Four Festive Family Activities in Cambridge This Holiday Season - The Smiling Heart

Four Festive Family Activities in Cambridge This Holiday Season


Cambridge is a great place to visit during the holiday season because its natural and historical spots somehow look more beautiful and magical with snow. In fact, the city is a hit when it comes to family holiday parties.

Although Cambridge Christmas party venues aren’t the only reason that people come here during this time of the year. Here are four other festive family activities in Cambridge available this holiday season that you should definitely try with your family:

Kid-friendly Theatre Productions

During the holidays, theatres in Cambridge such as the Cambridge Junction and the Cambridge Arts Theatre have amazing kid-friendly productions that your children will love. This holiday season, you can take your kids to see Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, or the Jungle Book. The St. Petersburg Classic Ballet also puts on shows (Swan Lake and the Nutcracker) at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

The North Pole Festival

The North Pole Festival is an event open to the guests of all ages. There are a lot of activities, booths, and attractions that you and your family can enjoy. If you have kids, they can go on fun fair rides, go skating, or eat delicious treats such as crepes and churros. You can also take your family to the Alpine Lodge to relax and get cosy. If you want to go to the North Pole Festival, it is open every day from noon to 9 PM during the weekdays and from 11 AM to 9 PM during the weekends.

The Snowman Festival Day and Christmas Gift Fair

It’s always a bore for children to come along when you go for Christmas shopping. However, at the Snowman Festival Day and Christmas Gift Fair, you can make Christmas shopping a whole lot more fun for the whole family. Here, there are activities that will keep your children busy and entertained while you roam around and shop for gifts. They will also enjoy visiting the Festival Igloo. Meanwhile, the Somersham Town Band will be singing Christmas carols to make everyone feel the spirit of Christmas even more.  If you or the little ones get hungry, there are a few refreshments available at the fair.

12 Days of Christmas Tours

Every day for twelve days, beginning on the Christmas day, the 12 Days of Christmas Tours in Cambridge will take you and your family on a magical holiday tour around the city. There are six different itineraries you can choose from, namely the Essential Cambridge Tour, the Official Fitzwilliam Museum Tour, the Ghost Tour of Cambridge (all three tours take an hour each), the Cambridge Highlights Tour (1.5 hours), the Official Walking Punting Tour of Cambridge, and the City Highlights and the Fitzwilliam Museum Tour (both of which take 2 hours). If you want to take your family on a fun and educational trip this holiday season, the 12 Days of Christmas Tours are perfect for you.

The holidays are a special and magical time of the year in Cambridge. For a fun and quality time with your family, do visit Cambridge this Christmas.

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