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The Ghostly Gift of Miss Constance Couper

An intriguing tale of mysteries and ghosts that spans the centuries from the French Revolution, through Edwardian... See more >
ADC Theatre, Park Street,Cambridge CB5 8AS
Today and Sat 20 Apr

Thrilling Treetops Adventure takes centre stage at Queensgate

The 18 metre-long ropes course experience plus mini playground opens on Saturday 23 March and remains in the centre... See more >
Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough PE1 1NT
Today to Sun 21 Apr

Large Family History Fair - The Federation of Family History Societies

THE REALLY USEFUL FAMILY HISTORY SHOW – LIVE – Saturday 20TH April 2024 The largest one in this area for quite a... See more >
Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, St.Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 6WU
Sat 20 Apr

The Sixteen - Choral Pilgrimage 2024: Masters of Imitation

Celebrating the art of imitation, our 2024 Choral Pilgrimage explores music from the master of parody, Orlande de... See more >
Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts, Peterborough PE1 1XS
Sat 20 Apr

Maid In Britain - Wisbech - April 20th

Maid In Britain presents the best of British rock in a special St George's celebration concert (performed by... See more >
Secret Garden Leisure Limited, T/A The Secret Garden, Mile Tree Lane, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 4TR
Sat 20 Apr

Cambridge care home invites local community to special event

A care home in Cambridge is inviting the local community to relax and unwind with a special music therapy... See more >
Care UK’s Heathlands House, Bullen Cl, Cambridge CB1 8YU
Sat 20 Apr, Sat 4 May, Sat 18 May

Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience

Dobbies is inviting plant enthusiasts and foodies alike to a brand new Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience, giving... See more >
Banks End, Wyton, Huntingdon PE28 2AA
Sat 20 Apr

Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience

Dobbies is inviting plant enthusiasts and foodies alike to a brand new Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience, giving... See more >
Phorpres Way, Cygnet Park, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8NY
Sat 20 Apr

Ballroom & Sequence with Chris Powell

Saturday night 50/50 Ballroom & sequence Dance with live music Re 50/50: at HIAM we ask all our musicians to play... See more >
HIAM Sports & Social Club, Putney Hill Rd, Prickwillow, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4UU
Sat 20 Apr

Trinity College Fellows' Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Trinity College Fellows’ Garden - Open Garden for NGS Interesting historic garden of about eight acres with impressive specimen trees, mixed borders, drifts of spring bulbs... See more >
Trinity College Fellows’ Garden, Cambridge CB3 9AQ
Sun 21 Apr

FREE taster session with the Cambridge Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Cambridge Rock Choir If you are wanting to find a choir you'll like singing with us in the Rock Choir. The local Cambridge choir..... See more >
Queen Edith Chapel, 53 Wulfstan Way, Cambridge CB1 8QN
Mon 22 Apr, Mon 29 Apr, and more dates until Mon 17 Jun

Join our choir in Wisbech for a FREE taster session

Join our choir in Wisbech for a FREE taster session If you are pondering whether there is a 'pop or gospel choir near me' then you may be interested in the... See more >
Thomas Clarkson Academy, Thomas Clarkson Academy, Corporation Road, Wisbech PE13 2SE
Tue 23 Apr, Tue 30 Apr, and more dates until Tue 11 Jun

Spring Art Exhibition

Art GAllERY Spring Exhibition See more >
Lbidi GAllERY THE FORGE, GROVE FARM, ABBOTS RIPTON PE28 2PE
Wed 24 Apr to Fri 24 May

Tulip Day

Stroll in the award-winning Elton Hall gardens and admire the glorious tulip displays in the beds, borders and pots... See more >
Elton Hall, Elton, near Peterborough PE8 6SH
Wed 24 Apr

Witchford Wednesday Drum Circle

Witchford Wednesday Drum Circle Witchford Wednesday Drum Circle “…so what is Witchford - Wednesday - Drum Circle? It is Drumming for Health &..... See more >
St Andrews Church Hall Main Street Witchford Ely CB6 2HQ
Wed 24 Apr, Wed 1 May, and more dates until Wed 12 Jun
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Things to do around Cambridgeshire

If you're planning a day out in Cambridgeshire, this charming county in South East England offers a wealth of activities for all ages. From historic sites to outdoor adventures, here are some delightful options:

1. Kings College, Cambridge:
- Probably the most recognisable of Cambridge University’s colleges, Kings College was founded by King Henry VI in 1441. The college exudes majesty and is a special place to wander through. Visitors love photographing the iconic Front Court. However, the most impressive part of the college is Kings College Chapel. Completed in 1515, it's still regarded as one of the greatest examples of Gothic architecture in the country. The Renaissance-era stained glass windows are also worth admiring. No trip to Cambridgeshire would be complete without visiting a couple of the university colleges, and Kings College is arguably the pick of the bunch.

2. Oliver Cromwell’s House, Ely:
- Oliver Cromwell, known for his role in overthrowing King Charles I, was born in Cambridgeshire and lived in the city of Ely from 1636 until 1647. His house from this period has now been turned into a small museum, dedicated to both the man himself and the Fens, which were long ago drained. There’s also an Escape Room at Oliver Cromwell’s house, where you and your friends or family can try to solve the clues to escape from Cromwell’s office. It's a great idea for one of the best days out in Cambridgeshire, especially when it's raining.

3. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge:
- The Fitzwilliam Museum is completely free to enter, making it great for families looking for budget-friendly days out in Cambridgeshire. Explore its diverse exhibits, from art and antiquities to rare manuscripts. The museum houses works by famous artists like Titian, Rembrandt, and Turner. It's a cultural gem in the heart of Cambridge.

4. Trinity College, Cambridge:
- Another iconic Cambridge University college, Trinity College, boasts beautiful gardens and historic architecture. Don't miss the Wren Library, which houses rare books and manuscripts, including a first edition of Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathematica." Stroll through the Great Court and soak in the scholarly atmosphere.

5. Peterborough Cathedral:
- Nearby Peterborough is often overlooked, but it boasts a splendid cathedral. Peterborough Cathedral is a magnificent example of Norman architecture, with its stunning West Front and intricate fan vaulting. Explore its history, climb the tower for panoramic views, and attend a choral evensong for a truly memorable experience.

Remember, Cambridgeshire offers a mix of history, culture, and intriguing attractions – perfect for an enriching day out!