8 Things to do in Cambridge This Summer with the Kids

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8 Things to do in Cambridge This Summer with the Kids

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Cambridge this summer, you won’t be short of choice. Cambridge is one of the best UK cities for families to explore. So here are eight unmissable activities to add to your getaway itinerary.

  1. The Tiger Who Came to Tea

When planning a day out in Cambridge, don’t miss The Tiger Who Came to Tea theatre show that’s currently touring the UK. Based on the much-loved children’s book of the same name, this production is perfect for children aged three and above and is showing at the Cambridge Arts Theatre this June. Expect plenty of sing-a-long songs, clumsy chaos and even some magic.

  1. Picnic by the River Cam

On a lazy summer’s day, why not pack a picnic and find a delightful spot by the River Cam - one of the city’s most important natural attractions? Watch people punting along the river and maybe even have a go yourself. The river leads round the back of Cambridge’s famous colleges, offering spectacular views.

  1. Visit the Fitzwilliam

Places to visit in Cambridge don’t get much better than the Fitzwilliam Museum. This is a free attraction, home to a treasure trove of artefacts, antiques and art from all over the world. This includes old English pottery and wonders from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

  1. Museum of Zoology

The Museum of Zoology is also unmissable, highlighting the wonders of animal life. Discover Darwin’s beetle box, learn all about the Goblin Shark and discover a giant clam that can live for over 100 years. Kids will love finding out more about the world around them. And keep a lookout for exhibitions which tend to pop up through the summer.

  1. Head to the Market Square

You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a fun day out in Cambridge. In fact, walking around the bustling market square is extremely atmospheric and completely free. However, if the kids want to spend their pocket money, there’s numerous stalls for them to explore as well as a whole load of shops nearby.

  1. Visit the Millpond

If you happen to visit Cambridge on a warm day, don’t miss a trip to the Millpond. Kick your shoes off, paddle in the shallow waters and enjoy some time outdoors. The lower end of the River Cam is also packed with restaurants and pubs if you fancy a bite to eat or want to escape the midday sun.

  1. Head to Lammas Land Pool

Did you know that Cambridge has a free swimming pool? It’s the perfect place to spend a warm summer’s afternoon with the kids in Cambridge, with Lammas Land Park being a popular spot for paddling and picnics.

  1. Climb Up Castle Hill

Kids have a lot of energy to burn. So how about a climb up Castle Hill? See the city from above and watch the sun go down after a long day. Sunsets from this spot are particularly spectacular.

Don’t forget to book your tickets to The Tiger Who Came to Tea and enjoy a fun-filled day out to remember with the whole family.


'This Tiger is the cat's meow'

The Times


'Perfectly pitched adaptation'

Daily Telegraph


'A delight from start to finish'

Time Out