There are always plenty of things to do in Cambridge at any time of the year, so if you're feeling a little down after the hustle bustle of Christmas & New Year why not treat yourself to a trip to Cambridge during January or February? Here are our recommendations for things to do whilst you're here.......
Hear about the famous people connected with Cambridge whilst looking at some of the best-known and impressive sights the city has to offer.
The Winter Garden of this National Trust property, a short drive out of Cambridge, is renowned for its vibrant winter colours and interest. At the beginning of February you can find 320 species of snowdrops heralding the arrival of spring. Read about the garden in RHS The Garden Magazine>>
Ranked on Trip Advisor as one of the top ten activities for tourists to Cambridge - it's one of the best ways to explore this beautiful and fascinating city. Get off the beaten track and discover some hidden gems!
Ian Hamilton Finlay described as ''the most original Scottish artist of the second half of the 20th century'' by the Financial Times in 2012, was a celebrated Scottish poet, artist and writer until his death in 2006. Explore private collections of poems, prints, cards, emblems and inscriptions. The exhibition can be seen at Kettle's Yard an art gallery and house once owned by Jim Ede and his wife who were big collectors of art and friends with many artists.
The National Stud opened its gates to the public for the first time in the mid 1970’s. To this day The National Stud remains the only commercial stud farm in the UK allowing individuals, small groups and large parties the chance to see behind the scenes.
Running from 4th to 7th February at Cambridge Arts Theatre, enjoy a magnificent performance of Henry V performed by the acclaimed Marlowe Society.
Ely Cathedral will be hosting a unique exhibition of Ecclesiastical Embroidery in partnership with the Royal School of Needlework. Over 60 displays will include significant pieces of needlework which have been worked on by the Royal School and which form part of their collection housed at Hampton Court Palace.
The Dark Concert is an unusual performance in the music domain, where light design plays a central role in the structure of the show. The concert will last 1 hour and will create a journey between past and present sounds. It will be an acoustic performance in darkness, with just a single candlelight for illumination.
Dr Jennifer Powell, Senior Curator at Kettle’s Yard and curator of the Henry Moore display at Tate Britain will discuss Moore’s 1960s open air sculptures.
Henry Moore is represented by two sculptures in the Kettle’s Yard collection, Head (1928) and Sculptural Object (1960). See more public works by Moore in Cambridge.
Cambridge museums take a step under the stars for a magical Twilight at the Museums.
Comedy legends split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions at Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Experience an evening with Michael Portillo - politician, social commentator and TV documentary maker – at Cambridge Arts Theatre.
In conjunction with the Cambridge Illuminate Festival, The Cambridge Food Tour will take you off the beaten path and we’ll show you Cambridge through the eyes of a foodie and it will be a day you won’t soon forget!
A small display remembering Cambridge zoologist Paul Montague and his research in the New Caledonia. He travelled there in 1913 and became fascinated by the local Kanak culture and made a collection of about 200 objects; he returned to Cambridge in 1914 and worked intensively documenting his collection.