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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 here. This site 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!  Check out ‘Our Place in Space’ events this summer for some astronomical fun.









Summer Fun


Audley End House

An insight into Victorian life. The house has elaborately decorated rooms, stables and an art collection. See the service wing with kitchen and laundries showing

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Science and Wonder

If you have a child who is asking all the 'Why?" questions, why not take them to one of the many fantastic museums to explore to their hearts content.


From bat safaris to swinging in the trees, kayaking to being a detective, have a local adventure! There are plenty of places in and outside Cambridge to explore.

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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...
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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Do you have a favourite day out locally that you would like to share? Do you want to list your event or activity? Please use the button below.

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