As Easter approaches, Cambridge gears up to welcome visitors to its charming streets and historic sites, offering an array of activities to delight all ages. From leisurely punting on the River Cam to exploring the city's rich cultural heritage, there's something for everyone to enjoy this spring. Here are our top recommendations for spending an egg-citing Easter in Cambridge, 2024:

Special Events and Festivities

Throughout March and April, Cambridge hosts a variety of special events and festivals, ensuring there's always something exciting happening in the city. One highlight is the highly anticipated Cambridge Festival, which returns with its fourth program, offering a series of free, in-person, and online events and activities courtesy of the University of Cambridge. Visitors can immerse themselves in a diverse array of experiences, including captivating talks by esteemed academics, thought-provoking films, engaging exhibitions showcasing cutting-edge research, scenic walks around the historic city, and family-friendly events that promise fun for all ages. From discovering the latest scientific breakthroughs to exploring the cultural heritage of Cambridge, the festival provides a unique opportunity to engage with the vibrant academic and cultural community of the city.

Easter Egg Hunts and Family Fun

For families with children, Easter egg hunts and festive activities await at various locations across Cambridge. Anglesey Abbey hosts an Easter Egg Trail in its beautiful gardens, where children can embark on a hunt for chocolate treats amidst the stunning spring scenery. Additionally, Wimpole Hall Farm offers Easter-themed events, including egg hunts and farm tours, providing entertainment for the whole family.

Culinary Delights at Parker’s Tavern

Indulge in a gastronomic adventure at Parker’s Tavern, where every dish is a celebration of locally sourced ingredients and unpretentious British cooking. Spearheaded by a spectacular chef, Parker’s Tavern marks a return to simplicity, offering fresh, honest ingredients meticulously crafted into delightful culinary creations. From comforting classics to inventive cocktails and curated wines, this restaurant embodies the essence of Cambridge's culinary scene.

For those seeking a refined drinking experience, Parker’s Tavern's cocktail bar provides the perfect setting to unwind and socialise. Amidst the bustling ambiance of a historic coaching inn, guests can savour inventive cocktails and rare vintages sourced from the restaurant's impressive wine cellar. Whether you're discussing ideas around crackling fireplaces or soaking in the hum of conversation, Parker’s Tavern offers an immersive sensory journey for the discerning palate.

No visit to Parker’s Tavern would be complete without experiencing their legendary afternoon tea, inspired by Cambridge's rich literary legacy. Nestled amongst bookshelves and shades of Cambridge blue, guests are treated to a sumptuous spread of savouries and jaunty cakes, each infused with a maverick chef's creative passion. From traditional finger sandwiches to indulgent sweets like opera cake and white chocolate éclair, afternoon tea at Parker’s Tavern is a feast for the senses. Book your Afternoon Tea now.

With Mother's Day approaching, afternoon tea and treatment packages at Parker’s Tavern make for perfect gifts, allowing loved ones to indulge in a memorable experience amidst the elegance of Cambridge's literary heritage.

Punting on the River Cam

One of the quintessential Cambridge experiences, punting along the River Cam offers a unique perspective of the city's stunning architecture and picturesque landscapes. Whether you choose to rent a punt or join a guided tour, this leisurely activity promises an unforgettable journey through Cambridge's historic waterways. And remember, punting is great all year round, offering different views of the city's beauty with each season.

Exploring Cambridge's Gardens and Parks

Embrace the beauty of springtime in Cambridge by exploring its lush gardens and parks. Take a leisurely stroll through Jesus Green or and admire the vibrant colours of blooming flowers and blossoming trees. For a more adventurous outing, hop on one of University Arms' turquoise bicycles and pedal along the River Cam towards the idyllic village of Grantchester. And don't forget, these gardens and parks are not only beautiful in spring but offer tranquil retreats throughout the year.

Discovering Cultural Gems

Immerse yourself in Cambridge's rich cultural heritage by visiting its iconic landmarks and museums. Explore the historic colleges, including King's College Chapel and Trinity College, and embark on guided tours to uncover their fascinating stories or attend an Easter service at this iconic location. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Fitzwilliam Museum, home to a diverse collection of art and antiquities spanning centuries of human history.

Additional Easter Activities and Events

  • Visit Shepreth Wildlife Park to get up close to amazing animals, including otters, maned wolves, and more, offering a fantastic day out for animal lovers of all ages.

Where to Stay in Cambridge

For a luxurious and unforgettable Easter getaway, consider booking a stay at University Arms, Cambridge's premier luxury hotel. With elegant accommodations, exceptional service, and convenient access to the city's top attractions, University Arms offers the perfect retreat for discerning travellers.

Experience the magic of Easter in Cambridge and create lasting memories with loved ones. Plan your visit today and embark on a journey of discovery in this historic city. For more information and to book your stay, visit University Arms and explore the available packages and accommodations.