Scudamores Punting Cambridge

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East of England

Mill Lane Punting Station, , CB2 1RS

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

We are Cambridge's largest boating company, offering a range of outdoor activities. There are historic tours of the city, do-it-yourself boat hire options and, through a partnership with the local Wildlife Trust, we offer unique Bat Safari tours.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Environmental Studies | Parks and Gardens | Outdoor Education | Historical Heritage | City Tours | Boat Trips | Tours and Trips | Science | PSHE | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Leisure and Tourism | History | Team Building

What we offer

We understand the time, commitment and effort required to arrange memorable school outings for pupils. For this reason, our Bookings Team are happy to assist teachers in any way we can to help plan a successful day in Cambridge. Please call us on 01223 359750 to discuss your requirements.

What makes us a great choice?

Scudamore's are a great choice for school trips and educational visits, perfect for those looking to blend outdoor activities with educational benefits. Pupils can build confidence, learn history in the setting, soak up the amazing ecosystems and gain motivation in diverse subject areas. There are great team work opportunities and most importantly, you?ll have a lot of fun!

Our activities can be built into a day in Cambridge and offer the option of diverse educational benefits. Choose which activities suit your crew best, with a choice between experienced tours or boat hire adventures. We offer the chance to appreciate Cambridge's fascinating history, hear about our amazing local ecosystems and bat population, enjoy the sublime city centre architecture or travel out along idyllic country routes. Enjoy the great outdoors and leave Cambridge with fantastic memories of your day.

Accreditation and Awards

Visit England Quality Assured Tour.

Group Sizes Catered For

we're flexible with experience catering for both small and large groups. Please give our Bookings Team a call to discuss your exact requirements on 01223 359750.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

We offer a children's sticker activity book on our College Backs punting tours.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

There are no restrictions on individuals taking photographs, video or audio footage. We advise care as water does not bode well for recording equipment.

Commercial use requires a licence from the Cam Conservators. Please view their website for more information: http://www.camconservancy.org/#!filming/c9ze.

Risk Assessment Details

Teachers are more than welcome to visit the site beforehand to carry out risk assessments. We can provide a general risk assessment at the time of booking as well as a copy of our School Visit Policy.

Pricing Information

College Backs Punt Tour (45 minutes)

£87.50 per 12 passenger punt on weekdays, £100.00 on weekends and bank holidays

College Backs Punt Tour Extended (60 minutes)
£97.50 per 12 passenger punt on weekdays, £115.00 on weekends and bank holidays

School Punt Hire (6 person) £17.50 per hour (Minimum booking of 5 punts)

Bat Safari Tours
£20 Adults
£18.50 Concessions
£15 Children under 16y

Clothing Requirements

We suggest that you wear something suitable for outdoor activities. Dress for the current weather conditions, for example bring coats during the winter months! Please wear appropriate footwear (soles with good grip) and call our Bookings Team with questions on 01223 359750.

First Aid Information

We have qualified first aiders on our Punting Stations.

Available Facilities


Pupils are welcome to bring packed lunch and nibbles with drinks onto the boats. We ask that rubbish is collected and taken away.

Alternatively, there are many local restaurants to our inner city location that will be happy to cater for your group.


There are public toilets close to each of our locations.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Due to our ancient access points it's advisable to contact our Bookings Team with your specific requirements on 01223 359750.

Opening Hours & Information

We are open 364 days a year from 9am till dusk, river conditions allowing.


The school punting tour was the high-light of our visit to Cambridge, and I am sure the pupils will never forget it. The three young men who acted as our chauffeurs were outstanding. They were both informative, and entertaining, and well able to cope with the constant stream of questions which were thrown at them, whilst still negotiating their ways around other punters, some of whom had steering skills that left a lot to be desired. Ms. Padley

The guys giving the tour were excellent and our staff and students agree that they had a great time on the punts. The punts were ready and organised, and the information on the tour was fantastic. We found out so much about Cambridge, and the chauffeurs were happy to answer any questions. Thank you so much for making our trip easier to organise. The personal touches in arranging such a large trip help us to choose who we arrange our trips with. Ms. Stephenson

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