Life may not always be a walk in the park, but life will get better eventually. Meanwhile, take some time to stroll in your neighborhood park. The fresh air and peaceful scenery will do you good.

Since Cambridge is home to several parks, you don’t have to leave town to enjoy the outdoors. Let’s see which one is your favorite.


1. Cherry Hinton Hall Park

This park covers 12-hectares and houses the Cherry Hinton Hall. This is open to the public, and visitors can use the play park and water play area. Make your visit to Cherry Hinton Park more educational by connecting to the Curio app. When you walk through the tree trail, check your smartphone to know about the trees you see in the trail.

Cherry Hinton Hall Park is also the venue of the Cambridge Folk Festival held at the end of July.


2. Parker’s Piece

The park’s name came from Edward Park, a cook, who held the original lease to the land. This park is also part of history when it was used to hold a feast for Queen Victoria’s coronation. At present, Parker’s Piece is popularly known as a place to hold a football and cricket games. It is also a venue for fairs, and picnics.


3. Jesus Green

Come to Jesus Green to enjoy the outdoor pool. But if you prefer not to get wet, you can use any of the six tennis courts available. Or try the table tennis facilities. Guests with children can also go to railway-themed play areas.

Jesus Green is also the venue of the Cambridge Beer Festival held in May.


4. Coe Fen and Sheep’s Green

This park features an outdoor learner pool, which is open during summer. In the other half of the year, cattle and horses graze in the park. Coe Fen and Sheep’s Green is a local nature reserve.


5. The Cambridge Backs

This attraction is best enjoyed on a punt. When you book a tour along the River Cam, you will see the back view of several colleges along the way. Enjoy the majestic sights of the college buildings and well-manicured lawns.

Other popular outdoor areas in Cambridge include the famous botanical gardens, which several of our properties, including Cross Cottage and St. Matthews Garden, are within easy access of.

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