October - St Ives guided bus, Wimpole estate, Marston Vale
St Ives guided bus
The Busway goes through Huntingdon, St Ives, Cambridge and Trumpington. http://www.thebusway.info/
. You can park in the park and ride in St Ives and it’s a short walk to the bus stop. Anywhere between St Ives and Cambridge costs £5. Alas dogs aren’t allowed on the guided bus, a word of warning, it can get very busy on weekends. Why not take afternoon tea in Harriets tea rooms when you get to Cambridge. http://harrietscafetearooms.co.uk/cambridge-city-centre-tearooms/
The Wimpole Estate isn’t too far from Loves Farm. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/
It’s a National Trust property, £15 per adult. Children are given an activity sheet to complete to keep them entertained around the house. The library holds 10,000 books and the dining room is pretty astounding. The price of the ticket includes entrance to Home Farm to see piglets, Highland cows, Shetland ponies and donkeys. To note, the price of the car park isn’t included in the cost of the ticket.
Just the other side of Bedford, Marston Vale is a treat. Free to park, lots of circular walks around the lakes, it’s a great place to cycle, walk with dogs etc.