Local Post-Lockdown Activities from May 17

We are reaching the end of lockdown and from the 17th of May, there are so many local post-lockdown activities that you can get stuck into, in and around our local area!

It has been a difficult year for all of us, so get your group of six or two households together and have some fun with many local post-lockdown activities including culture trips, park visits and delicious meals out. .

We would definitely recommend pre-booking whenever possible if necessary, to make sure you secure a place if there are limited spaces. Some of the below activities don’t need pre-booking and you can just turn up on the day, but for the few that do, it is highly recommended!

If you need any further suggestions or information on activities suitable for children, pets or with disability access, then just drop us a message and we will be happy to help you out!

To Reimmerse Yourself in Culture

1. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum from museums.cam.ac.uk

The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of our favourite post-lockdown activities in the beautiful nearby city of Cambridge. If you love visiting museums, learning new things and immersing yourself in history, then a visit to the Fitzwillliam is not something you would want to miss!

The Fitzwilliam Museum is an art and antiquities museum linked to Cambridge Univeristy, and situated in the beating heart of the city centre. It houses world-renowned collections of antiquities, including priceless works of art, beautiful paintings and historical artefacts.

The museum also offers a café and shop for a little break between histories! Admission to the museum is also free for everyone and suitable for all ages.

  • Location: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB
  • Times: 
    • Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Free admission
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01223 332900
    • Email: reception@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk


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2. Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Kettle's Yard from their website

Situated in a beautiful country house against the stunning surroundings of Cambridgeshire, Kettle’s Yard is Cambridge University’s modern and contemporary art gallery with a phenomenal collection of modern art. The gallery hosts many art exhibitions and also offers an education wing, shop and café.

A visit to Kettle’s yard is the perfect post-lockdown activity for the art or history buff! There is no cost to visit, but they appreciate donations. Kettle’s Yard do recommend booking a free time slot in advance so that you don’t miss out!

  • Location: Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ
  • Times:
    • Monday – Tuesday: Closed
    • Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 am -5:00 pm
  • Prices: Free admission
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01223 748 100
    • Email: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk


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3. Cambridge University Tours, Cambridge

Cambridge Universities tour from GetYourGuide

We cannot write a post about local post-lockdown activities and not include a visit to one of the country’s most famous universities! There are a variety of university buildings situated around the city of Cambridge and can either be biked or driven between, or for those with strong legs – perhaps even walking!

The university buildings of Cambridge offer history, culture, education and beautiful architecture, so visiting them really is the full package!

GetYourGuide offers a fantastic walking tour of the university buildings of Cambridge,  so we would highly recommend checking them out!

  • Location: In and around Cambridge, dependant on buildings visited
  • Times:
    • N/A
  • Prices: N/A for outdoor personal tours. Prices vary for guided tours.
  • Contact:
    • Phone: N/A
    • Email: N/A


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4. The Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

The Scott Polar Research Institute from their website

For more of a ‘chilly’ culture trip, why not take a visit to the museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute? This impressive centre is home to worldwide polar and glaciology research and is actually linked to the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge.

The institute was founded in 1920 and the museum offers exciting exhibitions, poignant artifacts from early explorations to the Antarctic, fantastic learning activities for children in addition to an extensive collection related to the amazing Arctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

If you are looking for an atypical museum visit, then we would highly recommend a free visit to the polar regions of Cambridge!

  • Location: Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1ER
  • Times:
    • Sunday – Wednesday: CLOSED
    • Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm (closed for cleaning between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm)
  • Prices: Free admission – it is necessary to pre-book your free ticket!
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01223 336540
    • Email: enquiries@spri.cam.ac.uk


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For Delicious Meals Out With Treasured Friends

5. Buffalo Mediterranean Restaurant, St Neots

Buffalo restaurant from their Facebook page

From culture trips to tasty food! A visit to our local Buffalo Mediterranean Restaurant in St Neots is one of our top post-lockdown activities for hungry tummies!

The restaurant offers spacious dining, a friendly atmosphere, and delicious homemade Mediterranean dishes, consisting of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes as well as healthy traditional dishes from the Mediterranean coast. They are open for lunch, dinner, and takeaway options, and in addition to vegetarian dishes, they also offer vegan and gluten-free options.

  • Location: 20, 22 Huntingdon St, Saint Neots PE19 1BB
  • Times:
    • Dependant on booking
  • Prices: ££-£££
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01480 477000
    • Email: info@buffalostneots.co.uk


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6. Tradizioni at Sorrento, Cambridge

Tradizioni at Sorrento from their Facebook page

If you are looking for a true taste of the South of Italy and an unforgettable, personable experience, book a meal out at the Tradizioni at Sorrento in Cambridge!

The Tradizioni at Sorrento restaurant offers delicious Italian food, with fantastic service in a great location. They are voted number two of the best restaurants in Cambridge on Trip Advisor, and number one for Italian restaurants in the city.

The restaurant offers fantastic Meditteranean, European food with delicious seafood and pizza dishes. They also offer a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options too!

  • Location: Sorrento Hotel, 196 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge CB1 7AN
  • Times:
    • Dependant on booking
  • Prices: ££-£££
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 07721 535168
    • Email: sorrento@tradizionirestaurant.com


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7. Deshi Spice, Beford

Deshi Spice from their website

If you are looking for something with a bit more spice, we definitely recommend a visit to Deshi Spice in Bedford. An award-winning restaurant that showcases the very best of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine, Deshi Spice has won the English Asian Food Award as well as the National Curry Life Award and is number one for restaurants to visit in Bedford on Trip Advisor.

They offer signature specials as well as traditional classics and have options suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and for those who follow a halal or gluten-free diet.

  • Location: 60 Tavistock Street, Bedford MK40 2RD
  • Times:
    • Monday – Sunday: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Prices: ££-£££
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01234 327755
    • Email: info@deshi-spice.com


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For Days Out With the Family

8. Cambridge Bike Tours

Cambridge Bike Tours from their website

If you fancy one of the more active local post-lockdown activities, then why not take a look at Cambridge Bike Tours? Combining exercise, history, and geography, there are a variety of bike tours around Cambridge to choose from with this company!

Cambridge Bike Tours offer tours around the city centre of Cambridge, Granchester, a full-day tour covering both the city centre and Granchester and also a bike and punting package combining both bike wheels and boats as a way to see the beautiful city!

  • Location: Depend on the tour chosen. Visit the website for more information.
  • Times:
    • Depend on tour choices. Visit their website for more information.
  • Prices: Dependant on tour chosen. Visit their website for more information.
    • City Tour:
      • Adult: £25.00
      • Child: £15.00
      • Student: £20.00
      • Family of four: £65.00
    • Granchester Tour:
      • Adult: £25.00
      • Child: £15.00
      • Student: £20.00
      • Family: £65.00
    • Full Day Tour:
      • Adult: £40.00
      • Child: £25.00
      • Student: £30.00
      • Family: £100.00
    • Bike and Punting Package:
      • Adult: £43.00
      • Child: £24.00
      • Student: £36.00
  • Contact:
    • Phone: +447598 925243
    • Email: info@cambridgebiketours.co.uk


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9. Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge

Anglesey Abbey from the National Trust website

A visit to Anglesey Abbey is one of our local post-lockdown activities that are perfect for the whole family! From the 17th of May, the main house, the expansive garden, shop, and cafe are all open to the public.

Anglesey Abbey is perfect for floral favourers, nature nutters, and those passionate about picnics! Throughout the park, there are many areas to both learn about the natural world and also to relax in the glorious greenery around you.

  • Location: Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ
  • Times:
    • Garden: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    • Plant Centre: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
    • Restaurant (takeaway only): 9:30 am – 4:45 pm
    • Shop: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Prices:
    •  Adult: £10.00
    • Child: £5.00
    • Family: £25.00
    • One adult + up to 3 children: £15.00
  • Contact:
    • Phone:  012238 10080
    • Email: angleseyabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk


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10. Bedford Park, Bedfordshire

Photo by Craige McGonigle on UnSplash

If all you want for your post-lockdown activities is time to relax, breathe and be with nature, then we have a variety of stunning local parks, including Bedford Park in Bedfordshire.

The park is a Grade II listed English Heritage Victorian park, dating back to 1888. It is the largest park in Bedford and offers a café, children’s play areas, a lake, and sporting facilities. Bedford Park is also a winner of the Green Flag Award, an award scheme that recognises high-quality parks and green spaces in the UK and globally.

Take some time away from the stress of lockdown this summer with a picnic in nature at Bedford Park with friends and family!

  • Location: No 98 Kimbolton Rd, Bedford MK40 2PF
  • Times:
    • Open 24 hours
  • Prices: Free. Costs only for car park after three hours, café and toilets.
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01234 718453
    • Email: N/A


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We hope this list has provided you with a wide variety of local post-lockdown activities to make your stay with us even more enjoyable!

We are now OPEN for groups of six or two households, so get in touch today and celebrate the ending of lockdown in one of the beautiful holiday homes we manage: The Retreat or The Buddha House!

Remember we are always on hand to offer any advice, to provide information, or to answer any queries you might have. Just get in touch below, and we will respond to your request as soon as possible!

Post-lockdown wishes,

Team Boutique Lux