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Things to do Over Easter in Cambridge

An Easter decorated boat cruising along the River Cam

As winter slowly relinquishes its hold, Cambridge starts to blossom into a picturesque haven of springtime charm. Amidst the vibrant blooms, budding trees and a gentle warmth permeating the air, there’s no better time to explore this history city. 

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, Easter in Cambridge offers a myriad of delightful activities to indulge in. Here are some of the best things to do over Easter in Cambridge: 

Go Punting

There’s perhaps no better way to soak in the beauty of Cambridge during Easter than embarking on a leisurely punting tour along the River Cam. Splitting the city in two, the River Cam passes by some of Cambridge’s most iconic landmarks including Kings College, the Bridge of Sighs and the Mathematical Bridge. One of Cambridge’s favourite pastime, picture yourself reclining in comfort as a tour guide navigates the serene waterways, providing insightful commentary on the city’s rich history and architectural marvels. 

Grab yourself a famous Fitzbillies bun, some bubbles, and let the serenity of surroundings envelop you as you glide along the River Cam. 

Easter Egg Hunts

Indulge your inner child and partake in the time-honoured tradition of Easter egg hunts scattered throughout Cambridge. For those seeking family-friendly adventures, there are numerous local Easter egg hunts that promise fun-filled excitement. 

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Stay at the University Arms Hotel

For those seeking a luxurious Easter retreat, look no further than the esteemed University Arms Hotel. With the elegant ambiance and exquisite amenities, this iconic establishment offers a range of enticing Easter packages. Treat yourself to the grand tradition of a Sunday roast at Parker’s Tavern, while a harpist serenades you with enchanting melodies. If you go down this route, you’ll certainly be adding a touch of gourmet flair to your Easter celebrations. 

Browse the local Gardens

During Easter Cambridge’s local gardens burst into vibrant displays of colour and fragrance. Take a leisurely stroll through verdant spaces such as the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens or the prestigious grounds of Jesus College. Immerse yourself in the beauty of spring blooms and rejuvenate your spirit amidst nature’s renewal. 

A tree blossoming in the Cambridge Botanical Gardens

Visit the Museums: Delve into Cambridge’s Rich Heritage

With so much to choose from, why not explore the cultural treasures housed within Cambridge’s esteemed museums and galleries. From the Fitzwilliam Museum’s exquisite art collections to the immersive exhibits at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, there’s something to captivate every curiosity. Discover the city’s rich heritage and learn a thing or two during your easter break. 

Have Fun!

Easter in Cambridge truly has something for everything. Whether you’re savouring a tranquil punting tour, delighting in Easter egg hunts, or immersing yourself in cultural pursuits, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy this enchanting season. At the end of the day, Easter is not just a holiday – it’s an opportunity to embrace the beauty of the life’s simple pleasures in a city brimming with springtime splendour.