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Cambridge spring

Spring into Summer 2019 in Cambridge

Cambridge comes alive in the spring, with festivals, punting and outdoor cinema. We look forward to sharing Cambridge with you, if you would like an orientation tour call us on 01223 290571.


  • Punting is a glorious way to enjoy the spring flowers and hopefully sunny days, Trinity Punts are in a great location if you are brave enough to punt yourself. Scudamores offer guided tours, bat tours, and the opportunity to watch the spectacular University May Ball Fireworks (17th and 18th June) from the river.

Easter Music:

  • In the stunning setting of Kings College Chapel, Bach’s Matthew Passion is performed on 16th century musical instruments by the Academy of Ancient Music and Kings College Choir on April 15th and 16th. Spine tingling. Book ahead online.

Easter with children:

  • The shops in Rose Crescent off the market square are hosting an Easter trail over the Easter weekend hunting for eggs to exchange for chocolate in their shops and restaurants.
  • Cambridge Botanic Gardens is a wonderful place for small children to run around and parents to admire the interesting plants and trees – there’s a cafe in the middle but picnics are a good option too. Easter trail for children – 6th-22nd April.
  • Cambridge Botanic Gardens are also hosting Bioblitz 2019 in conjunction with the brilliant Museum of Zoology. Book ahead online for various fascinating workshops, free for children age 6 and over.  27th and 28th April.

Indulge your tastebuds: 

  • If you enjoy Gin, consider a tasting visit to Cambridge Distillery or creating your own Gin at Cambridge Gin Lab
  • The University Arms, Parkers Tavern is beautifully decorated, decadent and perfect for afternoon tea or lunch.
  • To explore Cambridge’s hidden gems, you really can’t beat a Cambridge Food Tour. Gerla is the Cambridge foodie expert, the ‘Taste Cambridge’ is a great tour with children or the Gin O’Clock or Artisan Beer tours for adults. Book ahead online.

Planning Ahead: 

  • Cambridge Literary Festival always creates quite a spring buzz as authors and visitors flock to the city from 5th-7th April for author events in college buildings across the city. Many events sell out so book ahead online.
  • If you or your children are history enthusiasts, Cambridge History Festival is a superb weekend of opportunities to meet historical authors like Lucy Worsley or learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. At Wimpole Hall – 20 minutes drive from the city centre. 21-23rd June. Book ahead for the author discussions.
  • Showing 80’s classics such as Top Gun through to 2019 Oscar winners the Enchanted Cinema evenings are a big hit with prosecco, popcorn and wireless headphones. Book ahead for various dates in May through to August.
  • Cambridge Folk Festival draws folk musicians and crowds from all over the world for a sell out weekend of great music and glamping. 1st-4th August – book tickets online.