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Fun and leisure activities in Cambridge: things to know before you go

Not sure whether you want to try a new sport or where to take the kids during the holidays? We’ve answered your top questions to help you decide on the best fun and leisure activities in Cambridge.

Where are some fun places to go in Cambridge?

If you’ve lived somewhere your whole life, it can be difficult to appreciate all the great stuff that’s there. Why not take a day in your hometown and act like a tourist? You may see your city in a whole new light.

Pack a picnic, get your friends together and take to the River Cam by hiring a punt with Scudamores Punting Company. Not only is it a fun, relaxing activity to enjoy but you’ll get a great view of all the beautiful Cambridge sights as you go.

Don’t fancy doing all the work yourself? That’s okay, you can hire a chauffeured punt! The Cambridge Punting Company offer 45-minute tours for one or two people showing the colleges and bridges that are only visible from the water.

You could also book yourself onto a City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-on Hop-off Tour. See Isaac Newton’s apple tree, explore the university and enjoy it all with informational expert commentary. You might just learn something new!

What’s a fun outdoor activity for the family?

Have your family been cooped up too long? Have the kids got too much energy to burn? Here’s some of the different deals on offer that will hit the spot with all the family:

  • Puzzling Adventures offers deals on scavenger hunts across the city. Up to 8 people can enjoy this fun activity that takes your team on a self-guided tour through the winding streets and sights on offer.
  • Southlake Aqua Park is perfect for good weather if you’re near Cambridge. Make a day of it and drive out to the park for a day of water-drenched fun – parents can opt to just watch if they prefer!

Where can I learn to dance in Cambridge?

It’s salsa time! Learning to dance is a great way to get fit, while having fun. There are hundreds of classes and dance lessons to try out in Cambridge. Here’s three of the best:

  • At Latin8 Productions Ltd t/a Latin Collective, you can buy deals for one or two people for up to 10 dance lessons. You’ll learn dances such as the salsa, bachata, cha cha or merengue.
  • Club Salsa Events is perfect for beginners with sessions held for large groups at two different locations in central Cambridge. Buy up to 10 lessons for one person or two people.
  • Cambridge Cuban Salsa is a dance class and a party, where a DJ will spin the night away after your salsa lesson! These classes are suitable for complete beginners and can be purchased for one or two people to enjoy up to eight classes.

Where can I go for a great night out in Cambridge?

Cambridge is a city full of life – especially at night!

If you’re looking for a big event in Cambridge, check out tours coming soon near you. Or for a nightclub for you and your friends to dance the night away in, check out all our offers on nightlife.

Fancy something a bit more low-key? Close to Kings College, The Copper Kettle has deals on delicious Turkish food for up to six people – the perfect fuel before a night out on the town.

Find more restaurant deals in Cambridge for good food and a great time.