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Things to do in Cambridge

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...

  
The Short Head with the Stars Tour

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.

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Panoramic Views of Cambridge from Great St. Mary’s Tower

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!

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Take a dip in the Lido

In a peaceful setting on Jesus Green by the river, the 91m Lido is perfect for a cooling summer dip.

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Afternoon Tea in the bucolic setting of Granchester Meadows

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.


Visit the animals at Shepreth Wildlife Park

Shepreth Wildlife Park is situated a short drive from Cambridge and offers a great day out for all the family.

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Explore the City by Bike

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.

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25th-30th August
Much ado about Nothing

Enjoy an outdoor performance of the Globe on Tour's Much Ado About Nothing in The Master's Garden at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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Sculpture in the Close at Jesus College

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.

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Summer at the Museums

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?

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