The historic institutions, bustling high streets and beautiful landscapes make Cambridge the perfect place for a family getaway. Parents and kids of all ages can always find fun and enlightening things to do.
The professional service and luxury rooms at The Tamburlaine Hotel will ensure that your family has a comfortable experience. If you’re planning a trip this spring to our hotels in Central Cambridge, these top tips will ensure your family holiday is fun and stress-free.
Plan your activities
Before you and your family pack up and head off to Cambridge, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and decide which activities you’re going to do. Not only will this help you save time, it’s also a great way to get the kids excited about your trip. There a plenty of travel guides and websites that will outline some of the fun things to do and sights to see in Cambridge – including our own blog- so start planning your trip to The Tamburlaine Hotel and put an itinerary together.
Pack for all weather
The weather in Britain is known for being quite unreliable so you never know when you could be caught out by a surprise shower. When packing your suitcases, don’t forget to include some waterproof clothing, a big coat, some walking boots and perhaps an umbrella. There is a lot of grass and natural scenery in Cambridge so you and your little ones will need to be wrapped up warm and dry when walking through the mud.
Whether you’re travelling by plane, boat or car, kids often get restless and bored being stuck in such a small space for a long time. If you want to reduce the risk of any tears or arguments, think of ways to keep the little ones entertained. DVD players, video games, kid’s tablets such as an iPad and books are all great ideas regardless of how you’re travelling.
Be ready to change the plan
Sometimes not everything will go to plan, especially if you’re travelling with the whole family. Often, something along the way will catch your little one’s eye and they will want to explore. If you don’t have a paid event to get to, don’t be afraid to venture off the path and change the plan. You never know what kind of fun things you’ll find in Cambridge.
Look for family deals
Entertainment venues and popular attractions often provide discounted rates and special deals for children and families so it’s always a good idea to do a bit of research before making your way to Cambridge. Check the websites of the attractions you want to visit and see if they offer any discount so you can save a little money on your family trip.
Take some cameras
There’s nothing better than flicking through the family photo album and reminiscing about past trips. Take a few disposable cameras along with you so you and the kids can snap some photos and create memories that will last forever.