Top family-friendly things to do in Cambridge

  1. River Cam for tours and punting

Have the city of Cambridge brought to life while you glide along the river Cam with a punt tour (a punt is a traditional flat bottomed boat)! The combination of punting action and an engaging guide make this a perfect experience for families.

 

  1. Footprint tours

Take a Footprint tour on foot or bike and show the kids around Cambridge. The walking tours are free, so if the kids can’t keep up, you can easily make your exit without worrying about the money you’ve spent! You’ll see all the famous sights, from Kings College to Trinity College, Senate House and more.

 

  1. The Whipple Museum

Kids will love the weird and wonderful collection of scientific instruments on display at the Whipple Museum, which shows how things have evolved between the Middle Ages and the present day. There are also plenty of hands-on activities, from experiments with light to animation.

 

  1. Cambridge Science Centre

Learn about all things scientific from spectroscopes to camera obscura, sound experiments and hands-on electronics, not to mention some fun optical and audio illusions.

 

  1. Cambridge Museum of Technology

Discover how technology has developed over the years. You’ll see everything from hand-operated presses to power machinery and engines, and get a deep insight into Cambridge’s industrial heritage.

 

  1. Milton Country Park

If the kids need space to let off some steam, Milton Country Park’s 95 acres, just north of Cambridge, should be sufficient! Accessible pathways, and adventure playground and wildlife observation platforms make this a fun way to enjoy the nearby countryside.

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