This page is a list of places worth a visit - some in a local evening and some for planning a Nights Away event around further afield. Below are ones we have been informed of (and in many cases used) already.
If you have anything to add, or find a problem / updated information for any of these just let Louise, Jamie or Connel know and we can amend accordingly.
Don't forget to mention it's for scouting use, that often brings a discount / free stuff!
|Place||Brief summary||Contact details|
|BeWILDerwood||Outdoor and treehouse fun - ideal for Beavers / Cubs||BeWILDerwood|
|Cambridge Observatory||Visit the Institute of Astronomy - suitable for all Sections||Cambridge Observatory|
|Clip 'n' Climb||Indoor climbing with a difference - suitable for all Sections||Clip 'n' Climb|
|Cromwell Museum||Right on our doorstep in Huntingdon.||Cromwell Museum|
|Denny Abbey & Farmland Musuem||Learning all about rural farming history - suitable for Beavers / Cubs||Denny Abbey & Farmland Museum|
|Dinosaur Adventure||Dinosaur themed fun - ideal for Beavers||Dinosaur Adventure|
|Drumming School||The tour will be taking place between May and September 2018 and will give all participants the chance to learn a song on the Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drum Kit. They will then get the opportunity to get into groups of 3 and actually play the song collectively as a 3-piece rock band.
We completely understand that group funds are relied on for a number of activities and funds need to go as far as possible so we ask instead that parents make a one-off payment of £10 for their child on the evening as we are required to hire a van for our tours, cover fuel and sometimes even sleep on the journey for our long-distance trips. If you'd like we can do camp visits for our longer distance visits as this takes all the pressure off for travelling both ways, setting up and taking down gear etc. There is no limit on the number of participants but, again, I'd recommend a camp visit if you have a large number in order to get the most out of it!!
Also, if you'd like to see photos, videos and reviews from my past tour dates (Drumming only) feel free to take a look at and join my drumming school's Facebook Page!! https://www.facebook.com/drummingscooldrummingschool/
Max Anderson - Hopkins, Music Tutor - Drumming's Cool Drumming School.
|See Facebook Page|
|Duxford Imperial War Museum||A chance to explore aviation - ideal for Cubs||Imperial War Museum|
|Fitzwilliam Museum||History from around the world. Various exhibitions and events. Suitable for all Sections||Fitzwilliam Museum|
|Godmanchester Foodbank||A great local charity, and you can take the sections along to visit||Godmanchester Foodbank|
|Grafham Water Centre||Offering a varity of courses and activities||Grafham Water Centre|
|Hamerton Wildlife Park||Wild animals. Sometimes have special events / sessions for groups. Ideal for Beavers||Hamerton Wildlife Park|
|Hertfordshire Scouts Air Activities||This team of volunteers operate out of Cambridge Gliding Centre (at Great Gransden Airfield) just up the road from us. For Beavers and Cubs they do sessions that cover badges and sitting in aircraft. For Scouts and Explorers the sessions include an actual flight in a glider too.||Hertfordshire Scouts Air Activities|
|Hinchingbrooke Country Park||170 acres to explorer. Also holds various events or can arrange sessions for groups. Suitable for all Sections||Hinchingbrooke Country Park|
|Johnsons of Old Hurst||Working farm, that also has crocodiles! Suitable for Beavers||Johnsons of Old Hurst|
|Lakeside Lodge||Small 10 pin bowling alley, golf course and restaurant. Suitable for all Sections||Lakeside Lodge|
|Laserforce||Peterborough laser fun - suitable for Cubs / Scouts||Laserforce|
|Linton Zoo||A great way to learn about animals and conservation - suitable for Beavers / Cubs||Linton Zoo|
|Milton Foot Golf||Local foot golf centre||Milton Foot Golf|
|Morrisons||Tour and possible hands on activities too||Morrisons|
|National Space Centre||A great place to visit, and for certain age groups there is also the opportunity to have a sleepover!||National Space Centre|
|Norris Museum||Local history and only in St Ives||Norris Museum|
|One Leisure||Details of all sports fun available at the Ivo Outdoor, Ivo Indoor, Huntingdon, Ramsey, Sawtry & St Neots Centres. From swimming to roller skating and badminton to bowling! Suitable for all Sections.||One Leisure|
|Parkside Pool||A public swimming pool with floats and flume. Can hire out too. Suitable for all Sections||Parkside Pool|
|Pizza Express||Some branches run these "school" sessions for youth groups like ours too||Pizza Express|
|Planet Ice||Peterbrough Ice Rink - skating (public / private hire), shows, discos and even ice hockey matches. Something suitable for all Sections||Planet Ice|
|Raptor Foundation||See a range of birds, including in flight displays. Suitable for Beavers||Raptor Foundation|
|Ride Leisure (at Wyboston Lakes)||First there is the Aqua Park and secondly "kids" Group options for all sorts of hovercraft, jet ski thrills. PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN NOT GO BANANA BOATING / ON A "RINGO" RIDE / BUNGEE JUMPING IN SCOUTING THOUGH! They also have very clear requirements about how far people can swim, ratios etc so please read it all carefully. Note that in addition you MUST follow all the relevant parts of Scouting POR / Activity requirements etc. Any questions please contact Louise or Lynne in the first instance. Looks great fun though!|
|Scott Polar Research Institute||Workshops or self guided tour. Suitable for Cubs||Scott Polar|
|Tesco||Farm to Fork and other resources etc||Tesco|
|Wagamama Cambridge||Some branches allow children to make meals with a chef||Wagamama Cambridge|
|Wimpole Hall & Farm||As well as the house and grounds there is a farm and play area too. Suitable for Beavers / Cubs||Wimpole Hall & Farm|
|Xtreme360 Trampoline Park||Trampolines galore! Just watch the waiver required and have a suitable RA. Suitable for all Sections.||Xtreme360 Trampoline Park|