Things to do in Cambridge this Spring!
Lambing at Wimpole Estate
Nothing says spring like the adorning of bleating newborn lambs appearing in the fields we pass everyday! Well why not see if you can be lucky enough to actually see these lambs take their first breaths and steps in to new life and watch these adorable lambs being born!
Head on down to Wimpole Estate this April where they have 300 rare breed ewes including the Norfolk Horn, the Leicester Longwool, the Herbridean Sheep and many more.
You can see the new babies bond with their mothers in their individual pens or watch them running around in the paddocks and make sure to chat to the informative Nation Trust farm staff who take care of all the ewes ad the perfect little lambs. They will be able to explain all the different breeds to you they have at Wimpole and tell you how they care for the lambs when they are first born. A lovely heart warming day out and fun for all the family.
Thirplow Daffodil Festival
For a real taste of local country life in Cambridge, Thirplow Daffodil weekend is a must. The unique country fair caters for everyone offering individuals, couples and families endless amounts of entertainment. Make your way around the idyllic village, visiting the resident’s gardens and pottering around seeing what the different stalls have on offer before taking a break in the tea rooms where all the cakes are home made or having some hot street food whilst dancing along to the live music on show!
The special event dates back to 1969 and every year warmly welcomes 14 000 people to share and bask in the beauty of the iconic spring flower! The weekend is entirely run by volunteers, planting all varieties of daffodils in the lead up to the event, baking cakes and ensuring the village is beautifully kept
Cambridge Literary Festival
Cambridge Literary Festival runs from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April 2019 bringing the most influential writers and speakers to the city. Formerly known as the ‘Wordfest’, the festival was established in 2003 and ever year welomes a feast of bookish delights from poetry to ficton to history and much more. The festival has something for all tastes whether you are looking for a laugh from a hilarious comedian or for some insight and heritage from a knowledgeable historian. Last years highlights include Graham Norton and Jo Bran opening and closing the event talking about not only their lives and careers but also their own books. And a first for the festival in the form of a stage show of Sophie Hannah’s Murder Mystery Musical! Be sure to book online ahead of the festival so that you don’t miss out! If you’re lucky you may be able to purchase a ticket on the door at the old Divinity School. If you do happen to miss out don’t worry, the festival will be back in Winter! Keep an eye on this space around November for all the details!
Cambridge Science Festival
It’s no surprise with the Cambridge Science Park and the strong focus on science the University has that the Cambridge Science Festival is always a popular choice! Every year the festival provides hundreds of visitors with the chance to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest interactive demonstrations and many activities to get involved in. The event coordinators are assisted by staff and students from the University and close by research institutions and charities, ensuring the festival is full of knowledgeable, experienced and fresh thinking individuals alike in order to provide you with the best information allowing you to have a worthwhile and enriching weekend. 2019 means the festival is celebrating its 25th year and the theme set on ‘Discovery’, is definitely going to be an exciting one!