What’s on in Cambridge over Easter
We work a lot with people relocating to Cambridge and so it’s great fun for us to offer a view of the city to those seeing it for the first time, it makes us fall in love with the place all over again! Now that spring is here and the sun is tempting us all out of hibernation, Easter is the perfect time to get out and explore the area, and there is much to discover!
So, we have compiled a top ten of things to do in and around the city this weekend, and there’s plenty for all ages to enjoy:
- Easter and chocolate eggs go together like a race horse and his legs! There are plenty of Easter egg hunts going on around Cambridge. Check out the National Trust’s Cadbury Easter egg hunt at Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill. There is plenty of fun to be had searching for chocolate treats at this stunning Jacobean house with working water mill.
- The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is also hosting an Easter egg hunt, but even if you don’t participate, a walk around these beautiful gardens in the spring is well worth it.
- Welney Wetland Centre is offering a twist on the traditional hunt by asking you to search the fens for giant ducks! And there’s plenty of wildlife for kids to discover while they are duck hunting, plus craft activities too.
- Wandlebury Country Park is situated on top of the Magog Hills, just south of Cambridge. Venture out here to enjoy far reaching views as far as Ely. Escape the bustle of everyday life with a walk through this tranquil countryside estate enjoying mature woodland and wildflower meadows grazed by Highland Cattle. A large part of the park is on the remains of a circular historic Iron Age Hillfort – a Scheduled Ancient Monument steeped in myth and legend. They are also having an Easter Fun Day on Saturday 15th April including the welcome return of Tilly the Travelling Tearoom!
- Visit another National Trust property, the Wimpole Estate, to meet the lambs – the ultimate sign of spring. You may even see one being born!
- Remember that like Christmas Day, the shops have to close on Easter Day – so be organised with your shopping and don’t expect to be able to wander around for some retail therapy on Easter Sunday. This offers the perfect opportunity to explore the city on foot and enjoy the architecture and parks.
- Punting! A trip to Cambridge would not be complete without some messing about on the river – but don’t forget to take layers, it can get cold out there at this time of year.
- How would you like to get out into the woodland, enjoy good food, nightingale song, sit round a campfire and hear stories and music? Well you can do all of that on Good Friday for a magical night with Sam Lee’s Singing With Nightingales at Grafham Water. A truly unique an intimate experience, you will be one of only around 20 people who goes on a silent walk into a nightingale’s habitat and share in an improvised collaboration.
- If you fancy some theatre then catch Abigail’s Party on its last night of a successful run at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Mike Leigh’s acclaimed play is as sharp and funny as it was 40 years ago when he wrote it.
- Be inspired by some visual art with an exhibition of Douglas Jeal’s called Light, Place, Colour & Form. Hosted by the Arthur Rank Hospice, where Douglas was a patient, at The Great Saint Mary’s Church in Cambridge, the exhibition promises to be life-affirming.