Autumn and October Half Term

Halloween, Fireworks, Hot chocolate

What to do with the kids?

Autumn half term is a nice break after all the back to school rush. If your children have just started either secondary or primary, it can be a great time to just take a breath.

Outdoors is full of the changing leaves of the trees, sometimes Jesus Green and Midsummer Common become a carpet of crinkly golden leaves. Wandlebury Park is lovely this time of year.

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Halloween, Fireworks, Hot Chocolate

Halloween means dressing up! Whether you like making costumes or getting them from the shop, it is fun to be someone else for the day.

The fireworks display is unfortunately not going ahead this year in Midsummer Common on 5th November. If you want to travel, Peterborough is still going ahead with their Fantasia Firework Display and there are also fireworks at Kimbolton Castle.

There are still nice things to do in the evenings, like getting a hot chocolate from Aromi or Chocolat Chocolat and seeing the town light up at night. Many spooky places in Cambridge that you can learn about in a Ghost Tour or alternatively try a Bat Safari by punt! Pumpking picking? This website from Flashpacking family lists some local places to pick them. There are Halloween events on eventbrite here.

Autumn Days Out

Forest

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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Meadow

Milton Country Park

Lovely park just outside of Cambridge to the North. It has a playground, lakes, visitor centre and cafe. Be careful with small children as the

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red panda on tree

Shepreth Wildlife Park

This animal park includes lemurs, meerkats, a tiger, a waterworld, nocturnal house, farm animals, wolvess and a bunny land. There are regular feeding sessions and

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kayak

Cambridge Canoe Club

The club has reopened for use in line with current covid restrictions. There are beginners kayak and canoe sessions, look at the website to confirm.

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Punts on the river Cam

Bat Safari Punting

Join the Wildlife Trust on a Bat Safari punt for adventures at dusk towards Grantchester Meadows. 90 minutes long. Grab this chance to see our

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Forest

Go Ape Forest Centre

This is also located in High Lodge Thetford Forest. It has 50,000 acres of pine and is the UK’s largest man made lowland forest. Enjoy

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children in museum

The Polar Museum

The Institute was established in 1920 by Frank Debenham as a memorial to Scott and his companions. It holds a unique collection of paint- ings,

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Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

Fantastic place in the city to take the kids. There are frogs and toads which eat the snails and slugs that would otherwise eat the

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meadows

Wandlebury Country Park

Attractive parkland with woodland walks & a nature trail located within 5 miles of the city centre. 110 acres of woods and chalk grassland in

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Meadow

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Britain’s oldest nature reserve. A unique fragment of the wilderness that once covered East Anglia. The Fen is a haven for birds, plants, insects and

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October half term holiday clubs

Epic Holiday Camps

5 – 11. years, Monday 25th to 29th October. Coleridge Community College, Radegund Road, Cambridge CB1 3RJ £194 per child per week.

Barracudas Day Camps
Kings Camps
Cambridge Tennis Academy
Cambridge Gymnastics Academy
Cambridge Kids Club
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