Our Top 10 Fun Days Out in Cambridgeshire

The county of Cambridgeshire is full of exciting, relaxing and unique things to do for fun days out! It doesn’t matter whether you are 10, 30 or 99 – there is something for everyone!

Below we have put together a list of the top 10 fun days out in our local area of Cambridgeshire, including educational experiences, active escapes, animal immersions, relaxing trips and a spot of retail therapy. No matter what it is you are looking for when you come and stay with us, we are sure you will find something that is right up your street!

We are happy to offer any additional information about the below experiences and are also available to provide any further suggestions.

Come stay at one of the beautiful holiday homes we manage at Boutique Rooms, and we will ensure your experience is as fantastic as possible!

Planet Ice

Planet Ice Peterborough, from their website

First on our list of fun days out in Cambridgeshire is Planet Ice’s skating rink, the perfect day out for families and friends of all ages!

The rink hosts weekly disco nights as well as the money-saving “Penguin Club” especially for youngsters under 5 years old. Planet Ice also offers tasty on-site food, skate hire, party, and event hire, shows on ice as well as personal skating and ice-hockey tuition.

  • Locations:
    • Peterborough: 1 Mallard Road, Peterborough
      PE3 8YN
    • Milton Keynes: 1 South Row, Eldergate, Milton Keynes MK9 1DL
  • Times: Vary from day to day – visit the website for more information
  • Prices: £7.10 with own skates and £9.30+ with skate hire
  • Contact:
    • Peterborough:
      • Phone: 01733 260 222
      • Email: pet.boxoffice@planet-ice.co.uk
    • Milton Keynes:
      • Phone: 01908 540 020
      • Email: mk.boxoffice@planet-ice.co.uk


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Wimpole Estate

Wimpole Estate from TripAdvisor

Set in beautiful countryside surroundings, Wimpole Estate boasts a wide variety of activities and things to do for fun days out with the family!

Visit Wimpole Hall, the largest country house in Cambridgeshire with beautiful classic architecture. Discover the colourful gardens for a relaxing stroll, or visit Wimpole Home Farm, the perfect place for childish fun with a variety of farm animals to pet, an adventure playground and farm activities to keep children entertained all day long!

  • Location: Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW
  • Times: Vary from day to day – visit the website for more information
  • Prices:
    • Adult: From £12.50
    • Child: From £6.20
    • Family: From £31.20
    • Group Adult: From £11.70
    • Group Child: From £5.70
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01223 206000
    • Email: wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk


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The Cambridge Museum of Technology

Fun days out at the Cambridge Museum of Technology
The Cambridge Museum of Technology from their website

If you are looking for educational days out, then the Cambridge Museum of Technology should be top of your list! Here you will discover and learn about the progression of power technology, from steam to electricity.

The interesting museum contains a wide variety of exhibits which include working engines, telephone exchanges, printing presses and much much more! Therefore, it is a great way to teach children about the history of modern appliances and the electricals we are all accustomed to in this modern age.

  • Location: The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Ln, Cambridge CB5 8LD
  • Times:
    • March – November: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
    • December – February: Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Closed for Christmas: 23rd December 2019 – 2nd January 2020
  • Prices:
    • Adults – £5.00
    • Concessions – £4.00
    • Children aged 5 to 18 – £3.00
    • Children under 5 – Free
    • Families of two adults and up to four children – £13.00
    • Families of one adult and up to four children – £8.00
    • Museum members and volunteers – Free
    • Museum Association members – Free
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01223 500652

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Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Imperial War Museum Duxford
Imperial War Museum Duxford from VisitCambridge

For days out that are thrilling and inspiring, why not visit the Imperial War Museum, Duxford!

Gaze at the same hangars that served at RAF Duxford, watch aircraft take to the skies from the same airfield that Spitfires first flew, and immerse yourself in over a century of aviation history with hundreds of aircraft exhibits!

It is the perfect day trip for historians, technology-enthusiasts and plane lovers!

  • Location: IWM Duxford, Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
  • Times: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Prices:
    • Online:
      • Adult (16-59yrs): £18
      • Child (5-15yrs): £9
      • Family (1 adult and up to 3 children): £31.50
      • Family (2 adults and up to 6 children): £45
      • Concessions (seniors 60+, disabled, students): £14.40
      • IWM member: FREE
      • Carer (one per disabled visitor): FREE
    • On the day:
      • Adult (16-59yrs): £20
      • Child (5-15yrs): £10
      • Family (1 adult and up to 3 children): £35
      • Family (2 adults and up to 6 children): £50
      • Concessions (seniors 60+, disabled, students): £16
      • IWM member: FREE
      • Carer (one per disabled visitor): FREE
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 020 7416 5000


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Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton Zoo Park map
Hamerton Zoo Park map from their website

Fun days out that are immersive and relaxing suit every family member, which is why a visit to Hamerton Zoo Park with its wide range of beautiful and unique animals, should be on your list!

It is set in over 20 acres of countryside and lush parkland, and features hundreds of incredible animals! Also on site is a coffee shop, beautiful gardens, and picnic areas to relax and recharge as well as an express railroad train that travels around the park, and also a large play area for children to let off steam.

  • Location: Hamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambs PE28 5RE
  • Times: Open all year round except Christmas Day and Boxing Day
    • Summer Season: 10 am – 5:30 pm
    • Winter Season: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Prices:
    • Adult: £14.99
    • Child (3-12 years): £7.99
    • Child (under 3 years): FREE
    • Senior: £13.99
    • Disabled: £13.99
    • Carer: £13.99
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01832 293362
    • Email: office@hamertonzoopark.com


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Cambridge Escape Rooms

Cambridge Escape Room advert from their Facebook page

Fun days out that give you the chance to show off your problem-solving skills against the clock surrounded by friends and family are definitely worth partaking in!

In 2019, it is difficult to have never heard the term “escape room” due to its accelerated popularity in recent years! Cambridge Escape Rooms gives teams of 2-6 people 60 minutes to escape a locked room relying solely on brainpower and street smarts!

An unforgettable experience to share with friends and family, the Cambridge Escape Rooms will take you on an immersive adventure that requires wits, skills and teamwork.

  • Location: Lincoln House, The Paddocks Business Centre, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 8DH
  • Times: 11 am – 9:30 pm, 7 days a week
  • Prices: 
    • Monday – Friday before 5 pm:
      • 2 people: £56 (£28 pp)
      • 3 people: £72 (£24 pp)
      • 4 people: £84 (£21 pp)
      • 5 people: £95 (£19 pp)
      • 6 people: £108 (£18 pp)
    • Monday – Friday after 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays:
      • 2 people: £60 (£30 pp)
      • 3 people: £78 (£26 pp)
      • 4 people: £92 (£23 pp)
      • 5 people: £105 (£21 pp)
      • 6 people: £120 (£20 pp)
  • Contact:


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Cambridge Arts Theatre

Cambridge Arts Theatre

If shows, pantomimes, and theatre come to mind when you think of a fun day out, then a visit to the Cambridge Arts Theatre will be your star!

It is an independent theatrical charity founded back in 1936 and has aided in the career launches of famous actors and actresses including Sir Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson, and Stephen Fry.

It is the chosen venue for drama, dance, and opera and hosts a wide variety of major touring productions. Showings and performances for the upcoming winter season can be found on their website.

  • Location: Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ
  • Times: Vary from day to day – visit the website for more information
  • Prices: Vary based on showings and times – visit the website for more information
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01223 503333
    • Email: boxoffice@cambridgeartstheatre.com


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Shopping at Queensgate, Peterborough

Queensgate Shopping Centre from Construction Interior Design

Queensgate shopping centre is the ideal location for a spot of well-earned retail therapy! In addition to offering an emporium of over 100 shops including department stores, boutiques, cafes, and beauty parlours, the shopping centre also provides a wide range of added facilities to enhance your shopping experience.

Facilities such as shop mobility, phone charging stations, car valeting, child-safe zones, and free WiFi, are available to make sure your time at Queensgate shopping centre is as relaxed and as stress-free as possible!

  • Location: Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough PE1 1NT
  • Times:
    • Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
    • Thursday – Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Sunday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Prices: N/A
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01733 311666


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Scudamore's Punting in Cambridge

Fun days out: scudamores punting
Scuamore's Punting from their website

If you are looking for a relaxing, unique way to see the beautiful historic city of Cambridge, then punting with Scudamore’s is the way to go!

They have various locations around the city and the punt will take you up and down the gorgeous, serene River Cam, where you can choose between a stress-free guided punt by a professional, or a more hilarity-ensuing self-punt with friends, taking turns to crash into other unsuspecting boaters and drifting off-course!

The perfect day out for friends, couples, and families for all ages – expect either a relaxing, educational boat trip or a more hilarious, and sometimes – wet, experience – either way, you will have the time of your life!

  • Location: Various locations around Cambridge, visit their website for more information
  • Times: 364 days a year from 9 am – 4:30 pm
  • Prices:
    • Standard Hourly Punt Hire: £33 per hour
    • Concession Hourly Punt Hire: £26 per hour
    • (Cheaper prices available when booked in advance)
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01223 359 750
    • Email: enquiries@scudamores.com


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Cromwell's House

Oliver Cromwell's house, from Wikipedia

For an educational day out with a step back in time, why not visit Oliver Cromwell’s house in Ely, Cambridgeshire?

It is the only residence that still exists today besides Hampton Court, and following a recent renovation, now boasts an interactive Civil War exhibition, historic costumes, and games, as well as a miniature encampment for a recreated Civil War experience!

The house offers guided tours as well as audio tours and features a “Cromwell’s Quest”, perfect for families with children.

The house also has a tourist information centre and souvenir gift shop full of gifts relating to Cromwell himself as well as the local area in general.

  • Location: Oliver Cromwell’s House, 29 St Mary’s Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4HF
  • Times:
    • Summer Hours: 1st April to 31st October – 10 am to 5 pm daily including Bank Holidays
    • Winter Hours: 1st November to 31st March – 11 am to 4 pm daily
    • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • Prices:
    • Adult: £5.20
    • Child (6-16 years): £3.50
    • Family (2 adults and 3 children under 16): £14.00
    • The Cromwell Quest (augmented reality, family trail): £5 in addition to normal admission fee
    • For group bookings visit the website for more information
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 01353 662062
    • Email: info@visitely.org.uk


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We hope this list has provided you with a wide variety of options to make your stay with us the even more enjoyable!

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