Family Days Out, Ideas, Things to do

Cambridge with Kids

I really like playing in the park on Jesus Green. We can play frisbee and crawl on the big spider net in the playground. I also like going with Granny to see the whale bones at the Zoology Museum. They are ginormous!”

Milo age 7

Looking at River Cam

Explore The city

Are you stuck doing the same thing with your children? Or are you a first time visitor to Cambridge? These ideas are all taken from the Cambridge with Kids Guide. Written by a local parent with two boys. 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. Kayak on the River Cam. Test your skills climbing walls or  archery. Spot the carvings of animals on college walls. Play football on Parker’s Piece. Splash about in Lammas Land paddling pool. Cycle to Grantchester and sit in a deckchair in the apple orchard. Whatever you’d like to do, find some inspiration here.

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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 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.

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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...
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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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