So how have you got on with the first part of our list of things to do in Cambridge during the summer holidays? We bet you’ve had loads of fun and the kids haven’t had a chance to say that they are bored or there is nothing to do? Well, we have great news, part two of the list of things to do in Cambridge during the summer holidays is now ready, but are you ready for the new list?

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Things to do in Cambridge in the Summer Holidays

Shepreth Wildlife Park

No summer holiday is complete unless you’ve seen some animals and with 100 species of animals to see at Shepreth Wildlife Park this could be the place for you and your family, there really is something for everyone to enjoy from birds of prey and otters right through to large cats and monkeys.

Shepreth Wildlife Park began in 1979 as a wild animal sanctuary and over the years many injured animals have been hand reared, adopted and cared for by those working at the wildlife park. The park is heavily involved with European endangered species projects and often breeds animals of conservation importance to help safeguard the species from future extinction. With so much to see, touch and enjoy Shepreth Wildlife Park is a fabulous day out for animal lovers of all ages.

Where is it?

Station Rd, Shepreth SG8 6PZ


Children/Students/Seniors: £9.95

Adults: £11.95

Hamerton Zoo

If Shepreth Wildlife Park got you and your family excited about animals then Hamerton Zoo is another day out to add to your list of things to do in Cambridge during the summer holidays. Hamerton Zoo has a selection of big and small cats, camels, monkeys, birds, wallabies, snakes, lizards and so much more.

If your children enjoy a real hands-on experience they’ll love the chance to pet the giant rabbit, stroke the horses and donkeys and even feed the goats and sheep from their hands. There is a brilliant play park for the children (and big children) to enjoy, a mini train and a large picnic area where you can enjoy your own picnic surrounded by monkeys and cats.

Where is it?  

Hamerton Zoo Park, Hamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambs, PE28 5RE


Children under 3 go free!

Children(3-12 years): £7.99

Adult: £12.99

Senior: £11.99

Duxford Imperial War Museum

Duxford Imperial War Museum offers a great day out for the whole family, even when the sun isn’t shining so brightly. By visiting this historic airfield and incredible museum of aviation history you can discover the stories of those that lived and worked at RAF Duxford over the years.

There are always plenty of family friendly activities taking place at Duxford so make sure you have a quick look on their website before you leave to see the upcoming events. You and your family can enjoy the impressive exhibitions from above and underneath before letting off steam in the large green open spaces, the exciting playground or the activity zone. There is so much to entertain the whole family, whatever the weather.

Where is it?

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR


Children under 5 go free!

Children (5-15 years): £16.35

Adult: £16.35

for the full price list, visit the website

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral is a stunning cathedral that is not to be missed, by visiting the cathedral you will gain a glimpse of the wonders and glories it has offered for nearly 1,400 years. Whether you have a religious interest or you just want to see the historical and architectural beauty of the building you will be made to feel more than welcome at Ely Cathedral.

Every year thousands of tourists and visitors from all over the world to see Ely Cathedral and nobody leaves disappointed by the history, architecture of stone wood and glass and the true beauty of the cathedral. There is something at Ely Cathedral for everyone to enjoy, and many do.

Where is it? 

Chapter House, The College, Ely CB7 4DL




Wimpole Estate

Wimpole Estate is a national trust working estate that, as you arrive at the estate you’ll quickly notice a difference in scenery with livestock gently grazing around you, venerable old trees set out to create grand avenues and a huge sense of space all around you offering lots of open room for you and your family to really explore what Wimpole Estate has to offer.

When visiting Wimpole Estate you become involved in the living story, taking a glimpse into the past and delving into the history and stories of those that have lived at Wimpole Estate before. You can let your imagination run free picturing yourself mingling with the nobility that once enjoyed their time in the reception rooms. You can also meet the stockman and learn about why they have such rare breeds of animals and the reasons they are left to graze freely.

Where is it?

Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW


Child: £8.00

Adult: £16.25

For a full price list, visit the website.

Si5 Spy Missions

There will be wetter days when you are still desperate for things to do in Cambridge during the summer holiday and Si5 Spy Missions are perfect for days like this offering you and your family the ultimate spy experience to be enjoyed by kids (and adults) of all ages. Si5 Spy Missions gives you a series of puzzles and challenges set aboard the battle cruiser UNS Steadfast.

You’ll be given a brilliant storyline which will really bring the adventure to life during your adrenaline fuelled escape. Many visitors to the Si5 Spy Missions have agreed it is one of the most exciting and exhilarating experienced that they have ever had.

Where is it? 

A secret location


Prices starting from £14.00, however, can vary due to the mission selected; check the website for more information.

Cambridge Science Centre

Cambridge Science Centre is another thing to do in Cambridge during the summer holidays when the sun isn’t shining and the weather isn’t looking for promising for the day ahead. With a whole host of hands-on experiences, workshops, shows and talks aimed at getting people excited about science and technology this is a brilliant day out in Cambridge.

You and your kids can get their hands on some of the best science and technology equipment from around the world. There are loads of amazing interactive exhibits that everyone will enjoy and your children will learn lots of new things, without even realising it!

Where is it?

18 Jesus Ln, Cambridge CB5 8BQ


Under 5s go free!

Child: £2.50

Adult: £3.50

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You could always take the kids down the market!

There really is so much to see and do in Cambridge during the summer holidays, we hope to make just one short list of things to do and that quickly became two and we still haven’t had the chance to mention the other excellent things to do such as the Parkside Pools, the Cambridge Mystery Treasure Trail, Milton County Park, the Raptor Foundation, Audley End House, Mepal Outdoor Centre and so much more.

We hope you have an amazing summer holiday in Cambridge and see and do lots of new and exciting things – don’t forget to let us know if you think we have missed any other amazing places off the list, we know it really could be a never ending list!