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10 things to do with the family in Cambridgeshire this week (March 3 - March 10)

Written on 5 Mar 2016 in Press Mentions

1 Visit the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

AS part of the Cambridge Science Festival, which kicks off in the city this week, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will be hosting a brilliant exhibition called Hide & Seek: Looking for Children in the Past. Running until March 20, it will bring together children's objects from across the region and beyond, dating from 800,000 years ago to the 20th century. Suitable for all ages, there's no need to book, just drop in, and best of all, it's completely free. See for details.

2 Learn about chocolate

NOW this sounds right up our street! Explore the spectacular science of chocolate with the BBC's Gastronaut Stefan Gates and UCL's Prof Andrea Sella at Lady Mitchell Hall on Monday. YUMMY!

Taking place between 5-6pm, this mouth-wateringly good event will feature sensory perception, crystallisation and rheology aplenty, and quite possibly an Eiffel Tower made from chocolate. See you there. To book a spot, call (01223) 766766.

3 Visit the Fitz

FEELING cultural? Take a trip to Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum and join in with their monthly Family First Saturday event. Meet at the Fitz Family Welcome Point in Gallery 33 for drawing materials, activities and trails to use and then go and explore a variety of themes (this week it's Ancient Egypt). Suitable

for all ages – although under 8s must be accompanied by an adult – the session is completely free and runs between 2-4pm. Just drop in!

Call (01223) 332904 for details.

4 Watch the footie

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

5 Have a go at gardening

DO you love helping mum and dad in the garden? Well, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens has the workshop for you!

Happening between 11am and 3pm, green-fingered folk can learn how to create and care for their own miniature garden, using real plants, containers and accessories to make dinky (but blooming beautiful) gardens. The session is free for children, but normal garden admission applies for adults. See

6 Be a mucky pup

IT'S that time again. . . pull on those wellies, wrap up warm and head to Wicken Fen for a morning of awesome outdoorsy fun and games. This month's Mad March Hares Mucky Pups session for children under 5 is happening on Wednesday and Thursday at 10.15am. The session costs £4.75 per child and booking is essential, call (01353) 720274.

7 See a show

LITTLE monsters will adore this! My Pet Monster and Me, showing at Cambridge Junction on Sunday, tells the story of Sophie Bucket and what happens when a cuddly, toothy, burpy, baby monster comes into her life! Brought to you by Blunderbus Theatre, this magical show will have the kids AND the grown-ups completely smitten.

It starts at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and tickets are £10 for adults and £6 for children. Call (01223) 511511 to book.

8 Go for a walk

SPRING has finally sprung (hurrah), so why not celebrate with a walk around the B-E-A-utiful Wandlebury Country Park? If the weather's sunny, why not pack a picnic too? (bagsy the soggy cheese and cucumber sandwiches!). Wandlebury is open dawn till dusk every day of the year,

see for more information.

9 Learn to dive

EVER wanted to be able to leap, tumble and spiral through the air – without a belly flop at the end? Now's your chance. Cambridge Diving Club runs 30-minute learn to dive sessions for 5 to 14-year-olds at Parkside Pools in Cambridge on Tuesday and Friday evenings, and Saturday mornings. Email to book a taster session.

10 Discover space

PREPARE for an intergalactic adventure at Cambridge Science Centre's Cosmic exhibition. Crammed full of interactive, fun and exciting shows, you'll get up close to a real rocket engine; find out how planets orbit around massive celestial bodies and discover how we explore the stars. To infinity and beyond. . . The exhibition runs until June 30; see

Source: Cambridge News Online