Star Recommends - Days Out

    • Ely Markets

      There’s something for everyone at Ely’s Markets all year round!

      Markets are held every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday.  Come & see what we have to offer and meet some of our lovely traders!

      Thursday’s Market has all your fresh fruit & veg and everyday household items, alongside artisan breads, cakes and tasty Street Food for lunchtime treats!

      Saturday’s Craft & Collectables Market offers a variety of retro and vintage items, quirky arts & crafts, and all kinds of artisan foods, drinks, and Street Food to go. Our FARMA accredited Farmers Market is held alongside the craft market every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

      Our Weekly Sunday Market has more yummy street food, plants & flowers, crafts & family entertainment.

      We guarantee a fantastic atmosphere & fun shopping experience at Ely Markets - whatever the weather!

      Ely Market Place every week: Thursday General, Saturday Craft, Farmers' Market (2nd+4th Sat), Sunday Market. Bank Holiday Markets: Easter, May & August. 


    • Chilford Hall Vineyard

      We look forward to welcoming you at Chilford Hall, where we have been making wine for over 40 years. 

      You will enjoy a guided tour of our 22 acre vineyard where we grow our grapes, then our on-site winery where the wine is made, and then a tasting of 5 different Chilford wines including a sparkling wine. The trip involves a half mile walk to the vineyard and back so please wear sensible shoes. Please note during harvest time access to some areas may be restricted.

      We offer a morning tour and an afternoon tour every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday  until late October, and we suggest you book by telephone in advance as they are very popular.

      You can also enjoy either a two-course lunch or an afternoon tea, again booking is advised.

      You will want to visit our shop to buy some bottles of Chilford wine to take home and enjoy later, and we also offer a range of local luxury foods and gifts including local ice cream and wine-related accesories .

      Please call our office on 01223 895600 (Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm) and quote “STAR10” to receive a special 10% discount on your booking.


    • Audley End House & Gardens

      History is vividly brought to life at English Heritage’s Audley End House and Gardens in Saffron Walden, Essex. Explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing.  Wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown, and enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside. Then gallop across to see the horses in the Victorian stable yard, and run, jump and climb in the children’s play area.

      With glorious gardens and stunning countryside views, it’s not only the grounds at Audley End that are unmissable. The authentic Victorian Service Wing, impressive 17th century stable block, intricate interiors and wonderful works of art are all waiting to be discovered. Victorian childhoods are uncovered and children’s stories brought to life in the nursery suite with its authentic Victorian toys to play with and clothes to dress-up in.

      Say hello to our resident horses in the stable block and take a visit to the Organic Kitchen Garden as you discover over 120 varieties of apples, 40 types of pears, 60 kinds of tomatoes plus many more fruits and vegetables.

      For more information visit the website here!


    • Scudamore's Punting

      Scudamore's introduced leisure-punting in Cambridge at the beginning of the 20th century. The activity was so popular with residents and Cambridge University students that by 1920 punting had become the number one boating activity on The Cam. To this day, both Scudamore’s and punting are globally recognised as synonymous with Cambridge and are considered to be the must-do activity when visiting the city. Our award-winning traditional boat tours are the best way to enjoy beautiful views of Cambridge, set along the famous 'College Backs' stretch of the river. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class centre for education whilst enjoying the spectacular views from the river. Each season we select and train a group of guides who have a passion for history and a talent for sharing it with our customers. From the gothic splendour of King’s College Chapel to the classical elegance of the Wren Library, your guide will ensure that you don’t miss a thing. 

      Our guides are at your service come rain or shine, so why not pay us a visit to experience Cambridge’s most popular tour? Visit our website


    • Wood Green The Animals Charity

      Wood Green, The Animals Charity was established in North London in 1924 to take in lost, injured and unwanted animals. Today, we find secure, loving new homes for thousands of animals in need, including cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, ferrets and more. We also promote responsible pet ownership by providing support, guidance and education to new and existing pet owners. Set in 52 acres of beautiful countryside, our Charity headquarters in Cambridgeshire is one of the largest rehoming centres in Europe and rehomes dogs, cats, field animals and small animals.

      A great day out for the family, you can visit our goats, chickens, sheep, and horses out in the fields or see our guinea pigs, rabbits, rodents, and cats!  You can even stop for a bite to eat in our café and restaurant or buy yourself or your pets a present in our gift shop or thrift shop.  All proceeds go back to the charity!  Entrance and parking are free!

      Visit our website or call us at 0844 248 8181*Calls cost 9.49p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.



      Cambridge Cookery School

      Cambridge Cookery School & Café was started in 2008. In 2013 it was awarded Best Cookery School in UK and in 2014 it was shortlisted for the same award by prestigious Food & Travel magazine. With a stunning high-tech teaching kitchen and top of the range appliances and designer table and cook ware, the cookery school is the perfect environment for learning how to fillet fish, bake bread, make sushi, cook Italian or host corporate team building events or private parties for up to 40 people. All classes are 100% hands-on and culminate in a shared lunch or dinner with wine.A stunning Scandinavian inspired café was added to the kitchen in the autumn of 2015 and has attracted rave reviews for its hand made Croissants, sour dough breads, cinnamon rolls, cakes, salads and daily lunch dishes. Currently open Monday-Friday 

      8-3, from Easter 2016 the café will extend its opening hours, introduce outdoor seating and offer wine and cocktails. Breads will also be available for sale straight from the bakery.

      Find Cambridge Cookery School & Café off Harrison Drive, Homerton college Telephone: 01223 247620.           

      Visit our website for more details!

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