Trying new things and visiting new places is a key part of the scouting adventure for all involved. Why not take a look at the wealth of ideas below, all tried and tested, from local leaders for inspiration? Unless otherwise stated they are suitable for any Section, but don’t forget to make sure you follow POR, carry out a risk assessment and any follow relevant activity / permit rules.

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PlaceBrief SummaryContact Details
Cambridge ObservatoryVisit the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University, and learn from the experts.Cambridge Observatory
Clip ‘n’ ClimbIndoor climbing in Cambridge, with a difference.Clip ‘n’ Climb
Cromwell MuseumA small local museum about Oliver Cromwell in Huntingdon, that will open it’s doors just for you.Cromwell Museum
Denny Abbey & Farmland MuseumLearn all about rural farming history, just north of Cambridge.Denny Abbey & Farmland Museum
Duxford Imperial War MuseumA chance to explore aviation.Duxford IWM
Fitzwilliam MuseumHistory from around the world. Various exhibits and events at this large Cambridge Museum.Fitzwilliam Museum
FoodbanksA great cause, and you can take your sections along to visit one of the various locations across the County.Godmanchester Foodbank
Grafham WaterOffering a variety of courses & activities.Grafham Water
Hamerton Wildlife ParkWild animals. Sometimes have special events/sessions for groups. Ideal for Beavers.Hamerton Wildlife Park
Hertfordshire Scouts Air ActivitiesThis team of volunteers operate out of Cambridge Gliding Centre (at Great Gransden Airfield). For Beavers & Cubs they do sessions that cover badges & sitting in aircraft. For Scouts & Explorers the sessions include an actual flight in a glider too!Hertfordshire Scouts Air Activities
Hinchingbrooke Country Park170 acres to explore just outside Huntingdon. Also holds various events or can arrange sessions for groups.Hinchingbrooke Country Park
Johnsons of Old HurstWorking farm with a variety of animals, that include crocodile called ‘Cuddles!’ Includes a play park and farm trail, has an onsite restaurant. Suitable for Beavers.Johnsons of Old Hurst
Lakeside LodgeSmall 10 pin bowling alley, golf course and restaurant near PidleyLakeside Lodge
LaserforcePeterborough laser fun. Suitable for Cubs & Scouts.Laserforce
Linton ZooA great way to learn about animals & conservation. Suitable for Beavers/Cubs.Linton Zoo
Milton Foot GolfLocal foot golf centre.Milton Foot Golf
MorrisonsSome branches will arrange a tour, some ‘hands-on’ activities too.Morrisons
Nene ParkFerry Meadows, Orton Meadows, Orton Mere, Woodston Reach, Thorpe Meadows & The Rural Estate together form Nene Park. A great place near Peterborough to get outdoors & enjoy nature. This includes a half acre group campsite & lots of activates across the park.Nene Park
Norris MuseumLocal history museum in St Ives.Norris Museum
One LeisureDetails of all sports fun available at the Ivo Outdoor, Ivo Indoor, Huntingdon, Ramsey, Sawtry & St Neots Centres. From swimming to roller skating and badminton to bowling!One Leisure
Parkside PoolA public swimming pool in Cambridge with floats and flume. Can hire out too.Parkside Pool
Pizza ExpressSome branches run these “school” sessions for youth groups like ours too.Pizza Express
Planet IcePeterborough Ice Rink – Skating (private/public hire), shows, discos & even ice hockey matches.Planet Ice
Raptor FoundationSee a range of birds, including in flight displays. Suitable for Beavers.Raptor Foundation
Ride Leisure (Wyboston Lakes)First there is the Aqua Park and secondly “kids” Group options for all sorts of hovercraft, jet ski thrills. PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN NOT GO BANANA BOATING / ON A “RINGO” RIDE / BUNGEE JUMPING IN SCOUTING THOUGH! They also have very clear requirements about how far people can swim, ratios etc so please read it all carefully.Aqua Park

Kids Group Option

Scott Polar Research InstituteWorkshops or self guided tour. Suitable for Cubs.Scott Polar
Wagamama CambridgeSome branches allow children to make meals with a chef – suitable for Scouts / Explorers.Wagamama Cambridge
Wimpole Hall & FarmAs well as the house and grounds there is a farm and play area too. Suitable for Beavers / Cubs.Wimpole Hall & Farm