7 Top Dog Friendly Days Out in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire is located close to major cities and still only a short drive to the coast offering the best of both worlds. Dog Friendly days out in Cambridgeshire have become increasingly popular due to demand.

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Cambridgeshire

If your after a tranquil holiday but still with easy access to major cities and towns, then Cambridgeshire could be the place for you.

Enjoy Zoo’s, Museums, Castles, Gardens, Restaurants and Bars all within a short driving distance. Below we have listed a number of dog friendly attractions in Cambridgeshire for you to try:

Activities & Things to Do

Find below 7 of the best days out in Cambridgeshire for dogs

1. Go Punting

Scudamore’s Punting Experiences are happy to welcome your pooch and offer tours or private hire boats. If you are on a shared boat and someone is not happy for a dog to be onboard, you may have to wait for the next one, but otherwise, Fido is welcome to join you and you can both take in the beautiful surrounding vistas in style.

2. Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Dogs on leads are welcome to explore the miles of trails in this spectacular reserve, a haven for wildlife. They are not allowed in Sedge fen which is home to several protected species, but they can accompany inside the visitor centre, which has doggy treats and also in the cafe, there are water bowls and dog bins provided 

3. Cambridge Museum of Technology

A picturesque riverside setting is where you will find this award-winning museum; a fun day out for all the family, you can learn about the area’s industrial history, visit the Victorian pumping station and afterwards enjoy a picnic by the river. Dogs on leads are allowed and there are numerous events throughout the year 

4. Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum

Explore the remains of a 12th-century abbey and check out Walnut Tree Cottage, a traditional home that shows how farmworkers would have lived back in the day. The Farmland museum has collections of machinery, blacksmith tools and tons of interactive activities. Fido will love exploring the extensive grounds.

5. The Backs

The Backs is a Photographer’s dream. Those wanting a romantic day out will also enjoy the backs. The Back is a stunning area to the east of Queen’s Road in the city of Cambridge. Take a romantic stroll through picturesque scenery, with exceptional photo opportunities from the water. Several companies offer punting on the river, which is the perfect way to spend the day.

6. Midsummer Common

On the opposite side of the River Cam to the college’s boathouse, you will find a lovely area of green space called Midsummer Common, where you stroll by the river where there is lots to see. Dogs need to be kept on lead close to the grazing cattle, but there are areas where they can run free. 

7. Ely Cathedral

The grounds on which the Ely Cathedral sit have had a cathedral since 672AD. The current cathedral was constructed in 1083. It is one of the most astonishing Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals in the UK. Admire the grand 13th century Quire and the Lady’s chapel at what was once described as one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. A day visiting the cathedral will be full of interesting facts and stunning architecture. Dogs are allowed on the grounds and The cathedral also hosts cultural events throughout the year, including concerts, plays, and exhibitions.

Loads more activities and attractions for pets here and dog walks in Camrbridgeshire.

Looking at Visiting the Area

If you love messing about on the river or discovering the past dog-friendly places in Cambridgeshire are ideal, you’ll also be pleased to know there is plenty of options when it comes to pet-friendly holidays in this magnificent county 

Holiday Cottages 

Family cottages, picture postcard romantic hideaways that allow dogs, we have created a list of Cambridgeshire dog friendly cottages that has something to suit everyone

Log Cabins 

Hotels not for you? Don’t worry dog friendly lodges in Cambridgeshire are ideal for those who don’t want the restrictions of a hotel or are looking for a tranquil spot to unwind.