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The Reluctant Dragon at Denny Abbey
Discover the story of St George’s battle with the dragon in a whole new light, with this charming adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon by Quantum Theatre – performed in the attractive outdoor setting of Denny Abbey on 14 August. Get your tickets at quantumtheatre.co.uk
Parkside Pools and Jesus Green Lido
Make a splash and cool off this summer at Parkside Pools, boasting some of the best swimming facilities in Cambridge, including two flumes to keep thrill seekers entertained! The water slides are open daily over the summer holidays, between 10am and 4pm, and there will be family-orientated sessions, with floats every day in August. Jesus Green Lido is also a great spot for a soothing dip and afternoon of sunbathing, for families with slightly older children. Head to better.org.uk for more info.
The Great BioQuest
Funded by The Genetics Society and University of Cambridge, this free and interactive web-based trail explores local scientific history and offers a unique way to explore the city! Three trails are available – the worm, the fly and the frog – which will guide you through each animal’s developmental story, from its beginnings as a tiny cell, to fully grown adult. Answering riddles that will help you get to the next checkpoint, expect to recap well-known local discoveries and uncover facts you never knew before. Head to thegreatbioquest.com to find out more.
Johnsons of Old Hurst
Pay a visit to Johnsons of Old Hurst family farm and meet the residents, from fierce to friendly, with American alligators, pythons, meerkats, tortoises and more! They also offer a range of animal experiences, including a mini keeper guided tour of the zoological gardens and tropical house. For further information, visit johnsonsofoldhurst.co.uk
Skylark Maze and Funyard
For an unforgettable day out in the sun-kissed countryside, head over to Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard, located just off the A141 between March and Chatteris. Put your map-reading skills and sense of direction to the test in the Maize Maze – a lush labyrinth filled with hidden checkpoints and stamps to collect as you go. There’s plenty to enjoy in the Funyard, too, from Trotter Trophy Pig Racing and Pedal Go-Karts, to activities such as Water Wars, Scarecrow Smash and Bale Mountain! Tickets are available at skylark-events.co.uk
Offering daily activities across Hoe Fen until 29 August, Anglesey Abbey provides an idyllic setting for children to let off some steam over the holidays. Choose from a selection of games, challenge your friends and family on the Steeplechase obstacle course and Flat Horse Gallop track in The Anglesey Races (every Saturday and over the August bank holiday weekend), and explore new play equipment. Find more info at nationaltrust.org.uk