Things to See & Do

Things to See & Do

Discover what you can do in Cambridge

There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. You can go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, join a walking tour of the city or explore further afield from the seat of a bicycle following the excellent network of cycle paths in and around the city.

King’s College Chapel is celebrated for its choral services including the famous A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast live by the BBC to the nation and across the globe on Christmas Eve. If you have a chance to hear the sublime Choir of King’s College, you will be enchanted. Choral Evensong is sung here most days during term time, as it is in many other college chapels – all free and open to everyone.

As well as the free-to-enter University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, which houses world-class collections of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations, and Kettle’s Yard, one of the country’s finest galleries and a major centre for 20th century and contemporary art, visitors will find a wide range of artworks, sculpture trail walks and galleries to appreciate.

Theatre lovers will delight in the range of performances on offer, from student theatre to touring and West End shows. Come summer, Cambridge is buzzing with al fresco performances of music in the parks and green spaces as part of the annual Summer in the City programme of events.

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KEY FACTS
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum houses a world-renowned collection of over half a million works of art
  • An estimated 900,000 people go punting each year in Cambridge.
  • Grab a pint at the Eagle Pub, the birthplace of the discovery of DNA and haven for WW2 airmen

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The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the lead partner of the spectacular collections of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Botanic Garden.

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Abbey Leisure Complex
Leisure Activities

Abbey Leisure Complex

Abbey Leisure Complex offers an affordable array of facilities and activities including Swimming, Fitness Classes and Gym in Cambridge.

Academy of Ancient Music
Leisure Activities
Theatres & Cinemas

Academy of Ancient Music

Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is an orchestra based in Cambridge with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music.

ADC Theatre
Theatres & Cinemas

ADC Theatre

We are a department of the University of Cambridge, and are the oldest University playhouse in the country.

Alexandra Gardens
Park

Alexandra Gardens

Playhouse and play area. Bowling Green and Pavilion.

Anglesey Abbey
Key Sites to Visit

Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust Property in the village of Lode.

Aqua Park Grafham
Leisure Activities

Aqua Park Grafham

SLIP, SLIDE, SPLASH AND SHARE LAUGH OUT LOUD MOMENTS! The Aqua Park features a collection of bespoke big impact water obstacles is opening at Grafham. Show off your flips and tricks from the Flip or Flop and explore the course that features climbing stepping stones, big bounce balls, slides, and demolition balls making it the ultimate day out for groups, families, adults, children age 6+ and adrenaline junkies alike!

Arts Picturehouse
Theatres & Cinemas

Arts Picturehouse

A stylish cinema with three screens and relaxed café-bar.

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.

Bach to Baby
Leisure Activities

Bach to Baby

Bach to Baby brings you critically acclaimed concerts for baby and you! We bring our world-class musicians right to you for babies, tots and grown-ups.

Barnwell East local nature reserve
Local Nature Reserve

Barnwell East local nature reserve

Barnwell East local nature reserve provides excellent walking throughout the year

Barracudas Activity Day Camps
Key Sites to Visit
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Barracudas Activity Day Camps

Barracudas is the UKs number 1 multi-activity camp, delivering exceptional school holiday childcare for 4 ½ to 14-year-olds. We’ve been running for over 30 years; all our camps are Ofsted registered (with more Outstanding ratings historically than any other comparable provider) and a 5-star Trustpilot rating with over 1,400 parent reviews.

Bells of St Clement’s
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities

Bells of St Clement’s

Have you ever wondered what Campanology is or how we ring the changes? Visit St Clement's church in Bridge Street for a unique experience.

Big Deal Comedy
Leisure Activities

Big Deal Comedy

Cambridge's BIGGEST comedy club, hosting comedy nights in a Cambridgeshire venue near you!

Big Deal Comedy
Bars & Clubs
Pubs
Restaurants
Theatres & Cinemas

Big Deal Comedy

Cambridgeshire's Award Winning Comedy Club, ensuring your night is unforgettable. “I’ve never laughed so much” - Carol, Cambridge “I will definitely be booking again” - Paul, Suffolk

Bramblefields local nature reserve
Local Nature Reserve

Bramblefields local nature reserve

The reserve contains ponds, grassland and scrub forming habitat for birds, insects like butterflies and aquatic life. Newts and frogs can be found in the pond along with dragonflies and damselflies.

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Did you know?

One of Cambridge University’s most famous traditions is May Week, which actually takes place in early June. Heralding the end of the academic year, it’s a time when students enjoy lavish balls and garden parties before dispersing for the summer.