

The Castle Climbing Centre

  • Stoke Newington
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Castle Climbing Centre welcomes kids over 9 years to come and have a go at driving themselves up the wall instead of you for a change! Absolute b...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Get your gang together for a day of code busting and sightseeing on the Hunt Fun Ipswich trail. It’s sure to stretch your grey matter! Begin by getti...

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