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Summer Holidays in Peterborough – Whats on and where!

July 17, 2016

Hooray! Schools out and there is always so much to do in Peterborough this summer – You just need to know where to look.  Luckily I’m back with my lovely long list of lots of things in and around the Peterborough area, all for different age groups and price ranges. All you need to do is pick a day and see what’s on! –  Simples!
Some of you may remember my previous lists like this one I did for the Easter holidays. For those of you that are new here, you’ll notice I’ve added some events on for repeated days, this is just the easiest way of laying it out when events are on over a number of days. Enjoy xWhat to do in

Side note: If you know of an event that I have missed or that you would like me to add, please message me on any of my social media platforms or email hello[at]messyblog.uk – For events to be added they will need to have an actual web page that I can link to for the correct information. I will also require the name, date and time of the event with a little information on what visitors can expect including any costs involved.

 July

Saturday 23rd July

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.sheep-271053_1920

Family Fun Day. Nene Valley Community Centre. 12pm-5pm. Classic car and bike show, pony petting, face painting, food court, bar, reptile show, football session, children’s games and activities and much more. Free entry for walkers and pushbikes, cars £2, motorbikes £1

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Big Friendly Fun with Roald Dahl. Central Library. Suitable for ages 5 and up. £1 per child, book in advance at any library, or drop in on the day. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Follow the trail and solve the clues to match the quotes to the story. Make and wear your own very unusual BFG ears! Will they be enormous truck wheel ears that allow you to hear every single teeny little thing? What’s in Mr Twit’s beard? Will it be hundreds of bits of old breakfasts, lunches and suppers? Dried up scrambled egg or tomato ketchup and fish fingers? Make your own version of Mr Twit’s beard and wear it! Enter the chocolate factory and decide what your flavours will be – then design the wrapper to take home.

Summer Trail
-Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Sunday 24th July

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Classic Car Sunday – Nene Valley Railway. This year we will have  supporting attractions including Antique Bicycles, Model Boats (on the adjacent river Nene), Pump Trolley rides, Second Hand Book Shop, Garden Railway and Craft Stall. We have also arranged for a small number of guided tours of the maintenance sheds to see the work being undertaken, including the dismantling and rebuilding of locos. Signal Box tours will also be available. (A small charge will be made for tours.) Entry costs available on the NVR website.

Thomas’ Big Adventure – Nene Valley Railway. Come and join Thomas on his Big Adventure, as he takes the main line to Peterborough with his special train. Collecting water at Peterborough, and passing through the haunted tunnel.
Help Thomas take water at Peterborough, Meet the Driver and Fireman, Thomas Quiz on board the Train, Entertainment on the train, Thomas Buffet car for light snacks, Meet the Wansford Controller, and send a special Thomas letter home, All children over 1 get a special goody bag, on the train. Departing from Wansford Station. Adult £16.50 Child £11.00 Includes: Goody Bag
Infants under 1 travel free, (But do not receive a goody bag. Booking essential.

Aim High – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.3pm. Booking required. Test your climbing skills on the climbing wall, navigate the spider mountain and traverse the climbing boulder. Play at being Robin Hood on the archery targets or just bounce your cares away on the bouncy castle. Sessions last for 55 minutes, have as many goes as you like within the time. Minimum age 8+

Aim High Segway Experience -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.3pm. Booking required. Have you ever wanted to have a go on a segway? Participants will be given full instruction before taking on our off-road course. Segway experiences will take place within a 30 minute time slot and will last for approximately 10 minutes. Minimum age 10+

Monday 25th July

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Children’s Holiday Club – Peterborough Cathedral. 10:00 to 15:00. A 5-day summer holiday club for children aged 7-11 years, with lots of fun-filled activity on the theme of “Champion’s Challenge”. The cost is £50 per child for the whole week (bring a packed lunch). The price of the Holiday Club is subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The title for this year’s event is “Champions Challenge”, taking up the summer’s Olympic and Paralympic theme. Each day will use a reading from St Luke’s Gospel as inspiration,Create your kit, mould your mascot, make some music, and much more as we celebrate and learn about the Cathedral, Jesus and His teammates.  So, get active, be noisy and have fun with us this summer. The Holiday Club will be led by the Cathedral’s experienced team of DBS checked staff and volunteers.

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Shelter Building – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10:30am-12:00noon Build your own shelter and learn how to stay dry and warm in the woods. Suitable for ages: 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum two children per adult. Accessibility: This event is part indoors and on hard surfaced paths and is therefore suitable for all abilities. Booking is essential. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more info. Meet at  Discovery Den. Charge: Free – Suggested donation £2.

Tuesday 26th July

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. Week 1 is animal Safari -Animal themed arts and crafts: Make a parrot bookmark, a snake on a stick and crazy crocodile and jungle animal masks. Win prizes for the Animal Bingo in the afternoon.

Summer Trail – Nene Park/Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p per trail sheet. (one prize per sheet)

Archeology Detectives. Flag Fen 10.30am £5(accompanying adults free) Learn about how archaeologists make discoveries and become a historical super-sleuth in these summer family workshops. Get hands-on digging for artefacts hundreds of years old in our Big Dig Tent. Try your hand at real archaeological techniques. Uncover clues to discover what you’ve found! Booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 01733 864468 between 10am and 5pm.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Wednesday 27th July

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Baby Sensory – Tesco Community room, 9:45-10:30 for 7-13 month old or 10:45-11:30  Birth to 6 months. Summer Special (Sensory Only session)
Baby Sensory sessions are multi-sensory sessions designed to promote the development of babies aged Birth to 13 months. These research based sessions are full of exciting activities to delight and surprise your baby with a different session every week. Including activities such as visual shows, light shows, puppet shows, exercise, signing and massage. We usually run at Marholm on Tuesdays, Tesco and Stamford on Wednesdays, Big Sky on Thursdays and Kings Cliffe on Fridays during term time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. Book your place online or for more details call Kerry Nicholls on 07847613780 or Email: peterborough@babysensory.co.uk

 

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. Week 1 is animal Safari -Animal themed arts and crafts: Make a parrot bookmark, a snake on a stick and crazy crocodile and jungle animal masks. Win prizes for the Animal Bingo in the afternoon.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Wild Wednesday – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-2pm Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. Suitable for all ages. This event takes place indoors and is suitable for all abilities. Meet at Discovery Den. No need to book, drop in anytime.Charge: Free. Suggested donation £2.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Burghley Film Festival – Burghley House  – The Burghley Film Festival returns this year with five days and nights of fabulous films from Harry Potter to Star Wars alongside our best of British BBQ.Special Weds Warwick Davis Q&A session from 10.30am to 11.00, no additional tickets required (daytime session tickets will be required to gain access to the screen area. Gates will open early at 10am on this day, and you can pre-submit your questions for a chance to speak to Warwick by emailing jo.tinker@burghley.co.uk
Day sessions 11.00am Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG)  & 2.00pm   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG)
Evening Tickets for 6.00pm  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (12A) & 8.50pm  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (12A)
Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics etc. BBQ food and Drinks available to purchase. Booking necessary.

Thursday 28th July

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. Week 1 is animal Safari -Animal themed arts and crafts: Make a parrot bookmark, a snake on a stick and crazy crocodile and jungle animal masks. Win prizes for the Animal Bingo in the afternoon.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Burghleyfilmfest

Image Credit: Burghley house

Burghley Film Festival – Burghley House  – The Burghley Film Festival returns this year with five days and nights of fabulous films from Harry Potter to Star Wars alongside our best of British BBQ.
Daytime session 11.30am 101 Dalmatians (U) & 2.00pm   Puss in Boots (U)
Evening Session 6.30pm   Bridget Jones’s Diary (15) & 8.30pm   Notting Hill (15) – Please note, as both these screenings are rated 15, child tickets will not be available on this evening. Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics etc. BBQ food and Drinks available to purchase. Booking necessary.

Friday 29th July

Active Outdoors – Barnwell Coutry Park. 10:00am to 12:00pm. Fitness, discovery and challenge activities to fuel a love of the outdoors for children age 5-12 years old.  £7 per session.  Booking essential

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Going on a bear hunt – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10:30am-12:00noon or 1:30pm-3:00pm. Bring your own teddy bear and join our rangers on a bear hunt around Ferry Meadows to find Barney the Bear. Times: 10:30am-12:00noon or 1:30pm-3:00pm. Suitable for ages: 3+ This event takes place on surfaced paths and is suitable for all abilities including those using wheelchairs or pushchairs. Meeting point: To be confirmed at time of booking. Booking essential. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place. Charge: £5

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. Week 1 is animal Safari -Animal themed arts and crafts: Make a parrot bookmark, a snake on a stick and crazy crocodile and jungle animal masks. Win prizes for the Animal Bingo in the afternoon.

Burghley Film Festival – Burghley House  – The Burghley Film Festival returns this year with five days and nights of fabulous films from Harry Potter to Star Wars alongside our best of British BBQ.
Daytime session 11.30am  WALL-E (u) & 2.00pm Inside Out (U)
Evening Session 6.15pm   Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (12A) & 8.50pm   Spectre (12A)
Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics etc. BBQ food and Drinks available to purchase. Booking necessary.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Going on a Bear Hunt

Going on a bear hunt – Barney the Bear at Ferry Meadows.

Saturday 30th July

Summer Trail – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. Week 1 is animal Safari -Animal themed arts and crafts: Make a parrot bookmark, a snake on a stick and crazy crocodile and jungle animal masks. Win prizes for the Animal Bingo in the afternoon.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Burghley Film Festival – Burghley House  – The Burghley Film Festival returns this year with five days and nights of fabulous films from Harry Potter to Star Wars alongside our best of British BBQ.
Daytime session 11.30am  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (U) & 2.00pm    Pocahontas (U)
Evening Session 6.30pm    Hairspray (PG) & 8.50pm    Mamma Mia (PG)
Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics etc. BBQ food and Drinks available to purchase. Booking necessary.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Fun Day and Treasure hunt. Railworld, Oundle Road.Come down to Railworld on for some fun family-friendly activities including a Playbus, treasure hunt and Dr Bike. At 2pm there will be a Guided Foraging Walk leading to the Green Backyard where there will be a Pizza Party with homemade stone fired pizz and pedal powered music. FREE ADMISSION

Outdoor Theatre The Wizard of Oz – Sacrewell farm 17:30 to 21:00. Visit Sacrewell to be taken on an adventure over the rainbow to the wonderful land of Oz where you’ll join Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and, of course, Toto on their quest to see the wizard. With lashings of audience participation, dazzling costumes, an original script and plenty of laughter, this faithful re-telling promises to have you shouting, clapping and singing along to a host of brand new songs as Immersion Theatre presents a fantastic summer treat for all the family. Doors open at 5.30pm. Tickets are priced £8 for an adult, £6 for a child and £25 for a family for four. Under twos free. Please bring a blanket/seat and a picnic. To book call 08712 200260 or book online. For enquiries call 01780 782254.

Dinosaur Exhibition – Fossils Galore, March. 10am-5pm. Unearth a world of prehistoric fun at Fossils Galore. Prehistoric activities, face painting, reptile handling, arts and crafts and more. Adults £1, Children and concessions 50p.

Sunday 31st July

Burghley Film Festival – Burghley House  – The Burghley Film Festival returns this year with five days and nights of fabulous films from Harry Potter to Star Wars alongside our best of British BBQ.
Daytime session 11.30am   Peter Pan (U) & 2.00pm     Ratatouille (U)
Evening Session 6.00pm     Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A) & 8.30pm     The Dark Knight (12A)
Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics etc. BBQ food and Drinks available to purchase. Booking necessary.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Summer Trail – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activites may change.

Animal Olympics – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10:30am-12:00noon or 1:30pm-3:00pm. Discover who can run the fastest, jump the highest or longest in the animal kingdom. Suitable for: 3yrs+ Easy access: Phone for details Booking required. Meet at Discovery Den Cost: Free (donations welcome)

Xplorer – Explore the Park, Find the Markers, Complete the Challenge, Have fun together! For dates and times of events at Ferry Meadows, please visit the xplorer website Perfect outdoor activity for primary and pre-school children and their families.
Family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together.
Older children will have fun competing against their friends or other family members whilst younger children will enjoy the excitement of successfully finding the markers.

KMX Race(and crazy bikes). Serpentine Green. 6pm Come along to our KMX Race and see Titans of Industry including Perkins and PCC clash heads in this incredibly fun race at Serpentine Green Car Park after shops close. FREE refreshments will also be available to first arrivals and several stalls to explore. See you there!

August

Monday 1st Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Combat Academy – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Mon 1st August – Fri 5th. 9am – 12pm. Limited Spaces Available for this years Summer Camp. Learn self defence, personal safety, military fitness – activities for children from 7 years+. £10 per day. For more information and to book, please contact em@combat-academy.co.uk. *Save £20 when booking for the whole week by quoting COMBATPROMO*

Pond Dipping – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10:30am – 12noon and 13:30 – 3pm. Join our Education Team to find out who calls the lakes of Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for ages: 3+ This event takes place on surfaced paths and through wooded areas but can still be accessed by most pushchairs and wheelchairs. To be confirmed at time of booking – Please telephone 01733 234193 to book. Free event, donations welcome.

 

Pond Dipping at Ferry Meadows - What will you find?

Pond Dipping at Ferry Meadows – What will you find?

Tuesday 2nd Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Combat Academy – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Mon 1st August – Fri 5th. 9am – 12pm. Limited Spaces Available for this years Summer Camp. Learn self defence, personal safety, military fitness – activities for children from 7 years+. £10 per day. For more information and to book, please contact em@combat-academy.co.uk. *Save £20 when booking for the whole week by quoting COMBATPROMO*

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK TWO (Tues 2 Aug – Sat 6 Aug)Theme: Under the Sea – Sea themed arts and crafts: Make fish and turtles from recycled items, decorate plates and create mobiles. Families can also create healthy fruit kebabs and smoothies in the afternoon.

 

Archeology Detectives. Flag Fen 10.30am £5(accompanying adults free) Learn about how archaeologists make discoveries and become a historical super-sleuth in these summer family workshops. Get hands-on digging for artefacts hundreds of years old in our Big Dig Tent. Try your hand at real archaeological techniques. Uncover clues to discover what you’ve found! Booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 01733 864468 between 10am and 5pm.

Wednesday 3rd Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Baby SensoryTesco Community Room, Peterborough – 9:45-10:30 7-13 months //10:45-11:30 from Birth to 6 months £5.50 Baby Pirates (Sensory Only Session)
Baby Sensory sessions are multi-sensory sessions designed to promote the development of babies aged Birth to 13 months. These research based sessions are full of exciting activities to delight and surprise your baby with a different session every week. Including activities such as visual shows, light shows, puppet shows, exercise, signing and massage. We usually run at Marholm on Tuesdays, Tesco and Stamford on Wednesdays, Big Sky on Thursdays and Kings Cliffe on Fridays during term time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. Book your place online or for more details call Kerry Nicholls on 07847613780 or Email: peterborough@babysensory.co.uk

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK TWO (Tues 2 Aug – Sat 6 Aug)Theme: Under the Sea – Sea themed arts and crafts: Make fish and turtles from recycled items, decorate plates and create mobiles. Families can also create healthy fruit kebabs and smoothies in the afternoon.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.disney-the-bfg

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Wild Wednesday – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-2pm. Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. Suitable for all ages. This event takes place indoors and is suitable for all abilities. Meet at Discovery Den. No need to book, drop in anytime.Charge: Free. Suggested donation £2.

Combat Academy – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Mon 1st August – Fri 5th. 9am – 12pm. Limited Spaces Available for this years Summer Camp. Learn self defence, personal safety, military fitness – activities for children from 7 years+. £10 per day. For more information and to book, please contact em@combat-academy.co.uk. *Save £20 when booking for the whole week by quoting COMBATPROMO*

Thursday 4th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK TWO (Tues 2 Aug – Sat 6 Aug)Theme: Under the Sea – Sea themed arts and crafts: Make fish and turtles from recycled items, decorate plates and create mobiles. Families can also create healthy fruit kebabs and smoothies in the afternoon.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Combat Academy – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Mon 1st August – Fri 5th. 9am – 12pm. Limited Spaces Available for this years Summer Camp. Learn self defence, personal safety, military fitness – activities for children from 7 years+. £10 per day. For more information and to book, please contact em@combat-academy.co.uk. *Save £20 when booking for the whole week by quoting COMBATPROMO*

 

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Friday 5th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Active Outdoors – Barnwell Coutry Park. 10:00am to 12:00pm. Fitness, discovery and challenge activities to fuel a love of the outdoors for children age 5-12 years old.  £7 per session.  Booking essential

Combat Academy – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Mon 1st August – Fri 5th. 9am – 12pm. Limited Spaces Available for this years Summer Camp. Learn self defence, personal safety, military fitness – activities for children from 7 years+. £10 per day. For more information and to book, please contact em@combat-academy.co.uk. *Save £20 when booking for the whole week by quoting COMBATPROMO*

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Meeting Magical Mammals – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am – 11.30. A short walk discovering small mammals that live in the park with Park Ranger Chris Rollason. Suitable: 4yrs+Meeting at Visitor Centre. Easy access. Booking required – please, call 01733 234193. Free event – suggested donation £2.

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK TWO (Tues 2 Aug – Sat 6 Aug)Theme: Under the Sea – Sea themed arts and crafts: Make fish and turtles from recycled items, decorate plates and create mobiles. Families can also create healthy fruit kebabs and smoothies in the afternoon.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Baby Cafe Big Latch On – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 9:45-11:45. Join the NCT. The Big Latch On takes place at locations around the world, where women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Saturday 6th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Outdoor Cycle Cinema: Inside out.  Hampton Hargate Sports Field. Bring your kids and your picnic mat to this year’s outdoor cycle cinema in Hampton for all the family. Showing the much-acclaimed film ‘Inside Out’ the event, with FREE popcorn and face painting, this event promises to be a great experience for the Hampton Community.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Dragon Boat Challenge – Peterborough Rowing Club, Thorpe Meadows. Gable events bring their Dragon Boats to Thorpe Meadows for a Charity Challenge Event. To support this cause, please visit their website for more details.

Sunday 7th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

BMC Rally Spares Day – Ferry Meadows, Nene Park (Nottcutts entrance) Preparations are underway for our 23rd  event! The day will run with the usual attractions of the ever fantastic Classic Cars, Auto Jumble, Raffle, Trophies etc. The event time is 10am-5pm, with raffle draw and prize giving at 3pm. For more details visit the BMC Rally website

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activites may change.

Monday 8th Aug

Summer Trail – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Kids Tree Climbing – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 11am- 3pm  Kids come and have a try and tree climbing using a harness and rope. Ranger’s will be on hand to supervise and offer advice. Suitable for ages 3+ This event  may not be suitable for all abilities. Please call 01733 234193 for further details. Meet at Visitor Centre. Half hour time slots available. Go to the visitor centre on the day to reserve your place. Free event suggested donation £2.teddy-bear-797577_1920

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Tuesday 9th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 3 (Tues 9 Aug- Sat 13 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, create a smoothies or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Pond Dipping – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10:30am – 4pm. Join our Education Team to find out who calls the lakes of Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for ages: 3+ This event takes place on surfaced paths and through wooded areas but can still be accessed by most pushchairs and wheelchairs. To be confirmed at time of booking – Please telephone 01733 234193 to book. Free event, donations welcome.

Archeology Detectives. Flag Fen 10.30am £5(accompanying adults free) Learn about how archaeologists make discoveries and become a historical super-sleuth in these summer family workshops. Get hands-on digging for artefacts hundreds of years old in our Big Dig Tent. Try your hand at real archaeological techniques. Uncover clues to discover what you’ve found! Booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 01733 864468 between 10am and 5pm.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Wednesday 10th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 3 (Tues 9 Aug- Sat 13 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, create a smoothies or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Wild Wednesday – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-2pm Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. Suitable for all ages. This event takes place indoors and is suitable for all abilities. Meet at Discovery Den. No need to book, drop in anytime.Charge: Free. Suggested donation £2.

Bat Walk –  Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 19:30 – 21:30. Join park rangers and members of the Cambs bat group for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park to try and spot the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for ages: 5yrs+. Children must be able to be quite for some of the event. Accessibility: This event takes place on surfaced paths and is suitable for all abilities including those using wheelchairs or pushchairs. Meeting point to be confirmed at time of booking. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place. Charge: £10 per person

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Thursday 11th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 3 (Tues 9 Aug- Sat 13 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, create a smoothies or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Dragonfly quiz Trail –  Barnwell Country Park. Thursday 21 July 10:00am to Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years.  Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize)

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Friday 12th Aug

Outdoor Car Share Cinema: Star Wars, The Force Awakens. Peterborough Garden Park. 8.30pm. Enjoy this epic sci-fantasy movie out under the stars with friends at Peterborough Garden Park. Free admission to all cars that attend with 1+ passengers. This car share cinema event is intended to promote car sharing and encourage people to consider giving a lift or taking a ride with a colleague to work to save fuel, save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 3 (Tues 9 Aug- Sat 13 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, create a smoothies or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Active Outdoors – Barnwell Coutry Park. 10:00am to 12:00pm. Fitness, discovery and challenge activities to fuel a love of the outdoors for children age 5-12 years old.  £7 per session.  Booking essentialsummerhols

Crazy Creatures Animal Handling with Lion Learners. Various libraries= Werrington Library, 11am, Hampton Library, 1pm, Bretton Library, 3pm. Have you ever wanted to introduce children to the characters in books for real? Well this is your chance. Listen to a story or two, and then afterwards there will be a meet the animal session. Children get the chance to hold the animal featured in the book and ask questions. A wide range of animals will be coming along! Lion Learners presenters are highly trained with a range of animal, environmental and teaching qualifications. £3 per child, accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 4 and over. Book in advance at any library

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Green Meadows Festival – Now in its fifth year Green Meadows Festival is a gathering of friends and family in the beautiful countryside on the Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire border near Peterborough. Taking place over three days in August with onsite camping. Enjoy a wide variety of performances, live music and Djs over multiple stages and areas, throughout the day and into the night. With a safe atmosphere on site we love families to join us and have plenty of child focused activities to keep the kids happy. When the sun goes down the party continues! 2016 will be our best year yet. Come and join in!

Shelter Building – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10:30am-12:00noon and 13:30 – 15:00 Build your own shelter and learn how to stay dry and warm in the woods. Suitable for ages: 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum two children per adult. Accessibility: This event is part indoors and on hard surfaced paths and is therefore suitable for all abilities. Booking is essential. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more info. Meet at  Discovery Den. Charge: Free – Suggested donation £2.

Saturday 13th Aug

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Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Thomas’ Summer Holiday – Nene Valley. Thomas is very excited to be back!  Join him on his summer holidays –  pack your sunglasses, bucket and spade and join us on the Nene Valley Riviera!  Enjoy a summer holiday without leaving Peterborough. Prices = Adult – £19.00/Senior – £16.00/Child – £10.50/Family – £48.00/Under 1 year of age travel free. Unlimited travel on the big trains along the rest of the Nene Valley Riviera. Helga, Thomas’ Swedish friend, will be based at Orton Mere, giving rides. Meet Herman the German, Diesel’s Continental Cousin. Take your photo with Bertram the Bus at Wansford. Have a boat ride down the River Nene on a beautifully restored wooden boat. Enjoy our picnic areas at Wansford, Yarwell or Ferry Meadows, Station café at Wansford, an on train buffet and catering at Ferry Meadows. Gift shops at Wansford and Ferry Meadows, and second hand book coach open at Wansford. Free parking at Wansford, Orton Mere and Peterborough. At Ferry Meadows, we’ll have our Activity Station open in our Royal Mail Train where you can write a postcard to tell all your friends about your day.Bouncy castle, miniature railway and pump trolley rides*, also at Ferry Meadows.

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 3 (Tues 9 Aug- Sat 13 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, create a smoothies or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Green Meadows Festival – Now in its fifth year Green Meadows Festival is a gathering of friends and family in the beautiful countryside on the Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire border near Peterborough. Taking place over three days in August with onsite camping. Enjoy a wide variety of performances, live music and Djs over multiple stages and areas, throughout the day and into the night. With a safe atmosphere on site we love families to join us and have plenty of child focused activities to keep the kids happy. When the sun goes down the party continues! 2016 will be our best year yet. Come and join in!

Knights and Princesses  – Longthorpe Tower. 10.am. Ever wanted to be a knight in shining armour? Or perhaps a princess in a wonderful gown? Now’s your chance to learn how! Longthorpe Tower will be populated by medieval characters, to bring the building to life for the whole family to enjoy! There will be ‘How to be a Princess’ sessions and How to be a knight’ sessions daily (check back here for times!), where prospective princesses and knights of all ages can learn their trades.Visitors can find out what the lord of the manor is having for dinner, learn to write with a quill with a monk from the abbey or see the Barber Surgeon for a cure, all surrounded by the country’s most spectacular medieval wall paintings. £3 children, £4 adults, £10 families (2 adults, up to 3 children)

Peterborough Annual Green Festival Launch. The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is delighted to announce that its annual Green Festival is back – bigger and better than ever before! This year the event is heating up, moving to a new summertime date of Saturday 13th August, with fringe events running through to 21st August. Bringing together attractions, community groups, charities and businesses, the event celebrates everything ‘green’ in Peterborough with a wide variety of events and activities running, offering plenty of free fun for the whole family.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Sunday 14th Aug

Pet Experience Day – Sacrewell farm 10:00 16:00 Is your rabbit ravishing? Does your rodent have a nose for success?  Is your Guinea pig gorgeous? As part of our pet experience day we’ll be judging rabbits, rodents and Guinea pigs on site and will also have a photo competition for cats and dogs. We’re also working with pet experts to get you up close and personal with some new furry friends. To enter your pet into one of our categories with some jaw-some prizes up for grabs, download the entry form and enter before 14 August, 2016, at 11am or pop into reception.*All pets must be self-contained with food and water. Friendly dogs welcome on a lead.

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Green Meadows Festival – Now in its fifth year Green Meadows Festival is a gathering of friends and family in the beautiful countryside on the Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire border near Peterborough. Taking place over three days in August with onsite camping. Enjoy a wide variety of performances, live music and Djs over multiple stages and areas, throughout the day and into the night. With a safe atmosphere on site we love families to join us and have plenty of child focused activities to keep the kids happy. When the sun goes down the party continues! 2016 will be our best year yet. Come and join in!

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Thomas’ Summer Holiday – Nene Valley. Thomas is very excited to be back!  Join him on his summer holidays –  pack your sunglasses, bucket and spade and join us on the Nene Valley Riviera!  Enjoy a summer holiday without leaving Peterborough. Prices = Adult – £19.00/Senior – £16.00/Child – £10.50/Family – £48.00/Under 1 year of age travel free. Unlimited travel on the big trains along the rest of the Nene Valley Riviera. Helga, Thomas’ Swedish friend, will be based at Orton Mere, giving rides. Meet Herman the German, Diesel’s Continental Cousin. Take your photo with Bertram the Bus at Wansford. Have a boat ride down the River Nene on a beautifully restored wooden boat. Enjoy our picnic areas at Wansford, Yarwell or Ferry Meadows, Station café at Wansford, an on train buffet and catering at Ferry Meadows. Gift shops at Wansford and Ferry Meadows, and second hand book coach open at Wansford. Free parking at Wansford, Orton Mere and Peterborough. At Ferry Meadows, we’ll have our Activity Station open in our Royal Mail Train where you can write a postcard to tell all your friends about your day.Bouncy castle, miniature railway and pump trolley rides*, also at Ferry Meadows.

Knights and Princesses  – Longthorpe Tower. 10.am. Ever wanted to be a knight in shining armour? Or perhaps a princess in a wonderful gown? Now’s your chance to learn how!Longthorpe Tower will be populated by medieval characters, to bring the building to life for the whole family to enjoy! There will be ‘How to be a Princess’ sessions and How to be a knight’ sessions daily (check back here for times!), where prospective princesses and knights of all ages can learn their trades.Visitors can find out what the lord of the manor is having for dinner, learn to write with a quill with a monk from the abbey or see the Barber Surgeon for a cure, all surrounded by the country’s most spectacular medieval wall paintings. £3 children, £4 adults, £10 families (2 adults, up to 3 children)

Bug homes and Bug hunt -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows.10:30am-12:00noon or 1:30pm-3:00pm Search for minibeasts in the woods at Ferry Meadows then build a bug home for the bugs in your garden. Make a wormery and discover the great job worms do in our gardens. Suitable for ages 3+ This event takes place on surfaced paths and is suitable for all abilities including those using wheelchairs or pushchairs. Meeting point to be confirmed at time of booking.Please telephone 01733 234193 to book. Free event – suggested donation £2

Dexter and the Harvestman Minibeast Adventures with Jess

Monday 15th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week

Tuesday 16th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 4 (Tues 16 Aug – Sat 20 Aug)Theme: Favourite Books – Make a storybook, a creative bookmark and fridge magnet. Families can also make a word bracelet or keyring in the afternoon.

Nature Detectives – Flag Fen 10.30-12.30. Take a walk on the wild side! Learn about the different plants & wildlife native to the Fenland area, hunt for clues and find out how different living things adapt to their surroundings with these family workshops. Get hands-on hunting for wildlife in the varied habitats at Flag Fen Discover why these animals love the site. Try your hand at make-and-takes to encourage wildlife into your garden! Tickets: £5 per child, accompanying adults free.

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Wednesday  17th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Baby SensoryFree Church, Stamford 9:45-10:30 for 7-13 months //10:45-11:30 from Birth to 6 months  £6 Best of Britain (Sensory Only session)
Baby Sensory sessions are multi-sensory sessions designed to promote the development of babies aged Birth to 13 months. These research based sessions are full of exciting activities to delight and surprise your baby with a different session every week. Including activities such as visual shows, light shows, puppet shows, exercise, signing and massage. We usually run at Marholm on Tuesdays, Tesco and Stamford on Wednesdays, Big Sky on Thursdays and Kings Cliffe on Fridays during term time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. Book your place online or for more details call Kerry Nicholls on 07847613780 or Email: peterborough@babysensory.co.uk

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 4 (Tues 16 Aug – Sat 20 Aug)Theme: Favourite Books – Make a storybook, a creative bookmark and fridge magnet. Families can also make a word bracelet or keyring in the afternoon.

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Wild Wednesday – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-2pm Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. Suitable for all ages. This event takes place indoors and is suitable for all abilities. Meet at Discovery Den. No need to book, drop in anytime.Charge: Free. Suggested donation £2.

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Thursday 18th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 4 (Tues 16 Aug – Sat 20 Aug)Theme: Favourite Books – Make a storybook, a creative bookmark and fridge magnet. Families can also make a word bracelet or keyring in the afternoon.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week.

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Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Friday 19th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 4 (Tues 16 Aug – Sat 20 Aug)Theme: Favourite Books – Make a storybook, a creative bookmark and fridge magnet. Families can also make a word bracelet or keyring in the afternoon.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Active Outdoors – Barnwell Coutry Park. 10:00am to 12:00pm. Fitness, discovery and challenge activities to fuel a love of the outdoors for children age 5-12 years old.  £7 per session.  Booking essential

Saturday 20th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 4 (Tues 16 Aug – Sat 20 Aug)Theme: Favourite Books – Make a storybook, a creative bookmark and fridge magnet. Families can also make a word bracelet or keyring in the afternoon.

Celebration of Youth Day – Cathedral Square.10:00-19:00 Celebration of Youth Day (CYD) is an exciting event FOR young people, BY young people and organised by YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough where young people, their families and friends will have the chance to take the spotlight for a thrilling one day festival across Peterborough City Centre to showcase their skills, talents, achievements and also have fun amongst an array of activities and entertainment.The event is free to enter and will be one of the largest family based events in the region with activities, entertainment, live music, theatre, shopping stalls and a showcase of the talented young people from our community.

Yoga in the park – Lakeside, Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Come and join us for a chance to experience Yoga Classes in the beautiful setting of Lakeside, overlooking Gunwade Lake. Classes are suitable for complete beginners up to more experienced Yogis and Yoginis. There’s something for everyone. For dates and more details, please download this leaflet

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Park tales – Myths and Minibeasts. Thorpe Meadows. A wonderful family friendly weekend which blends the magical and the natural. Come and be bewitched by storytellers, enchanted by Fairies and captivated by the wonders of nature. There will be Storytellers, Sculptures, Music and lots of Fairie and Beasty shenanigans including the Magic Dust Disco, Mini Beast Quests, Den Building, plus plenty of other interactive workshops to keep everyone entertained. Check the Vivacity website for the latest information for the event.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Sunday 21st Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Park tales – Myths and Minibeasts. Thorpe Meadows. A wonderful family friendly weekend which blends the magical and the natural. Come and be bewitched by storytellers, enchanted by Fairies and captivated by the wonders of nature. There will be Storytellers, Sculptures, Music and lots of Fairie and Beasty shenanigans including the Magic Dust Disco, Mini Beast Quests, Den Building, plus plenty of other interactive workshops to keep everyone entertained. Check the Vivacity website for the latest information for the event.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Monday 22nd Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Tuesday 23rd Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. WEEK 5 (Tues 23 Aug – Sat 27 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, make a smoothie or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon.

Nature Detectives – Flag Fen 10.30-12.30. Take a walk on the wild side! Learn about the different plants & wildlife native to the Fenland area, hunt for clues and find out how different living things adapt to their surroundings with these family workshops. Get hands-on hunting for wildlife in the varied habitats at Flag Fen Discover why these animals love the site. Try your hand at make-and-takes to encourage wildlife into your garden! Tickets: £5 per child, accompanying adults free.

Baby SensoryMarholm Village Hall, Peterborough. 10:00-11:00 7-13 months // 11:30-12:30- Birth to 6 months    £7 Baby Olympics
Baby Sensory sessions are multi-sensory sessions designed to promote the development of babies aged Birth to 13 months. These research based sessions are full of exciting activities to delight and surprise your baby with a different session every week. Including activities such as visual shows, light shows, puppet shows, exercise, signing and massage. We usually run at Marholm on Tuesdays, Tesco and Stamford on Wednesdays, Big Sky on Thursdays and Kings Cliffe on Fridays during term time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. Book your place online or for more details call Kerry Nicholls on 07847613780 or Email: peterborough@babysensory.co.uk

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Wednesday 24th Aug

Little Shop of Horrors – Key Theatre. 7.30pm. The Key Youth Theatre are back in their annual Summer Musical from 24th – 27th August and it promises to be a fun-packed ‘horror fest’ for all the family! A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. £17 per ticket, £14 concessions. Booking Essential.

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Baby Sensory – Tesco Community room, 9:45-10:30 for 7-13 month old or 10:45-11:30  Birth to 6 months. Beach Party (Sensory Only session)
Baby Sensory sessions are multi-sensory sessions designed to promote the development of babies aged Birth to 13 months. These research based sessions are full of exciting activities to delight and surprise your baby with a different session every week. Including activities such as visual shows, light shows, puppet shows, exercise, signing and massage. We usually run at Marholm on Tuesdays, Tesco and Stamford on Wednesdays, Big Sky on Thursdays and Kings Cliffe on Fridays during term time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. Book your place online or for more details call Kerry Nicholls on 07847613780 or Email: peterborough@babysensory.co.uk

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. WEEK 5 (Tues 23 Aug – Sat 27 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, make a smoothie or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week

Wild Wednesday – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-2pm Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. Suitable for all ages. This event takes place indoors and is suitable for all abilities. Meet at Discovery Den. No need to book, drop in anytime. Charge: Free. Suggested donation £2.

Thursday 25th Aug

The Scarlet Pimpernel – Peterborough Cathedral. 19:00 to 21:00. Before Zorro, Batman and Superman there was … The Scarlet Pimpernel! With original songs, spectacular sword fights and a little bit of romance, there is something for the whole family to enjoy in this exciting and swashbuckling musical adventure. Please bring a blanket or low backed chair and maybe a picnic to enjoy this exciting open-air production in the Cloisters of Peterborough Cathedral. There will be an interval of around 20 minutes and refreshments will be on sale. Tickets – In advance: adult £12, child £9, family £33 Or On the day: adult £15, child £11, family £40

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. WEEK 5 (Tues 23 Aug – Sat 27 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, make a smoothie or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Little Shop of Horrors – Key Theatre. 7.30pm. The Key Youth Theatre are back in their annual Summer Musical from 24th – 27th August and it promises to be a fun-packed ‘horror fest’ for all the family! A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. £17 per ticket, £14 concessions. Booking Essential.

Friday 26th Aug

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. WEEK 5 (Tues 23 Aug – Sat 27 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, make a smoothie or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon.

Baby Sensory

Underground Centre, Kings Cliffe, 10:00-11:00 for 7-13 month old or 11:30-12:30  Birth to 6 months. Summer Special (Sensory Only session)
Baby Sensory sessions are multi-sensory sessions designed to promote the development of babies aged Birth to 13 months. These research based sessions are full of exciting activities to delight and surprise your baby with a different session every week. Including activities such as visual shows, light shows, puppet shows, exercise, signing and massage. We usually run at Marholm on Tuesdays, Tesco and Stamford on Wednesdays, Big Sky on Thursdays and Kings Cliffe on Fridays during term time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. Book your place online or for more details call Kerry Nicholls on 07847613780 or Email: peterborough@babysensory.co.uk

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50pcampfire-896196_1920

Nature Kids – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3pm. Fun nature based activities for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities everyday. Suitable for ages 7-11yrs. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Meeting point: Lakeside Car Park. Booking is essential as spaces limited. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place or for more details. Charge: £15 per child per day, £65 per child, per week

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Little Shop of Horrors – Key Theatre. 7.30pm. The Key Youth Theatre are back in their annual Summer Musical from 24th – 27th August and it promises to be a fun-packed ‘horror fest’ for all the family! A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. £17 per ticket, £14 concessions. Booking Essential.

Active Outdoors – Barnwell Coutry Park. 10:00am to 12:00pm. Fitness, discovery and challenge activities to fuel a love of the outdoors for children age 5-12 years old.  £7 per session.  Booking essential

Saturday 27th Aug

Board game cafe – The Den, Riverside Pavilion, Woodston. 12pm until 5pm. Entry fee of £3.00 for 13s and up and £1.50 for 12s and under. Toddlers and infants enter free. It’s August! It’s an Olympic year! It’s time to dig out that sports equipment, pull on your running shoes and engage in sporting activities… Or, you could just dress comfortably and come down to The Den for a nice sit down with board games, sandwiches and good company. Whether you love board games, or are looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon and want to get the kids (or yourselves) away from smartphones, tablets, tv and consoles, why not come down to The Den where we have a library of over 100 games, not to mention a great range of snacks and drinks available from our kitchen.

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes. WEEK 5 (Tues 23 Aug – Sat 27 Aug)Theme: Healthy Eating – Healthy food themed arts and crafts: Craft a rainbow food chart, a plate of food and write a shopping list. Families can also find out how to make a healthy children’s lunch pack, make a smoothie or a watermelon pizza in the afternoon.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.Little Shop of horrors

Little Shop of Horrors – Key Theatre. 7.30pm. The Key Youth Theatre are back in their annual Summer Musical from 24th – 27th August and it promises to be a fun-packed ‘horror fest’ for all the family! A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. £17 per ticket, £14 concessions. Booking Essential.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Sunday 28th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Flag Fen Treasure – Flag Fen. 10am-5pm. The hunt is on! Will you be able to uncover the secrets at Flag Fen and find your way to the treasure hidden within? Solve cryptic clues. Complete challenges as you traverse the wilds of the fens to get nearer to that treasure. Bank Holiday fun for all the family! Individually, or in teams, do you have what it takes to claim the Bronze Age bounty?There’s no need to book for this event, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission. Tickets: £5 children, £8 adults, £20 families (2 adults, 3 children), under 5s free!

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Pond Dipping –  Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10:30am – 12noon and 13:30 – 3pm. Join our Education Team to find out who calls the lakes of Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for ages: 3+ This event takes place on surfaced paths and through wooded areas but can still be accessed by most pushchairs and wheelchairs. To be confirmed at time of booking – Please telephone 01733 234193 to book. Free event, donations welcome.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Monday 29th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Flag Fen Treasure – Flag Fen. 10am-5pm. The hunt is on! Will you be able to uncover the secrets at Flag Fen and find your way to the treasure hidden within? Solve cryptic clues. Complete challenges as you traverse the wilds of the fens to get nearer to that treasure. Bank Holiday fun for all the family! Individually, or in teams, do you have what it takes to claim the Bronze Age bounty?There’s no need to book for this event, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission. Tickets: £5 children, £8 adults, £20 families (2 adults, 3 children), under 5s free!

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).Flag Fen Treasure

Bug Hunt & Bug Home – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows.10:30am-12:00noon or 1:30pm-3:00pm Search for minibeasts in the woods at Ferry Meadows then build a bug home for the bugs in your garden. Make a wormery and discover the great job worms do in our gardens. Suitable for ages 3+ This event takes place on surfaced paths and is suitable for all abilities including those using wheelchairs or pushchairs. Meeting point to be confirmed at time of booking.Please telephone 01733 234193 to book. Free event – suggested donations appreciated.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Tuesday 30th Aug

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 6 (Tues 30 Aug – Weds 31 Aug) Theme: Favourite Books – Make a storybook, a creative bookmark and fridge magnet. Families can also make a word bracelet or keyring in the afternoon.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Nature Detectives – Flag Fen 10.30-12.30. Take a walk on the wild side! Learn about the different plants & wildlife native to the Fenland area, hunt for clues and find out how different living things adapt to their surroundings with these family workshops. Get hands-on hunting for wildlife in the varied habitats at Flag Fen Discover why these animals love the site. Try your hand at make-and-takes to encourage wildlife into your garden! Tickets: £5 per child, accompanying adults free.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Wednesday 31st Aug

Peterborough Literacy Hub  – Bridge street, City Centre 10am to 3pm. Week one – Jungle theme.Peterborough Literacy Hub will be located on 33-35 Bridge St, PE1 1HH. Featuring fun new themes for each week’s activities including ‘Jungle Safari’ and ‘Under the Sea’, families will be able to pick up a free book, take part in fun literacy activities, get stuck into a sharing stories in the reading area, find out where to get literacy support in the city and enter competitions to win prizes. The importance of healthy eating will also be promoted in the space with two weeks dedicated to fun activities that will celebrate nutritious food and recipes.
WEEK 6 (Tues 30 Aug – Weds 31 Aug) Theme: Favourite Books – Make a storybook, a creative bookmark and fridge magnet. Families can also make a word bracelet or keyring in the afternoon.

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Wild Wednesday –  Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-2pm Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. Suitable for all ages. This event takes place indoors and is suitable for all abilities. Meet at Discovery Den. No need to book, drop in anytime.Charge: Free. Suggested donation £2.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

September

Thursday 1st Sept

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Swizztastic Summer – Peterborough Museum. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as we celebrate the works of Roald Dahl and get creative on these brillerific event days. On Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, the museum will be filled with activities inspired by the books of Roald Dahl. Get your creative juices flowing, enter his wonderific worlds and make marvellous things from everyday ingredients with our hands-on experiments. Invent songs. Explore outer space! Design your own chocolate creation. Discover the fascinating animals on your doorstep and take home goodies to help them. Join in storytimes perfect for baby beans. Capture your dreams…and lots more!There’s no need to book for this glisterous good time, just drop in at any time between opening and last admission.
Children £3, Adults £4, Families (2 adults, 3 children) £12, under 5s free.

Friday 2nd Sept

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Charming worms – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows.10:30am-12:00noon or 1:30pm-3:00pm. Make a wormery and discover the great job worms do in our gardens. Times: 10:30am-12:00noon or 1:30pm-3:00pm. Suitable for ages 3+. This event takes place on surfaced paths and is suitable for all abilities including those using wheelchairs or pushchairs. Meeting point to be confirmed at time of booking. Please telephone 01733 234193 to book a place. Free event, donations appreciated.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Saturday 3rd Sept

Classic and Vintage Vehicle show – Peterborough Embankment. From 10.30 am. The event, which is free to attend, will also feature a host of shopping opportunities, hot food stalls and a fun fair. The show is open to classic and vintage cars, caravans, motorcycles, scooters, commercial and agricultural vehicles, buses, and ex-military transport.

Summer Trail – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Sunday 4th Sept

Classic and Vintage Vehicle show – Peterborough Embankment. From 10.30 am. The event, which is free to attend, will also feature a host of shopping opportunities, hot food stalls and a fun fair. The show is open to classic and vintage cars, caravans, motorcycles, scooters, commercial and agricultural vehicles, buses, and ex-military transport.

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Summer fun –  Sacrewell Farm 9.30 – 17:00. Summer Fun is back this year from 16 July until the 4 September. Join us every day for pond dipping, den building, duck races, bug hunting, the Sacrewell lamb national, ferret racing, pet handling, indoor craft activities, mill tours and animals talks. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our daily timetables. Normal admission applies and activities may change.

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Monday 5th Sept

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Insect Quiz Trail – Barnwell Country Park. Friday 12 August 10:00am to Monday 5 September 4:00pm. Fun quiz trail about insects and creepy crawlies.   Quiz sheets £2 from the Kingfisher Café (includes a small prize).

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Tuesday 6th Sept

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Summer Holiday Fun – Pigeons Farm – Summer holidays are here and there’s always fun at Pigeons Farm. If the children love animals, they can hold the rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. They can feed the pigs and ducks (50p a bag at reception), pat the ponies, give the pigs a scratch and say hello to Chocolate Drop – our giant bullock! There’s lots of outdoor play with our brilliant Jumping Pillow, Zip wire, Gobots, Trim Trail, pedal tractors and sandbarn. Both indoor and outdoor play to keep the children amused for hours. The tractor and trailer rides will run throughout the day and egg collecting takes place daily at 1.30pm.

Wednesday 7th Sept

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Thursday 8th Sept

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Friday 9th Sept

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Saturday 10th Sept

Summer Trail – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

Bark in the Park – Nene Park / Ferry Meadows.Programme Times: 11am-3pm. A day of fun and activities for dogs and dog lovers including a fun dog show. The organising team are looking for canine charities, or local sellers of accessories and treats. If you would like a stall at Bark in the Park, please email visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk for more details. Suitable for all ages. This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. Please call 01733 234193 for further details. No need to book, drop in anytime. Entry to the event is free although there may be a charge for some activities.

Sunday 11th Sept

Summer Trail -Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. 10am-3.30pm Collect a trail sheet then return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. Easy access. Cost: 50p

***I have spent hours researching these events but I cannot be held responsible for misinformation or cancelled events. Please click on the links provided with each event to check the details or cancellations.  I would hate for you to be disappointed
I would also recommend taking lunches or at least snacks and drinks and sun cream as I’ve only researched the events, not the facilities.
Thank you for reading and coming back time and time again. These are one of my favourites types of posts but they wouldn’t mean anything if people like YOU didn’t use them ***

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2 Comments

  • Reply helen gandy July 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Fab post, really useful and full of great things for the kids. This must have take you an age to put together Leslie. Thanks for sharing with the #bestandworst I will definitley be using this over the next few weeks.

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby July 20, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      haha a couple of days at least! I’m still adding to it too. Hope you find something good to do

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