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Looking for fun and engaging activities for your children during the conference? Please check out the links to various kids' holiday clubs below. Each club offers a range of exciting programs designed to keep kids entertained and active.

Please Note: We provide these links for your convenience only. We do not accept any responsibility for activities, services, or experiences provided by these holiday clubs.


Holiday Clubs & Childcare Options

Childcare Information in Cambridge

Kings Camps at The Perse School, Cambridge

Barracudas Cambridge St Faiths Activity Camp

Premier After School Club at UCPS

Active Camps at 'The Leys'


Things To Do

University Museum of Zoology: Admission is FREE. The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions. Their brilliant galleries showcase the diversity of animal life, from marsupials to monkeys, mammoths to manatees. Visit to discover stories of extinction, survival, evolution and exploration.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences: Admission is FREE. The museum offers a range of public activities throughout the year. The temporary exhibitions include displays of current research, work by artists, and our community cabinet displays co-curated by visitors, students and community groups.

Dinky Doors Trail: What are Dinky Doors? Well, they’re doors.Small ones.‘Dinky’, even. Miniature sculptures (with doors), lovingly made and hidden just out of plain sight in the beautiful city of Cambridge. They’re petite portals into other worlds, made with a dollop of humour to spark imaginations and make people smile. There’s even an elaborate story behind them, that you can discover on the Dinky Doors Tour!

Canoe to Grantchester with kids: If you're looking for an alternative to punting, these canoes can be hired from our Boatyard for trips out to the village of Grantchester. Explore the rural Upper River Canadian-style on a journey with up to 3 of your friends.  

Cambridge University Botanic Garden: Cambridge University Botanic Garden (CUBG) holds a collection of over 8,000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The Garden provides resources including plant material, horticultural expertise and facilities for research workers and lecturers.

Great St Mary's Church Tower: Come experience the world-famous panoramic views of Cambridge! Climb the 123 steps of the University Church tower and enjoy a 360° view on our newly-refurbished outdoor viewing platform.