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Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham among speakers as first Cambridge Festival gets under way

Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham among speakers as first Cambridge Festival gets under way

Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham among speakers as first Cambridge Festival gets under way

26 March 2021

The University of Cambridge is hosting 350 events online over 10 days for the festival, which includes Earth Optimism.


In pictures: Brave the dinosaurs at stunning Jurassic Links Adventure Golf course in South Cambridgeshire

In pictures: Brave the dinosaurs at stunning Jurassic Links Adventure Golf course in South Cambridgeshire

In pictures: Brave the dinosaurs at stunning Jurassic Links Adventure Golf course in South Cambridgeshire

23 March 2021

We got an exclusive behind the scenes look of the course where a T-rex, velociraptors and a triceratops will watch you play.


My Mum: Upload your children’s drawings for free to our Mother’s Day supplement

My Mum: Upload your children’s drawings for free to our Mother’s Day supplement

My Mum: Upload your children’s drawings for free to our Mother’s Day supplement

15 February 2021

The Cambridge Independent will publish children’s drawings of Mum from March 10.


What to do with the family during February half term 2021 in Cambridge

What to do with the family during February half term 2021 in Cambridge

What to do with the family during February half term 2021 in Cambridge

12 February 2021

Entertaining the kids during lockdown may look more challenging than usual, but we’ve rounded up the best family activities around.


Cambridge mums tell of struggle to feed their families

Cambridge mums tell of struggle to feed their families

Cambridge mums tell of struggle to feed their families

22 January 2021

A mum whose income has been slashed by half and another who is struggling to find work while home-schooling describe battle to feed their families.

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The benefits and pitfalls of home-working probed in HCR study

The benefits and pitfalls of home-working probed in HCR study

The benefits and pitfalls of home-working probed in HCR study

22 January 2021

30 per cent are working longer hours, Cambridge law firm finds.


Cambridgeshire family creates a ‘gingerbread’ house

Cambridgeshire family creates a ‘gingerbread’ house

Cambridgeshire family creates a ‘gingerbread’ house

31 December 2020

This beautifully decorated house in Girton – described as a “huge labour of love” – is a real feast for the eyes.


Fun, eccentric and entertaining - The Snow Queen at the Cambridge Junction review

Fun, eccentric and entertaining - The Snow Queen at the Cambridge Junction review

Fun, eccentric and entertaining - The Snow Queen at the Cambridge Junction review

23 December 2020

The Snow Queen is available to stream from the Junction until January 3


Santa is getting on his cargo bike in Cherry Hinton

Santa is getting on his cargo bike in Cherry Hinton

Santa is getting on his cargo bike in Cherry Hinton

18 December 2020

Father Christmas, with help from his elves, is to tour this weekend.


Meet the Cambridge family planning a campfire Christmas

Meet the Cambridge family planning a campfire Christmas

Meet the Cambridge family planning a campfire Christmas

16 December 2020

We hear from a mum who works for Cambridge Forest Schools discover her tips on how to celebrate a magical Christmas outdoors.


Cambridge author Pippa Goodhart’s new twist on Dickens

Cambridge author Pippa Goodhart’s new twist on Dickens

Cambridge author Pippa Goodhart’s new twist on Dickens

10 December 2020

A new historical novel for children has taken the same source material Charles Dickens used to inspire his Oliver Twist.


Celebrate Christmas outdoors to avoid spreading coronavirus

Celebrate Christmas outdoors to avoid spreading coronavirus

Celebrate Christmas outdoors to avoid spreading coronavirus

04 December 2020

The director of public health for Cambridgeshire warns there are risks with households mixing inside for a traditional Christmas


Date set for Cambridge Half Marathon and a festival of running

Date set for Cambridge Half Marathon and a festival of running

Date set for Cambridge Half Marathon and a festival of running

21 November 2020

Organisers of the half marathon and the Town and Gown 10k have teamed up for a weekend of running in Cambridge


How to watch the 2020 Cambridge Christmas lights switch-on from your home

How to watch the 2020 Cambridge Christmas lights switch-on from your home

How to watch the 2020 Cambridge Christmas lights switch-on from your home

15 November 2020

The pandemic has meant this year’s event has moved online and on air.


Cambridgeshire couple rearrange wedding in 24 hours ahead of second lockdown

Cambridgeshire couple rearrange wedding in 24 hours ahead of second lockdown

Cambridgeshire couple rearrange wedding in 24 hours ahead of second lockdown

02 November 2020

Jo Loosemore, 33, and fiance Matt Goffin, 37, even had a trumpeter and an organist.


Six spooky Halloween pictures to print out and colour in

Six spooky Halloween pictures to print out and colour in

Six spooky Halloween pictures to print out and colour in

31 October 2020

Brighten up your Halloween with these illustrations.


How to have a lockdown Halloween party

How to have a lockdown Halloween party

How to have a lockdown Halloween party

23 October 2020

With trick or treating looking a bit unwise, we've come up with some seriously spooky ideas to party with your little monsters at home.


What’s on in Cambridge for October 2020 half-term?

What’s on in Cambridge for October 2020 half-term?

What’s on in Cambridge for October 2020 half-term?

23 October 2020

There are plenty of things to do with the kids this half term - here is our pick of the highlights.


Disappointment as Covid-19 forces cancellation of Cambridge’s North Pole event

Disappointment as Covid-19 forces cancellation of Cambridge’s North Pole event

Disappointment as Covid-19 forces cancellation of Cambridge’s North Pole event

12 October 2020

The event on Parker's Piece, Cambridge, was due to start next month but will now be back for winter 2021


Fox picture book helps children understand death

Fox picture book helps children understand death

Fox picture book helps children understand death

04 October 2020

A picture book is an unexpected place to find a discussion of death, but Cambridgeshire author Isabel Thomas enjoys talking about big ideas with kids.

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