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

Deer at Clissold Park in Hackney

Clissold Park

  • Hackney
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

One of Hackneys best loved traditional river parks, with a rich history, this former country house estate, Clissold Park, was first opened to the pub...

Bowling alleys at Rowans Tenpin Bowl in Finsbury Park

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

  • Finsbury Park
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

There's nothing quite like Rowans Tenpin Bowl for 10-pin bowling and great fun family days out with the kids. All at our leisure centre in North Lond...

Kids on podium at Teamsport Indoor Karting Basildon

TeamSport Indoor Karting Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Enjoy a day of adrenaline and dazzling speed at TeamSport Indoor Karting Basildon! With over 500 meters of track and petrol karts suitable for kids (...

Family bowling at Hollywood Bowl Basildon

Hollywood Bowl Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Ready. Set. Bowl! Time for some brilliant family entertainment at Hollywood Bowl Basildon. Good, old-school 10 pin bowling is undeniably fun for all...

Cineworld Basildon

Cineworld Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment at its best with movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Basildon. Share the magic of...

360 Play Basildon

360 Play Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

For safe and stimulating play that’s also loads of fun, look no further than 360 Play Basildon. Rides and role play make it a winner with kids. Get s...

People on mini train at Barnards Miniature Railway in West Horndon

Barnards Miniature Railway

  • West Horndon
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Barnards Miniature Railway is a brilliant family attraction set in the delightful grounds of Barnards Farm amongst sculptures, rivers and woodland. T...

Cottage at Christchurch Park in Ipswich

Christchurch Park

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Christchurch Park facilities centre around a well equipped children's play area; but extend to tennis courts; bowling greens and croquet lawn plus sp...

Ski slope at Suffolk Ski Centre in Ipswich

Suffolk Ski Centre

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

At Suffolk Ski Centre there's so much fun to be had with a great confidence building activity that develops the mind as well as the body. It's also a...

Entrance to Finsbury Park in London

Finsbury Park

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Today Finsbury Park is looking better than ever, after undergoing £5million Heritage Lottery Green Flag Awarded every year 2007 to 2014 and on track...

Inside soft play frame at Kidzmania in Hackney

Kidzmania

  • Hackney
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

How many times a day do you tell your children to stay still or be quiet? Well at Kidzmania you can let them run free! This indoor children’s playgro...

Climbing walls at Barking Sporthouse in Dagenham

Barking Sporthouse

  • Dagenham
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Up for an active day out? Enjoy trampolining, skating and climbing all in the same location at Barking Sporthouse in Dagenham! Unleash your wild side...

Archway Leisure Centre

  • Islington
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Having recently completed a £2 million Archway Leisure Centre has an extra 254 square metres of space for you to get active. Chill out on the leisure...

Better Extreme Barking

Better Extreme Barking

  • Dagenham
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Up for an active day out? Enjoy trampolining, skating and climbing all in the same location at Barking Sporthouse in Dagenham! Unleash your wild side...

Girl making craft at Clay Time Pottery Place CIC in Islington

Clay Time Pottery Place CIC

  • Islington
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Clay Time C.I.C is an open and welcoming environment where adults, children, and families of all ages and skill levels can work with ceramics and pai...

Indoor soft play frame and seating area at Stay and Play Basildon in Laindon

Stay and Play Basildon

  • Laindon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Stay and Play offer a multi level and multi coloured adventure play frame which certainly features all the classic fun features and padded equipment...

Families arriving at Holywells Park in Ipswich

Holywells Park

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Holywells Park has a lot to offers visitors for a day's family entertainment, from lots of green to plenty of wet! There's a paddling pool (summertim...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Thames Chase Forest Centre

  • Upminster
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Fancy an educational day out with the kids? Venture into the scenic nature surroundings of  Thames Chase Visitor Centre, and introduce your little on...

Laser maze at Laser Tag Star Command in London

Laser Tag Star Command

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Star Command Laser Tag offers you a 30 minute experience in the heart of London with the latest technology to give you the most exciting gaming exper...

Kids playing with water at Topsy Turvy World in Brent Cross

Topsy Turvy World3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Brent Cross
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Topsy Turvy World houses a multi-level maze of tunnels, climbs, drops, slides and ball cannons providing endless energetic entertainment for children...

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