Although Pringle Farm has the tranquility of a rural environment, if you are looking for something to do nearby there are numerous options to keep you entertained – whether you are with friends or family.
Dive into the history of 17th century English military and political leader Oliver Cromwell, within the old grammar school he had previously attended.
This collection of over 800 items has been held in Huntingdon since 1962 and looks into Cromwell’s legacy right through to modern day. In addition to exhibitions and events, there is a number of tours and activities on offer.
The Houghton Mill is a 18th century working watermill with an amazing story behind it after being saved and restored by local villagers. Having also inspired many artists for centuries, you can also experience the workings of the watermill and try your hand at making flour.
Based in the idyllic setting of Houghton on the River Great Ouse, this National Trust area can be explored through walking trails, cycling or canoeing.
Cambridge Museums and Galleries
Approx 20 miles
Cambridge has such a rich and captivating history and there are so many museums and galleries to explore, complimented by the city’s many impressive landmarks. The Fitzwilliam Museum shown above is a perfect example, with arts and antiques dating back to 2500Bc. Additional museums include:
The Cambridge American Cemetery
The Cambridge American Cemetery is the only American WW2 cemetery in the United Kingdom. Located in Madingley to the West of Cambridge, it is one of 25 overseas American cemeteries administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission.
The cemetery was first opened on 7th December 1943 as one of three temporary American cemeteries in the United Kingdom. After the war it was chosen as the only permanent World War II American cemetery in Britain. It is the final resting place of 3,812 men and women who gave their lives and 5,127 men whose bodies were never recovered are commemorated on a Wall of the Missing.
Duxford Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum Duxford is Britain’s largest aviation museum located to the South of Cambridge. Duxford houses large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings.
Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford and see aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. There is also over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.
Visit St Ives Market
Markets have been a feature in St Ives since 1100. Although the famous cloth and cattle markets no longer exist, the town still has regular award winning markets, held twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. Find out more.
Hire A Boat From Tingdene Marinas
Relax and enjoy the great outdoors by hiring a boat from Tingdene Marinas. Whether you are looking for adventure or simply a relaxed sail in peaceful surroundings, Tingdene will have the perfect boat for you. Visit the website to find out more.
Explore Scenic Stamford
A beautiful market town in Lincolnshire, Stamford offers lots of places to eat, drink and enjoy some culture. With a host of independent shops, there is also somewhere to treat yourself too.
Houghton Mill And Waterclose Meadows
An impressive 18th-century watermill with tea room that you an explore by foot, bike or boat. A great day out for all with plenty to see and do. Visit the website to find out more.
Hire A Bike From Rutland Cycles
Cambridgeshire’s prettiest and best-kept secret, at Grafham you can enjoy 10 miles of traffic-free waterside cycling through a wildlife-rich nature reserve, or venture off-road on to the Three Shires Way. At Rutland Cycles you can find:
- 75+ electric bikes on display in our dedicated E-Bike Centre
- Choose from a wide range of electric mountain bikes, electric hybrid/city bikes and electric folding bikes
- Free, friendly advice from our team of fully-trained E-Bike Experts
- Authorised Electric Bike Service Centre
- Open 7 days a week
Hinchingbrooke Country Park
This picturesque nature park covers 170 acres of open grassland, woodland and lakes. There are many activities to experience such as fishing and mountain biking on the designed course, in addition to this being a perfect dog walking location.
With a play area and affordable café, this is also an ideal day out for children.
Hamerton Zoo Park
This 20-acre Zoo in the village of Hamerton to the North-West of Huntingdon is occupied by a vast range of animals from big cats to birds and reptiles.
Hamerton Zoo makes for a fantastic family day out with additional play areas, a coffee shop, picnic gardens and a railroad train.
Set in 2,400 acres of countryside, Grafham Water can appeal to anyone whether you prefer to relax or stay active.
Activities available include fishing, cycling with optional bike hire, walking through nature trails, sailing and windsurfing. There are also children’s playgrounds, picnic areas and 2 cafes, making for a perfect family summer day out.
Lakeside Lodge Golf and Bowling
This family-built leisure complex is located in the heart of Cambridgeshire within the village of Pidley.
In addition to a one-off 18 hole game, the centre also offers a golf teaching academy and shop, pitch and putt course, driving range, tenpin bowling and a restaurant.
Ride Leisure Events @ Wyboston Lakes
Located within Wyboston Lakes to the South of St Neots, this leisure park offers a range of water and land activities between April and October.
From jet skis and hover crafting to a huge inflatable water park, this park has got so many exciting opportunities for sunnier climates. The Lakeside Kitchen and Bar also has a very diverse range of catering from afternoon tea to Sunday carveries and BBQs.
The city of Cambridge has an extremely fascinating history and – with many significant buildings still standing along the river – punting is the favoured tourist activity to explore it all.
Whether you want to take the risk and try punting yourself or relax whilst a tour guide explains all the sites, there are a number of companies that can provide this for you.
There are endless companies offering the service, so click here for a list of the best rated
Ideal for all film buffs, the local Cineworld in Huntingdon has 10 screens and therefore bound to have a movie to suit your tastes.
Based in a convenient location just outside the centre, there is a wide variety of both chain and independent restaurants to extend your evening at the movies.
Discover the taste of local spirits by taking part in a distillery tour and gin tasting sessions hosted by RoundWood Gin.
In a picturesque farm to the North of Huntingdon, the passionate couple owners will guide you through their story and the distillery process – not forgetting the copious amounts of gin you can indulge in! Make an event of your tour by visiting the local Abbots Elm Pub.
Huntingdon Racecourse provides a closer alternative for those wanting to experience a day at the races.
Despite the course being smaller than Newmarket, Huntingdon hold 18 fixtures throughout the year so there is a lively atmosphere all year round.
The racing caters for families with bank holiday children’s entertainment and under 18s admitted free of charge.
This thrilling experience of Rally Karting gives you the opportunity to get behind the wheel of Quad Bikes, Rally Karts and a Four-Wheel Drive.
Located in the nearby village of Kings Ripton, the off-road circuit in a safe environment caters for all abilities.
With over 350 years of racing history, Newmarket racecourse is often referred to as the ‘Headquarters of British racing’ and an experience not to be missed.
Combine the excitement of the races with evening entertainment by taking advantage of the ‘Newmarket Nights’ that take place throughout the summer. These live music events host world famous acts suited for all music tastes from Craig David to Kaiser Chiefs.