A city steeped in history and grandeur, Cambridge offers lots of exciting things for families to see and do. Whether you're looking for something fun and energetic for the kids, or to put your feet up and see the local sights for a couple of hours, you'll find the perfect activities in Cambridge.
Kids will love the opportunity to burn off some energy at Barracudas Activity Camps, which cater to children from four-and-a-half to 14-years-old. Youngsters can try their hand at a whole range of sports, as well as getting the chance to get crafty, build dens, or show off their skills in a talent show.
If family time is more what you're after, Cambridge is a great city to explore through the excitement of a treasure hunt. Huntfun provides you with clues to solve in your group, so you and the kids can learn a few interesting facts about the city while seeing all the main sights.
Alternatively, do your sightseeing from the comfort of an open-top bus, with City Sightseeing. This allows you to hop on and off as you wish, so you can explore the likes of Jesus Lock on the River Cam and the historic city centre.
For interactive and educational days out - not to mention ideal for rainy days - Cambridge boasts two great science museums. The Whipple Museum of the History of Science showcases scientific instruments and models from as far back as the Middle Ages and is a great opportunity for inquisitive youngsters to become scientists for the day. Just along the road, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is a must-visit for any kid who loves all things dinosaurs.
And of course, no visit to Cambridge would be complete without a spot of punting along the River Cam - a fun and different way to see the city. There are plenty of options for guided tours, such as with Rutherford's Punting, so you don't even have to do the hard work yourself! It makes for a great date afternoon.