Sports, Walks, Playing, Exploring
It's great to get out
Cambridge has so many open green spaces making it a great place to get out and about with kids. There are lots of kids holiday clubs and sports activities outside. There are splash pads around the city, Jesus Green Lido, Cherry Hinton and Lammas Land paddling pools too.
Because of covid precautions many events that might have been held inside are now taking place outside. So it’s a great time to embrace fresh air and fun for all the family. See below for some ideas. If you have any suggestions, do get in touch.
green spaces, football, feeding the ducks
Cambridge has many green spaces and parks to explore. You could play football on Parker’s Piece, have an ice cream on Jesus Green.
walks around the city
There are quite a few off road paths in the city. Follow the river from Jesus Green right out to Stourbridge Common. You could walk or cycle with the family, stopping off on the way. There will be links to family friendly walks when these are updated. Until then, have a look at the Cambridge Evening News List on this link from last year, it has most of the nice local walks.
for all seasons
There are many outdoor events, especially in the summer on Parker’s Piece and fairs on Midsummer Common. Local festivals such as Cherry Hinton are fun days out. Or you could see the historical rowing boat ‘bumps’ earlier in the year, or dragon boat races too. Some may not happen this year due to Covid restrictions, however most are outdoors and are going ahead.
Wild and Free
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.
Green Spaces in the City
Christ’s Pieces Emmanuel Road A very central park with four free tennis courts, a refreshment kiosk and a popular play area for the under 6s.
Playgrounds in the City
Alexander Gardens Carlyle Road This has a climb net for older children, and a play area for under 6s. Arbury Court play area Older and
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
Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
75 hectares of gravel pits, meadows, scrub and woodland next to the River Great Ouse. There is a wealth of wildlife to enjoy all year
Coton Nature Reserve
The Cambridge Past, Present and Future Preservation Group (CPPFP, a local charity) have turned 27 acres of arable fields into accessible meadows with 4 miles