Cambridge Nature Festival 2024

25th May – 30th June

A celebration of the nature on our doorstep!

Nature takeover at Barnwell Road Library and Little Free Libraries

Food Hub, East Barnwell Community Centre, Food Hub, East Barnwell Community Centre, Newmarket Road,

Nature takeover at Barnwell Road Library and Little Free Libraries Sharing books is a great way to help look after the planet. Head over to Barnwell Road Library and our Little Free Libraries on Wadloes Road, at the Food Hub and The Hub to find something new to read and borrow a nature themed book. …

Wicken Fen boat trips

Wicken Fen, National Trust Lode Lane,, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Sit back, relax and watch the world go by as you explore the beautiful fenland waterways on the Mayfly. The 50-minute trips run from mid March to October. Our open boat is powered by a quiet electric motor, allowing you to enjoy the tranquillity of the Fen. Our expert driver will be able to let …

Wednesday Walk – Wimpole

Wimpole Hall Wimpole Estate, Arrington,, Royston

Each week the Wednesday Walk takes in a different route, varying in distance and taking in different highlights around the estate. Our walks are usually between 3 - 5 miles, and take 1-2 hours depending on walking speed. Suitable for Adults. Walkers should wear stout footwear and suitable clothing. Our Wednesday Walks are between 3 …

Guided Garden Walk

Wimpole Hall Wimpole Estate, Arrington,, Royston

Learn about the great gardeners of the past who have helped shape Wimpole's pleasure grounds, discover this season's most notable new arrivals and hear about our plans for future growth in the gardens. As part of this tour you'll be guided around our four-and-a-half-acre walled garden before being taken behind the scenes to see the …

Nature Story Time

Barnwell Road Library 21, Barnwell Road, Cambridge

Every Wednesday in June 2:30pm – 3pm at Barnwell Road Library Join Barnwell Road Library for 30 minutes of free nature stories! No need to book, just drop in on the day. For children aged 18 months to 5 years old, but everyone is welcome. This event takes place at Barnwell Road Library, which is …

Zoology Live! Animal connections livestream

The Museum of Zoology Downing Place, Cambridge

Zoology Live! Animal Connections livestream | Museum of Zoology (cam.ac.uk) Zoology Live! Animal connections livestream   Join us online LIVE from the Museum galleries as we chat to zoology experts, show some mini- films and answer all your zoology related questions. The talk will start at 7pm on our You Tube Channel here Hope you can …

Little Acorns in the Gardens

Wimpole Hall Wimpole Estate, Arrington,, Royston

Little Acorns in the Gardens | National Trust : Join us for a fun-filled morning of digging, planting, and crafting activities, and learn a bit about the various plants and wildlife in Wimpole's beautiful gardens. The event will be run by a team of Wimpole staff and volunteers, and will include exciting stories, catchy songs, …

Wildlife crafts at Abbey Community Coffee Mornings

The Hub, 15 Barnwell Road 15 Barnwell Road, Cambridge

Wildlife crafts at Abbey Community Coffee Mornings Fridays 10am – 12pm at The Hub, 15 Barnwell Road A warm and friendly space, where everyone is welcome. Pop in for a relaxing chat or try the activity of the day. Meet the team and make new friends. No strings attached, except to our teabags! 

Friends of the Cam river rights festival

Jesus Green Jesus Green,, Cambridge

Friends of the Cam River Rights Festival takes place every year on Midsummer's Day - June 21st 4.30 pm to 9.30. With the River Rights Declaration at 6pm. Location: Jesus Green between Jesus Lock and the tennis courts  Free / No booking required - Space is pretty much unlimited. Up to 150 people have come …

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Cambridge Astronomical Association talk: The Mysteries of the Ice Volcanoes

CAA: The Mysteries of the Ice Volcanoes | CAA (cambridgeastronomicalassociation.com) £4 (annual family membership) Join our Guest Speaker, Will Joyce to discover more about the latest discoveries and theories about Ice Volcanoes.  Will has presented introductory, intermediate and advanced astronomy and planetary science talks and short courses for many years, to schools, the public and …

Bat Punt Safari

Scudamores Punting Scudamore's Punting Company 32a Bridge Street, Cambridge

Bat Punt Safaris | Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants (wildlifebcn.org) BOOKING ESSENTIAL The Wildlife Trust (BCN)'s annual river Cam bat punts with Scudamore's provide one of the most exciting evening experiences of summer on the river in Cambridge. Enjoy a unique experience setting off just before dusk. Hand held bat detectors pick up …

Hedgehog Footprint Tunnel Making Session

Haslingfield Village Hall Haslingfield Village Hall New Road Haslingfield

Come and meet our friendly local mammal group members for a drop in hedgehog footprint tunnel making workshop.   £12 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hedgehog-footprint-tunnel-making-session-tickets-915946619997?aff=oddtdtcreator   Haslingfield Village Hall New Road Haslingfield CB23 1JP

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Zoology Live

The Museum of Zoology Downing Place, Cambridge

Don't miss this year's Zoology Live! with a whole host of family activities happening in the Museum, plus some city centre wildlife walks that you can book onto running during the day. Watch this space for all the details.   All activities and Museum entry FREE.   Zoology Live! 2024 | Museum of Zoology (cam.ac.uk) …

Ranger Led Nature Walk

Wimpole Hall Wimpole Estate, Arrington,, Royston

Events at Wimpole Estate (nationaltrust.org.uk) Join Ranger Chris on a guided walk through Wimpole Estate’s parkland. A chance to learn more about the flora and fauna who call the Estate their home, as well as the work undertaken to protect and care for their habitats. This walk will focus on wildflower and tree identification, with …

Bat Punt Safari

Scudamores Punting Scudamore's Punting Company 32a Bridge Street, Cambridge

Bat Punt Safaris | Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants (wildlifebcn.org) BOOKING ESSENTIAL The Wildlife Trust (BCN)'s annual river Cam bat punts with Scudamore's provide one of the most exciting evening experiences of summer on the river in Cambridge. Enjoy a unique experience setting off just before dusk. Hand held bat detectors pick up …

Bat Punt Safari

Scudamores Punting Scudamore's Punting Company 32a Bridge Street, Cambridge

Bat Punt Safaris | Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants (wildlifebcn.org) BOOKING ESSENTIAL The Wildlife Trust (BCN)'s annual river Cam bat punts with Scudamore's provide one of the most exciting evening experiences of summer on the river in Cambridge. Enjoy a unique experience setting off just before dusk. Hand held bat detectors pick up …

The Great Fen – Talk

The Great Fen - Cambridge Botanic Garden £5 plus admission Listen to Henry Stanier from the Wildlife Trust talk about fenlands and the Great Fen Project, one of the largest restoration projects of its type in Europe.  

Abbey – Nature arts and crafts at Adult Art Group

Food Hub, East Barnwell Community Centre, Food Hub, East Barnwell Community Centre, Newmarket Road,

Come along to our new adults only arts and crafts club and join in the fun, no experience is needed. Our art group is free to attend, and refreshments are provided. No need to book, just us on a Tuesday. Please note that no childcare facilities are available.

Rise of the vertebrates – exhibition – Museum of Zoology

The Museum of Zoology Downing Place, Cambridge

Rise of the vertebrates - exhibition - Museum of Zoology Heads, jaws, teeth, backbones, limbs.  The evolution of these key features has allowed the vertebrates – animals with backbones – to diversify to include species as different as sharks, frogs, turtles, eagles, elephants, and humans.  But how and why do these features evolve? Modern and …

Guided Garden Walk

Wimpole Hall Wimpole Estate, Arrington,, Royston

Learn about the great gardeners of the past who have helped shape Wimpole's pleasure grounds, discover this season's most notable new arrivals and hear about our plans for future growth in the gardens. As part of this tour you'll be guided around our four-and-a-half-acre walled garden before being taken behind the scenes to see the …

Early Morning Nature Wander

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside, Cambridge

  Join us on an early morning guided nature walk around the Garden and indulge in the unique opportunity to explore the plants and their associated wildlife before anyone else arrives £5 - doesn't include entry to the garden   Early Morning Nature Wander - Cambridge Botanic Garden

Tree Identification at Wandlebury

Wandlebury Country Park Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge

  Gentle guided walk around the beautiful Country Park to learn about native trees. Led by a knowledgeable guide who will help you to identify tree species using features such as bark, leaves, flowers and fruits. Please wear footwear and clothing for being outdoors. Meet at the large noticeboard in the car park. Free event, …

Wednesday Walk – Wimpole

Wimpole Hall Wimpole Estate, Arrington,, Royston

Free with admission (National Trust Members free). Donations welcome. No booking required, just pick up a ticket at the Visitor Welcome Centre Each week the Wednesday Walk takes in a different route, varying in distance and taking in different highlights around the estate. Our walks are usually between 3 - 5 miles, and take 1-2 …

Guided Garden Walk

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Learn about the great gardeners of the past who have helped shape Wimpole's pleasure grounds, discover this season's most notable new arrivals and hear about our plans for future growth in the gardens. As part of this tour you'll be guided around our four-and-a-half-acre walled garden before being taken behind the scenes to see the …