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cambridge in last week of october

by cherry.life

i am visiting cambridge from 25 october to 1st nov,2008 with my 4 years old daughter
i wanted to know what warm clothing is required in this time of the year
also few names of interesting cafes,restaurants and things one can do with a 4 year old ?
is punting a possibility in this month?
also some indoor activities to do with a child?

any help would be appreciated!

thanks

cherry

Re: cambridge in last week of october

by ricky52

Trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local on the day variations.
This information should be used as a guide only.
Here is the average weather for Great Britain for this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday.

January/February/March/April/May/June
July/August/September/October/November/December.

SUN. Possible but not likely.
HUMIDITY. Usually follows the sun, and then:-
ELECTRICAL STORMS. Followed by:-
RAIN. We excel in rain.
PRECIPITATION. NO! it’s called bloody RAIN.
OVERCAST. Most defiantly.
COLD. O yes.
FROST. Comes just when you put in your bedding plants and kills them all off.
SNOW. You never know.
BLIZZARDS. Only when it snows.
SLEET. Rain with icy bits in it.
HAILSTONES. Anytime, anywhere.
FOG. Not always on the Tyne.
GALES. Strike just after the weather man says there is nothing to worry about.
FLOODING. Only if you are daft enough to live near a river.
RAINING CATS AND DOGS. No but we have had fish and frogs.

SPRING. Anytime between January and December, a good indication is when all the housewives do their “spring clean”
SUMMER. Anytime between January and December. Please send us a postcard when you think this will happen we have not a clue.
AUTUMN. Anytime between January and December. All the leaves have left the trees, sorry, I forgot, the acid rain did all that.
WINTER. Anytime between January and December. I think you are getting the idea.

Travel Tips for Cambridge

Visiting the Colleges

by Airpunk

If you go to Cambridge, you are sure coming to see one of the world-famous college forming the University of Cambridge. First, you have to know that there are 31 colleges, that means that you are surely not going to see all of them. Keep to four or five, with Kings’, Queens’, Clare and Trinity College to be the most recommended. Peterhouse College is the oldest one, dating from 1248, but has not as much to offer as those mentioned. Almost all colleges collect an entry or passing fee, in case of the passing fee you are entitled to pass through the College for the whole day. As these are working universities, please understand that not all buildings and facilities are permanently open to visitors. Explore the ancient halls, but treat them with respect and keep in mind that there are students learning at the same time you are walking through their college. It is recommended to visit the websites of the respective colleges before visiting and check out opening times. During exam time, between April and June, almost all Colleges are closed.
Have fun!

This view of Kings College,...

by steventilly

This view of Kings College, taken from the fields behind the colleges and seperated from them by the river Cam, is one of Cambridges most famous views - and justifiably so. (This area behind the colleges is known as 'The Backs')

Mill Road Winter Fair

by Tuesdaysraven

Local street fair with stalls and entertainment, takes place in December.

Part of the Mill Road is shut off to traffic for a few hours so you will be able to wander around in the street (watch out for the occasional cyclist!) - it's suitable for kids and a nice way to enjoy this part of Cambridge if you want a break from all the 'heavy-sell' of the main commercial outlets in the Christmas run-up!

Students and locals alike hang...

by richiecdisc

Students and locals alike hang out on Mill Road. It's only slightly out on the edge of town, very much walkable. The restaurants and pubs are generally cheaper out here. For the real ale aficionado, it is a hotbed. One of the best is Live & Let Live at 40 Mawson Rd. with great food and beer selection, and friendly locals.

A great little CD shop

by jrs1234 about Fopp

This is rapidly becoming my favourite store for CDs and DVDs - while it has all the usual new releases, what makes it special is the great prices on less recently released stuff - lots of good CDs for 5 pounds, for example. They also have a small selection of bargain books and dance music on vinyl.

Bear in mind that DVDs may not be playable outside of Europe unless you have a multi-region player.

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