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Easter Holidays

Thursday 29th April - Tuesday 17th April 

Keep the whole family entertained over the Easter weekend with our round-up of the best things to do in Cambridge and its surrounding areas.

There's a lot to like about Easter. It's a four-day weekend, and the weather should be (just about) warm enough to brave the outdoors without dozens of layers.

There are plenty of events taking place in Cambridge and beyond to ensure you can make the most of your precious time off. You’ll be spoilt for choice as to how to spend the year's first bank holiday - from Easter egg hunts and special events for kids and grown-ups, to new restaurant openings and acclaimed art exhibitions.

Follow this link to see a full calendar of events:

What's on Calender

Park & Ride Easter Trail

The Cambridge Park & Ride Easter Trail is running from the 29th March - 5th April simply pick up a trail sheet from one of the five Park & Ride sites located around the City or on board one of the new Park & Ride buses.

Find our 3 letters, solve our Easter themed word and you could win a £250 shopping spree thanks to Cambridge BID.

Letter 1 is available at Park & Ride sites, Letter 2 on-board Park & Ride buses and Letter 3 from the Visitor Information Centre on Peas Hill.

Thanks to our friends at Chocolat Chocolat on St Andrew’s Street, every trail card holder is entitled to a free chocolate bunny – just show your trail card in the VIC when collecting letter 3. 


Easter Sunday falls on 1st April 2018 this year, but there are plenty of Easter-related antics on Good Friday and throughout the weekend. Whether you want to keep the kids entertained, search for an Easter bargain, enjoy a romantic break, or stroll through Cambridge in bloom, we've put all the best eggs in one basket for you:

Get out and about and enjoy a bit of family fun exploring the 40 acres of Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and discover where the Lindt gold bunny is hiding. Uncover the clues and complete the bunny trail to receive a delicious Lindt chocolate treat.


Audley End Minature Railway

Explore further afield and join in the fun at the Audley End Miniature Railway.  Take a train into the woods to visit the Easter Bunny and all his friends. Look out for eggs and animal nests along the route and receive an Easter gift.


Shepreth Wildlife Park

Nearby Shepreth Wildlife Park will once again be hosting its annual Easter Egg hunt from 30th March to the 2nd April.

Wimpole Hall

Meet new-born lambs and other rare breed farm animals at Wimpole Hall - a stunning National Trust site located just eight miles south west of Cambridge. Or, pet new-born foals at the National Stud in Newmarket.  Over Easter there will be colouring competitions and a tour quiz for families with prizes to be won.

National Heritage Centre for Horseracing 

If it’s raining, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing at Palace House has an indoor family audio-trail as well as a racehorse simulator where children can dress up and experience the thrill of riding like a jockey.

Imperial War Museum at Duxford

Other indoor family attractions include the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, which has plenty of fun, free activities over the Easter Holidays. Discover what it was like to be a member of a Lancaster bomber crew with through new Virtual Reality Experience: The Dam Busters.

Cambridge and beyond is more than a daytrip destination as there’s so much to see and do.  Visit our accommodation section if you’d like to stay longer over the Easter weekend.

The Outdoors & The River

Easter is a great time of year to experience Cambridge University’s delightful, lawned court-yards as they start to bloom.  An official Visit Cambridge walking tour will gain you private access to many of the beautiful central colleges including Corpus Christi, King’s, Gonville & Caius and Trinity.  Alternatively, a chauffeured river punt tour is the most relaxing way to see the world famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’.

If you’re feeling energetic, go off the beaten track on a Cambridge Bike Tour and discover hidden gems such as Grantchester village, the college boathouses and the best spot in town to photograph Kings College Chapel.

If you fancy soaking up some culture then visit the Fitzwilliam Museum’s five-star critically acclaimed exhibition Madonnas & Miracles.  Described by The Mail on Sunday as ‘the exhibition of the year’. (Closed on Good Friday).  Or visit the newly refurbished Kettle’s Yard art gallery – one of the most influential centres for contemporary and modern art outside London.

Official Guided Tours

A guided tour of Cambridge is the best way to experience magnificent buildings and hear insightful facts about a city steeped in history.

River Tours

Spend a day on the River Cam with a chauffeured punt tour and take in the beautiful views of the college ‘Backs’.

Contact Scudamores, Let's Go PuntingThe Cambridge Punt CompanyRutherfords, Cambridge Chauffer Punts or Cambridge Punting Company to find out more about their tours throughout Easter.

Travel at a leisurely pace down the river with one of our boat trip providers.

Contact CamboatsCambridge River Trips or Fox Narrowboats to find out more about their tours throughout Easter.

Newmarket Racecourse - The National Stud Tour 

Why not do something a little different this school holidays? The National Stud offers a unique insight behind the scenes at a working thoroughbred stud farm.

Food and Drink

Foodies won’t be disappointed on a visit to Cambridge. Visit the newly opened Ivy Brasserie on Trinity Street, or, for a quick bite, the open air market, in the heart of the city centre has a mouth-watering mix of stalls selling hot food from around the world. Cambridge food tours offer a range of unique food tours and events, six days per week. Try the Taste Cambridge walking tour and sample the finest local produce and all the best places to eat in town.

Las Iguanas

Kids Eat Free this Easter Holidays when an accompanying adult orders a main meal from the a la carte menu (lunch menu not included).

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