Our sporting life!
Whether you want to play or just watch, there's plenty on offer here.
Cambridge City FC
Cambridge City Football Club (The Lilywhites) are a well known rival of Cambridge United. Once housed in town at the city ground the club now shares Histon FC’s ground in Impington, just a few miles north of the city.
Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival
The Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the River Cam and is open to everyone where over 40 crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, watched by several hundred spectators.
Cambridge Lakes Golf Course
Cambridge Lakes Golf Course is a very popular golf course located on Trumpington Road. The 9-hole golf course was opened in 1995, covers around 15 acres and incorporates two attractive lakes, six bunkers and a water course.
Cambridge United FC
Cambridge United Football Club was founded in 1912 originally known as Abbey United, until changing its name in 1951. You can find their training ground on Newmarket Road at the R Costings Abbey Stadium.
Cambridge Rugby Union Football Club, dating back to 1870, is the City’s Rugby Union Club, and has its home at Volac Park on Grantchester Road. The club plays a regular fixture against Oxford at Twickenham each December.
Activities on offer include 4×4 off road driving, skid pan driving, blindfold driving, driving for the visually impaired, clay pigeon shooting, archery, crossbow, air rifle, military escape & survival adventures and team building.
Fenners Cricket Ground
For over 100 years Fenners, the University Cricket Ground, has hosted first class cricket. Throughout this time many of the world’s great players have graced the wicket with their skills to the delight of spectators and players.
Gog Magog Golf Club
This golf course was first formed “primarily for the use of senior members of the University”, in 1896. Nine holes were laid out in 1899 and, in 1901, a further nine holes were laid out and the Gog Magog Golf Club was formally established.
Grafham Climbing Club
Grafham Climbing Club is home to the tallest indoor climbing wall in Cambridgeshire. There are routes to suit climbers with all abilities, including overhangs and “natural” rock features, there is also a bouldering section.
Grafham Water Sailing Club
Grafham Water Sailing Club is a fantastic place for an adrenaline rush if you want to get out on the water. With weekend sailing on this large lake for regulars, while day sailing and windsurfing is also available for non-members.
Histon Football Club are the biggest rivals of Cambridge United, nick named ‘The Stutes’ after their original name, Histon Institute, the team currently plays in the Southern Football League Premier Division.
Cricketing legend Jack Hobbs was born in Cambridgeshire in 1882, and played for England in 62 Test matches. Hobbs Pavilion on Parker’s Piece was where he learnt to play cricket and is now named after him.
Huntingdon Racecourse is an intimate racing venue just five minutes from Huntingdon. It holds 18 jump race meetings during nine months, and is a friendly place for both newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts alike.
Jesus Green Outdoor Pool
Surrounded by beautiful parkland near both the river and the city centre, this is one of the largest lidos in the country at 91 metres. Take a swim in the delightful open-air swimming pool between May and September.
May Bumps Race
The May Bumps Race came about when side-by-side racing is not possible over a long distance on the narrow and winding River Cam. So the bumping races were introduced in the early 19th century as an exciting alternative!
Peterborough Greyhound Stadium
Enjoy a great evening out with a difference! The purpose built, fully air-conditioned 1,000 seater tiered Peterborough Greyhound Stadium offers visitors a fully unobstructed, floodlit views of all the racing action.
Peterborough Panthers Speedway
Fans of speedway won’t go home disappointed thanks to Peterborough Panthers Speedway team – the team has won the Permier League Four-Team Championship on five occasions. With regular fixtures from spring to autumn.
Peterborough United FC
Peterborough United FC (nicknamed ‘The Posh’) are the highest level team in Cambridge. The team’s nickname dates back to 1921 when the manger of Fletton United said he was looking for ‘posh players for a posh new team’.
Planet Ice, Peterborough’s ice skating rink is an exciting day out for the family. Toddlers, teens and adults can learn to skate here, while regular events such as skate discos and ‘learn to speed skate’ sessions are also held.
Rutherford’s Punting offer the quintessential Cambridge experience with professional tours accredited by VisitEngland. Leaving from the original Jesus Green Moorings, the tours are one of the longest available on the river.
The Boat Race
The Boat Race is an annual contest between two rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge universities. The race takes place close to Easter each year on the River Thames in West London between Putney and Mortlake.
Wyboston Lakes Golf Course
Wyboston Lakes Golf Course is a 18 hole par 70 golf course, set in 350 acres of countryside alongside the banks of the River Great Ouse, is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day, practice your technique with colleagues.