As the summer holidays are over and Christmas is around the corner, money is tight for many of us. But that doesn’t mean days out aren’t an option. In this blog post, we have put together some brilliant and free days out in Huntingdon. There is no reason you can’t take a picnic for your lunch, and if the weather is miserable, just have a car picnic to add to the adventure of a fun day out.
So, these are our favourite free days out in Huntingdon:
Johnsons Farm at Old Hurst is like a hidden gem. It’s got a small crocodile enclosure with daily feeding times. You can also walk through the working farm to see wallabies, bulls, sheep, parrots, cows and more. The woodland walk is great fun for younger children with exotic animals hiding around every corner. A brilliant park is available for letting off steam and running around, with hills, tunnels, slides and more. It’s a great free day out, and the parking is free too.
Whether you are looking for a few hours of fresh air or somewhere to spend the day, Hinchingbrooke Country Park could have the answer. You choose how far you walk and which routes around the park you take. There is plenty of green areas to play with some outdoor toys from home, or you can wander through the woods and round by the lake. Hinchingbrooke Country Park has a brilliant park with a seesaw, double slide, swings and more. The fitness trails around the park make for great fun for the whole family.
This is a brilliant place to avoid the rainy weather for a few hours and free to enter too. It’s a fantastic museum in the centre of Huntingdon, just opposite the market square and town hall. There is lots to see in the museum with lots of fascinating artefacts in a relatively small space. Younger children will love the selection of dressing up clothes too and the hands-on interactive areas around the museum.
Take your bikes or go for a stroll, you can go as far as you want. There is a path that takes you around the whole of the park. It is just over 9 miles in length. However, there are small parks dotted around the lake. These offer a place to take a break, run around and enjoy your picnic too. Grafham water itself is beautiful, and there is lots of stunning wildlife to spot during your visit, on the water and in the woods.
Are there any other free days out in Huntingdon that you would recommend?