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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.
Surrounded by busy streets and the Cam, Logan's Meadows is a perfect spot for a stroll or quiet break overlooking the river. It is a haven for wildlife.
Midsummer Common is an ancient grassland nestled in the heart of Cambridge. Home to annual midsummer fair, bonfire night, and strawberry fair.
Milton Country Park is a park situated just North of Cambridge city. Visitor centre and Café
Open green space
The name Nine Wells refers to the number of chalk springs that act as the source for the waterway, Hobson's Conduit. The reserve is a mix of woodland, scrub and water.
Close to the River Cam and near the older part of Cambridge, Paradise has a range of habitats including woodland, marshes and the river itself.
Open green space for football and cricket
Romsey Recreation Ground is a Victorian park located in the Romsey area of Cambridge.
Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve is an oasis for wildlife and for people. You’ll find space to unwind, miles of trail to explore and wildlife-a-plenty – there’s so much to enjoy!
Sheep's Green is situated to the west of Coe Fen and runs along the west bank of the river Cam. It is an ideal place to walk along the river and get away from the busy city streets.
This park has spring rockers, swings and a climber for younger children. For older children there’s a modular climber, nest swing and a basketball half-court.
Stourbridge Common is a scenic, riverfront greenspace with a paved walking pathway. The all-ages play area has spring rockers, a modular climber, runway and rotating unit.
The Backs is a picturesque area to the east of Queen's Road in the city of Cambridge, England, where several colleges of the University of Cambridge back on to the River Cam, their grounds covering both banks of the river.
Climber, swings and trim trail for younger children. For older children there are toners, rotating units, swings, a surf rider, runway and full ball court, fitness zone and climbing boulders.
Turing Locke is a sleek, avant-garde style aparthotel in the sustainable district of Eddington. Eat, drink, work and work-out in your apartment or the light and leafy social spaces.
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Bringing the river to life in raucous style each June, ‘The Bumps’ are a chaotic series of rowing races. In this Cambridge tradition, which dates back to the early 19th Century, boats set out in single file and must catch and touch, or ‘bump’, the boat ahead without being caught by the rowers on their tail.