Cambridge Pollen Hotspots
While Cambridge is famous for its legendary university, the city is also renowned for its vast haven of green spaces, so it’s no surprise the pollen count can be high here.
The main types of pollen here include tree pollen, grass pollen, and weed pollen. Grassy and woody areas in Cambridge tend to be hotspots for these types of pollen, especially on high pollen count days. This includes popular attractions such as:
- Cambridge University Botanic Garden
- Jesus Green
- Milton Country Park
- Midsummer Common
- Cherry Hinton Hall Park
- Nightingale Recreation Ground
If you suffer from hay fever, it may be best to avoid these areas during peak pollen season. Pollen levels tend to peak between:
- Late March to mid-May (tree pollen)
- Mid-May to July (grass pollen)
- End of June to September (weed pollen)
However, if you’re heading out, you can always check the Cambridge pollen forecast before you go.
Allergy-Friendly Activities in Cambridge
Luckily, Cambridge is a rich and diverse city, so you’ll find plenty of allergy-friendly activities. Here are some of the best things to do in Cambridge during hay fever season:
Indulge in some retail therapy
There are three main shopping centres in Cambridge: The Grafton, Lion Yard, and Grand Arcade. Each one offers a mix of retail and leisure options.
Brush up on your history
Cambridge is home to a wealth of fascinating museums. Learn about natural sciences at the University Museum of Zoology or explore over half a million artefacts from across the world at The Fitzwilliam Museum.
Tour Cambridge University
Of course, no trip to Cambridge would be complete without a visit to Cambridge University. The grounds and Chapel are open to visitors most days, except during examination period.
Managing Allergies in Cambridge
If you suffer with hay fever, you’re not alone. Hay fever affects up to 1 in 5 people at some point in their life1. While there’s currently no cure for hay fever, most people can get relief with treatment1.
Treatment options for hay fever include1:
You’ll also find a variety of easy-to-use allergy treatments in the BENADRYL® range. BENACORT ® Hayfever Relief Nasal Spray works against hay fever symptoms for effective relief day and night. BENADRL® Allergy Relief capsules also start to work in just 15 minutes, providing fast relief.
Sometimes, it may be possible to prevent hay fever symptoms by taking basic precautions, such as1:
- Wearing sunglasses outdoors to stop pollen from getting into your eyes.
- Showering and changing your clothes after being outside to remove any pollen.
- Staying indoors when the pollen count is high.
Hay fever doesn’t pose a serious threat to your health, but it can have a negative impact on your quality of life1. For more tips on how to mange your allergies, check out our allergy management guide.