Autumn is a magical season, especially in a place like Cambridge. The city’s historical architecture, cosy pubs and scenic waterways provide an idyllic backdrop for romance. As the air turns crisp and the leaves turn golden, consider embarking on some fun and unique date adventures. From traditional harvest activities to heart-pumping Halloween events, here are some of the most exciting date ideas in Cambridge this autumn.
Pumpkin Picking in Cambridge
Nothing says “Autumn” quite like pumpkins. Head to a local farm for an afternoon of pumpkin picking, a selfie or two, followed by a a carving competition. May the best carving win! See our guide: Pumpkin picking in Cambridge. Perhaps even create an autumn-inspired tablescape with foraged leaves, berries and other natural elements.. This DIY approach is not only eco-friendly but also offers a unique and personal touch to your table setting.
Cambridge Ghost Tour
Explore the darker history of Cambridge with a guided ghost tour. Walk hand in hand through cobbled streets and alleyways as you listen to tales of the city’s most haunted locations. It’s both romantic and a little spooky, making it a perfect autumn date night.
Cambridge Bike Party Halloween Thriller
For the adventurous souls, join the Cambridge Bike Party‘s Halloween Thriller event. The ride takes place on the 28th of October at 4pm and includes their beloved Cemetery Route. Exercise, Halloween spirit and sightseeing all rolled into one.
Self-Guided Murder Mystery Tour
Why not opt for a self-guided murder mystery tour around Cambridge. Solve clues and explore intriguing sites, all while enjoying each other’s company. It’s a date that’s sure to keep you both on your toes.
Gin Mixology Class at the Cambridge Gin Laboratory
Voted TripAdvisor’s #1 thing to do in Cambridge, the Gin Lab offers gin mixology classes. Learn how to craft the perfect gin cocktail with your date and, of course, enjoy sampling your creations. It’s both educational and intoxicating!
Tickets: From £35
Neon Moon Club Cirque Halloween
For those looking for a more lively Halloween experience, the Neon Moon Club Cirque offers a creepy cabaret and burlesque night. Get lost in a world of mesmerising performances, dark glamor, and dance the night away.
Date: 28th October
Tickets: From £18
Location: Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
If you want a change of scenery, why not immerse yourselves in German culture by attending the Cambridge Octoberfest? Don a pair of lederhosen, sip on German beer, and munch on pretzels and sausages. It’s a festive atmosphere that’ll definitely spice up your autumn calendar.
Dates: 29-30 September.
Location: Jesus Green in the city centre of Cambridge
Tickets: from £10
Festival of the Dead at Cambridge Corn Exchange
Europe’s biggest touring Halloween show returns to Cambridge. The Festival of the Dead is a high-octane mash-up of circus, clubbing, and carnival, all set to a live soundtrack that spans rock, metal, and electronic music. For a date night that’s far from ordinary, this event is a must-see.
Dates: 7th of October
Location: Cambridge Corn Exchange, CB2 3QE
Tickets: via Cambridge Live
With so many thrilling options, it’s safe to say that Cambridge offers an autumn date experience unlike any other. Whether you’re looking to engage in traditional seasonal activities or craving something more electrifying, the city has something for every kind of couple. So, layer up, get out there, and make the most of this beautiful season in one of England’s most charming cities.