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  • Writer's pictureGavin Human

Beat the Heat! #FocusFriday

You might have seen the updated news that it could be a little bit warm next week (Monday 18th and Tuesday 20th July) and are perhaps thinking of things to do places to go that might help beat the heat. That is, if you are not staying indoors with the curtains drawn and an ice pack across the back of your neck...

Let's have a look at some watery options in and around Cambridgeshire. that might help you and your family/friends stay cool if you have the option to get out of the workplace/home over the weekend and next week. I've included a map beneath each one and a link to their website.

An adventure playground in the water for all the family. Only available via booking your session so no just turning up on the day, but this does mean that it won't be overcrowded. This is all geared all to participants and not for spectators and although you can take a picnic, there is a "no glass" rule. They have changing rooms, but no showers although the water has an "excellent" rating. You can book an hour session and 10mins of that will be a safety briefing.

Cost: £20 per person.

Opening hours: Weekends and then from 26thth July Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

A large collection of inflatable platforms and obstacles make this look a little like Total Wipeout! You can hire wetsuits there and if you're just tagging along to watch, you can chill out by the water on the picnic tables. Suitable for everyone aged 6+ , there are also professional lifeguards on hand to ensure it's a safe and fun time for everyone.

Cost: £15 per person

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm

This is more your little paddling pool area, ideal for those with small children as it is just 0.4metres deep. With a secure fence all the way around the area and tree providing good shade, and nearby toilets, it is sure to prove popular on warm days, but a cracking spot if you claim some space.

Set among the park and grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall that also has tennis courts if you are feeling energetic and can avoid the hottest times, as well as duck ponds and a play area.

There is also free parking

Cost: FREE

Opening hours: May - September.

Lake Ashmore:

If you fancy something more adventurous, why not visit Lake Ashmore and the Liquid Skillz team? You can try paddle and wake boarding, open water swimming, and take a ride on an inflatable! No problem if you're a novice, they have fully qualified staff on hand to coach you. You could also just choose to relax and take in the views from the beach area and enjoy a pizza from their wood fired oven! Find out more and how to book by clicking here.

Cost: Varies

Opening times: You'll need to book sessions.

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