6 Things to do in Ely and Cambridge this Autumn 2021


George and the Chocolate Factory – Open Cambridge

This is a free children’s workshop. Discover the story of George Cadbury, a Quaker entrepreneur poor housing of workers in factories across Birmingham. There will be exciting storytelling, craft and of course some chocolate! The event is suitable for under 12s.

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Spies, Lies and Double Agents

This is a paid walking tour that runs on multiple dates that uncovers Cambridge spying from the earliest days to recent. Walk along quaint Cambridge street and unearth how the Tudor monarchs made the university a Spy HQ with code cracking and undercover agents. Churchill called the Cambridge code-breakers “the geese that laid the golden eggs.”? Then there’s James Bond, Miss Moneypenny the Big Five, and much more…

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Robot Club

At the Makespace Cambridge on 16 Mill Lane, the robot club gathers on the 2nd Saturday of every month. It’s for beginners to pros. All you need is a love of Robots. If you have one then bring it along to work on or show off.


James Marsh Flights of Fancy
12th May – 31st Aug 2021

James Marsh is a painter, illustrator, designer and author, best known for his striking album covers for new wave band Talk Talk. Hypergallery will present a pop-up exhibition at Haddenham Arts Centre, featuring Marsh’s most interesting album and singles covers published in large scale format as exquisite limited edition prints.

Escape Room at Oliver Cromwell’s House
Sat 22nd May 2021 – Sun 31st Oct 2021

Have you ever fancied yourself as a detective? Here’s your chance to solve ‘The Curious Case of Curator Chadwick’

Search for clues, solve puzzles and discover the whereabouts of the cryptic Curator. Here is part of the plot! It’s 1910 and the Vicar of St. Mary’s Church has rented the Tithe Room out of the Vicarage to his dear friend, Curator Cornelius Chadwick. After a few weeks, he mysteriously disappears!

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The Great Family Explorer Hunt, Trails and Crafts
Fri 23rd Jul 2021 – Tue 31st Aug 2021

Interactive family trails will be running throughout the summer, certain days will include craft activities. No need to book. There are adult entrance fees but children go free.



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Please note that some of these events are not accessible from our local waterways, they are however great things for mooring customers to visit when on their boats with accesibility to a car. Fox Narrowboats provide canal boat holidays and day boat hire. To check availability visit our booking page.


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