in the UK
Linton Zoo is one of the most popular things to do in Cambridge and is home to around 250 animals from nearly 100 different species that includes a fine collection of big cats such as Snow, Black, African Leopards, African Lions, and Amur Tigers.
There is a Lemur breeding centre, which houses
seven different Lemur species and features a visitor walk-
At weekends and during school holidays there are usually a variety of special organised activities and events, such as animal encounter and feeding and keeper talk sessions. Linton Zoo is one of the great things to do in Cambridge.
This picture sums up this wildlife park for me. The photo shows the starting point in 1979 and how much progress has been made since. This wildlife park deserves your support.
Zoo Park is situated in Hamerton, near Sawtry in Cambridgeshire.
It is a 25-
The Raptor Foundation is home to over 300 birds of prey and over 40 species. The Raptor Foundation is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey. In the summer there are three flying displays per day and in winter two.
The most impressive attractions are the experience days and courses. The type of experiences can be just meeting and holding the birds. Other courses involve taking the birds for a countryside stroll and allowing the birds to hunt before enticing them to return to your arm. There is a special twilight experience where you get up close and personal with owls. Finally there are photographic days where you can get fabulous close ups of the the birds. Many of the experiences and courses would make ideal gifts.
Duxford Imperial War Museum is Britain's largest aviation museum and houses nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings.
Many of Duxford's original buildings, such as the hangars were used during the Battle of Britain. Some of these buildings are of particular architectural or historic significance and over thirty have listed building status.
The airfield is still used today by a number of civilian flying companies, and hosts an annual Air show.
Duxford Air Shows & events May, July and Sept 2018 - Dates TBA
Visitors can see where the brewing begins as hot brewing liquor is blended with the ground malt to make the mash that adds the malty flavour to the sweet wort.
The hops are then added and are boiled into
the wort to add the bitterness and aroma. The hops are then separated in the
newly renovated 50's Hop Back, now lined in stainless steel, and the wort is
then chilled on an enclosed palte heat exchanger en-
After the yeast has done its work the beer is moved to the modernized Tank Room for quality control checks, which include the all important tasting, before being packaged into either casks (for "Real Ale") or kegs (For brewery filtered & conditioned beer) here at North Brink.
The tour is popular so book in advance to avoid disappointment. Watch out for the Elgoods Beer Festival.
The next event is: TBA
Wimpole is a working farm that has a large number of rare breed farm animals. The Great Barn (above) has a collection of farm implements dating back 200 years.The interior is a rich mixture of 18th century decoration, with displays of fine furniture, paintings and porcelain. The Yellow Drawing Room, is like a church nave with arches rising to a clear glass lantern above.
Outside there is extensive parkland and many paths to explore. Children will enjoy playing in the adventure playground and racing around in the pedal tractors. As an extra treat Children can feed and handle many of the rare breed animals.
Nene Valley Railway is a seven and a half mile heritage railway that runs between Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction.
If you visit Cambridge on summer weekends you
may be able to enjoy the additional events such as demonstrating how mail used
to be moved around the country by train and how it was collected 'on the move'
using equipment fixed to the line-
Occasionally they also run vintage buses and you can enjoy a 45 minute trip. See their website for dates. For children Thomas the Tank engine is a frequent visitor and one of the popular things to do in cambridge with kids.
Railworld is a Transport & Environment Centre in Peterborough. It is located beside the Peterborough Nene Valley railway station, but it is a separate organisation. Railworld has model railway, nature haven and other exhibits.
If you have a keen interest in Bronze age Britain you should visit Cambridge Flag Fen Bronze age centre. Flag Fen archaeology park is home to a unique wooden causeway some 3,500 years old that comprises over 60,000 timbers arranged in five very long rows (around 1 km) connecting Whittlesey Island with Peterborough across the wet fenlands. Part way across the structure, a small island was formed which is where it is presumed that the religious ceremonies occurred.
As this is considered to be an extremely important
site it now has a well-
On a visit to you will be able to Walk into
Flag Fen welcomes visitors through the summer
months (April -
The museum has five departments that hold world-
There are also sculptures, drawings, pottery, furniture, coins, glass, armour and many other items that are from ancient civilisations such as Greece, Rome and Egypt.
Planet ice has one of the most successful 'Learn to Skate' courses in the UK. SkateUK is the approved Learn to Skate course developed by the National Ice Skating Association which Planet Ice has adopted as the fundamental training scheme for all who want to learn how to Skater. The SkateUK program teaches fundamental movement and basic ice skating skills for skaters of all ages in 10 clear stages.
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