Create the Dream Cambridge Summer: Ideas to Inspire
Whether you’re a countryside adventurer or an ice-cream connoisseur, there’s something to delight everyone during summertime in our beautiful city.
Here at Your Space, we’ve been exploring some of the best activities and treats Cambridge has to offer at this time of year, helping you to plan that idyllic getaway or take advantage of a day off by making summer memories to treasure.
Want to have the perfect picnic?
Put together a scrumptious hamper using artisan bread from an independent bakery like The Cambridge Oven (or try sourdough pizza slices from Aromi). Then, head out of the city to Grantchester. This quintessentially English village is surrounded by lush, rolling meadows which provide a glorious setting for a bite to eat.
For a true adventure, you can hire a punt (or kayak) from Scudamore’s Boatyard Station and glide to your picnic spot along The River Cam. Make sure you book your punt ahead of time to enjoy this unforgettable ‘dining out’ experience.
Take a refreshing dip in the Jesus Green Lido. Opened in the roaring twenties, this outdoor pool is one of only a handful that remain from its era. The ninety-one metre stretch of water is surrounded by a sunbathing area where visitors can relax and sip soft drinks from the café.
To avoid disappointment, selecting your swim slot on the Lido website before you arrive is strongly advised.
Fancy meeting some other visitors?
In the warmer months, cows belonging to local farmers can be found grazing on Midsummer Common, Coe Fen and ‘The Backs’ opposite King’s College. These special guests bring picture-perfect countryside charm to the city, and you can follow them on Twitter here!
This summer, also look out for the Cows About Cambridge art trail which features 90 unique cow sculptures waiting to be discovered in parks, streets and open spaces. Tracking down the herd is a wonderful, family-friendly way to add some colour to your visit.
With two locations in the heart of Cambridge, Jack’s Gelato serves the crème de la crème of ice-cream to eager queues. These little shops are famous for the fantastic flavours on offer including summery tastes such as Strawberries and Cream and Cambridge Elderflower. Check the menu for the day(s) of your trip online.
And if it looks like rain?
Cambridge boasts dozens of museums and galleries many of which are involved in Summer with the Museums: a special programme of exhibitions and workshops with themes ranging from portrait painting to computer game coding. So, you’ll definitely find an activity to brighten up a grey day.
As months of restrictions end and the UK fills with fresh excitement, the Your Space team are thrilled to be welcoming more visitors to Cambridge. This thriving city has a reputation for making people from all over the world feel at home and there’s no better time to visit. So, take the first step in having a summer to remember and book your stay now.