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Family Things to do in Cambridge with toddlers, children and teenagers

Whether you are resident or a first time visitor, find some ideas of family things to in Cambridge. This website was created by a parent with two children. Fed up of trawling the internet, she thought it would be handy to have the information in one place. After all, being a parent is busy enough!

From toddlers to teens, Cambridge has a lot to offer families. It is not just a place of beautiful architecture and learning. You can also kayak on the River Cam, splash about at Lammas Land paddling pool, cycle along the genome, visit some of the countries best museums, play vintage computer games or climb to the top of a tower. Whatever you’d like to do, find some inspiration here.

Do you need some ideas?

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Accessible Activities

If you have a child with disabilities, additional needs and would like to find groups and support locally, there are many services on offer. Click on the above link for information on where to go for advice.

Baby and Toddler Groups

Local baby and toddler groups are a great way to meet other parents with children of similar ages. These groups are often organised in the community, church or as small businesses. Click on this link to find out more.

Community Centres

There will probably be a local community centre or religious centre near you, that has children's activities. Click on the external link above for Cambridge City Council's list of community centres.

Specific Groups

There are lots of groups for specific interests or issues, such as a Bilingual toddler group, sports, art, yoga, science or whatever you kids are interested in. Click here for links to some local groups.

The Guide Book

Paperback and PDF Ebook of Cambridge with Kids: The Pocket Guide is available. It has a 5 star rating on Amazon. Full of photographs and handy maps. It is a source of ideas for things to do whatever the weather, the season or your child’s age. It also has some local walks suitable for kids and buggies. £4.99 paperback from Amazon or £3 as a PDF Ebook.

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This is a guide that needed to be written - how we managed without it, I don't know. Packed with hundreds of interesting activities and ideas...
Ivan
Ivan
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A very well set out and informative book. We have young kids ( 5yrs & 3yrs old) and found this book invaluable. A must buy for those in Cambridge and the surrounding area.
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