There is always something to do in Peterborough, and in the school holidays especially, I like to share with my local readers, some of my top finds for family-friendly activities. Whether you like to be outside and active or find something quiet to do inside, this quick list has something for you to do this February half term in Peterborough.
Where? Peterborough Museum
When? Mon 12- Fri 16 Feb, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4 pm)
How much? £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families. Under 5s go free
Tell me more: During World War I, both sides tried to find out secret information about the enemy. From code-cracking, to spies in enemy territory there were lots of ‘tricks of the trade. This February half term in Peterborough, the Museum asks – do you have what it takes to be a secret agent? Find hidden clues, decode messages, and identify friend from foe before it’s too late.
Where? Werrington Leisure Centre 10am, Peterborough Central Library & Archives 12noon, Hampton Library 2pm
When? Monday 12th Feb 2018
How Much? FREE but must be booked in advance. Book at any Vivacity Library.
Tell me more: As part of Vivacity’s week of events for children during February Half Term, local author Sayeh Stone will be bringing her new book Shaped Animals to Vivacity’s Central, Werrington and Hampton libraries. There will be storytelling and craft sessions based on the book for under 5s – all of which will help teach young children about shapes and early maths. Tickets are FREE but must be strictly booked in advance – book in person at any Vivacity Library or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Queensgate’s Superhero City
Where? Queensgate Shopping Centre
When? Thursday 15th Feb 11am-4pm
How Much? Free for the whole family
Tell me more: Whether you’re batty about Batman, in a spin with Wonder Woman or a trickster like The Joker, Superhero City is the place for you, and it’s coming to Queensgate Shopping Centre this half term. On Thursday 15 February, bring your little superheroes (and villains) on an adventure to the metropolis of Superhero City, where all the goodies and baddies of the superhero world have fun. Join The Joker and his cool sidekick Superpup to test your super magic powers and become a master of disguise and make your own cape and mask. Or visit Wonder Woman at the Beauty Academy for a marvellous mini makeover; Superhero City has something for everyone this half term.
Kids can become a superhero at Queensgate Shopping Centre this February Half Term in Peterborough. Want to find out if you have what it takes to be a real superhero? Join the Superhero Games Academy where only the steadiest hand can beat the giant buzzer, use your super strength to steer the wrecking ball challenge, learn to move like a superhero in Supergirl’s Dance School, and know when your number’s up at the Batman Bingo.
Packed with games, workshops and fun for the whole family, this free event is open to all at half term from 11am until 4pm. Head of Marketing and Commercialisation at Queensgate Shopping Centre, Laura Chandler said: “This is the first of many events for the year at Queensgate and we know it’s going to be a super one! Superhero City is perfect for girls and boys to have fun at half term and a great excuse to dress up as your favourite goodie or baddie and spend time with the family.”
The fun doesn’t stop there. The Joker and his team also invite little ones to pose for a photo by popping through the hero peep holes, solve the super tricky star puzzle, dress up and take on the world, help find the villain game and follow the Kryptonite Trail to win some super prizes.
Wild Wednesdays at Ferry Meadows, Nene Park
Where? Ferry Meadows Country Park – Discovery Den, PE2 5UU
When? Weds 14th Feb 2018 10:10 am
How Much? £1 per child to be paid on the day
Tell me more: Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. This is a Drop in event, no booking required, just come along. There is also a trail Which Ferry Meadows do every School holiday. Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. No need to book. £1 per sheet.
Family Pancake Olympics
Where? Peterborough Cathedral Grounds
When? 13th 10am till 12 noon
How Much? Free event. No need to book
Tell me more: Attention all pancake lovers! Do you fancy taking part in a crazy obstacle course and other zany challenges whilst flipping pancakes? Do you fancy having loads of fun in our Cathedral grounds and celebrating Pancake Day in the most awesome way possible? Well, what are you waiting for? Come and join us! There will be three activities – pancake flipping, pancake flinging and a pancake obstacle course – with goody-bags and prizes to be won.