Our Top 10 Local Spring Activities in 2020

Spring is fast approaching bringing bright, colourful flowers, warmer temperatures, delicious chocolate eggs as well as a common threat: hayfever! There can be lots going on as we dive head-first into the upcoming season and sometimes it can be difficult to find the right fit to make the most out of those April-shower days!

The Spring season symbolises treasured time spent outdoors with family and friends, and there isn’t a better place to make the most out of the great outdoors than staying at the gorgeous accommodation we offer here at Boutique Rooms. The Retreat, a quiet, cosy haven set against the rich green country fields and sweet-smelling flowers with its own exclusive sauna and hot tub – perfect for relaxing during those cool nights after a busy day exploring, or the Buddha House, a family-centric home-away-from-home with a wide range of amenities and facilities, to ensure your family are as comforted and as relaxed as possible.

If you are looking for a creative activity, chocolate-filled treks or an exciting day out during your stay with us, we have put together a list of some of the best spring activities happening in our local area for this year.

We are sure that you will find something that will put a spring in your step!

For Delicious Days Out

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Houghton Mill

Visit Houghton Mill for an exciting Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt through the meadows! Bring suitable footwear, your clue-solving brain and a sense of adventure! Solve the trail and claim your delicious chocolatey prize!

  • Date: 10th April and 11th April 2020
  • Time: Hourly sessions throughout the day from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Price: £2.50

More information on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Houghton Mill

The Cambridge Gin Laboratory

If you are looking to taste some spring botanicals, the classes held by the Cambridge Gin Laboratory will be perfect for you! You can taste, mix or make various gins in a private class situated in the heart of Cambridge. You even have the exciting opportunity to create fantastic molecular cocktail creations to wow your family and friends at home!

  • Date: Varies based on booking and type of experience
  • Time: Varies based on booking and type of experience
  • Suitable For: Any gin-lovers who are over 18 years old
  • Price: £30-£60 per person

More information on the Cambridge Gin Laboratory

Eddington Beer Garden

Serving a delicious variety of beers, spirits, and wines accompanied by mouth-watering food vans and exciting live music and performances, the Eddington Beer Garden is an event you definitely don’t want to miss!

Entry to the event is completely free and gives you the opportunity to enjoy everything on offer in the beautiful surrounds of nature.

  • Dates and times:
    • Friday 27th March: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    • Saturday 28th March: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Suitable For: Anybody over 18
  • Price: N/A

More information on the Eddington Beer Garden

To Put a Spring in your Step

The Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway is a leading international steam attraction and serves as both a living heritage railway and an exciting attraction for people of all ages. An exciting but relaxing trip on the Nene Valley Railway offers the opportunity to experience the unforgettable feeling of riding a steam engine, to learn about the railway’s local history as well as being able to view the stunning surroundings of the Nene Valley countryside!

  • Date: Varies on the timetable – visit the website for more information
  • Time: Varies on the timetable – visit the website for more information
  • Suitable For: Anyone and everyone!
  • Price (For Standard Travel Days): 
    • All Day Rover Adult (15-65) = £18
    • All Day Rover Senior (65+) = £16
    • All Day Rover Child (3-15yrs) = £9
    • All Day Family Rover (2 Adults and up to 3 children) = £45
    • All Day Rover Carer (with full paying passenger) = £5
    • Dog (per dog) = £1

More information on the Nene Valley Railway

Evening City Highlights of Cambridge

Enjoy a relaxing guided tour around the beautiful city of Cambridge as the sun sets on a gorgeous spring day! Experience the historic beating heart of the city as you stroll around the many attractions Cambridge has to offer. Walk in the shoes of pioneers such as Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, and Steven Hawking and view the many locations of world-famous scientific discoveries!

  • Date: Takes place on Fridays from April – September
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Suitable For: Anyone and everyone!
  • Price: 
    • Adult: £10
    • Concession: £8

More information on the Evening City Highlights of Cambridge Tour

Easter Craft and Gift Fayre, Greater Eversden

Discover a diverse gathering of local craft businesses from far and wide across the entire county of Cambridgeshire. Selling a wide range of arts and crafts – you are sure to find something of high-quality, made with unique love, care and attention – something you won’t find on a local highstreet!

  • Date: Saturday 4th April 2020
  • Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Suitable For: Anyone and everyone!
  • Price: N/A

More information on the Easter Craft and Gift Fayre

To Rediscover Nature

Active Easter Trail at Peckover House and Garden

Get active this spring and immerse yourself in the trail of challenges in the stunning gardens of Peckover House! Children will love completing the range of exciting challenges and will love their Easter treat prize even more! Get your children out in nature this spring and watch as they accomplish and experience the world around them!

  • Date:
    • 2nd April – 9th April 2020
    • 14th April – 19th April 2020
  • Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Suitable For: Anyone and everyone!
  • Price: £1.00

More information on the Active Easter Trail at Peckover House and Garden

Wimpole Hall and Home Farm

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

Wimpole Hall is the largest country house in Cambridgeshire and has 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!

  • Date: Open seven days a week
  • Time: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Suitable For: Anyone and everyone!
  • Price: 
    • Adult: From £12.50
    • Child: From £6.20
    • Family: From £31.20
    • Group Adult: From £11.70
    • Group Child: From £5.70

More information on the Wimpole Hall and Home Farm

Pond Dipping at Wicken Fen

Rediscover nature this spring by hunting for creatures and crawlies of the underwater world at Wicken Fen nature reserve! Dip for pond creatures and learn all about the tiny lives that call the reserve their home. Pond dipping is a fantastic way to incorporate learning into physical activity. This hands-on experience is the perfect way to embrace the wonderful nature that spring has to offer!

  • Date: 8th April and 11th April 2020
  • Time: Various sessions run from 10:30 am – 3:15 pm
  • Suitable For: Adults and children aged 5+
  • Price: £4.25 for children – adults are free to accompany

More information on pond dipping at Wicken Fen

May Fly Boat Trip at Wicken Fen

Sit back, relaxing and enjoy a beautiful 50-minute cruise along Wicken Lode on the beautiful “May Fly” boat. The boat trip is a fantastic way to reintroduce yourself to nature this spring after the chills and hibernation of winter! Explore the fens on a bike with a Fen Explorer ticket which allows for the boat ride plus two hours of bike hire.

Spring is finally here – get out and experience what the new season has to offer!

  • Date: Boat trips run seven days a week from the 16th March – 11th October
  • Time: Dependant on booking – visit the website for more information
  • Suitable For: Anyone and everyone!
  • Price: 
    • Trip cost alone:
      • Adults: £6.50
      • Child: £3.75
      • Family: £18.85 (2 adults & 2 children)
    • Fen Explorer ticket (admission, boat trip and 2-hours bike hire)
      • National Trust members:
        • Adults: £13.05
        • Child: £8.35
        • Family: £36.55
      • Non-National Trust members:
        • Adults: £20.75
        • Child: £12.20
        • Family: £55.80

More information on the May Fly Boat Trip at Wicken Fen

For a delicious end to your exciting day, why not take a look at our top 20 local restaurants to get those tastebuds tingling!

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

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!

Spring-filled wishes from

Team Boutique Rooms

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