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Reviewed on 29 Nov 2018
The county of Cambridgeshire is a popular spot for family holidays. Just an hour from London by train, there are plenty of attractions for children of all ages, and a wide range of affordable accommodation to choose from. You'll find chain hotels in Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough as well as independent hotels and country house hotels in more rural settings - so there's something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Travelling with the family doesn't have to be expensive, and Cambridgeshire is home to a range of affordable hotels offering amenities for families. Chain hotels provide free self-parking, free WiFi and cribs or roll-away beds, whilst some independent hotels will set you up for the day with a complimentary breakfast. Larger hotels also offer laundry and dry-cleaning facilities, a useful amenity for those travelling with babies or younger children.
There's plenty of attractions for all ages in Cambridgeshire, and with most hotels providing free parking and many attractions offering discounted or free parking, it's easy to get around, even with younger children. Shepreth Wildlife Park, located between Cambridge and Royston, is home to over 100 species, so head here to check out the Big Cat House or Monkey Island. The Botanic Gardens in Cambridge hosts family events throughout the year such as ladybird and moth hunts and outdoor art, or take them to the Cambridge Science Centre where they can get hands-on with interactive technology and science exhibits. For younger children, Activity World in Peterborough boasts an indoor play area with giant spiral slides, an outdoor play area and more.
Hotels in Cambridgeshire are designed to cater for the needs of families, providing a range of excellent amenities to make your stay more relaxing. With amenities such as free WiFi and digital TV in your room, you can keep kids of all ages entertained, whilst larger chain hotels often have their own restaurant and/or cafe, great for a family meal in informal surroundings. Whether you prefer to stay in a larger chain hotel or a cosier independent hotel, you'll be spoilt for choice in Cambridgeshire.