September in Cambridge

The summer holidays may be drawing to a close but there’s no need to despair as there’s still time to get some sun, see some sights and enjoy some downtime in the beautiful county of Cambridgeshire.  This is a great time to visit Cambridge as the new cohort of university students descend on the city bringing with them the buzz of anticipation and excitement, and the weather is still reliable enough for a lazy punt down the Cam.  Here are some of our top activities to enjoy in September in Cambridge and the surrounding areas.

Open Cambridge

Open Cambridge, part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, takes place from September 9th – 18th and offers a unique opportunity to visit places which are normally closed to the public, as well as holding special in person and online events.  The festival will showcase extraordinary places and people, and aims to bring together the community and its visitors in celebration of the city.  If you’ve always wanted to see inside Trinity College’s stunning Wren Library or tour the historic Cambridge Observatory, click here to book and see what else is on offer.

Cambridge Music Festival

The Cambridge Music Festival returns to the West Road Concert Hall at the end of this month, kicking off proceedings with pianist Jan Lisiecki and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.  With further appearances from the London Mozart Players, regular collaborators, Connie Shih and Steven Isserlis on the piano and cello respectively, and more events to be announced, classical music fans won’t want to miss this.

Battle of Britain Airshow, IWM Duxford

Allow yourself to be transported back to the 1940s at the Battle of Britain Airshow at Duxford’s Imperial War Museum on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.  With vintage aviation, entertainment on the ground and real-life stories from the people who served at RAF Duxford, this is one of the most popular events of the year, and one not to be missed.


If you’ve had a busy summer and you’re looking to relax and get back to nature, a day at Paus. may by just what you’re after!  The hilltop venue is dedicated to breathing and bathing, with outdoor red cedar wood-fired hot tubs and saunas.  There are a host of wellbeing events and retreats which can be booked, and the bistro on site serves up delicious, wholesome homemade food.  A great way to spend a day of solo relaxation or enjoy together as a group.

Grafham Water and Aqua Park

Grafham Water is the UK’s third largest reservoir and boasts miles of cycle paths, scenic picnic spots and a 280 acre nature reserve.  As well as this, you can spend a day kayaking or sailing as a family at the dedicated water sports centre, and for the rest of September the Aqua Park (pictured) is open every weekend, so there’s still time to show off some flips and tricks, and indulge your inner adrenaline junkie.

Enchanted Cinema

When the weather is clement, there’s nothing better than an outdoor cinema experience, and Enchanted Cinema has plenty more dates available throughout September and October at several locations around Cambridgeshire.  From Top Gun Maverick to Dirty Dancing and King Richard to Grease, there’s something for everyone, so make an evening of it next time you go out to watch a film!

With so many great things to do this September in Cambridge, it’s the ideal time for a stay at The Yard @ Pringle Farm, the perfect base from which to explore the city and all the surrounding areas in Cambridgeshire.  Click here to discover our eight luxury barn conversions and book your break today.

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