Fun in the sun: A day out in Cambridge

If you’re looking for something to do with the family this Bank Holiday why not book a train ticket to Cambridge? This beautiful part of the world is well-worth a visit and will keep you entertained for hours on end.

Here are five activities to jot in your diary:

Punting on the River Cam

Do you want to see this stunning town in style? If so, hop into a small boat and go punting down the River Cam. This fun-filled activity is a quintessential part of Cambridge life and is a great way to explore – so don’t miss out. Simply find a tour company that hires out boats (there are plenty) and relax as you bob around in the water. Don’t forget to wave to passers-by and take a change of clothes – in case you get wet.

Visit one of the many parks

Cambridge is renowned for its large, open spaces, so take the time to explore one of the many parks. Head to Jesus Green for a splash around in the open air swimming pool or go to Cherry Hinton Hall Park for a picnic. If you’ve got the time, you could even visit one of the beautiful nature reserves that are home to a variety of animals including king fishers and otters.

Tour the university colleges

The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and is a sight to behold. There are 31 colleges spread out across the city, but if you don’t want to see them all – King’s College is one of the most impressive. Founded in 1441 by King Henry VI, it has an outstanding academic record and is well-known for its spectacular chapel and talented choir.

Enjoy a City Sightseeing tour

If you’re tired of walking, hop on a City Sightseeing bus tour and see the city like never before. The tour will show you all that Cambridge has to offer and will let you hop on and off as and when you feel like it. King’s College and the Cambridge Folk Museum are particular highlighst, so don’t forget to leave the bus if something takes your interest.

Hire a bike

Feeling active? Then get on your bike and do what the locals do. Cambridge is a city of cyclists, so it’s definitely worth bringing your own two-wheeled vehicle or hiring one when your reach Cambridge. When you’re up and running, cycle through one of the parks, ride the flumes at Parkside Pools or enjoy a game of tennis at one of the public outdoor pools.

Season train tickets can be bought online, so why not snap one up and make the most of this spectacular city?

 

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