May Ball Firework Punting

Get the Best Seat in the House

From: £30

Enjoy the end-of-term fireworks presented by each college at the University of Cambridge from the best seat in the house- the River Cam! Each college attempts to usurp the next in a bid to win the best firework presentation, so you will undoubtedly be wowed by some of best displays around. The May Ball Fireworks (that actually takes place in June) draw in huge crowds from all over the world. So, be sure to see the best and brightest firework show, from the front row – book early to avoid disappointment as tickets will sell out fast. Click here to check our May ball fireworks video of 2019!

Book May Week Fireworks Punting

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Cambridge University Fireworks

Fireworks on the Cam

Book a Private Tour for up to 12 people or seats on a Shared Punt. Our boats depart at around 9.30pm to allow our chauffeurs plenty of time to navigate their way to the best poisition for the firework extravaganza at around 10:30pm. The punts will then return to our landing stage at approximately 11.30pm. Please see prices and further information below:

  • Private Tours are £280 for up to 12 people
  • Shared Tour tickets are £80 for up to 3 people and £160 for up to 6 people.
  • You are more than welcome to bring your food and drinks on board or we could organise you a picnic to enjoy onboard whilst waiting for the fireworks to start.
  • Blankets and umbrellas will be onboard should you need to use these whilst out on the river.
  • The event will ahead in poor weather, so please dress appropriately.
  • Refunds will only be made if the event is cancelled.

Fireworks on the River

Join this Cambridge Tradition

This is a tradition that began in the 1800s, around the same time that pleasure punting began picking up steam in popularity. It was only in the 1960s, however, that the affairs became more than a way of celebrating the end of the year. Each college began using orchestras, bands and dinners to host their own ball to celebrate another year of academic achievement. These events then continue to expand into lavish and stunning affairs that can last all night long, finishing with many students punting sometimes too Grantchester.

If you would like to witness this great spectacle then book early, as tickets sell out in record time, with Trinity and St John‘s Colleges being two of the most popular available. Firework displays are now a big part of each night as each college seeks to out-do one another. This is one of our most popular times for punting, so grab your tickets today before it’s too late.

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