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Cambridge is well known for its wide range of attractions and activities. As a result, it’s considered the perfect staycation destination for individuals, couples and families looking to experience a quintessentially British city. There’s another side to Cambridge however that isn’t so well known but is utterly exhilarating.

This charming, beautiful, largely traditional destination is in fact staycation heaven for tourists searching for the ultimate thrill.

There are tons of activities, events and attractions made for adrenaline junkies right here in Cambridge. We’re sharing just six of the best thrill-seeking things to do so you can plan an itinerary that’s your most daring yet!

1. Rainbow Rocket

As the city’s dedicated bouldering wall, a visit to Rainbow Rocket is a great place to begin your thrill-seeking staycation. Here you can scale walls up to 4.5 metres high without any ropes at all thanks to their soft matted floor.

There are some 200 boulder problems to solve across two different rooms. Even first-time climbers can get in on the action with their courses designed for all abilities, from beginner to advanced.

That isn’t all, Rainbow Rocket regularly runs classes and training sessions. There’s also a fully equipped training area, with campus board, tension board, rings, gym studio, a rowing machine, and even a plethora of hangboards to keep you occupied all day long.

2. Grafham Water Centre

While the weather at this time of year isn’t ideal for watersports, a bit of rain, wind or snow certainly won’t deter our most diehard adrenaline junkies from visiting Grafham Water Centre.

The centre has been keeping the area’s resident thrill-seekers as well as visiting ones entertained for more than 40 years. You can enjoy a wide range of adventure sports, including climbing, sailing, and windsurfing, courtesy of its many courses, clubs and personally tutored sessions.

3. Cambridge Ballooning!

See Cambridge as you’ve never seen it before with a hot air balloon flight with Cambridge Ballooning! from Bourn Airfield. It’s a ride you won’t forget and one that regularly features on many thrill-seeking bucket lists as Kasiawrites Cultural Travel Blog details:

“Hot air ballooning is a popular activity in many parts of the world. In some places, hot air balloon festivals are all the rage, attracting onlookers and participants alike. After all, gliding through the air in an open basket can be a fantastic way to see the sights. There are no windows to peer through or walls to obstruct your view.”

You’ll be up in the air for 60 minutes and will receive a commemorative flight certificate as well as a glass of champagne and memories that last a lifetime.

4. IWM Duxford

For a very different flight experience, head to IWM Duxford. There are flight experiences and trial flying lessons available on selected dates, and better yet you get to do it in style in one of their many original vintage aircraft.

For aviation fans, there isn’t anything better than flying above Cambridge in the iconic Supermarine Spitfire.

5. Twinwoods Adventure

Twinwoods Adventure offers an adrenaline-fuelled excursion that kids and adults alike can enjoy.

The site offers a plethora of family-friendly attractions and activities, including indoor skydiving, surfing, base jumping, soft play, climbing, and escape rooms – it even has its own spa and salt cave.

6. LockHouse Escape Games

For the very best escape room experience, you have to head to LockHouse during your stay in Cambridge. Its themed games offer exciting challenges that you can really get your teeth into.

You can even combine your love of solving cryptic puzzles with a spot of sightseeing thanks to their City Escape Games. It’s a great way to see Cambridge!

You don’t have to search too far to discover the perfect base for your thrill-seeking escape. Book a serviced apartment with us today and put yourself in the centre of all the action.