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.

BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you, and researched the Top 5 Best Child-Friendly Indoor activities to do in Cambridge.

1. Cambridge Arts Theatre

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

Address: 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ

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


2. Scott Polar Research Institute

This world leading centre for research into the polar regions is a surprisingly fantastic p;ace 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.

Address: Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER

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


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!

Address: 7, Viking Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EL

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


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! There’s loads to see and do here, from puzzles and treasure trails to poetry.

Address: University Of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ

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


5. Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn

Soft play centres are a great place to take the kids on a rainy day, and 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 relax in the cafe, overlooking 50 acres of Cambridgeshire countryside.

Address: Babraham Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5HR

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


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