There are loads of fun things to do in Cambridge. Here are just some of our favourites!

1. Go ghost hunting:

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We all love a good scare so how about a Cambridge ghost tour? Combine some historical learning about the city with good old fashioned goose bumps. Prepare to be spooked!

2. Go rowing: fun things to do in Cambridge

How about a day on the water with Cambridge Rowing? Take a half day workshop in a coxed ‘eight’ boat, just like the crews in the famous Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.

3. Go to a festival: festivals in Cambridge

Cambridge has a full calendar of festivals to please everyone. Whether you are a music lover, a scientist or a total foodie, you will find a festival in Cambridge. Relax, dance and enjoy!

4. Get on your bike!Cambridge bikes

Cambridge is the perfect city to see by bike as it is so compact. See the sights, get some exercise and get out into the stunning surrounding countryside. Find places to hire bikes in Cambridge here.

5. See the stars in your bathing suit!fun things to do in Cambridge

The wonderful outdoor hot tubs at Paus offer the opportunity to relax outside in beautiful surroundings whatever the weather. Take the sensory walk or just lay back in the warm water with a glass of fizz.

6. Sing your heart out:Cambridge

The Sing Dizzy karaoke is such fun! Hire your private booth, complete with props and wigs, and sing your heart out. Cambridge Leisure also has bowling, a cinema and  restaurant offerings so make a night of it.

7. Catch a match: football Cambridge

Football fans will enjoy a trip to watch a game at the Abbey stadium home of Cambridge United. Currently in League one, the stadium is just a short stroll or bus ride from the city centre. A great atmosphere and a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

8. Escape!

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Escape rooms have become hugely popular as they are such a fun way to spend time with friends and colleagues. Solve clues, puzzles and flee from murderers, and killer viruses! Choose your game, or perhaps one of the self guided city adventures in one of the cities Escape Rooms.

9. Eat your way around the city!pizza Cambridge

Cambridge has so many wonderful independent cafes, restaurants and shops you will not know which to choose. How about taking advantage of local knowledge and taking a guided food tour?

10. Go wild swimming!

Grantchester is home to beautiful meadows, a wonderful tea room, great pubs and also one of the most popular wild swimming rivers in the country. Those wanting to outdoor swim in more organised surroundings may enjoy Cambridge Lido– one of the few lido’s built in the 1920’s left in the country.

11.Solve a Mystery:

How about one of the detective days out in Cambridge? An immersive outdoor experience packed with fun! Solve a mystery and solve the crime whilst passing the beautiful historic buildings. A great day out and you will also get a 20% discount on food and drink at some of the local pubs, cafes and restaurants.

12. Play indoor crazy golf:fun things to do Tivoli

With 2 street food stalls, an array of amazing drinks across 4 bars, two 9-hole indoor crazy golf courses, a shuffleboard basement, numerous event spaces & a roof terrace, complete with knockout views across Jesus Green, The Tivoli is the perfect place to spend an evening with friends.

What other fun things have your enjoyed in Cambridge? Let us know in the comments below.