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There are loads of free activities in Cambridge that are great for families. Here are a few ideas to get you out and about without spending a fortune!


Free Local Activities


How about a trip to one of Cambridge’s wonderful parks. If the sun is shining, you can always take a picnic and make a day of it. Click here for our parks listing. There is even a new splash park at Abbey and Coleridge. If you don’t fancy a park, go for a wander by the river and watch the punts go by. There’s always entertainment!

Take off on a bike ride. For ideas on routes, try Cambridge County Council’s Cycle Guide, or the mostly traffic free Cambridge to Bottisham Sustrans route.

Get outside to look for wildlife. You can do this in your garden, park or nature reserve. If you need some inspiration as to what to look for, the RSPB website has a great online bird identifier as well as lots of activities and puzzles. The Wildlife Watch website is another great resource with all sorts of free activities, downloads and games. Finally, the Woodland Trust website is well worth a look, with free downloads, activity sheets and games.

You can design your own scavenger hunt. Who will be the first to spot a feather, a coin, a brown dog, a black and white cat and a yellow car?

A walk around Cambridge can be inspiring and fun. How about a blue plaque hunt? You can also visit several of the colleges free of charge. Look for boards outside the porter’s lodge for details. The Wren Library at Trinity is free to enter and you can see Isaac Newton’s walking stick.








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