Tel 01279 212 950


Tel 01279 212 950

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Lazy Otter Meadows

Cambridge Road, Stretham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 3LU

Top Attractions

The surrounding area of Cambridgeshire offers a superb choice of things to see and do during your stay at Lazy Otter Meadows. Enjoy a land of lazy waterways, rolling countryside, majestic cathedrals, magnificent stately homes, bustling market towns and quaint villages. It is also a haven for wildlife spotting, with several exceptional nature reserves to be found here.


Located in the village of Duxford, the Imperial War Museum is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in military history. It boasts Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield and some of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and artillery. The museum is also family friendly, with regular family-themed events, green open spaces for kids to roam plus an outdoor Activity Zone. You can enjoy a picnic or grab a bite to eat in the on-site restaurant or cafe. (Distance from park: 21.6 miles)

Newmarket Racecourse

The famous Newmarket Racecourse offers top class racing and for those who fancy a flutter. Come to one of the racecourse’s Feature Meetings and stay on for ‘Après Racing’ – Newmarket’s official after race part where you can enjoy cocktails, music and dancing after the last race has finished. (Distance from park: 16.3 miles)


The River Cam runs through the heart of Cambridge, enabling you to take in fantastic views of the famous city from the comfort of a traditional chauffeured Punt. Tours are engaging and informative and are ideal for a family activity or a romantic trip along the river with your loved one. (Distance from park: 11.1 miles)

Botanic Gardens

The University Botanic Gardens in Cambridge are somewhat off the radar of many visitors, but they remain a hidden gem. The garden showcases over 8,000 plant species from around the world, while there’s also a packed programme of family events, talks and courses. (Distance from park: 11.4 miles)

Cambridge Corn Exchange

One of Cambridge’s major cultural hubs, the Cambridge Corn Exchange is a concert venue offering a diverse programme of shows spanning music and theatre. There’s also an excellent on-site restaurant in which to enjoy a pre or post-show meal. (Distance from park: 11.6 miles)

Ely Cathedral

Guided tours can be taken through this impressive medieval cathedral several times a day. Experienced guides will lead you through the building while regaling you with stories that have helped shape its history. Time your visit well, and you can also attend a reading or service and enjoy the redolent tones of a church choir. (Distance from park: 5.6 miles)

Ely Museum

At Ely Museum visitors get to experience a journey through time. Discover the story of Ely, a beautiful cathedral city, from the prehistoric times to the 20th century, by viewing original prison cells, fossils and Roman remains. A programme of temporary exhibitions runs throughout the year. (Distance from park: 6 miles)

Wimpole Estate

A National Trust property, Wimpole Estate is a 2,500-acre country estate featuring a mansion, garden, livestock farm and parkland. Whether it’s exploring the home’s beautiful Georgian interiors, strolling around the picturesque parterre garden, wandering through the Pleasure Grounds to the Walled Garden, or discovering rare breed animals in the traditional farmyard, this is a fantastic place for a fun family day out. (Distance from park: 21.3 miles)

Hamerton Zoo Park

Family trips to the zoo are a time-honoured favourite and Hamerton Zoo Park demonstrates precisely why. Set in 15-acres of scenic parkland, the zoo specialises in rare, endangered and unusual animals, offering a great chance to introduce your kids to the diversity of the animal kingdom. There’s also an Express Railroad Train, children’s play areas, picnic areas and a coffee shop. (Distance from park: 34.1 miles)