Mon 29 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018
THEATRE: Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre, Thurs 1 Nov until Sun 20 Oct 2019
A touching and joyous story of loneliness and rebellion, it deserves all 85 and counting of its international awards. Writer Dennis Kelly and composer / lyricist Tim Minchin go to top of the class with their interpretation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale. Don’t miss it!
RACING & FAMILY FUN: Newmarket Racecourse, Fri 2 – Sat 3 Nov
The last 2 days of the racing season end in style. Friday is more adult-orientated with a very convivial atmosphere (pass the fizz) whilst on Saturday, families are welcomed with apple bobbing, candy floss, face painters, soft play, indoor garden games, a kids club activity zone, penny for the guy competitions and an autumn leaves mural. Dig out your thermals and bid farewell to the racing season for another year.
FAMILY: All Saints Fair & Family Fun Day, St Ives Corn Exchange, Sat 3 Nov
Pop along between 10am and 3pm for this free event with arts and crafts, stalls, gifts, games and kids activities, including soft play, and a family friendly cafe.
BONFIRE NIGHT: Fireworks in Hemingford, St Ives, Sat 3 Nov
An extravaganza awaits with a firework display set to music and one of the biggest bonfires in Cambridgeshire. A funfair and food and drinks stall mean you can hang feed and entertain the kids in one fell swoop. Family tickets cost £10, adults £5 and children under 16 £2. Bargain!
SCIENCE: Family Activities, Cambridge Science Centre, Sat 3 – Sun 4 Nov
A weekend of fun family talks, creativity and workshops. Meet Darwin and his family and learn why they look alike, zoom in on DNA and make a bracelet out of beads to resemble a section of the double helix, learn about recycling in nature and why it’s so important, make bird feeders from old plastic bottles and find out what happens to your food between your gums and your bum!
EXHIBITION: Designers & Jewellery 1850-1940, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, now until Sun 11 Nov
It’s your last couple of weeks to see some of the exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that is held in the museum’s permanent collection. There’s a wide range of styles on display with pieces by some of the of the finest jewellers of the time.
CULTURE: Royal Opera House, Month of Sundays Festival, London, Sun 4 – Sun 25 Nov
The Royal Opera House is opening itself up for a month of interactive fun. They’ll be live demos from technicians and craftspeople who work on the ROH productions, you can take guided tours and learn new moves in a dance class, sing tunes from opera classics and make something crafty to take home. The Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera artists will be performing in the public areas and there’s a sound installation that explores the history of the Opera House.