When the weather’s good, it pays to make the most of it. And there’s nothing better to do during the summer than savour a nice picnic in amazing surroundings. Luckily, Cambridge is full of great places to sit and admire beautiful surroundings while you tuck into your sandwiches and various treats.
Staying at the Tamburlaine Cambridge, you’re within easy travelling distance of a wealth of spaces, all offering something a little bit different.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
An absolutely beautiful space, Cambridge University Botanic Garden is an ideal spot to kick back and dig in for a long picnic.
Home to a huge range of plant and tree species, the botanic garden is also bursting with wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for rare birds and other creatures.
There are guided tours every Sunday and regular talks and events always on the programme. Take the time to explore a little, then find your perfect picnic spot. Less than a 5-minute walk from your room at the Tamburlaine Cambridge, it’s a beautiful place and easy to get to.
Wandlebury Country Park
Nested at the top of Magog Hills, Wandleybury Country Park covers a huge area and is an absolutely stunning place for some outdoor dining. It makes a mockery of any views restaurants in Cambridge might have, with sweeping views running way past the horizon to drink in as you enjoy some lunch.
Covering a vast area of mature woodland and meadows, Wandlebury also has a healthy herd of Highland cattle grazing the area so you might run into a few during your time on site. There are eight miles of trails at Wandlebury, taking you through the ancient woodlands and flowering meadows, in case you need to build up your appetite a little.
Even better, it’s only a 15-minute drive from the Tamburlaine Cambridge.
Milton Country Park
A 20-minute drive from our Cambridge accommodation, Milton Country Park has a number of lakes, making it the ideal place for some summer picnic fun.
Covering a large area, Milton Country Park serves up a great mixture of managed visitor areas and playgrounds with beautiful, wild surroundings. Just a few miles north of Cambridge, the site features woodland buttressing right up against the various lakes of the park. It’s easy to find the spot you want – secluded or open – amongst the varied landscapes on offer.
Ideal if you don’t want to stray too far from the city and your room at the Tamburlaine Cambridge, Midsummer Common is only a ten-minute walk away and a lush space great for a picnic.
During the summer months, Midsummer Common is bursting with life, with well-maintained trees and plants sprouting everywhere. Right alongside the River Cam it’s also a great place to watch student and professional rowers getting in some practice. A public grazing space for animals since the 18th century, you may very well spot a herd of cows munching on the grass whilst you munch on your picnic.
Full of ancient willow trees and watery inlets, Lammas Land is right on the Fen Causeway and a very tranquil, quiet spot.
River punters regularly pass by, making their lazy progress as your take shade under a willow and wonder how such a secluded spot could be less than 10-minute drive from the centre of Cambridge. It’s a great place for families and couples alike, with lots of spaces to set up your picnic and make the most of a day by the water.