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Save money in Cambridge

5 ways to save money if you live in Cambridge

I’ve lived in Cambridge for over 20 years and some of these money-saving offers I only discovered relatively late on.  And it was very frustrating, so I’m writing this to make sure that you know exactly what’s on offer as a resident.

It’s lovely that we live in this beautiful historic city, but life is expensive, especially the treats such as punting.  These great money-saving offers are available to the residents of Cambridge.

How to save money in Cambridge

A Residents Card

They cost £10 and are valid for 3 years, you can have 4 per household and you can visit Kings College for free. Get a residents card

Punting Season Ticket

How many times have you had visitors and suggested punting and picnic, only to be put off by the cost? Punting is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.  Scudamore’s have a fantastic scheme that runs from 1st March to the 30th of September, the Scudamore season ticket.  The price includes punts, canoes and kayaks. Excellent value if you love spending time on the river and great for families with children of all ages.

Pay and Play

This card is valid for all the public swimming pools.   You get a 30% discount, more with concessions, plus adult residents can take advantage of subsidised swimming lessons at the Abbey and Parkside pools. Pay & play card

Cantab Hash House Harriers

They call themselves a “drinking club with a running problem”  Join them on a Monday at 7pm at the St Radegund Pub in King Street.  It’s free, it’s fun and for people of all levels of fitness. HHH

Arts Picture House

If you love film and theatre, this is one of the best membership packages I have found in Cambridge. It’s useful, relevant, and excellent value.  You’ll enjoy free film tickets, great discounts on tickets, and 10% off food and drinks, plus lots more including fantastic local and national partners with whom you can get great savings, such as 25% off at GBK and 10% off at Hotel Chocolat. Art Picturehouse

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