The historic and beautiful city of Cambridge tops the “must visit” list of many travellers. Boasting stunning architecture, world class museums and of course its prestigious University. It is also a very family friendly city. You will feel right at home exploring its compact centre side by side with students, locals and tourists.

Therefore, BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you, and researched the Top Indoor Fun Things to Do in Cambridge with your children.


Family Activities in Cambridge

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1. Cambridge Arts Theatre

Above all, children of all ages love live shows. This small independent theatre is the perfect spot to take in a family friendly performance. They have certainly lots of children’s themed performances to choose from. Recent plays include for instance Aladdin and The Worst Witch, adapted from Jill Murphy’s popular novel.

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Opening Hours: Opening times vary, check the website for more info.

Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

2. Scott Polar Research Institute

This world leading centre for research into the polar regions is a surprisingly fantastic place for children. Offering lots of special events throughout the year, such as children’s opera and family days. Under 5’s can enjoy “Little Explorers” sessions each month – a chance to discover the poles through storytelling and play.

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Opening Hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Website: www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum

3. SI5 Spy Missions

Fancy becoming an undercover agent for the day? This interactive game experience is suitable for the whole family, from children as young as four. Work together to solve puzzles and complete challenges onboard a hijacked warship. The big kid in you, will love this as much as they do! One of the best fun things to do in Cambridge.

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Opening Hours: Opening times vary, check the website for more info.

Website: www.spymissions.co.uk/cambridge/offers.php

4. Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Established in 1728, this is the oldest of the University’s museums. It houses ancient fossils, minerals and rocks which tell the story of our amazing planet, including some specimens discovered by Charles Darwin. Any children who are into dinosaurs will be in their element! That is to say there’s loads to see and do here, from puzzles and treasure trails to poetry.

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Opening Hours: 10am–5pm  Monday to Friday. 10am–4pm  Saturdays. Closed on Sundays

Website: www.sedgwickmuseum.org

5. Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn

Soft play centres are a great place to take the kids on a rainy day. In addition, this one has outdoor facilities too, so if it brightens up they can get some fresh air! While the kids whizz down slides or clamber up (pretend!) chimneys indoors, you can meanwhile relax in the cafe, overlooking 50 acres of Cambridgeshire countryside.

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Opening Hours: Opening times vary, check the website for more info.

Website: www.cheekymonkeysltd.co.uk

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