Family Breaks in Cambridge

Cambridge is a great destination for families. It offers a wide range of activities, including visiting historic colleges and museums, punting on the River Cam, and exploring the city’s parks and gardens. Discover beauty, fun, and excitement all in historic Cambridge city.  The city is the perfect break destination for the whole family, Cambridge has many family friendly activities to explore, and Clayton Hotel Cambridge is ideally located near Cambridge Train Station, just a short 10-minute walk from the historic city centre.

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Family Rooms

At Clayton Hotel Cambridge, our family rooms are ideal with a double bed and single bed, which caters for 2 adults and one child. It’s a great base to relax.

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Family Dining in Cambridge

Kick start your busy day with our vitality breakfast with something for everyone, from a healthy breakfast or a full English breakfast

The Tamburlaine Bar & Restaurant is perfect for a family meal in the evening, with a large variety on the menu for all including a children’s menu.

Looking to explore Cambridge for the day?  The hotel can organise a family picnic for you to enjoy when you are out enjoying Cambridge’s attractions and green spaces.

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Family Activities in Cambridge

Hunt Fun

Looking for things to do in Cambridge with kids? Going for a walk doesn’t always get the kids excited but add a treasure hunt to it and trust us – they’ll be sold! Untangle the mystery of the hunt fun treasure hunt in Cambridge. This picturesque route through the centre of Cambridge passes fantastic landmarks such as St. Benets Parish Church, St. John’s College, Great St. Mary’s Church, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Kings College, and the River Cam.

The route, questions, and clues for the hunt can either be printed or downloaded to your mobile device. You can use your Smartphone to access the GPS Treasure Hunt with ease. This means you have the freedom to be flexible and start your self-guided adventure whenever suits you best.

Treasure hunts require a keen eye for detail. Doing this hunt fun, you’ll rediscover landmarks you pass by every day. Just visiting? You may end up knowing Cambridge better than the locals!

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Let your kids feel like real-life scientists as they embark on an interactive journey of exploration at Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

From as far back as the middle ages to the present the collection of scientific instruments and models is so broad your kids will be pro scientists before they know it. They will feel like they have just stepped inside their very own lab, as they learn and discover so many new things. Stargaze through telescopes, explore the world in the globe gallery, or investigate Darwin’s microscope. There’s so much to see and do!

The main gallery houses selected larger objects, and its Jacobean hammer-beam roof dates back all the way to 1618. Awaiting you upstairs in The Victorian Parlour is an interactive gallery that will evoke exploration and discovery in the whole family. Rummage through drawers, take a look through the stereoscopic viewer or create your own animations. Unleash your inner scientist and head out for a day of interactive learning and discovering.

Scholars Punting Cambridge

Fancy an educational day out? Visit Cambridge with the family on a traditional punting trip. Take the 45-minute Scholars Punting Cambridge guided tour to discover 7 of Cambridge University’s most prestigious colleges.

Take the opportunity to learn about the culture, architecture & history of Cambridge, as you sail along the beautiful canals. The whole family is welcome on the tour, including babies. The traditional punting trip is a calm and relaxing experience but if you fancy some extra reassurance, life jackets can be provided for the kids.

Feeling spontaneous? You don’t have to pre-book your tour (even though you can) – feel free to gather the kids and simply pop in on the day.

Book Your Summer Family Break

Cambridge is full of family fun activities, grab a picnic & enjoy it in one of Cambridge’s many green spaces, bring the bicycles on your family trip & explore Cambridge by bike, enjoy the historic market square or one of the many more activities Cambridge has to offer.  Visit our online concierge to find even more activities.  book your family city break now!

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