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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ely

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 563 fun things to do in Ely for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 367 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ely day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Ely with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Ely Cathedral on Curious About Ely trail

Curious About Ely

  • Ely
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Explore and Discover Ely with our two unique treasure hunt style walks. Enjoy them separately, or take both, depending upon how much time you have an...

Aerial view of Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

  • Ely
  • Indoor
  • Landmarks

Ely Cathedral is a magnificent building that offers a warm welcome to all its visitors, whether their interest is historical, religious, architectura...

Examples of the stained glass windows at the stained glass museum

The Stained Glass Museum

  • Ely
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There’s no need for rose-tinted glasses at The Stained Glass Museum. Bring your kids and let them wonder at hundreds of detailed pieces of art and le...

Map and booklet for The Ely Spy Mission Trail

The Ely Spy Mission Trail

  • Ely
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The clock is ticking, the locals are sweating and The Ely Spy Mission Trail is on! As super spies in the making, are you and your brood ready to save...

Cineworld Ely

Cineworld Ely

  • Ely
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

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

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Treetops Soft Play in Ely

Treetops Soft Play

  • Ely
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Treetops Soft Play offer the very latest in play frame design with a huge multi level and lushly jungle themed adventure play frame featuring all the...

People and horses at Sedgeway Equestrian Centre in Ely

Sedgeway Equestrian Centre

  • Ely
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Sedgeway Equestrian Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for private, semi private and group lessons, which are available from...

Horse and rider jumping at Witcham Equestrian Centre in Ely

Witcham Equestrian Centre

  • Ely
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Witcham Equestrian Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons in riding and dressage, plus offer a dedicated Pony Club a...

South Angle Farm Park kids' windmill

South Angle Farm Park

  • Soham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Spend a day interacting and holding the adorable farm animals at South Angle Farm Park. Being allowed to touch and feed the animals is definitely muc...

National Dragonfly Project

  • Wicken
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Having recently changed hands from the National Dragonfly Project to The British Dragonfly Society and National Trust, The DragonFly Centre is locate...

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...

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 (...

Girls on jump pillow at Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard in March

Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard

  • March
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Visit Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard for an “amaizing” family day out. From the maze to the tractor rides, you're almost spoilt for choice...and that...

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...

Outside view of Jumppin Jacks Funhouse in Mildenhall

Jumppin Jacks Funhouse

  • Mildenhall
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Welcome to Jumppin Jacks Funhouse, a fantastic three tier purpose built indoor adventure play centre and party venue for children aged 0 to 10 years....

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...

Boy doing archery at Wild Tracks in Newmarket

Wild Tracks

  • Newmarket
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Wild Tracks is an excellent place to take your little adrenaline junkies, with a variety of exciting activities for kids aged 8 and upwards. For kids...

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...

Go Ape Thetford

Go Ape Thetford

  • Brandon
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Amongst a patchwork of pines, broadleaves and Douglas Fir trees, discover a whole world of high ropes at Go Ape Thetford - the very first Go Ape to o...

A horse statue at Palace House in Newmarket

Palace House

  • Newmarket
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Palace House is an education for horse lovers everywhere! It tells the whole story from its royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and othe...

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