Sidney Sussex College MCR

Things to do around Cambridge

Usually, Cambridge has a buzzing social life with many activities in and outside of colleges taking place. This year, this is likely to be different, though. Fortunately, there are still many things you can do in and around town while keeping social distance (and some things you can look forward for when this whole pandemic is over).

Out and About

Besides several parks such as Parker’s Piece (where, famously, the Cambridge football rules were established), Jesus Green, Midsommer Common or Coe Fen/Sheep’s Green, other green spaces invite for walks and enjoying nature.

Angelsey Abbey A bit further out, but this Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill run by the National Trust is open again (pre-booking necessary) and a nice destination for a day-trip via bike or bus






Botanical Garden Please book your free student ticket in advance here

Cherry Hinton Hall Park

Milton Country Park

Punting (for more information about the Sidney Sussex Punting Pass see here)

Walk to Grantchester

Grantchester is a lovely village southwest of Cambridge and setting of the BBC detective drama of the same name. Why not take a walk along the River Cam and visit the idyllic English village? The Orchard Tea Garden is a popular destination with sitting arrangements inside and out. Under normal circumstances, we would offer a group trip to Grantchester during Fresher’s Week so why not ask your flatmates to accompany you?

Museums of Cambridge

Cambridge has many museums which are part of or independent from the University. Following current guidelines, the museums are open again as of 18th May

Museums currently closed (some exhibitions may be available online, though, so have a look at the websites)

Other Activities

Cambridge Ice Arena (currently closed)

Cambridge Escape Rooms

Clip ‘N Climb Cambridge (Climbing Centre)

Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre (Gym, Classes, Climbing Wall, …) 

LockHouse Escape Rooms

Parkside Pools and Gym

Rainbow Rocket (Bouldering)

Tenpin (Bowling, Karaoke, Table Tennis, Pool, Arcade)