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School Holiday Activities in Cambridgeshire

Jul 29, 2022
Cambridge University Botanical Gardens

Looking for inspiration on where to take your children during school break? You’ve come to the right place. From museums and interactive art galleries to adventure parks and zoos – Cambridgeshire has something to keep everyone entertained. Here we’ve picked some of the best family-friendly activities in this fascinating part of the East of England.

Sunny day activities


If the sun is shining, make the most of every minute! Cambridgeshire is packed with fun-filled attractions, and good weather only makes them better. Below are some not to be missed.

Southlake Aqua Park

You say non-stop fun; we say Southlake Aqua Park. This inflatable adventure park is located in
St Neots and calls for all children as young as six. Free-fall slides, rafts and exciting obstacles make a day at this park one to remember.


Visit https://southlakeaquapark.com/ for details on opening times and general admissions.

Shepreth Wildlife Park


Roam free around Shepreth Wildlife Park and keep your eyes peeled for pandas, monkeys, tigers and much more. Found in Shepreth, a short drive from Cambridge, this park makes a perfect day trip for families. Your children can join feeding and petting sessions with smaller animals. There is also a discovery area where they can learn all about dinosaurs.


Visit https://sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk/ for more details about opening times and ticket prices.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden


Situated in Cambridge’s heart of the action, Cambridge University Botanic Garden hosts a collection of more than 8,000 plant species from all over the world. The garden opened in 1762, which means there is plenty of history to unfold here. Wander around the estate and learn all about the origins of these collections.


Visit https://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/ for information about opening times and admissions.

Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre


With more than 50 acres of land to explore, Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre is a great day out for children of any age. This farm is located in Peterborough and is home to horses, alpacas, sheep, donkeys, and you name it. Your kids can walk around the area and explore the local wildlife while learning about traditional farming methods.


Visit https://www.sacrewell.org.uk/ for details about opening times and prices.


Gloomy day activities


Bad weather? Not to worry – Cambridgeshire offers some exciting indoor activities suit all tastes. Here we’ve selected some of the best ones.

Fossils Galore


Found in March, next door to Peterborough, Fossils Galore is a haven for dinosaur lovers. If your children have a passion for Jurassic Park, here they’ll be able to go fossil-hunting in the prehistoric sand pit and learn all about it at the interactive museum.


Opening times: Monday from 10:00-16:00. From Tuesday to Friday between 10:00 and 17:00. Saturday from 11:00 to 16:00.

Clip ‘n Climb


Up for a challenge? Clip ‘n Climb could be right up your street. This indoor climbing adventure in Cambridge is a fun way to take on new heights, such as the Vertical Drop Slide and Stairway to Heaven. So, get ready for some fun!


Visit https://www.clipnclimbcambridge.co.uk/ for more information about opening times and ticket prices.

Planet Ice

Grab your skates and get ready for a day like no other! Planet Ice is located in Peterborough and offers activities for all experience levels, from beginners to skating professionals. You can even join the weekly disco sessions for some extra fun.


Visit https://planet-ice.co.uk/locations/peterborough/ for information about opening times and admissions.

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery


Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery is home to more than 200,000 items of national and international importance. Here you can see an extensive collection of fossils from the Jurassic era and learn all about Roman times. Entrance is free of charge.