Summer may not be going completely to plan, with the UK summer washout affecting every part of the country. But the rain doesn’t mean spending your summer at home. Those travelling to Cambridge for business or leisure will be surprised by the sheer amount of all-weather activities and attractions to be enjoyed.
Celebrate summer in Cambridge, whatever the great British weather may bring, by checking out our five ways to spend a rainy day or night in this wonderful city.
1. See a show at Cambridge Arts Theatre
This rainy weather may be typical of the UK festival scene, but you can get your fix of music, comedy and performing arts without being knee-deep in mud. Cambridge Arts Theatre is a must-visit for culture and entertainment lovers. Their calendar is jam-packed full of must-see shows, and this September is no different.
Nostalgic girl power story Malory Towers is taking to the stage in early September. Billed as a show for girls, boys, and children at heart, it’s a drama that is certain to charm everyone. If contemporary dance is more your thing, check out BalletBoyz, which comes to the theatre straight from the West End.
2. Take the escape room challenge
Cambridge is home to two escape rooms, LockHouse Escape Games and Cambridge Escape Rooms. Both offer a number of thrilling, interactive experiences to help enjoy away those rainy days in style.
All timed challenges have their own unique themes, so who will you be this time? A crack team of scientists that need to save the world? An archaeologist who’s just discovered an ancient burial chamber in the heart of Egypt? Or a secret agent looking to stop an evil villain in their tracks?
3. Get active at Clip ‘n Climb
Keeping fit is easy at Clip ‘n Climb, whether you’re looking to let off some steam on your own or want a fun activity to try as a group or family. Clip ‘n Climb is East England’s only climbing theme park. You’ll find plenty to do, but beware, it’s climbing challenges aren’t as simple as they look! Here Visit Cambridge reveals more about what to expect from your rainy day Clip ‘n Climb experience:
“Test your resolve and determination across our amazing climbing challenges that will keep everyone from little ones to experienced climbers engaged – climb commando style on the Jungle Gym, reach new heights on the Skyscraper, take the Speed Climbing challenge, light up the board on the Checkerplate, race your friends up Face to Face, plus many more. For the daring, sign up to experience our two extreme challenges, Stairway to Heaven and the Vertical Drop Slide.”
4. Unleash your curiosity at a university museum
Whilst you may not want to stand outside and admire Cambridge University’s stunning architecture for too long in the pouring rain, what’s going on inside is just as interesting. Cambridge University is home to a number of museums, namely The Fitzwilliam, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Kettle’s Yard, Whipple Museum, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Museum of Zoology, and the Scott Polar Institute.
Each Cambridge University museum offers a range of exhibitions all year round, making it a great place to dry off and discover something new, whatever your interests – they’re completely free too!
5. Stay in with Citystay
Cambridge has so many great things to do come rain or shine, but if you don’t want to head out and face the elements, you don’t have to as a Citystay guest. Our serviced apartments are fully equipped with all the facilities and amenities you have at home, plus so much more. We offer several packages to enhance your stay, including the pamper hamper, Sky Sports pack, children’s pack, movie night, cosy night in, and VIP pack.
To find out more about our serviced apartments and Citystay extras, please contact our friendly team direct.