Relax & Revise @ Christmas in Cambridge

spend a traditional English Christmas at Cambridge Melchior College

student with christmas hat on

With Covid-19 Travel restrictions and quarantine requirements likely to still be in place in December 2020, it is expected that many of our students will wish to remain in the UK for their Christmas 2020 break when their boarding schools close for the holidays.

With this in mind, Bright World has, for the first time created a bespoke Christmas programme with our partners, Cambridge Melchior College that spans the entire Christmas school holiday period for students at boarding schools across the UK.

At Cambridge Melchior College (CMC) Bright World students will be able to combine a relaxing break with Christmas activities and selected themed outings (as permitted at the time according to UK Government Covid-19 guidelines).

the perfect location for an English Christmas

Cambridge Melchior College is the perfect location for a Christmas celebration. It will have Christmas trees and log fires in each of the relaxation rooms, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The college boasts en-suite bedrooms ranging from four bedded to larger dormitory style rooms with up to eight beds. There are several large classrooms along with smaller study rooms which can accommodate up to 40 students.

Depending on guidance during December 2020, we will accommodate students in singles or twins, or if allowed we can allow more students to share. Our programme will be updated as guidance is made clearer.

Christmas-themed activities and outings

As part of the Christmas Programme and if excursions are allowed, students will experience ice skating in Cambridge and a trip to Ely Cathedral along with Christmas-based craft activities, carol singing and seasonal food.

Once Christmas-themed evening activities are finished students will be free to relax in their cosy rooms or sit in front of our log fire and reflect upon your day.

fees and what is included


£85 per night plus £100 per week Christmas supplement

  • Twin or triple bedroom

  • Full board - three meals

  • 24/7 supervision

  • An afternoon outing offered on most days

  • One weekly full day excursion

  • Wi-Fi available throughout the college

  • Stockings and presents

extra costs

not included in the programme fee

  • return transfers to and from the centre

  • entrance fees

  • small supplement payable for restaurant meals out

find out more about the programme

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