Book your family break in Cambridge this Summer

Buy one room and get one half price at University Arms Hotel when you book for 2 adults and 1 or more children. Contact us directly to book this exclusive offer for summer 2021!

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Family Fun in Cambridge this Summer

Explore museums, enjoy delightful walks and indulge in decadent desserts in Cambridge this summer, based in and around University Arms, Cambridge's leading luxury hotel. We can provide picnic lunches and teas to take with you on your adventures, or come afterwards to our brasserie restaurant, Parker’s Tavern, where Chef Tristan Welch has devised irresistible treats that defy moderation.

Cambridge Parks

  • Milton Country Park

    With woodlands and lakes, this country park to the north of the city is the perfect spot for an active afternoon with play areas and organised activities, on both land and water!

  • Parker’s Piece

    One of the best known and loved parks in Cambridge is right on our doorstep. Did you know, Parker’s Piece is regarded as the birthplace of the rules of Football!

  • Midsummer Common

    This ancient area of grassland in Cambridge city centre is often home to fairs and events, as well as the cattle who have traditionally grazed here for centuries.

Family Activities in Cambridge

Extreme Ice-Cream: Chef Goes Mad

Chef Tristan Welch has combined all his childhood favourites into one magnificent, sweet beast: the Ripture Rapture. Featuring mounds of wobbly jelly, soft pillows of marshmallow, soft but tart strawberries, scoop upon scoop of ice-cream, and toppings and sprinklings galore, this fantasy dessert will make you misty-eyed for decades to come.

Jurassic Cambridge: Back to BC at the Sedgwick

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences rocks! Literally! Renowned for its collections of petrology, mineralogy and palaeontology, you’ll find stones, fossils and dramatic dinosaurs to show you what life was like 4.5 billion years ago. Stand-out exhibits are the skull of Stan the Tyrannosaur and the spooky complete skeleton of an Iguanodon. The museum re-opens 20th May, open year-round. Entrance is free but please book ahead; sedgwickmuseum.org

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