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Things to do in Cambridge over the Easter school holidays

Published on: 2016-03-02 11:15:00


Punting on the river Cam

Take a look at our guide below of some of the brilliant activities you can do with your family to keep them entertained these Easter Holidays.

Educational Experiences

In keeping with its academic achievements, Cambridge is jam packed full of museums and education centres. One of the most popular is the Cambridge Science Centre, an educational charity that wants to get the public excited about all things science. With an array of exhibitions, shows and workshops to get involved with, this is a brilliant place to spend an afternoon. The Cosmic Exhibition is a particular favourite at the centre, and in keeping with all of the excellent sci-fi movies that have been out this year, you get to step out of this world and discover our solar system in this very interactive experience. Get the kids on the controls and watch their delight as they race through space exploring the different stars and planets!

Or, if you’re more of a history buff, why not take part in a Family Tour of Cambridge? Not only is this a great way to see the city on foot, but it will have you and the children getting some exercise out in the fresh air. Footprints Tours are known for their energetic and fun approach, so the kids will be kept entertained on this walking tour. With Cambridge being one of the oldest centres for education (nearly 1000 years!) there’s a lot to talk about and it will hopefully show your youngsters how important staying in school and getting an education is.

Another excellent activity for children in Cambridge is the Murder Mystery College Trail. This 2 mile long murder mystery themed walking trail explores the colleges of Cambridge including the famous Corpus Christi, Kings and St Johns. As you follow the trail route you’ll solve clues featured on all the historical monuments and buildings – to eliminate the suspects and discover ‘whodunnit’. Not only is this a fun activity for all the family to get involved with, but it’s also very educational – so a winner all round!

Country Walks and Fresh Air

If you want to get out of the city why not head to the Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge’s original countryside park. With 8 miles of woods, meadows and grassland, there are plenty of picturesque walks for you and the family. Take along a picnic and enjoy being out on the fresh country air. There’s also an Iron Age Hillfort to explore – a historical monument steeped in myths and legend, and with some fantastic Easter activities for the kids to get involved in (click here for more info) Wandlebury Country Park really is a great place to spend the day.

Or if you’ve got lots of little ones, then the Funky Funhouse, is the place to be! Let them run themselves silly at this excellent indoor activity centre. With soft play equipment, the area encourages exploration and investigation developing their social, risk-taking and creative skills. There are slides, ball pits and plenty of climbing frames to keep them entertained for hours whilst you enjoy a coffee and slice of cake in the café.

From educational experiences, to country parks and activity centres, Cambridge has plenty of activities for you and the children in your care these Easter Holidays. For further information on fostering in Cambridge why not pop along to one of the drop in events taking please on the 7th March and 4th April? Full details can be found here.


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