Summer in and around Cambridge Places to go, things to do, useful information

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  • Summer in and around Cambridge Places to go, things to do, useful information

  • Historic SitesNational Trust: Wimpole Hall, Anglesey Abbey, Ickworth House, Houghton Watermill.

  • The Round Church

    Lode Winmill

    Mountfitchet Castle

    Cambridge Colleges

  • Music and ArtsCambridge Open Studios (until Jazz and Brass in the Parks (weekends until 7 Sept)

    Cambridge folk festival

  • Music and Arts cont. Cambridge comedy festival 14th-19th JulyTheatres: Cambridge Arts Theatre, Mumford, ADCCinema festival 3rd-13th Sept inc. Movies on the Meadows 24th Aug

  • Gardens and CollegesBotanic Gardens (membership)

    College gardens (residents pass). Clare!

  • Parks and paddling poolsJesus Green: open space, river, ice creams, childrens park, free tennis courts, paid entry open-air swimming pool.Llamas Land: Green space, childrens park, snacks and ice creams, large paddling pool. Small free car-park.Coleridge Road Recreation Ground: Open space, new splash pad and paddling pool, new childrens park, free tennis courts. Free parking in roads nearby.

    Cherry Hinton Hall: open space, wooded area, walks, paddling pool, childrens park, ducks, free tennis courts. Free car-park.Abbey Splash Pad and swings (behind Abbey Pool).Milton Country Park. Walks, lake, 2 childrens parks, cafe, bike hire, park run, open air swimming lessons. Parking 2 in car-park or park in road leading to park for free (not on yellow lines!).

  • Indoors with childrenSoft play: Funky Funhouse (Chesterton), Cheeky Monkeys (Fulbourn), Whale of a Time (Bar Hill), Bury Lane (Melbourn). Wear socks. Scotsdales garden centrePets at home shop!Cafes with play areas: Livingstones (near John Lewis), The Box Cafe (Norfolk Street), Charlies (Burleigh Street), The Missing Sock Pub.Parkside and Abbey Swimming Pools. Abbey is free (but busy) on Tues afternoon if you get a voucher from local childrens centre.

  • Farms, Zoos etc.Wimpole farmShepreth Wildlife Park. Linton ZooMilton Maize Maze. 17th Jul-6th Sept

    Woburn Safari Park.

  • Museums in CambridgeCambridge Science Centre Fitzwilliam Museum (Michelangelo, Ruskin, Czanne...)Whipple Museum

  • Shopping and Eating in CambridgeBurwash Manor independent shops and tearooms. Cream teas: The Orchard, Grantchester; Quy Mill Hotel, Stow-cum-Quy; Doubletree Hilton; Rooftop BBQ at the Varsity Hotel

  • Other Useful Information!Cambridge Town Bumps 21st-24th July. Bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere.Journey planning website: