Cambridge Events

What’s on in Cambridge!

A Small Summer Recap:

Unfortunately summer is coming to an end. So it’s getting to that time of year to prepare to go back to school, say goodbye to the long sunny days. You might even begin to think about (dare I say it) Christmas. But, it’s not all doom and gloom.  As there are some fantastic things to look forward to as the seasons change, so why not take this time to plan your next visit to Cambridge. 

Punting on the river this summer has been a blast. From May Ball Firework punting to Music on the river, it has been a wonderful time on the Cam. Our last punting special event was Ukulele Simon for Music on the River. We welcomed this incredible artist back on board to delight us once again. With a sell out event, the evening saw groups of friends and family being guided down the river. In addition to, listening to some spectacular live acoustic music. As well as enjoying the scenic views along the way. Music on the river is truly the best way to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Cambridge College backs.  Whilst simultaneously being serenaded. This is an annual event for us. So make sure you keep an eye out for it next year! 

Singer in front of St Johns College on a chauffeured punt tour

From Hen parties to Proposals our Cambrigde punting tours have welcomed all on board this summer to showcase the best of Cambridge regardless of budget or occasion. For the last part of summer, if you haven’t already joined us on board, then most certainly do book yourself onto a punting tour here in Cambridge to witness the heritage and spectacle of Cambridge University. However,if you are also looking for something else to do in Cambridge before or after your guided punt tour.  why not enjoy an evening with Henry Blofeld at the Gonville Hotel . Visit the Corn Exchange to see the Giants of Souls or the Tavares, or even go to one of the Enchanted Cinema’s showings.

Upcoming Events in Cambridge:

Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Punt:

This year we are bringing our Halloween Scavenger Hunt back! Made up of a punting tour and a hunt around the city this is the perfect family fun activity for October. 

The hunt begins with a punting tour, with discounted family tickets available. Get into the spooky spirit, with an eerie punt along the river solving tasks and puzzles as you go. Furthermore, the younger ones will certainly be entertained throughout. After the punt tour, you then head to the cobbled streets, following questions that if answered correctly, will lead you all the way to a sweet surprise.  Make sure to keep looking behind you to ensure a ghost or ghoul is not following.

More news on dates and prices to be released online soon, so keep your eyes peeled for a frightening trip through Cambridge this Halloween!

Cambridge Ghost Walking Tour

If you like the idea of exploring Cambridge on foot and hearing a few ghost stories,then the walking ghost tour may be for you. 

Cambridge has a rich history and many ghost stories that go with it. As there are many haunted locations such as The Eagle’s Pub and The Haunted Bookshop, it is the perfect place for a ghost enthusiast. Guided tours take place on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 6 pm and lasting an hour. 

These tours can either be shared with other groups. Also, you can book your very own private walking tour experience where it will be just you, your friends and family and the tour guide. 

This is a lovely way to explore central Cambridge whilst learning its spooky history!


Christmas Carols on the River Cam:

As we mentioned, we at the Traditional Punting Company offer special events throughout the year and Christmas time is no exception. In the run-up to Christmas, we have Carols on the river to get everyone in a festive mood!

Each year a local choir joins us on board to enchant our customers with Christmas Carols. You and 7 other boats will be chauffeured up and down the river alongside the choir so you can enjoy their carolling. Moreover, the beautiful sights that the river has to offer. 

Christmas Carols on the river is a lovely way for you and your family to begin the holiday season and enjoy a festive punting experience. This event sells out fast so if this is something you are interested in.  Don’t hesitate to be in touch for more information or dates for this exciting event. 

Posted on August 19th, 2022, by the Traditional Punting Company