October Half Term – 21st – 29th October 2017

There are lots happening in and around Peterborough this October Half Term. Like usual I have listed them all below for you to take a look at and to start planning your holidays!

I would love it, if you could comment if you find my guides useful, sometimes it feels like I am writing to nobody. But if you have gone anywhere or booked anywhere because you found it through me I would love to know!

HalfTerms can be expensive so here is a couple of guides to some free activities, and things to do in Peterborough.

Free things to do

Free places to visit in Peterborough – With Children

Free Activities to do in Half Term

5 Things to do this Half-Term for FREE

Local places to eat (with play areas for children)

Eat and play in Peterborough

Indoor Play Areas

Indoor play area’s in Peterborough – What are your options?

 

October Half Term

Saturday 21st
Sunday 22nd
Monday 23rd
Tuesday 24th
Wednesday 25th
Thursday 26th
Friday 27th
Saturday 28th
Sunday 29th

 

Saturday 21st

Autumnal Activities @ Sacrewell Farm – 9am-5pm – Embrace the natural cycle of the seasons with some warming, bushcraft pursuits. – Adults £7.50, Child £5.40, Under 2’s Free, 60+ £5.85, Family Ticket (1A&3C or 2A&2C) £22.50, Tractor Rides £1.50 each

October Thomas Half Term Specials @ Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, PE8 6LR – Adults £16, Children £8, Family £40, Senior £13 – Join Thomas on his Half Term Specials as he pulls the train through the tunnel to Yarwell and back, then enjoy a little nostalgia with a trip along the picturesque Nene Valley from the comfort of our carriages, pulled behind a Steam Locomotive.

Autumn Trail @ Peckover House and Gardens NT, Wisbech, PE13 1JR, 11am-4pm – Find clues around the garden, and then come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit. -Event is Free but normal admission applies – Adults £8.60, Children £4.30, Garden Only Adult £6 and Children £3

Spooky Tours @ Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY –  6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm – £16 per person – The tours are designed to be scary but fun. Although not recommended for children under 11, we leave it up to parents to decide as you know your children best!  The tour takes place in the evening with low level lighting across uneven surfaces, steps and in the open air in all weathers. You will be on your feet for up to 50 minutes so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

The Burghley Pumpkin Trail @  Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY – 11am-4.30pm – During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. – Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and Friends of Burghley. Please note these are event days and Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission unless purchased on the day of the event. – House and Garden £18 Aults £9 Child, £52 Family (2A + 3C) – Gardens Only £12 Adults, £8 Children, £38 Family (2A + 3C)

Half Term Activities @ Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 11am-4pm – Join us for fun, games and laughter at Easton Walled Gardens. – £7.25 Adults, £3.25 Children

Holiday Trail @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – 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.

Hidden Heritage Tour @ Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, PE1 1LF – 2pm – Your essential and entertaining guide to Peterborough’s past! – £5 Adults, £3Children

Moments With Trees, Tree Foraging – Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – FREE – Come on a woodland walk and find out about the power of trees….. which berries, nuts and leaves are safe to eat? How can they be used? which berries and leaves must be avoided? – This event may involve walking off the Park’s footpaths, so may not be suitable for all

Russian National Ballet – Nutcraker Ballet @ The Key Theatre – 7.30pm – 9.30pm – £27, £25 concessions (inc fees) – A nutcracker who may just be a handsome prince in disguise – prepare to enter a magical new world. When midnight strikes, the world turns all magical in the wintry glitter of Christmas Eve. Toys come alive, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins…-

National Space Centre, Leicester – adult £14, child £11 -A spooky science team has taken over the space centre, home to Britain’s largest planetarium. Junior nutty professors can join their classes throughout the day, learning how to cook green slime, read the stars and make an astronaut disappear.

Sunday 22nd

Autumnal Activities @ Sacrewell Farm – 9am-5pm – Embrace the natural cycle of the seasons with some warming, bushcraft pursuits. – Adults £7.50, Child £5.40, Under 2’s Free, 60+ £5.85, Family Ticket (1A&3C or 2A&2C) £22.50, Tractor Rides £1.50 each

October Thomas Half Term Specials @ Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, PE8 6LR – Adults £16, Children £8, Family £40, Senior £13 – Join Thomas on his Half Term Specials as he pulls the train through the tunnel to Yarwell and back, then enjoy a little nostalgia with a trip along the picturesque Nene Valley from the comfort of our carriages, pulled behind a Steam Locomotive.

The Burghley Pumpkin Trail @  Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY – 11am-4.30pm – During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. – Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and Friends of Burghley. Please note these are event days and Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission unless purchased on the day of the event. – House and Garden £18 Aults £9 Child, £52 Family (2A + 3C) – Gardens Only £12 Adults, £8 Children, £38 Family (2A + 3C)

Half Term Activities @ Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 11am-4pm – Join us for fun, games and laughter at Easton Walled Gardens. – £7.25 Adults, £3.25 Children

Swans @ Welney Wetland Centre, Cambridgeshire – adult £8.20, child £4 – Winter wild swan feeding starts today at Welney: watch from a hide as a guide introduces the whooper and mute swans as they flock in. Children can also pick up swan-researcher backpacks to complete as they explore. wwt.org.uk

Autumn Trail @ Peckover House and Gardens NT, Wisbech, PE13 1JR, 11am-4pm – Find clues around the garden, and then come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit. -Event is Free but normal admission applies – Adults £8.60, Children £4.30, Garden Only Adult £6 and Children £3

Royal Armouries, Leeds – FREE-  This week the armouries are investigating morbid monarchs, with performers and workshops delving into the stories of untimely royal deaths, modern CSI autopsy methods and battle demonstrations. There is “battle wound” face painting every day from 11am-1pm (£2.50 per person) – royalarmouries.org

Holiday Trail @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – 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.

Cars 3 Screening @ The Key Theatre – 11am – £3 each – Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! –

National Space Centre, Leicester – adult £14, child £11 -A spooky science team has taken over the space centre, home to Britain’s largest planetarium. Junior nutty professors can join their classes throughout the day, learning how to cook green slime, read the stars and make an astronaut disappear.

Lincoln sausage festival @ Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire – adult £12, child £7.20 – William the Conqueror could not have imagined the scene when he built Lincoln Castle in 1068. Sausage celebration becomes an art form at today’s annual festival, featuring street performers The Cosmic Sausages, 30,000 sausages on display and, of course, a much-anticipated appearance by “Mr Sausage” himself. If you missed it, there are also spooky activities going on at the castle prison throughout the week.

Monday 23rd

Autumnal Activities @ Sacrewell Farm – 9am-5pm – Embrace the natural cycle of the seasons with some warming, bushcraft pursuits. – Adults £7.50, Child £5.40, Under 2’s Free, 60+ £5.85, Family Ticket (1A&3C or 2A&2C) £22.50, Tractor Rides £1.50 each

Spooky Tours @ Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY –  6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm – £16 per person – The tours are designed to be scary but fun. Although not recommended for children under 11, we leave it up to parents to decide as you know your children best!  The tour takes place in the evening with low level lighting across uneven surfaces, steps and in the open air in all weathers. You will be on your feet for up to 50 minutes so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Half Term Activities @ Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 11am-4pm – Join us for fun, games and laughter at Easton Walled Gardens. – £7.25 Adults, £3.25 Children

The Burghley Pumpkin Trail @  Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY – 11am-4.30pm – During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. – Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and Friends of Burghley. Please note these are event days and Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission unless purchased on the day of the event. – House and Garden £18 Adults £9 Child, £52 Family (2A + 3C) – Gardens Only £12 Adults, £8 Children, £38 Family (2A + 3C)

Royal Armouries, Leeds – FREE-  This week the armouries are investigating morbid monarchs, with performers and workshops delving into the stories of untimely royal deaths, modern CSI autopsy methods and battle demonstrations. There is “battle wound” face painting every day from 11am-1pm (£2.50 per person) – royalarmouries.org

Swans @ Welney Wetland Centre, Cambridgeshire – adult £8.20, child £4 – Winter wild swan feeding starts today at Welney: watch from a hide as a guide introduces the whooper and mute swans as they flock in. Children can also pick up swan-researcher backpacks to complete as they explore. wwt.org.uk

Autumn Trail @ Peckover House and Gardens NT, Wisbech, PE13 1JR, 11am-4pm – Find clues around the garden, and then come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit. -Event is Free but normal admission applies – Adults £8.60, Children £4.30, Garden Only Adult £6 and Children £3

Lincoln sausage festival @ Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire – adult £12, child £7.20 – William the Conqueror could not have imagined the scene when he built Lincoln Castle in 1068. Sausage celebration becomes an art form at today’s annual festival, featuring street performers The Cosmic Sausages, 30,000 sausages on display and, of course, a much-anticipated appearance by “Mr Sausage” himself. If you missed it, there are also spooky activities going on at the castle prison throughout the week.

National Space Centre, Leicester – adult £14, child £11 -A spooky science team has taken over the space centre, home to Britain’s largest planetarium. Junior nutty professors can join their classes throughout the day, learning how to cook green slime, read the stars and make an astronaut disappear.

Holiday Trail @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – 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.

Do you have a clue? @ Peterborough Museum – 10am onwards, last entry 4.30pm – £4 adults, £3 Child, £12 Family – This October half term, Peterborough Museum is becoming one large board game, alongside our exhibition ‘Toy Stories’. The Museum’s curator, Dr White has uncovered a plot, but she’s not sure who’s behind it. Can you help her work it out before it’s too late? Move around the Museum and collect clues to solve the mystery. Was it Professor Peach in the Library? You’ll have to come along to find out…

Tuesday 24th

Autumnal Activities @ Sacrewell Farm – 9am-5pm – Embrace the natural cycle of the seasons with some warming, bushcraft pursuits. – Adults £7.50, Child £5.40, Under 2’s Free, 60+ £5.85, Family Ticket (1A&3C or 2A&2C) £22.50, Tractor Rides £1.50 each

Spooky Tours @ Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY –  6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm – £16 per person – The tours are designed to be scary but fun. Although not recommended for children under 11, we leave it up to parents to decide as you know your children best!  The tour takes place in the evening with low level lighting across uneven surfaces, steps and in the open air in all weathers. You will be on your feet for up to 50 minutes so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Half Term Activities @ Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 11am-4pm – Join us for fun, games and laughter at Easton Walled Gardens. – £7.25 Adults, £3.25 Children

The Burghley Pumpkin Trail @  Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY – 11am-4.30pm – During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. – Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and Friends of Burghley. Please note these are event days and Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission unless purchased on the day of the event. – House and Garden £18 Adults £9 Child, £52 Family (2A + 3C) – Gardens Only £12 Adults, £8 Children, £38 Family (2A + 3C)

Pizza Making @ Van Hage Peterborough – 2pm-3pm – £5.99 per child – Bookable through the restaurant at Van Hage

Royal Armouries, Leeds – FREE-  This week the armouries are investigating morbid monarchs, with performers and workshops delving into the stories of untimely royal deaths, modern CSI autopsy methods and battle demonstrations. There is “battle wound” face painting every day from 11am-1pm (£2.50 per person) – royalarmouries.org

Swans @ Welney Wetland Centre, Cambridgeshire – adult £8.20, child £4 – Winter wild swan feeding starts today at Welney: watch from a hide as a guide introduces the whooper and mute swans as they flock in. Children can also pick up swan-researcher backpacks to complete as they explore. wwt.org.uk

National Space Centre, Leicester – adult £14, child £11 -A spooky science team has taken over the space centre, home to Britain’s largest planetarium. Junior nutty professors can join their classes throughout the day, learning how to cook green slime, read the stars and make an astronaut disappear.

Holiday Trail @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – 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.

Lincoln sausage festival @ Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire – adult £12, child £7.20 – William the Conqueror could not have imagined the scene when he built Lincoln Castle in 1068. Sausage celebration becomes an art form at today’s annual festival, featuring street performers The Cosmic Sausages, 30,000 sausages on display and, of course, a much-anticipated appearance by “Mr Sausage” himself. If you missed it, there are also spooky activities going on at the castle prison throughout the week.

Autumn Trail @ Peckover House and Gardens NT, Wisbech, PE13 1JR, 11am-4pm – Find clues around the garden, and then come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit. -Event is Free but normal admission applies – Adults £8.60, Children £4.30, Garden Only Adult £6 and Children £3

Do you have a clue? @ Peterborough Museum – 10am onwards, last entry 4.30pm – £4 adults, £3 Child, £12 Family – This October half term, Peterborough Museum is becoming one large board game, alongside our exhibition ‘Toy Stories’. The Museum’s curator, Dr White has uncovered a plot, but she’s not sure who’s behind it. Can you help her work it out before it’s too late? Move around the Museum and collect clues to solve the mystery. Was it Professor Peach in the Library? You’ll have to come along to find out…

Sensory Storytime @ Cardea Sports Pavillion – 10.15-11.45am – £7.50 per family – Back for half term! Sensory Storytime is a fully inclusive group for children preschool-primary age with/without additional needs, ideal for children with ASD and Sensory Needs. Today we are exploring the story of ‘The Gruffalo’ through all the senses, Sensory, play, music and craft activities, fully supported and designed by an Occupational Therapist – More information and booking info

Falconry Talk and Display – Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – £5 per person – 10.30 am and again 1pm – Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display brings the ancient art of Falconry to the modern age, with a comprehensive and thrilling display, that is guaranteed to thrill audiences of all ages.
Watch it, be amazed, join in…

Moments with Trees – & Broom Sticks @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – Drop in event between 10.30 and 12.30 – FREE – The witch has lost some items in the trees. Find the trees, find the items and she’ll reward you with your very own broom stick to fly away home on. Children will make their broom stick from the Park’s wood resources.

Wednesday 25th

Autumnal Activities @ Sacrewell Farm – 9am-5pm – Embrace the natural cycle of the seasons with some warming, bushcraft pursuits. – Adults £7.50, Child £5.40, Under 2’s Free, 60+ £5.85, Family Ticket (1A&3C or 2A&2C) £22.50, Tractor Rides £1.50 each

Spooky Tours @ Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY –  6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm – £16 per person – The tours are designed to be scary but fun. Although not recommended for children under 11, we leave it up to parents to decide as you know your children best!  The tour takes place in the evening with low level lighting across uneven surfaces, steps and in the open air in all weathers. You will be on your feet for up to 50 minutes so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. – More information and book

Half Term Activities @ Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 11am-4pm – Join us for fun, games and laughter at Easton Walled Gardens. – £7.25 Adults, £3.25 Children

The Burghley Pumpkin Trail @  Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY – 11am-4.30pm – During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. – Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and Friends of Burghley. Please note these are event days and Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission unless purchased on the day of the event. – House and Garden £18 Aults £9 Child, £52 Family (2A + 3C) – Gardens Only £12 Adults, £8 Children, £38 Family (2A + 3C)

Spooky CupCake Decorating @ Van Hage Peterborough – 2pm-3pm – £5.99 per child – Bookable through the restaurant at Van Hage

Royal Armouries, Leeds – FREE-  This week the armouries are investigating morbid monarchs, with performers and workshops delving into the stories of untimely royal deaths, modern CSI autopsy methods and battle demonstrations. There is “battle wound” face painting every day from 11am-1pm (£2.50 per person) – royalarmouries.org

Swans @ Welney Wetland Centre, Cambridgeshire – adult £8.20, child £4 – Winter wild swan feeding starts today at Welney: watch from a hide as a guide introduces the whooper and mute swans as they flock in. Children can also pick up swan-researcher backpacks to complete as they explore. wwt.org.uk

National Space Centre, Leicester – adult £14, child £11 -A spooky science team has taken over the space centre, home to Britain’s largest planetarium. Junior nutty professors can join their classes throughout the day, learning how to cook green slime, read the stars and make an astronaut disappear.

Lincoln sausage festival @ Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire – adult £12, child £7.20 – William the Conqueror could not have imagined the scene when he built Lincoln Castle in 1068. Sausage celebration becomes an art form at today’s annual festival, featuring street performers The Cosmic Sausages, 30,000 sausages on display and, of course, a much-anticipated appearance by “Mr Sausage” himself. If you missed it, there are also spooky activities going on at the castle prison throughout the week.

Autumn Trail @ Peckover House and Gardens NT, Wisbech, PE13 1JR, 11am-4pm – Find clues around the garden, and then come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit. -Event is Free but normal admission applies – Adults £8.60, Children £4.30, Garden Only Adult £6 and Children £3

Holiday Trail @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – 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.

Do you have a clue? @ Peterborough Museum – 10am onwards, last entry 4.30pm – £4 adults, £3 Child, £12 Family – This October half term, Peterborough Museum is becoming one large board game, alongside our exhibition ‘Toy Stories’. The Museum’s curator, Dr White has uncovered a plot, but she’s not sure who’s behind it. Can you help her work it out before it’s too late? Move around the Museum and collect clues to solve the mystery. Was it Professor Peach in the Library? You’ll have to come along to find out…

Moments with Trees – & Broom Sticks @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – Drop in event between 10.30 and 12.30 – FREE – The witch has lost some items in the trees. Find the trees, find the items and she’ll reward you with your very own broom stick to fly away home on. Children will make their broom stick from the Park’s wood resources.

Wild Wednesday @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am – FREE – Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. – No booking needed

Teddy Bears Picnic @ The Key Theatre – 11am and 1pm – £9.50 inc Fees – Big Bear is inviting you to the best picnic in town! Bring your favourite Teddy friend down to the Teddy Bear’s Forest and join in the fun. Little Bear is a bit worried about making new friends but you can help him on his journey as he learns when to be wary, when to be scary and when to be bear-y! With singalong songs, join-in dances and funny stories; this enchanting interactive musical adventure will leave pre-schoolers singing with glee and laughing until they are tired little teddy bears! – Book here

Thursday 26th

Autumnal Activities @ Sacrewell Farm – 9am-5pm – Embrace the natural cycle of the seasons with some warming, bushcraft pursuits. – Adults £7.50, Child £5.40, Under 2’s Free, 60+ £5.85, Family Ticket (1A&3C or 2A&2C) £22.50, Tractor Rides £1.50 each

Spooky Tours @ Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY –  6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm – £16 per person – The tours are designed to be scary but fun. Although not recommended for children under 11, we leave it up to parents to decide as you know your children best!  The tour takes place in the evening with low level lighting across uneven surfaces, steps and in the open air in all weathers. You will be on your feet for up to 50 minutes so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. – More information and book

The Burghley Pumpkin Trail @  Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY – 11am-4.30pm – During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. – Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and Friends of Burghley. Please note these are event days and Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission unless purchased on the day of the event. – House and Garden £18 Aults £9 Child, £52 Family (2A + 3C) – Gardens Only £12 Adults, £8 Children, £38 Family (2A + 3C)

Half Term Activities @ Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 11am-4pm – Join us for fun, games and laughter at Easton Walled Gardens. – £7.25 Adults, £3.25 Children

Autumn Trail @ Peckover House and Gardens NT, Wisbech, PE13 1JR, 11am-4pm – Find clues around the garden, and then come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit. -Event is Free but normal admission applies – Adults £8.60, Children £4.30, Garden Only Adult £6 and Children £3

Royal Armouries, Leeds – FREE-  This week the armouries are investigating morbid monarchs, with performers and workshops delving into the stories of untimely royal deaths, modern CSI autopsy methods and battle demonstrations. There is “battle wound” face painting every day from 11am-1pm (£2.50 per person) – royalarmouries.org

Swans @ Welney Wetland Centre, Cambridgeshire – adult £8.20, child £4 – Winter wild swan feeding starts today at Welney: watch from a hide as a guide introduces the whooper and mute swans as they flock in. Children can also pick up swan-researcher backpacks to complete as they explore. wwt.org.uk

School of Spells @ Queensgate Shopping Centre – 10am – calling all witches, wizards and trainee sorcerers, there is a spooktacular event taking place this October Halloween Half Term here at Screams-gate Shopping Centre! 👻 Join us in Central Square on the 25th and 26th of October and be prepared for a whizz-popping two days of entertainment, crafts, theatre, games and watch out for Emlyn the kitchen frog who hops to life for the ribbiting Frog Show every hour!

National Space Centre, Leicester – adult £14, child £11 -A spooky science team has taken over the space centre, home to Britain’s largest planetarium. Junior nutty professors can join their classes throughout the day, learning how to cook green slime, read the stars and make an astronaut disappear.

Lincoln sausage festival @ Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire – adult £12, child £7.20 – William the Conqueror could not have imagined the scene when he built Lincoln Castle in 1068. Sausage celebration becomes an art form at today’s annual festival, featuring street performers The Cosmic Sausages, 30,000 sausages on display and, of course, a much-anticipated appearance by “Mr Sausage” himself. If you missed it, there are also spooky activities going on at the castle prison throughout the week.

Pizza Making @ Van Hage Peterborough – 2pm-3pm – £5.99 per child – Bookable through the restaurant at Van Hage

Holiday Trail @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – 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.

Do you have a clue? @ Peterborough Museum – 10am onwards, last entry 4.30pm – £4 adults, £3 Child, £12 Family – This October half term, Peterborough Museum is becoming one large board game, alongside our exhibition ‘Toy Stories’. The Museum’s curator, Dr White has uncovered a plot, but she’s not sure who’s behind it. Can you help her work it out before it’s too late? Move around the Museum and collect clues to solve the mystery. Was it Professor Peach in the Library? You’ll have to come along to find out…

Moments with Trees – & Broom Sticks @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – Drop in event between 10.30 and 12.30 – FREE – The witch has lost some items in the trees. Find the trees, find the items and she’ll reward you with your very own broomstick to fly away home on. Children will make their broomstick from the Park’s wood resources.

Teddy Bears Picnic @ The Key Theatre – 11am and 1pm – £9.50 inc Fees – Big Bear is inviting you to the best picnic in town! Bring your favourite Teddy friend down to the Teddy Bear’s Forest and join in the fun. Little Bear is a bit worried about making new friends but you can help him on his journey as he learns when to be wary, when to be scary and when to be bear-y! With singalong songs, join-in dances and funny stories; this enchanting interactive musical adventure will leave pre-schoolers singing with glee and laughing until they are tired little teddy bears! – Book here

Monster Mash by Kid of The Castle @ Parkway Club – 1pm – 4pm – Children £12.95 includes all treats and activities, Adults £2 – Afternoon of spooky fun and games, Lightup photobooth, fancy dress compeition, two amazing facepainters, professional balloon twister, traditional halloween games, spooky treats for all children. Juice bar, Candy Floss and Fudge Puppies! – Booking essential

Friday 27th

Autumnal Activities @ Sacrewell Farm – 9am-5pm – Embrace the natural cycle of the seasons with some warming, bushcraft pursuits. – Adults £7.50, Child £5.40, Under 2’s Free, 60+ £5.85, Family Ticket (1A&3C or 2A&2C) £22.50, Tractor Rides £1.50 each

Spooky Tours @ Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY –  6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm – £16 per person – The tours are designed to be scary but fun. Although not recommended for children under 11, we leave it up to parents to decide as you know your children best!  The tour takes place in the evening with low level lighting across uneven surfaces, steps and in the open air in all weathers. You will be on your feet for up to 50 minutes so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. – More information and book

The Burghley Pumpkin Trail @  Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY – 11am-4.30pm – During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. – Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and Friends of Burghley. Please note these are event days and Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission unless purchased on the day of the event. – House and Garden £18 Aults £9 Child, £52 Family (2A + 3C) – Gardens Only £12 Adults, £8 Children, £38 Family (2A + 3C)

Half Term Activities @ Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 11am-4pm – Join us for fun, games and laughter at Easton Walled Gardens. – £7.25 Adults, £3.25 Children

School of Spells @ Queensgate Shopping Centre – 10am – calling all witches, wizards and trainee sorcerers, there is a spooktacular event taking place this October Halloween Half Term here at Screams-gate Shopping Centre! 👻 Join us in Central Square on the 25th and 26th of October and be prepared for a whizz-popping two days of entertainment, crafts, theatre, games and watch out for Emlyn the kitchen frog who hops to life for the ribbiting Frog Show every hour!

Autumn Trail @ Peckover House and Gardens NT, Wisbech, PE13 1JR, 11am-4pm – Find clues around the garden, and then come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit. -Event is Free but normal admission applies – Adults £8.60, Children £4.30, Garden Only Adult £6 and Children £3

Royal Armouries, Leeds – FREE-  This week the armouries are investigating morbid monarchs, with performers and workshops delving into the stories of untimely royal deaths, modern CSI autopsy methods and battle demonstrations. There is “battle wound” face painting every day from 11am-1pm (£2.50 per person) – royalarmouries.org

Halloween Party @ Van Hage Peterborough – 1pm-4pm – £7.50 per child – Fun games and Halloween Party food, Prize for the best dressed – Bookable through the restaurant

Swans @ Welney Wetland Centre, Cambridgeshire – adult £8.20, child £4 – Winter wild swan feeding starts today at Welney: watch from a hide as a guide introduces the whooper and mute swans as they flock in. Children can also pick up swan-researcher backpacks to complete as they explore. wwt.org.uk

National Space Centre, Leicester – adult £14, child £11 -A spooky science team has taken over the space centre, home to Britain’s largest planetarium. Junior nutty professors can join their classes throughout the day, learning how to cook green slime, read the stars and make an astronaut disappear.

Lincoln sausage festival @ Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire – adult £12, child £7.20 – William the Conqueror could not have imagined the scene when he built Lincoln Castle in 1068. Sausage celebration becomes an art form at today’s annual festival, featuring street performers The Cosmic Sausages, 30,000 sausages on display and, of course, a much-anticipated appearance by “Mr Sausage” himself. If you missed it, there are also spooky activities going on at the castle prison throughout the week.

Holiday Trail @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – Collect 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.

Do you have a clue? @ Peterborough Museum – 10am onwards, last entry 4.30pm – £4 adults, £3 Child, £12 Family – This October half term, Peterborough Museum is becoming one large board game, alongside our exhibition ‘Toy Stories’. The Museum’s curator, Dr White has uncovered a plot, but she’s not sure who’s behind it. Can you help her work it out before it’s too late? Move around the Museum and collect clues to solve the mystery. Was it Professor Peach in the Library? You’ll have to come along to find out…

Charming Worms @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 3years+ – £3 per child – 10.30 and 1.30pm- Come along to find out more about these amazing creatures and to have a go at charming them to the surface. Then make a wormery to take home with you.- Booking needed

The Wizards Express @ Nene Valley Railway – arrive 6.30pm to depart at 7pm – £16.50 per person, Under 1’s free – Nene Valley Railway invites you to join Harry Spotter and his friends on The Wizards Express. All aboard as the train awaits at Wansford, departing from platform 2 and a bit!!!!
Visit the Wizards Waiting Room. Travel on our heated steam hauled, “Wizard’s Express” from Wansford to Peterborough via Wellwarts and return. Halloween Goody Bags, including glow stick for all Children over one year of age. Spooky goings-on aboard the train with Halloween/Wizards characters and a chance to meet Wilma the Witch. Send some very special Wizards Post from the Wellwarts Postal Service. Play The Wizard’s Express Quiz. Can you spot the Friendly Ghost in the tunnel? The Tunnel has been haunted since 1845
Look out for Matilda the eight foot witch, she is looking at you, but where is she ???? Fancy dress highly recommended, wear your best Halloween or Wizards outfit. Buffet Car on board to purchase hot and cold drinks, light refreshments and Halloween fare. – Booking Essential 

Saturday 28th

Autumnal Activities @ Sacrewell Farm – 9am-5pm – Embrace the natural cycle of the seasons with some warming, bushcraft pursuits. – Adults £7.50, Child £5.40, Under 2’s Free, 60+ £5.85, Family Ticket (1A&3C or 2A&2C) £22.50, Tractor Rides £1.50 each

Riverford’s Pumpkin Day @ Sacrewell Farm – 11am-4pm – This is a ticketed event – please buy your tickets in advance now. Numbers are limited so we can give you a personal, family friendly day out. Tickets £3 per person. Children will get a FREE pumpkin with ticket purchase. Under 3s are free. Some activities will have a small charge (eg. face painting). Please bring cash for refreshments as there are no card payment facilities or cash machines on site. Dogs are allowed on the farm on a lead, but not inside the barn. We will have a photographer walking around taking pictures of all the fun. If you would prefer not to have your or your child’s photo taken, just let us know when you arrive.

Halloween FREE Comic Fest 2017 @ Close Encounters, 25 Broadway, PE11SQ – 9.30am-5.30pm – We’ll be giving away hundreds of FREE comics, as well as offering a 50% discount on ALL back issues, and a 25% discount on a selected range of spooky graphic novels!

Bounce-Syvania @ Bounce – 10am – £14.99 per person – ages 3-12 – – Halloween face painting, Movie time, Halloween treats, Wrap the mummy game, Spider racing, Pin the spider on the web – book  here

Hidden Heritage Tour @ Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, PE1 1LF – 2pm – Your essential and entertaining guide to Peterborough’s past! – £5 Adults, £3Children

Creepy Craft Workshop @ Peterborough One Retail Park (prev Peterborough Garden Park) – Decorate your own spooky tea light holder – FREE – It will be situated in an empty unit (TBC)

Pumpkin Trail @ Peterborough One Retail Park (prev Peterborough Garden Park) – Find pumpkins hidden inside our stores for a spooky treat

Autumn Craft and Gift Fair @ The Austin Hall, Yaxey, Pe7 3LU – 10.30am-4pm – Stock up on all your Halloween goodies

Autumn Trail @ Peckover House and Gardens NT, Wisbech, PE13 1JR, 11am-4pm – Find clues around the garden and then come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit. -Event is Free but normal admission applies – Adults £8.60, Children £4.30, Garden Only Adult £6 and Children £3

Spooky Shopping @ Serpentine Green – 11am-4pm – Track down our scary Halloween helpers to receive a map of our stores. Head to each shop and whisper the magic word to bag some sweet treats!  – FREE

Spooky Tours @ Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY –  6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm – £16 per person – The tours are designed to be scary but fun. Although not recommended for children under 11, we leave it up to parents to decide as you know your children best!  The tour takes place in the evening with low-level lighting across uneven surfaces, steps and in the open air in all weathers. You will be on your feet for up to 50 minutes so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. – More information and book

Half Term Activities @ Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 11am-4pm – Join us for fun, games and laughter at Easton Walled Gardens. – £7.25 Adults, £3.25 Children

The Burghley Pumpkin Trail @  Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY – 11am-4.30pm – During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. – Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and Friends of Burghley. Please note these are event days and Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission unless purchased on the day of the event. – House and Garden £18 Aults £9 Child, £52 Family (2A + 3C) – Gardens Only £12 Adults, £8 Children, £38 Family (2A + 3C)

Royal Armouries, Leeds – FREE-  This week the armouries are investigating morbid monarchs, with performers and workshops delving into the stories of untimely royal deaths, modern CSI autopsy methods and battle demonstrations. There is “battle wound” face painting every day from 11am-1pm (£2.50 per person) – royalarmouries.org

Lincoln sausage festival @ Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire – adult £12, child £7.20 – William the Conqueror could not have imagined the scene when he built Lincoln Castle in 1068. Sausage celebration becomes an art form at today’s annual festival, featuring street performers The Cosmic Sausages, 30,000 sausages on display and, of course, a much-anticipated appearance by “Mr Sausage” himself. If you missed it, there are also spooky activities going on at the castle prison throughout the week.

National Space Centre, Leicester – adult £14, child £11 -A spooky science team has taken over the space centre, home to Britain’s largest planetarium. Junior nutty professors can join their classes throughout the day, learning how to cook green slime, read the stars and make an astronaut disappear.

Swans @ Welney Wetland Centre, Cambridgeshire – adult £8.20, child £4 – Winter wild swan feeding starts today at Welney: watch from a hide as a guide introduces the whooper and mute swans as they flock in. Children can also pick up swan-researcher backpacks to complete as they explore. wwt.org.uk
Holiday Trail @ Ferry t a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt foMeadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – Collecr clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize.

Moments with Trees – & Broom Sticks @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – Drop in event between 10.30 and 12.30 – FREE – The witch has lost some items in the trees. Find the trees, find the items and she’ll reward you with your very own broom stick to fly away home on. Children will make their broom stick from the Park’s wood resources.

Samhain (Halloween) Witches Fest’ @ The Rose and Crown Hotel, Wisbech – 10.30-4pm – Be greeted by stunning live owls when you arrive, then come inside & mooch around the fayre for some cackling crafts, magical & mystical wares and even have a reading! Don’t forget the ghoulish face painting for the little one’s too. So venture through the fascinating variety of stalls, there really is some amazing crafts….oh, and don’t forget their scary looking stall holders!!
Entry is FREE of charge 🙂

Campfire cooking for kids @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10.30am and 1.30pm – £3 per child (adults free) Strictly 3 children per adult – Participants will be shown how to use basic bushcraft techniques to light a fire without using matches and will then have a go at cooking and eating some simple campfire recipes. – This event takes place away from surfaced paths and may not be suitable for all abilities.  please call 01733 234193 for details.-  Booking Needed

FVP Spooktacular @ Family Voice Peterborough, 105 Paynels, PE2 6QP – 5pm-7pm – £5 adults, £3 Child – Come and celebrate the spooky goings on with FVP. Refreshments will be available. – Book Here

Firework Display @ Crowland Abbey – 7pm-9pm – More details coming soon

The Wizards Express @ Nene Valley Railway – arrive 6.30pm to depart at 7pm – £16.50 per person, Under 1’s free – Nene Valley Railway invites you to join Harry Spotter and his friends on The Wizards Express. All aboard as the train awaits at Wansford, departing from platform 2 and a bit!!!!
Visit the Wizards Waiting Room. Travel on our heated steam hauled, “Wizard’s Express” from Wansford to Peterborough via Wellwarts and return. Halloween Goody Bags, including glow stick for all Children over one year of age. Spooky goings-on aboard the train with Halloween/Wizards characters and a chance to meet Wilma the Witch. Send some very special Wizards Post from the Wellwarts Postal Service. Play The Wizard’s Express Quiz. Can you spot the Friendly Ghost in the tunnel? The Tunnel has been haunted since 1845
Look out for Matilda the eight foot witch, she is looking at you, but where is she ???? Fancy dress highly recommended, wear your best Halloween or Wizards outfit. Buffet Car on board to purchase hot and cold drinks, light refreshments and Halloween fare. – Booking Essential 

Sunday 29th

Autumnal Activities @ Sacrewell Farm – 9am-5pm – Embrace the natural cycle of the seasons with some warming, bushcraft pursuits. – Adults £7.50, Child £5.40, Under 2’s Free, 60+ £5.85, Family Ticket (1A&3C or 2A&2C) £22.50, Tractor Rides £1.50 each

Autumn Trail @ Peckover House and Gardens NT, Wisbech, PE13 1JR, 11am-4pm – Find clues around the garden, and then come along to the Reed Barn to collect your Autumn biscuit. -Event is Free but normal admission applies – Adults £8.60, Children £4.30, Garden Only Adult £6 and Children £3

Half Term Activities @ Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 11am-4pm – Join us for fun, games and laughter at Easton Walled Gardens. – £7.25 Adults, £3.25 Children

The Burghley Pumpkin Trail @  Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY – 11am-4.30pm – During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. – Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and Friends of Burghley. Please note these are event days and Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission unless purchased on the day of the event. – House and Garden £18 Aults £9 Child, £52 Family (2A + 3C) – Gardens Only £12 Adults, £8 Children, £38 Family (2A + 3C)

Swans @ Welney Wetland Centre, Cambridgeshire – adult £8.20, child £4 – Winter wild swan feeding starts today at Welney: watch from a hide as a guide introduces the whooper and mute swans as they flock in. Children can also pick up swan-researcher backpacks to complete as they explore. wwt.org.uk

Royal Armouries, Leeds – FREE-  This week the armouries are investigating morbid monarchs, with performers and workshops delving into the stories of untimely royal deaths, modern CSI autopsy methods and battle demonstrations. There is “battle wound” face painting every day from 11am-1pm (£2.50 per person) – royalarmouries.org

National Space Centre, Leicester – adult £14, child £11 -A spooky science team has taken over the space centre, home to Britain’s largest planetarium. Junior nutty professors can join their classes throughout the day, learning how to cook green slime, read the stars and make an astronaut disappear.

Holiday Trail @ Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – 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.

Cars 3 Screening @ The Key Theatre – 11am – £3 each – Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! – Book Here

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  1. October 21, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    You could come to the Exotic Pet Refuge for the day. It is their last Open Day of the year. This Sunday 22nd 10am – 5pm £6 adults £3.00 children. Over 250 birds, reptiles and mammals. Including lynx, wolf dogs, raccoons, meerkats, snakes, parrots, monkeys and lemurs.

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