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Summer Day Out – Wildlife and Tea
Day out with the Animals, Tea and crumpets, Imperial War Museum Duxford – suitable for toddlers and children Board the train at Cambridge and travel to
Summer Day Out – Cycling the Genome
Spend the day cycling as a family. If you are a visitor you can hire bikes from several places including the train station. Follow the
Summer Day Out – In the City
Simple Summer Day – Seeing the main attractions and green spaces Jesus Green Lido, Playground or Sports on the Green – There’s no better place than
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
Best Buggy Walks
Luckily Cambridge is very flat! Which is great to wheel a buggy around. The buses also all have access for buggies, as long as there
Canoe Hire from Scudamore’s
These usually offer punts on the river however you can also hire Canoe’s to sail to Grantchester.
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.
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
This is a modern day treasure hunt, using a GPS device to find hidden containers or ‘caches’. It is a nice, simple idea set up by volunteers worldwide.
The Round Church
Also ‘The Church of the Holy Sepulchre’, located opposite the sweet shop on the corner of Round Church Street and Bridge Street. It is one
Institute of Astronomy – Public
This is an inspiring place, and does sometimes open to the public. Please check ahead for details. They have public observing evenings (see website for
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
This holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. It was founded in 1944 by Robert
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,
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Look out for the dinosaurs carved above the door, and the world’s biggest spider inside. This is the oldest of the University museums, established in 1728. There are
Museum of Zoology
This is a great museum, and one to the favourites. See the Finback Whale skeleton which now hangs above the entrance. There is plenty to
Museum of Classical Archaeology
Explore the ancient classical civilisations. There are over 450 casts that cover the ancient world of Greece and Rome. These include a painted Peplos Kore. She is a type
Cambridge Tourist Information – Official tourist information site. It can help with accommodation, attractions and events.
Visit Cambridge – an official ‘destination management’ organisation.
Essential Information – this is our list of useful numbers of travel, health, emergency or advice organisations.
Support and Social Networks – an overview of local parent and support networks.