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How to Inspire Your Kids to Go to Cambridge University?

by stephaniehiggins
10 May 2018 · 3 min read
Cambridge University

Whether you’re travelling with toddlers or teens, there’s no better place to inspire creativity and make the idea of education exciting than the historic university city of Cambridge.

Not only can you take advantage of our Cambridge hotel deals while staying at the Tamburlaine, you will also get a chance to teach your kids more about the country’s second-oldest university. Here are some sure-fire ways to inspire your children to go to Cambridge university when they leave school.

Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum

During your stay at our Cambridge hotels, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to explore the Fitzwilliam Museum and introduce your kids to a world of history and culture. The museum is part of the university and is home to a huge collection of antiques, ancient artefacts and artwork. Whether you have a budding artist in the family or the next Isaac Newton, there are plenty of incredible things to see and stories to hear at the Fitzwilliam Museum that are sure to inspire youngsters of all ages.

Walk across the Mathematical Bridge

Mathematical Bridge
The “Mathematical Bridge” over the river CAM at the Queens College in Cambridge, United Kingdom. This famous wooden bridge at Queens College was originally designed and built in 1749 but has been rebuilt twice since.

This particular afternoon stroll may require a little research but once you learn about the history behind this iconic bridge, you’ll love passing on the knowledge to your little ones. There are a number of stories and legends floating around about who built the bridge and why but the concept behind its design remains true. The bridge is built using nothing but wood and a mathematical principle, without the need for screws or bolts. This incredible idea is sure to make maths more fun than your kids could have imagined.

Check out the colleges

Trinity College

There’s no better way to inspire your children to go to university than by showing them what’s in store for them. The University of Cambridge is one of the most famous in the world and boasts a collection of prestigious college campuses. Not only will you get to show your offspring where they could potentially live one day, you will also be able to explore the grounds of places like Trinity College which has some of the most beautiful architecture in the country and features all kinds of cutting-edge facilities.

Tell them about the famous alumni

Cambridges Most Famous Residents

Being one of the most renowned educational institutions in the world, Cambridge has seen a number of famous faces walk through its halls. Throughout history, the university has collated a list of iconic alumni that includes famous academics, political leaders and renowned celebrities. If you want to encourage your children to pursue higher education and go to university, there’s no better way than to show them the things that other students have achieved throughout history. Names such as Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne and Jane Goodall are sure to get your kids thinking more about the idea of going to university. There are plenty of famous names to choose from so be sure to check them out.