May Week, which actually takes place in June, is one of the great Cambridge University traditions. It represents the end of the academic year for students: a time for cutting loose and squeezing as much fun in as possible before everyone disperses for summer. The colleges host a series of May Balls and parties during this period, and even if you’re nothing to do with the university you can join in the fun by heading down to the river and enjoying the huge, spectacular fireworks displays.
A punt offers the best vantage point, and for the most impressive displays, we recommend 13 June (when the Clare and Trinity Balls take place), and 14 June (St John’s). Scudamores offer both chauffeured, private punts and group options, and they come equipped with blankets and brollies too, just in case the weather turns.