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Create the Dream Cambridge Summer: Ideas to Inspire

Published on August 12, 2021 by

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. We hope to help you plan that idyllic getaway or take advantage of a day off by making summer memories to treasure.


Want to Enjoy the Summer Sun With a Picnic?

You can put together a scrumptious hamper with bread from independent bakeries like The Cambridge Oven or 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. Furthermore, for  adventure you can hire a punt (or kayak) from Scudamore’s Boatyard Station. You’ll be able to glide to your picnic spot along the River Cam. We recommend you book your punt ahead of time to enjoy this unforgettable ‘dining out’ experience.


Seeking Somewhere to Cool Down?

In addition to a picnic, you can feel free to 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. Moreover, this ninety-one metre stretch of water is surrounded by a sunbathing area where visitors relax. To avoid disappointment, you can find your swim slot on the Lido website before you arrive.



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. What’s more, these special guests bring picture-perfect countryside charm to the city, and you can follow them on Twitter here! You can keep an eye out for the Cows About Cambridge art trail. It features 90 unique cow sculptures you can discover in parks, streets and open spaces. Tracking down the herd is a wonderful, family-friendly way to add some colour to your visit.


In Need of Something Sweet?

With two locations in the heart of Cambridge, Jack’s Gelato serves the crème de la crème of ice-cream to eager queues. These shops are famous for fantastic flavours on offer, including tastes such as Strawberries and Cream and Cambridge Elderflower. You can check out the menu for the day(s) of your trip online using the link above.



 If There’s Rain? You Can Still Enjoy the Summer

Lastly, Cambridge has dozens of museums and galleries, many of which are involved in Summer with the Museums: a special programme of exhibitions and workshops. Again, these include themes ranging from portrait painting to computer game coding. Hopefully you’ll 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 city has a reputation for making people all over the world feel at home. So, take the first step in having a summer to remember and book your stay now.

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