The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Cambridge is punting, right? So why not take the helm on your very own boat?
Scudamores are one of the most prestigious punting companies in Cambridge, and as well as traditional boat hires, they offer you the chance to learn the authentic craft of punting under the supervision of a professional chauffeur.
On a 45-minute private punt, you’ll pass through the picturesque College Backs before cracking on with your lesson. Learn how to accelerate, steer and turn the boat, and see the Bridge of Sighs and the romantic views that inspired Lord Byron and Tennyson. It’s the best way to experience the city’s secret nooks and crannies that you wouldn’t otherwise see.
Spend an hour trapped inside one of Lockhouse’s three escape rooms – Armageddon, Egyptian Tomb or Secret Agent – solving a variety of adrenaline-inducing puzzles to keep you from being buried alive or help you save humanity (it’s not that serious, but you get the gist).
Doubling up as a recovery hub for substance misusers and former alcoholics, this homely café is all about helping the community. They hold everything from support workshops to spoken word evenings and are hot on food waste. Stop by for a bacon sarnie or freshly baked cake.
When the students head home for the holidays, you can get a sneak peek into university life with an overnight stay in a college dormitory. You can wander the historic buildings, enjoy breakfast in the ornate halls and even have a drink at the college bar.