Around Peterborough

What to do in Peterborough this October half term.

October 25, 2015

I’ve always loved where I live. I think Peterborough has so much to offer and with the half term now upon us, I’ve compiled a list of things to do over the coming week.

If you find this useful, please share it around so it may help others too – because lets face it, nobody wants to spend the entire week indoors. The kids will be climbing the walls and by wednesday you’ll be begging for them to go back to school.

Monday 26th

Kids tree climbing  at Nene Park/Ferry Meadows Learn about the equipment and see how high you can get. Suitable for ages 3+. Free but suggested donation of £2.

Wildlife Workshop at Nene Park/ Ferry  Meadows.  Booking essential. Sessions are 10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00. Interactive workshop to learn more about the wildlife on your doorstop and discover how to make your green spaces more wildlife friendly. Suitable for ages 6+. Free / Suggested donation of £2.

Pumpkin Carving at Pigeons farm. 2pm. Suitable for all. Charges made for children wishing to take heir pumpkins home.

Tuesday 27th

Spooky Cupcakes at Nene Park/Ferry Meadows. Decorate halloween themed cupcakes with help from professionals. £2.50 per cake, Cakes are yours to keep and eat at the end. Suitable fro ages 5+.

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Wednesday 28th

Fantastical Story Factory at Key Theatre. An improvised musical adventure for children of all ages. The actors create a story based on your suggestions. £11 per person.

Wild Wednesday at Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Free /suggested donations of £2. Create a hedgehog craft.

Hallowe’en Creepy Bug club at Pigeons farm. Hold a variety of real life creepy crawlies, see some spooky spiders and glow in the dark scorpions. £6. Sessions are 11am and 2pm.

Thursday 29th

Noggin the Nog at Key Theatre. The tale of Noggin the Nog playfully retold using puppets, original music, film and a cast of silly vikings. Tickets £13.50 full price, £9.50 concessions, £42 family.

Ride with a ranger at Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Guided cycle ride around Ferry meadows, stopping off and learning about various areas of the park. Free / Suggested donations £2. Suitable for age 10+.

See Fireman Sam at Queensgate shopping centre. Fireman sam will be appearing during exciting story sessions led by a narrator. sessions will take place at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Booking is not required and there may be opportunities to take photos, so don’t forget to take a camera.

Halloween Fun at Serpentine Green shopping centre. From 12noon-4pm. Register at the ghoulish Halloween checkpoint before taking your little monsters around the centre for store-to-store trick or treating, following the clues on a special map. Face painters and balloon modelling artists will haunt the centre getting everyone suitably scared before the witching hour begins.

Room on the Broom at Orton Library. 10am. Come along to a library near you to enjoy hearing an interactive version of this favourite story in half term! Free. Suitable for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just come along.

Room on the Broom at Bretton LibrBroomary. 11am. Come along to a library near you to enjoy hearing an interactive version of this favourite story in half term! Free. Suitable for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just come along.

Friday 30th

Campfire Cooking at Nene Park / Ferry Meadows. Have a go at cooking and eating some simple campfire recipes. £5 suitable for age 7+. Sessions are 10.30 til 12 and 1.30 til 3.

Room on the Broom at Werrington Library. 10am. Come along to a library near you to enjoy hearing an interactive version of this favourite story in half term! Free. Suitable for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just come along.

Room on the Broom at Hampton Library. 11am. Come along to a library near you to enjoy hearing an interactive version of this favourite story in half term! Free. Suitable for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just come along.

Saturday 31st

in cathedral square 11.am to 5pm. Indian cuisine and refreshments, traditional Indian costumes, music and dance, rangoli workshop and Bhangra dancing. Everybody welcome.

Available all week…

Pick your own pumpkin at Alwalton Fruit Farm.  Seasonal fruit picking avail between June and October with pumpkins and squashes ready during October. Free entry with playground, picnic area and ample parking available. Cost dependant on what u pick.

Spooky Spectacular at Sacrewell farm. From 9:30 am October 17th to November 1st at 5:00pm. The wicked witches of Wansford move into the old farmhouse with a few of their creepy crawly friends. Jump on a tractor ride to the house and take the tour of the witches’ lair…but try not to get left behind because you might not make it out the other side. The Spooky Spectacular Half-term is designed for younger children but there are a few surprises and activities that may make them jump.

Week of Wickedness at Skylark Maize maze, March. Come and celebrate Halloween with us and explore our Evil Minion Corn Maze, get stuck into our Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins and enjoy all of our other seasonal spooky fun goings on around the Fun Yard. Adult £8, Child £9, Senior £8. Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch & Carving £2. From 24th to 31st Oct, 10am til 4pm.

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Brewers Scare at The Hampton, Brewers Fayre. Free activity mornings running from 9.30am to 12pm, Monday to Friday during the school holidays for arts, crafts, colouring-in, puzzles, games and other spooky goings on. Free comic with every kids meal too. The restaurant also has an indoor soft play area.

 

If you know of any events that I’ve missed and can provide a weblink, please do get in touch and let me know.
What will you be doing with your little ones? I hope you all have a lovely half term and stay safe in the darker evenings.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Lindsay McGinlay October 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    there is a Halloween fun and open day at The Thistle Drive centre in Stanground on Friday 30th Oct. between 20.30am -2pm
    Peterborough Gymnastics Academy will be having an open session for those interested in joining and the Thistle Tea Room will be serving hot drinks and delicious cakes and will host Halloween crafts to make and buy in a themed environment plus other stalls will be there- entry free

    • Reply Lindsay McGinlay October 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      That was meant to say between 10.30am-3pm , sorry!

      • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

        I’ll leave it here in the comments so people can see for you

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Lianne October 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Sounds fab, have a great half term!! #bestworst

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 28, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Today looks like a very splashy day, maybe we’ll both get the wellies out.

  • Reply Tracey Abrahams October 28, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    We have a Maize maze near us, but im a bit of a wuss and wont visit it(have you ever read children of the corn!!)
    Nene park sounds like a fabulous place to live near.
    #Bestandworst

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 29, 2015 at 12:52 am

      No I’ve never read that and I’m not sure I want to now ha ha ha. I have watched an episode of bones where there are bodies in maze. Is it like that?
      Nene park is a wonderful place to live near. Its on walking distance from us too and perfect for bbq’s in the summer and bikes rides and picnics, not to mention all the other things to do. If you’re ever in Peterborough you should totally visit!

  • Reply Helen Gandy November 1, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Love this post….obviously very handy for me moving back to the area and all that! Thanks for the hand tips and linking up to the #bestandworst 🙂 xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 1, 2015 at 1:09 am

      Haha glad you found it useful!

  • Reply Blogging Mummy November 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Ooo I didn’t know you were in Peterborough… Snap we are to so this is a fab read. I knew about Fireman Sam however were not around and its such a shame as my eldest loves Sam. the campfire cooking sounds fun to. Such a shame we missed all of this Thank you for linking up wth #anythinggoes Blogging Mummy

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 1, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      Ohhh another Peterborough blogger, I’m getting a collection! Ha ha ha. I didn’t actually do anything on this list, I’ll admit but I thought it was useful for others.

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