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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Place Brief Summary Contact Details
Cambridge Observatory Visit the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University, and learn from the experts. Cambridge Observatory
Clip ‘n’ Climb Indoor climbing in Cambridge, with a difference. Clip ‘n’ Climb
Cromwell Museum A small local museum about Oliver Cromwell in Huntingdon, that will open it’s doors just for you. Cromwell Museum
Denny Abbey & Farmland Museum Learn all about rural farming history, just north of Cambridge. Denny Abbey & Farmland Museum
Duxford Imperial War Museum A chance to explore aviation. Duxford IWM
Fitzwilliam Museum History from around the world. Various exhibits and events at this large Cambridge Museum. Fitzwilliam Museum
Foodbanks A great cause, and you can take your sections along to visit one of the various locations across the County. Godmanchester Foodbank
Grafham Water Offering a variety of courses & activities. Grafham Water
Hamerton Wildlife Park Wild animals. Sometimes have special events/sessions for groups. Ideal for Beavers. Hamerton Wildlife Park
Hertfordshire Scouts Air Activities This 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 Park 170 acres to explore just outside Huntingdon. Also holds various events or can arrange sessions for groups. Hinchingbrooke Country Park
Johnsons of Old Hurst Working 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 Lodge Small 10 pin bowling alley, golf course and restaurant near Pidley Lakeside Lodge
Laserforce Peterborough laser fun. Suitable for Cubs & Scouts. Laserforce
Linton Zoo A great way to learn about animals & conservation. Suitable for Beavers/Cubs. Linton Zoo
Milton Foot Golf Local foot golf centre. Milton Foot Golf
Morrisons Some branches will arrange a tour, some ‘hands-on’ activities too. Morrisons
Nene Park Ferry 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 Museum Local history museum in St Ives. Norris Museum
One Leisure Details 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 Pool A public swimming pool in Cambridge with floats and flume. Can hire out too. Parkside Pool
Pizza Express Some branches run these “school” sessions for youth groups like ours too. Pizza Express
Planet Ice Peterborough Ice Rink – Skating (private/public hire), shows, discos & even ice hockey matches. Planet Ice
Raptor Foundation See 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 Institute Workshops or self guided tour. Suitable for Cubs. Scott Polar
Wagamama Cambridge Some branches allow children to make meals with a chef – suitable for Scouts / Explorers. Wagamama Cambridge
Wimpole Hall & Farm As well as the house and grounds there is a farm and play area too. Suitable for Beavers / Cubs. Wimpole Hall & Farm