The beautiful county of Cambridgeshire is situated in the English county of East Anglia, sharing borders with the counties of Essex, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. The county’s best known location is perhaps Cambridge, which is known across the globe as being the home of its elite university. However, Cambridgeshire is also a great county for tourists who are looking for a good place to explore with their families, due to the huge number of events and attractions located in the area.
Here are just some of the most exciting things that you and your family could get up to if you make the excellent decision to take a trip to Cambridgeshire this year:
Hot air balloon rides
There is no doubt that the county of Cambridgeshire is one of the most beautiful in terms of both its natural bounty and its architecture, which is why anyone looking for excitement in nature should definitely consider a fun-packed hot air balloon ride over the county.
Hot air balloon-based sightseers will be in for a treat no matter which way the wind blows them, as there really is so much to do and see, but splendid sights to look out for while hot air ballooning in Cambridgeshire include Brampton Wood, Longthorpe Tower, Lattersety Nature Reserve and the RSPB Nene Washes.
Cambridge University Botanical Garden
When thinking of exciting family activities to get involved in, a visit to Cambridge University Botanical Garden may not be up there with a whirlwind hot air balloon flight over the county. Once you are in the thick of it though, exploring the over 8,000 beautiful and exotic flowers, mindblowing landscapes and wonderful aromas, the hours will fly by like seconds and all the family will be completely enthralled.
If you have children, then a visit to the zoo is always a welcome day out for the kids, and there is plenty to keep the adults busy too. Linton Zoo is perhaps one of the best zoos in the country due to its emphasis on conservation and the large number of exotic animals available for viewing, including tarantulas, owls, snow leopards, parrots and even an extremely rare albino red-necked wallaby joey.
The zoo also has play areas where kids can burn off their energy, a tea room and lots of picnic space, ensuring that all the makings of a truly excellent day out are there.