Halloween on the river
Looking for something spooky to do with the kids during half-term?
This half-term (21st – 31st October 2023) our Halloween Scavenger Hunt & Activity booklets are available when booking a private or shared Cambridge Punting Tour. Dress up, bring the kids down and enjoy a spooktastic, fun-filled 50-minute punt tour.
Book Your Half Term Halloween Punt & Hunt Tour
Punting in Cambridge at Halloween
Come and join us on the river during October Half Term for some spooky halloween themed fun with the kids. *Dressing up optional but encouraged!
Join us for a 50 minute private or shared punting tour along the college backs and add our Halloween themed scavenger hunt & activity booklets, priced at just £2.50 per child, to your punting tour.
The booklet comprises of a spooktastic activity booklet to enjoy on the river including a ghoulish spot the difference and creepy college makeovers. Complete the puzzles to solve the code and claim your prize (A delicious halloween themed sweet treat from Hardys Sweet Shop).
The second half of the booklet is a city centre scary scavenger hunt taking you to Cambridge’s most haunted spots. Learn about Cambridge’s ghosts and ghouls whilst exploring the city centre and taking some fantastic photos!
Activity booklets are available as an Add-On once you have selected your punting tour. Ensure you are booking between the 21st and the 31st of October for the option to appear. Please select the number of booklets you would like to purchase, we recommend one per child so they can all complete the activities and receive their sweet treat!
On the day of your punting tour, the booklets and pencils will be waiting for you at the river. Please ensure you have collected your booklet(s) before boarding your punting tour. Your sweet treat can then be collected from Hardy’s Sweet Shop after your tour (1 treat per booklet).
Once you have finished your punting tour & cracked the code head into town to claim your prize and complete the second half of your booklet – a city centre scavenger hunt.
The booklet is designed for children aged 4-10 (although older and younger children may enjoy joining in). The punting activities are specifically designed to appeal to younger children and the city centre scavenger hunt is aimed at the older children.
Know Before You Go
Tours are booked for a specific time. Late arrival will result in a missed or shortened tour.
You will receive a text message 5 minutes before your departure time – to aid social distancing please ensure you are at our meeting point by the tennis courts once you receive this message.
You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks on board. Please ensure you take all rubbish with you.
Once confirmed, bookings can be amended subject to availability. Tours go ahead in poor weather. More information including cancellation policy can be found here: Terms & Conditions.
Punting in Cambridge
Our shared Cambridge Punting tours hold a maximum of 12 passengers and last for approximately 45-50 minutes. Bookings can be made for groups of up to 2, 3, 6 or 9 people. We also have a fmaily ticket for up to 6 people with a maximum of 2 adults on the group. When arriving you will be seated on the boat and depednding on group size with have an entire row or section for your party.
Alternatively you can book a private tour for just your party. Please choose between a private tour for up to 6 people and a private tour for up to 12 people.
Looking for a Ghoulish Ghostly Walking Tour?
Prepare to be scared! Stride Cambridge, in collaboration with Cambridge Tour Guides, are running Goulish Ghost Tours – TIME and DATE – TBC.
Tours cost £15 per person and last for approximately one hour exploring Cambridge’s haunted city centre and uncovering tales of mystery and wizardry.
Tours depart from the Cambridge Gift Shop on Rose Crescent (CB2 3LL) and all tickets include a glass of non-alcoholic wine or cup of hot chocolate.