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10 things to do with the family in Cambridgeshire this week (February 4- February 11)

Written on 4 Feb 2016 in Press Mentions

1 See a show

BASED on the book by Eileen Browne, Handa's Hen, coming to Cambridge Junction on Sunday, features 55 puppets, all created by hand for this very special production. When Handa and her friend Akeyo go looking for Grandma's black hen Mondi, they find two fluttery butterflies round the hen house, three stripy mice under the grain store, four little lizards behind the pots. . . but where is Mondi? Beautiful, enchanting and a whole lot of fun, little ones will love it! Contact (01223) 511511 to book. Tickets are selling fast so hurry along now.

2 Visit the Botanic Gardens

GET up close and personal with nature's most prickly plant at Cambridge's Botanic Gardens this Saturday. This month's free family drop-in event is all about cacti, with the chance to take a closer look at these amazing plants and even make your own mini cactus to take home with you. Make sure you watch your fingers though! Drop in between 11am-3pm; normal garden admission for adults.

3 Explore the Fitz

FEELING cultural? Take a trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum to join in with their monthly Family First Saturday event. Meet at the Fitz Family Welcome Point in Gallery 33 and collect drawing materials, activities and trails to use throughout the museum, exploring a whole range of themes. Happening between 2-4pm; the great news is it's completely free! See for more information.

4 Be a mucky pup

IT'S that time again! Wrap up warm, don your wellies and prepare for a morning of awesome outdoorsy fun at Wicken Fen's monthly Mucky Pups session. Suitable for under-fives, this month's event takes place at 10.15 on Wednesday and is £4.75 per child. Call (01353) 720274 to book a spot.

5 Watch the footie

HEAD to the Abbey Stadium this Saturday to cheer on the mighty U's! Robbie Simpson, Harrison Dunk and co will be taking on Dagenham and Redbridge in Sky Bet League Two; fingers crossed for another win! Kick off is at 3pm; see for ticket information.

6 See a film

DON'T miss Back to the Future 2 at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse this Saturday. Join Marty McFly and Dr Emmett Brown as they embark on a time-travelling adventure to save Marty's future son from disaster. The action kicks off at 10.30am (autism-friendly screening) or 11am (kids' club). Tickets are £1.50 per child; call the Box Office on 0871 902 5720.

7 Go for a bike ride

JUST because it's a wee bit chilly doesn't mean you should stay tucked up indoors! Why not wrap up warm and explore the beautiful Milton Country Park by bike? There's now a junior cycling club at the park, which gives young people aged 10-16 the chance to cycle in a fun and safe environment, as well as offering plenty of tips and advice to those who want to take their cycling to the next level. It takes place every Saturday – ages 10-13 from 2-3pm and ages 14-16, 3-4pm – and is just £2 per session. You can either bring your own set of wheels or borrow one of the club ones. Contact (01487) 841559 to find out more.

8 Become an archaeologist

BUDDING Indiana Joneses can head to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge and get their hands on an archaeology kit, plus colouring and activity sheets. Explore the museum, learn about local history and pick up the skills to go home and start excavating the garden! Best of all, entry is completely free. The Downing Street museum is open from 10.30am Tuesday to Saturday and noon on Sunday.

9 Blast off!

ENJOY a spellbinding space adventure at Cambridge Science Centre's COSMIC exhibition. Exploring our solar system, stars and spaceships, the hands-on and interactive exhibits promise fun for the whole family. Highlights include the opportunity to get up close to a real rocket engine, discover how gravity works and how planets orbit around massive celestial bodies, stars and black holes. Cool, eh? Find out more at

10 Go bowling

WHO doesn't love tenpin bowling on a Saturday afternoon? It's very Happy Days isn't it? A family round at Tenpin at Cambridge Leisure Park costs £24.99.

Visit for full details, offers and to book a lane. Now, who's going to get a strike or better, bowl a perfect 300?

Source: Cambridge News Online