There are always plenty of things to do in Cambridge at any time of the year, and enjoying the City bathed in Summer sunshine is a must! So if you're planning a Summer break, then we can wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Cambridge to enjoy all that this wonderful City has to offer.
Here are our recommendations for some things to do whilst you're here...
On selected Sundays from June to September there will be jazz and brass bands playing in Cambridgeshire parks and open spaces for you to enjoy. Each event is entirely free, so just turn up, bring a picnic, enjoy the sounds and relax in the cooling breeze.
23 August - Savoy Jazz on Jesus Green; 6 September – Cottenham Brass Band, Cherry Hinton Hall; 27 September – March Brass 2000, Cherry Hinton Hall.
Outdoor performances in the Master’s Garden at Corpus Christi College. Tickets £20 per person.
Jesus College is showcasing contemporary British and Irish sculptures in a free outside exhibition in Cambridge this summer. This free exhibition is open to the public every day between Monday 22nd June to Sunday 27th September from 11am – 8pm.
Does the sight of 3,000 racehorses galloping on open heathland in the middle of a busy Suffolk town interest you? Come and get a real insight into the fascinating world of horseracing with our 'Short Head' Half Day Tour.
See the magnificent views of Cambridge from the tower at Great St. Mary's. Visit this fascinating historic church, first home of the University - there's also a gift shop, and you can do brass rubbings too!
In a peaceful setting on Jesus Green by the river, the 91m Lido is perfect for a cooling summer dip.
Park the car at Newham and walk along the river to the beautiful little village of Granchester. Enjoy afternoon tea in the iconic Orchard Tea Rooms, the haunt of early 20th Century authors and poets.
Shepreth Wildlife Park is situated a short drive from Cambridge and offers a great day out for all the family.
Do what Cambridge folk do and explore the city by bike - what better way to see the sights! Hire a bike from City Cycle Hire.
Enjoy an outdoor performance of the Globe on Tour's Much Ado About Nothing in The Master's Garden at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Jesus College is showcasing contemporary British and Irish sculptors in a free outside exhibition in Cambridge this summer. Sculptors exhibiting this year include Royal Academy award winner James Capper, who is just 27 years old. He is appearing alongside previous Turner Prize nominees Roger Hiorns and Lucy Skaer, as well as renowned sculptors Thomas Houseago and Eva Rothschild.
Ah, summer holidays. Long days, ice-lollies and… loads of museum fun! Why not pack more into your holidays this summer and visit museums in Cambridge and beyond for some family entertainment and adventure?
A fun filled festival celebrating local traders of Cambridge in craft, food, drink and arts with so much to do for all the family at various locations on Mitcham’s Corner.