Parks & Open Spaces

Parks & Open Spaces

Cambridge truly is a green city – the natural fen landscape flows right into the centre along the river Cam, cows grazing within sight of Kings College Chapel. You can picnic under the trees along The Backs and admire the stunning displays of flowering bulbs in Spring, or while away the hours in beautifully kept College grounds and Fellows gardens.

The public parks and commons provide a paradise for children with play equipment, football pitches and tennis courts.

Riverside parks, grassy commons, cool meadows and flower-filled gardens shape the city as much as its history and heritage.

Parks are plentiful. Jesus Green, close to Jesus College, is a green space in the city centre. The River Cam brushes its northern edge and an avenue of London plane trees provides a leafy canopy over footpaths.

Parker’s Piece is an open space used by locals to lounge around and play football and cricket on the grass; it is famous as the place where, in 1848, students agreed a set of simple guidelines for football which were to influence the development of the Football Association rules.

Midsummer Common is an ancient area of grassland bordered by the River Cam, where you can see the boathouses of the Colleges of the University and watch the rowers on the water.

Audley End House and Gardens
House & Park
Key Sites to Visit

Audley End House and Gardens

Experience Victorian country life at Audley End House and Gardens

Audley End Miniature Railway
Car Parks
Leisure Activities
Toilets

Audley End Miniature Railway

Discover the enchanting world of Audley End Miniature Railway. Embark on a train journey where magic and fascination await. A place to make memories together, in the great outdoors.

Cambridge Past Present & Future
House & Park
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Local Nature Reserve
Park
Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Past Present & Future

Local charity that cares for parks, green spaces and historic buildings.

Cambridge Punting
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Punting

Cambridge Punting

Ready to experience Cambridge like never before? Join us at Cambridge Punting, for a journey that blends history, charm, and adventure.

CityDays Urban Adventure Hunts
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Park
Tourism
Walking & Cycling Routes

CityDays Urban Adventure Hunts

Escape room meets city tour. Explore Cambridge’s historic highlights and hidden quirks in this puzzle-filled adventure through its centre!

Squire Archery
Leisure Activities

Squire Archery

Squire Archery is based in South Cambridgeshire countryside just outside of Cambridge offering a range of fun and exciting archery activities from traditional target range archery to long distance archery to Tag archery. We supply all equipment and welcome everyone from complete beginners to professionals. Open 7 days a week we cater for individuals, family outings, birthday parties, corporate team building events and DofE courses.

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