Your first port of call at Bourn will be the village itself, although you’re never too far away from discovering somewhere special to spend time with loved ones. Our surrounding towns stretch from the bustling centre of Cambridge with its famous University buildings and brand-new bars, all the way to quiet village of Arrington and historical Wimpole Hall.
You can explore a myriad of open, green spaces such as Jesus Green along the lengthy banks of the River Cam, where you can also find the lido, miles of walks and a range of leisure facilities to enjoy – not to mention the iconic punts down the river where you can enjoy Cambridge from a unique perspective. For lovers of the small silver screen, you can even discover some familiar sights and scenes from family favourites, such as Granchester, The Crown and The Theory of Everything – see how many you can spot!
The Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve and the Jubilee Gardens are great family hotspots and around the city you can visit Oliver Cromwell’s House, Waterside Antiques and the Stained Glass Museum, as well as weekly markets on Thursday and Saturday – and after all the walking, you can stop and enjoy the stunning views from a plethora of riverside pubs and restaurants.
Tranquil riverside, the picturesque buildings and tea and cake make St Ives a must-see. The famous Oliver Cromwell statue stands in the heart of the town surrounded by unique shops and on Monday and Friday mornings you’ll see St Ives town centre bursting into life with a huge number of market stalls. There is also a farmer’s market held every first and third Saturday of the month and throughout the year, there’s a variety of food and drink festivals, as well as continental markets.
Home to the Wimpole Estate, this large National Trust estate contains Wimpole Hall, a country house dating back to 1640, and 3,000 acres of parkland owned by the National Trust. The estate is extremely popular for day visitors throughout the year with a busy onsite cafe and weekly parkrun for adults and children.