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Top Ten Family Friendly Activities Around Cambridge

  1. Wimpole Hall Farm

Come and meet their wide range of rare breed sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and horses at Home Farm.  Become a young farmer and take part in their many farm activities – from grooming the donkeys; feeding the pigs and meeting the shires. Opening hours are from 10:30 until 17:00. Please call 01223 206000 or visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/visitor-information/

  1. Grafham Water Cycle Loop

A quick blast round the lake, which is signposted and simple to follow, provides a nice training loop. Do the loop a few times to increase fitness!

Read more at http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/Grafham_Water_Cycle_Loop-Cycle-Route-3309.html#R56LzZ1WoPsHorM0.99

Grafham Cycles start and end of the loop so any repairs or bike tweaks you want doing, this is a good loop to test, although the terrain is manmade and “green” route quality, i.e. very easy, but as I said, its a good training loop!

  1. Imperial War Musuem at Duxford

IWM Duxford is set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield. Lose yourself for a whole day wandering under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world and get hands-on with our award-winning interactive exhibitions. IWM Duxford is home to an impressive collection of over two hundred aircraft as well as tanks, military vehicles and boats.

Its Aircraft Hall is home to over 30 aircraft including an iconic Spitfire, a legendary Lancaster and the fastest-ever Concorde.

During the summer season (15 March to 24 October 2014) they are open from 10am until 6pm. Last admission is at 5pm. Contact them at 01223 835000 or email duxford@iwm.org.uk. International callers can contact +44 (0)1223 835000.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/

  1. Mepal Outdoor Centre

A unique Activity Centre set on the shores of a 20acre lake in the Cambridgeshire Fens, offering a wide range of affordable water and land-based activities for families.

Chatteris Road, Nr. Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2AZ Tel: 01354 692251

Email: info@mepal.co.uk

http://www.mepal.co.uk/

  1. Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park is a safari park located in Woburn, Bedfordshire, England. Visitors to the park can drive through the large animal exhibits, which contain species such as White Rhino, Elephants, Tigers and Black Bears.

Exhibits include: Sheep and Goats, Tiny Tots Safari Trail, Australian Walkabout, Savannah, Tree Tops Action Trail, Kingdom of the Carnivores, Desert, African Forest, Birds in Action, Land of Lemurs, Animals from Asia, Birds of Prey, Red River Hogs, Animal Encounters, Northern Plains, Penguin World, Monkey Business

Woburn Park, Crawley Rd, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire MK17 9QN

Opening hourse are from 10am – 6pmTel: 01525 290407

http://www.woburnsafari.co.uk/

  1. Nene Valley Railway Full size Thomas the Tank Engine

Based near Peterborough close to the boundaries of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland and Cambrideshire the railway’s proximity to the A1 and A47 means it is within easy reach of the midlands and beyond. They run a regular steam train service but the railway enthusiast with a penchant for Diesel is not forgotten either.

Nene Valley Railway is a heritage railway that offers a family day out but is no mere manufactured visitor attraction as the preserved railway uses part of the original London and North Western line from Northamptonshire into the Cathederal city of Peterborough, encompassing the stations of Yarwell, Wansford, Ferry Meadows (Nene Park) and Orton Mere.

Includes a life size Thomas The Tank Engine. Tel: 01780 784444 Email: nvrorg@nvr.org.uk

http://www.nvr.org.uk/

  1. Thetford Forrest Park

Thetford Forest is a patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves providing the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life. Many of their visitors are attracted by the peace and tranquility of Thetford Forest, as well as the wide range of recreation facilities. Tel: 01842 810271 Email: enquiries.eanglia@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk Opening hours are from Dawn to Dusk

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/thetfordforestpark

  1. The Amazing Maze Maze at Milton

Find your way around the mind bending maze and boggle your brain with our incredible illusions. You will find even more illusions hidden away in every corner of the Wooden Maze. There is much more here than a maze; why not try your hand at Mini Golf or a game of Skittles, other activities include a Giant Slide, Go Karts and Tractor & Trailer Rides, you can even clamber up a Tyre Mountain There is also a Farm Trail where you can meet the animals and even Feed the Fish! The Pets Paddock at Milton Maize Maze is home to a wide selection of animals. In the pets paddock you will find Kune Kune Pigs, Pygmy Goats, Geese and Donkeys.

The Milton Maize Maze
Rectory Farm Shop
A10 Milton By-pass
Milton
Cambridge Tel: 01223 860 374

The site is open Mon – Sat 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  1. Deane Valley Farm Centre

Dean Valley Livery Stables & Competition Facilities are owned and run by the Hague family – Karen, Steve and Chris. Dean Valley opened in 1999 and offers everything a rider, whether amateur or accomplished, could wish for and is a BHS approved livery centre and competition facility. Livery is available on a full or DIY basis with a shopping list of additional services from which to pick and choose, enabling you to create exactly the level of service you require regarding the care of your horse. Situated in the beautiful Dean Valley, the farm ride offers the opportunity for a relaxing hack or the chance to tackle some of the cross country fences and water obstacles. Other facilities include indoor and outdoor schools and an all-weather gallops. Dean Valley offer excellent schooling and tuition opportunities for you and your horse but we are not a riding school and therefore cannot provide horses for your lessons.

Dean Valley Farm Ltd, Back Lane Farm , Church Lane , Woodford, Cheshire SK7 1RQ Tel/Fax: 0161 439 1945 Email: deanvalley@btconnect.com

  1. Ride in a Tractor

How about coming along for a ride in a tractor with our very own working farmer, John Jefferies.

 

 

 

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