20 Best Things To Do In Cambridgeshire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

COVID-19 Update

Many attractions are still closed, while others may have opened with social distancing in place. Please always check directly with the venue first before visiting.

See our list of attractions that have re-opened

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cambridgeshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 628 fun things to do in Cambridgeshire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and Ely. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 418 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire 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!

Find your perfect day out

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...

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...

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...

Exhibit at Museum of Cambridge

Museum of Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Cambridge, formerly the Folk Museum, is a local social history museum housed in the former White Horse Inn, a half-timber-framed building d...

People in boat on river at Cambridge Punt Company

Cambridge Punt Company1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Punting in Cambridge is the ultimate way to enjoy the sights, with the River Cam passing through the very heart of Cambridge’s University campus affo...

Punting in the snow at Scholars Punting Cambridge

Scholars Punting Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Fancy an educational day out? Visit Cambridge with the family on a traditional punting trip. Take the 45-minute Scholars Punting Cambridge guided tou...

Outdoor swimming pool at Jesus Green Pool in Cambridge

Jesus Green Pool

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Jesus Green Pool is around 90 metres long, and it ranges from 1.2 to 2.5 metres deep. Built in the traditional 1930s style it is the largest pool in...

Bridge of Signs St Johns College at Rutherford's Punting Cambridge

Rutherford's Punting Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Enjoy a delightful traditional punting tour with Rutherford's Punting Cambridge. See the city from another perspective and laugh all the way as you l...

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...

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...

Ceiling of Kings College Chapel in Cambridge

Kings College Chapel

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Choral Services at King's College Chapel are a breathtaking experience for any age and the Christmas Eve performance is frankly the sort of memor...

St John's college at Footprint Tours Cambridge

Footprint Tours Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Footprint Tours' free Cambridge walking tour is a great way to see the city centre on foot. It includes a huge amount of information about Cambridge...

Cambridge Cathedral on huntfun Cambridge trail

Huntfun Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Going for a walk doesn't always get the kids excited but add a treasure hunt to it and trust us - they'll be sold! Untangle the mystery of the huntfu...

Visitors on Oxbridge Tours in Cambridge

Oxbridge Tours

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Oxbridge Tours provides a range of activities for all ages in Cambridge and Oxford led by current students of the universities. From the Ghouls and G...

'Globes' exhibit room at Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Let your kids feel like real life scientists as they embark on an interactive journey of exploration at Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Fro...

Family exploring bones and fossils at Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences in Cambridge

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lots of things to do for kids and a lot of it dinosaur related: mega bonus!! Opened in 1904, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences has its origins in...

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...

Machinery at Cambridge Museum of Technology in Cambridge

Cambridge Museum of Technology

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cambridge Museum of Technology collections include letterpress-printing equipment ranging from early hand operated presses to power machinery, the pu...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Why not travel into space this week? Or maybe just another country? Jump into movie magic at Vue Cambridge, where you’ll find all your favourites, fr...

Outside view of The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses world class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Highlights include master...

things-to-do redesign