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

Do you need some ideas of things to do?

Cafes and Eating Out

Have a browse of the best kid friendly spaces in town, many with outdoor spaces.

boy in book igloo

From bat safaris to swinging in the trees, kayaking to detective, have a local adventure!

Signpost Cambridge

Explore The city

Walk by the river alongside the rowing boats, ducks and swans. Maybe have an ice cream? Spot the carvings of animals on college walls. Play football on Parker’s Piece. Or you could cycle to Grantchester and sit in a deckchair in the apple orchard eating fresh scones.

Are you stuck doing the same thing? Or are you a first time visitor to Cambridge? These ideas are all taken from the Cambridge with Kids Guide, which was published in 2017. All of this is written by a local parent with two boys. It is now is a thriving Facebook page and updated website. Browse away to find a bit of inspiration!

days out in and around cambridge

Walk on the boardwalks immersed in wildlife in nearby Wicken Fen, feel the history at Wimpole Hall or marvel at the WWII planes fly overhead at Duxford Imperial War Museum. Roam around the trees in ancient Wandlebury or have a cream tea in Ely. Find meerkats at the wildlife park or try a miniature steam engine. For these ideas and more, click the link below.

tree by river

activites for all seasons

Cambridge has much to do for families all year round. There are fairs, boat races, parades and even barrel rolling. Now that many places are opening up, there is even more to do. However do check carefully as due to the pandemic events may still have to alter or cancel.