What’s On – Summer Holidays – 17th July -3rd September

Seems only 2 minutes ago I was sat here writing out the events for last Summer Holidays and here we are, a year on and I am doing it all over again! I noticed last years list was a little all over the place so I have tried to sort it into weeks to make it easier for you. I would love to know what you think of it? Is it better?

School Holidays can be quite costly trying to entertain the kids! For free things to do during the holidays check here

Free places to visit in Peterborough – Check here

If you are looking for indoor play areas please check here

Places to Eat and Play are here

A lot of the Under 5’s group close over the school holidays but it is worth checking to see if any are running. For a list of the Under 5’s groups check here


Summer Holidays

If you know of, or are hosting a family friendly event you would like me to include please email me!

Check back often! This is continuously being updated

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W/c 17thJuly
W/c 24thJuly
W/c 31stJuly
W/c 7thAugust
W/c 14thAugust
W/c 21stAugust
W/c 28thAugust


Open 7 days a week

Peterborough Lido – Bishops Rd, PE1 1YY – 9am-7pm – Adult £5.80 Children 5-16 £4.10 (Discounts available for Vivacity card holders, and Family Tickets/30day pass available) – Three outdoor swimming pools, a 50m heated main pool, a teaching pool and a paddling pool. Three large sun terraces, a large grass lawn and play area for the kids. Onsite café serving hot and cold food aswell as ice-creams and refreshments.

Holiday Trail – Ferry Meadows – 10am-3.30pm – 50p per sheet – Collect a trail sheet from the visitor centre and hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize.

Summer Fun – Sacrewell Farm, Thornhugh, PE8 6HJ –  9.30am-5pm – Adult £7.50, Child (2-16) £5.40, Under 2 free, Family Ticket (1A+3C or 2A+2C)£22.50 –  We’ll have the return of favourite such as pond dipping, duck races and the ever popular Lamb National, along with some new events and activities. Make sure you pop down to Sacrewell for a day this summer, or better yet, why not camp?

Peterborough Cathedral – City Centre – Open 7 days a week mon-sat 9am-5pm sun 12pm-3pm – Number of different activities available throughout the summer. Monks, Mischief & Marauders a new guide for children £2 per copy. Jam packed with cartoon style pages, fun fats, puzzles and activities. Becketts Tea Room Re-opened in April and serves freshly prepared meals. Vegan and gluten free options.Explorer Backpacks will be available later in the summer. Can be hired with a £5 refundable deposit. Includes magnifying glasses, tape measures to help little ones discover things around the cathedral.

Hill Farm Pick Your Own – Tues-Fri 9am-6pm Sat & Sun 9am-5pm – Pick your own fruit and veg – Free entry, Playground, picnic area, Hill Farm birds of prey on display.

Burghley House and Garden (inc Garden of surprise -Water play! ) – Bughley House, Stamford, PE33JY – Open daily 11am to 5pm – Price (annual pass) Adults £18, children (5-15) £9, Family (2a+3c) £52 – House and Gardens. Adult £12, Children (5-15) £12, Family (2a+3c) £38)

The Fantastic Storyland – Serpentine Green Shopping Centre – 10am-4pm – From 22nd July – 26th August – FREE – Places on first come first served. Each story telling activity lasts 25 minutes. Each week will focus on a new book, helping to stimulate your child’s passion for storytelling and nurturing their literacy skills.  After the storytelling, there will be entertainment that will bring the book to life in creative way; including live acts, craft activities or face painting.

July

W/c 17th July

Monday 17th

Tuesday 18th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Wednesday 19th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Thursday 20th

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Friday 21st

Saturday 22nd

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Portuguese Festival – Peterborough Rugby Club, Second Drove, Fengate, PE1 5XA – Stalls of Portuguese pastries, wines, beers and cheese (plus more!!) Music, Animations for kids and more

Artist Day (Art Week) – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – From 11am –  FREE -Ferry Meadows will be hosting a number of artist including Their own artist in residence Charron Pugsley-Hill who will be creating art in their own style throughout the park.

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Sunday 23rd

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Portuguese Festival – Peterborough Rugby Club, Second Drove, Fengate, PE1 5XA – Stalls of Portuguese pastries, wines, beers and cheese (plus more!!) Music, Animations for kids and more

Classic Car Day – Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, PE8 6LR –  Adult £16, Child £8, Senior £13 and Family £40 -Nene Valley Railway are hosting the 6th classic car event. Over 100 vintage motor cars will be on show. Other supporting attractions such as antique bicycle, second hand book shop, and a garden railway.

Persephone’s Bed – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – 10am-4pm – FREE. – This event is supported by The Arts Council. Visitors to the park can lie in the bed and observe their surroundings, graced with the presence of Persephone: The Greek goddess who was responsible for the seasons.

W/c 24th July

Monday 24th

Felted Fish (Art Week) – Discovery Den,  Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – Workshops start at 1pm, 2m and 3m – £3 per person – Come and have a go at wet felting a beautiful fish to take home.

Nature Tots – Ferry Meadows – 10am – £3 per child (1 adult to 2 children) – Suitable from 2 years+ – Fun outdoor parent and toddler group. Each Session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Tuesday 25th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Making a Mural (Art Week) – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – 11am-3pm – FREE-  Come and help create a colourful big, nature inspired painted wall mural.

Fenland Explorers – Rings End Nature Reserve, March, PE15 0BE – 10.30am-12.30pm – Free-  Join in with some exciting activities suitable for the whole family. You will get the chance to explore natural habitats and discover the art of wild play.

Wednesday 26th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Wild Wednesday – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – 10am – FREE – Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts – Suggested donation of £2 on the day

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free

Fenland Explorers – Rings End Nature Reserve, March, PE15 0BE – 10.30am-12.30pm – Free-  Join in with some exciting activities suitable for the whole family. You will get the chance to explore natural habitats and discover the art of wild play.

Tree Chandelier (Art Week) – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – 11am-3pm – FREE – Bring natural materials from your garden or near where you live to create a natural installations for the park

The Film Festival – Burghley House, Stamford, PE83JY -Under 3’s do not need a ticket Adult £13 Child £8 – 11.am Zootroplolis (PG) 2pm The Jungle Book (PG)  6.30pm Sherlock Holmes (12A) 8.pm Sherlock Holmes: A Games of Shadows (12A) – Gates open at 10.30am and close at 4.30pm. Gates open for the evening session at 5.30pm. Ticket prices will increase during the festival. Daytime tickets will give access to both screenings during the day, and evening tickets will give access to both evening screenings.

Thursday 27th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Kite Making Workshop – Stamford Arts Centre – 10am-4pm -Join Lincolnshire based artist Nadya Monfinoli for this fun paper kite workshop for all the family – make your own diamond kite and wind-sock. Beautiful to behold, simple to make and easy to fly. Come along, have a go and hope for a windy day! 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm.  Suitable for 4 years + with an adult helper Limited tickets available, accompanying adults need a free ticket. £8 per child, Ballroom

Kid’s Tree Climbing – Ferry Meadows – 10am-3pm – Children can come and have a go at tree climbing in a rope and harness. Instructions will be given our Rangers throughout. Suitable for: All ages, Easy access: Yes, Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £2 per person

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

MiniBeast Safari – Ferry Meadows – 10.30-3pm – There’ll be no lions or tigers on this safari, but you will be surprised at the variety of mini wild animals you find living in Ferry Meadows. Suitable for: 5yrs+ Easy access: Yes, Meeting point: Discovery Den.

Painting Workshops (Art Week) – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30am and again 1.30pm – £5 Per Person – Suitable for over 8 year olds – Beginner workshops for those wanting to have a go at expressive creative painting inspired by nature – Booking essential

Fenland Explorers – Rings End Nature Reserve, March, PE15 0BE – 10.30am-12.30pm – Free-  Join in with some exciting activities suitable for the whole family. You will get the chance to explore natural habitats and discover the art of wild play.

The Film Festival – Burghley House, Stamford, PE83JY -Under 3’s do not need a ticket Adult £13 Child £8 – 11.30am Finding Dory (U) 2pm The Secret life of Pets (U) 6.30pm Four weddings and a funeral (15) 8.45pm Bridget Jones’s Baby (15) (No child tickets will be available for the evening shows due to being 15) –  Gates open at 10.30am and close at 4.30pm. Gates open for the evening session at 5.30pm. Ticket prices will increase during the festival. Daytime tickets will give access to both screenings during the day, and evening tickets will give access to both evening screenings.-

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

 

Friday 28th

Minibeast Safari – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, Pe2 5UU – 10.30am and 1.30pm – FREE – Suggested donation of £2 per child – You will be surprised at the variety of mini wild animals living in ferry meadows.

Kids Tree Climbing – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU –  Every half an hour between 10am-12pm and again 1pm-2.30pm – FREE – Suitable for children aged 3 yrs+ – Full instructions are given by our rangers and all safety equipment is provided

Fenland Explorers – Rings End Nature Reserve, March, PE15 0BE – 10.30am-12.30pm – Free-  Join in with some exciting activities suitable for the whole family. You will get the chance to explore natural habitats and discover the art of wild play.

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

The Film Festival – Burghley House, Stamford, PE83JY -Under 3’s do not need a ticket Adult £13 Child £8 – 11.30 Hotel For dogs (U) 2pm Brother Bear (U) 6.30pm Doctor Strange (12A)  8.45pm Rogue One: A Star wars story (12a)- Gates open at 10.30am and close at 4.30pm. Gates open for the evening session at 5.30pm. Ticket prices will increase during the festival. Daytime tickets will give access to both screenings during the day, and evening tickets will give access to both evening screenings.-

Log Paining (Art Week) – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 11am-3pm – FREE – Drop in session where we will be painting large logs for an installation to place in the park after the workshop

Wind in the Willows – Peterborough Cathedral – Outside in the cloisters – 7pm-9pm – Adults £12, Children £9, £33 Family (2a+2c) be advised it is £3 more to pay on the door – Meet Mole as he says ‘dang’ and ‘blast it!’, throws down his broom and sets off on an adventure out of his hole. On his journey he meets the effervescent Ratty who shows him the wonders of picnics and messing about on the river, Badger, the wise old sage of the woods and Toad of toad hall, whose exploits cause all manner of mischief and upheaval.

Saturday 29th

Peterborough International Friendship Day –Cathedral Square, City Centre – 11am-5.30pm – A day of performances and food, bringing people together to celebrate cultural diversity in Peterborough. International Friendship Day celebrates friendship across the world and embraces love and unity across our great city.

Gold Event – Fossils Galore, 60 high Street, March, PE15 9LD – 10am-5pm – Find REAL Gold in our Gold panning. One off display on Gold in all forms

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Awesome Archaeology – Flag Fen – 10am-5pm – As part of The Festival of Archaeology, get hands on with the past and try your hand at being an awesome archaeologist for the day! Travel back in time in our Bronze Age roundhouse and try traditional dyeing around the fire, uncover artefacts thousands of years old in The Big Dig Tent’s excavation pits, and have a go with our replica Bronze Age tools. Plus there’ll be fun crafts and trails for the whole family to enjoy. There’s no need to book for this event, just drop in! Last entry 4pm. £5 children, £8 adults, £20 families For more information call Peterborough Museum 01733 864663

Smugglers Festival – The Green Backyard, Oundle Road, PE2 8AT – 12-10.30pm – Join us for the return of Smugglers Festival at The Green Backyard. International folk and roots musicians will join local performers to provide live music throughout the day. There will be talks and discussions, ceilidh dancing, a real ale bar and delicious local food. Workshops and craft demonstrations will also be available, giving you the opportunity to learn a new skill on the day too.

Wind in the willows Outdoor theatre – Sacrewell Farm, Thornhaugh, PE26HJ – 6pm-8pm – Adult £12.10 and Children £9.90. – Immersion Theatre are returning to Sacrewell for another evening of open-air theatre with the Wind in the Willows. The stage is set beside the mill stream at Sacrewell, beneath the boughs of our very of own willow tree. The sloping bank providing a gradual slope to set up your picnic blankets and low-backed chairs on. The performance is recommended for ages 3+ and will continue even if the weather is wet. So please ensure you come prepared. You are welcome to bring your own picnic or to purchase snacks at Sacrewell on the night.

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

DinoGate – Queensgate shopping centre – a deep jungle and filled with hidden treasures, games, crafts and, of course, dinosaurs! Join the intrepid explorer, Terry Dactyl as she takes children on an adventure back in time when these humongous creatures roamed the planet. See Dexter the dinosaur come to life followed by his adorable babies as they take visitors on a prehistoric journey through time full of excitement, mystery and laughter. – FREE

The Film Festival – Burghley House, Stamford, PE83JY -Under 3’s do not need a ticket Adult £13 Child £8 – 11.30am Kung Fu Panda (PG) 2pm Moana (PG) 6pm Dreamgirls (PG) LA La Land (PG)- Gates open at 10.30am and close at 4.30pm. Gates open for the evening session at 5.30pm. Ticket prices will increase during the festival. Daytime tickets will give access to both screenings during the day, and evening tickets will give access to both evening screenings.-

Sunday 30th

Itter Park Car Boot – Itter Crescent, PE4 6JT – Want a stall?  Cars£6, Car + Trailer £8, Vans £8 -Lots of bargains and bric a brac. Raising money for Itter Park

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Awesome Archaeology – Flag Fen – 10am-5pm – As part of The Festival of Archaeology, get hands on with the past and try your hand at being an awesome archaeologist for the day! Travel back in time in our Bronze Age roundhouse and try traditional dyeing around the fire, uncover artefacts thousands of years old in The Big Dig Tent’s excavation pits, and have a go with our replica Bronze Age tools. Plus there’ll be fun crafts and trails for the whole family to enjoy. There’s no need to book for this event, just drop in! Last entry 4pm. £5 children, £8 adults, £20 families For more information call Peterborough Museum 01733 864663

DinoGate – Queensgate shopping centre – a deep jungle and filled with hidden treasures, games, crafts and, of course, dinosaurs! Join the intrepid explorer, Terry Dactyl as she takes children on an adventure back in time when these humongous creatures roamed the planet. See Dexter the dinosaur come to life followed by his adorable babies as they take visitors on a prehistoric journey through time full of excitement, mystery and laughter. – FREE

The Film Festival – Burghley House, Stamford, PE83JY -Under 3’s do not need a ticket Adult £13 Child £8 – 11.30am Alice in Wonderland (1951) (U) 1.30pm The BFG (PG) 6pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them (12A) 8.30pm The Legend of Tarzan (12A) –  Gates open at 10.30am and close at 4.30pm. Gates open for the evening session at 5.30pm. Ticket prices will increase during the festival. Daytime tickets will give access to both screenings during the day, and evening tickets will give access to both evening screenings.-

W/c 31st July

Monday 31st

Bushcraft – Tool Use – Lakeside, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30am and 1.30pm – £3 per child – Suitable for over 10 years. – Children must be accompanied by an adult. – Join our Forest School leader: Kristine for a fun session developing skills in woodland tool use. Make wood craft items to take home. i.e. kazoo, tent pegs, mallets etc.- If behaviour is not acceptable they will be asked to leave for safety of the group and themselves.  – Book here

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Tuesday 1st August

Moments with Trees – Adopt a Tree – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30am and 1.30pm – FREE – Suitable for 7-11 year olds – Children can adopt a tree in the park, they will receive a certificate of adoption, take a left for pressing, create their own tree fact booklet. plus more – Book here

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries! This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home, City Centre, Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries! This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Animal Agents – A Mammoth Mystery – Peterborough Museum, priestgate, – 10am-5pm – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Nature Play – @Holme Woods – 10am – FREE – In order for our children to bond with nature and the earth they must spend time in it and on it – play is the optimum learning experience. NATURE PLAY is… Child-led play, for all ages, every week, all weather, all seasons – Please don’t bring toys, pushchairs, dogs, or use child-reins.  –has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free – More info here

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Animal Agents – A Mammoth Mystery – Peterborough Museum, priestgate, – 10am-5pm – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home, City Centre Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Thursday 3rd

Meeting Magical Mammals – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10am – FREE – Suggested donation of £2 per person – Suitable for children 3 years+ – A place needs to be booked for each person – Not suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs or buggies – Join Ranger Chris Rollason for a short walk discovering the small mammals that live in the Park. We will hopefully get to see Voles, Mice and Shrews as well as talk about their habitat, diet and identifying features. –

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30 – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Club Shop Meet the Players at Peterborough United ABAX Stadium – 4-4.30pm – Peterborough United defender Lewis Freestone, midfielder Michael Doughty and attacking midfielder Danny Lloyd will be in the Posh Club Shop from 4pm-4.30pm, meeting supporters, posing for pictures and signing autographs

Friday 4th

Pond Dipping – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30am and 1.30pm – FREE – Suggested donation of £2 – Join our education team to find out who calls the lakes of Ferry Meadows home.

Free Summer Beach at Van Hage Peterborough – Bring little ones and let them play on our Mini beach, we have plenty of buckets and spades to let them get creative with their sand castles, alternatively feel free to bring your own if they have a particular favourite they wish to use.

The Big Latch On – International event for World Breastfeeding Week – Ferry Meadows – 9.45-11.45am – Join together for a picnic with #BabyCafe on the meadow behind the Visitors Centre. (Look for the Baby Cafe Flags) – The #BigLatchOn takes place at registered 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. The event will be hosted by members of staff and volunteers from the breastfeeding peer support project, commissioned by #Peterborough City Council.

Saturday 5th

Feed the 1,000 Community Picnic – Cathedral Square, City Centre – 11am-3pm – Turns out there is such a thing as a free lunch – and one with extra tips to take away too! This community picnic in Cathedral Square will attempt to feed 1,000 people to highlight how much food is wasted by the average family each year. The event will dish out portions of delicious food – all created from ingredients that are often thrown away. PECT has been chosen to be a Sainsbury’s ‘Discovery Community’ as part of the supermarket’s Waste less, Save more campaign. The Waste Less, Save More team and volunteers will be on hand to serve up advice and recipe ideas for using leftovers and cutting food bills. Visitors will also be encouraged to share their own ideas on reducing food waste. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the da!

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home, City Centre, Peterborough – 12-12.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries! This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets
to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold
one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Picker, Pluckers and Packers – St Johns square, St Johns church in Catherdral Square – Come and jump on board the Pickers, Pluckers and Packers bus as it parks up in St Johns Square and listen to their stories. Or, join us on a special bus tour at 11am or 4pm.

Campfire cooking for kids – Lakeside, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30am and 1.30pm – £3 per child – Children must be accompanied by adults – Maximum of 3 children per adult – Adults go free – Learn how to use basic bushcraft techniques to light a fire without using matches and will then have a go at cooking and eating simple campfire recipes.

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Sunday 6th

Moments with Trees – Scavenging sticks and leaf pounding – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30am and 1.30pm – FREE – Come on a woodland talk and lean about trees and their produce. Find a special scavenging stick to decorate. –

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30 – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Itter Park Fun-day – Itter Crescent, PE4 6JT – Fair rides, Bar area’s, hot food, ice cream stalls, dog show’s, face painting and more!

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Pay It Forward Litter Pick – Fletton Lakes (car park) off fletton high street, Peterborough, – 3pm-5pm – (Please stay until the end for a photo with all the litter collected).
Bring: Just yourselves and something waterproof in case it rains. Litter pickers, gloves and bags are provided. – Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre are working with Peterborough Environment City Trust and their Planet B event to do a 3 week list of events to help people and the planet in a variety of different ways.

August

Summer Holidays

W/c 7th August

Monday 7th

Paper Planes – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30 and 1.30pm – FREE – Test your origami skills to make a selection of paper planes then enter one of the flying competitions – Prizes to be won!  –

Tuesday 8th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

We’re going on a bear hunt – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30am and 1.30pm – £4 per child – Suitable for 3 years+ = younger siblings can attend but must have a place booked if they take part – There will be a walk in the woods so may not be suitable for all types of wheelchairs or pushchairs – Children must be able to walk for approx. 30 minutes to find Barney Bear –

Nature Play – @Holme Woods – 10am – FREE – In order for our children to bond with nature and the earth they must spend time in it and on it – play is the optimum learning experience. NATURE PLAY is… Child-led play, for all ages, every week, all weather, all seasons – Please don’t bring toys, pushchairs, dogs, or use child-reins.  –

Animal Agents – The Prehistoric Puzzlement – Peterborough Museum, priestgate – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home, City Centre, Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries! This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets
to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold
one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Wednesday 9th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Kids Craft Club – Dream Jars Free Make & Take – 12-2pm – Join our colleagues in your local store as they show you how to make decorative painted canvases!

Animal Agents – The Prehistoric Puzzlement – Peterborough Museum, priestgate – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Wild Wednesday – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – 10am – FREE – Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts – Suggested donation of £2 on the day

Seaside Family Fun day – The Eastrea Centre, Roman Gardens, PE72 – £12.95child £2 adults – Price includes all the entertainment and treats no hidden costs! Disco, Punch and Judy show, Candyfloss, Popcorn, Juice bar, hotdogs (all included in price for children) Ice cream for each child Side stall games and inflatables.

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free

Teddy Bears Picnic – Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 12.30pm-3pm – £5 per child – Teddy bears and their owners are treated to a story from Tom the Tale Teller while enjoying their picnic under the spreading branches of the old cedar tree. Follow the clues for the bear trail and receive a prize and certificate at the end. They’ll be footballs, hula hoops, and bubbles to play. Fancy Dress optional –

BatWalk – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – 8pm – £5 per person – Suitable for 5years+- Join our park rangers and members of the Cambridgeshire bat group for an informative presentation on bats. Follow up with a walk in the park to try and spot some bats –

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home, City Centre Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions

Cheetah Day at Hamerton Zoo Park – 10-5.30pm – Join us to celebrate all things cheetah! Cake stall, face painting, games and cheetah talks! Raising funds for the Cheetah Conservation Fund who help to save wild cheetahs!

Thursday 10th

Moments with Trees – TreeTube – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30m and 1.30pm – FREE – We will be taking part in tree activities while learning about the park’s trees and will present what we have learned to the camera –

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30 – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Paston Farm Fun Day – Paston Ridings, Pe4 – 11am-3pm – Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Gingerbread workshop, ice creams, raffles, stalls, sandpit, café and lots more

Princess Mononoke (PG) animation – John Clare Theatre, 36-40 Broadway, Pe11SQ – 3.30pm-6pm – On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. Directed by renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, this animation has broken a number of box office records in its native Japan. Essentially a statement on the ecological devastation brought on by human advancement, the story follows the battle between Princess Mononoke and a mining village. The film’s strength lies in its refusal to paint either its arguments or its characters in black and white: There are no pure heroes, no clear-cut villains and no pat answers. £6 adult, £4 under 16. Family ticket (1 adult, 2 children £12). Pay on the door.

Friday 11th

Shelter Building – Lakeside, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU – 10.30(booked) and 1.30pm – £3 per child – Suitable for 7ears+ -Maximum of 2children per adult – Adult must be present – Come along to find out how to build our own wild shelter and have a go at creating your own one –

Green Meadows Festival – Elton Hall, Elton, PE8 6SH – Adults £85, Youth £25, Child, £10 includes Camping and Car Park – Between 11th and 13th enjoy a wide variety of performances, live music and DJs over multiple stages and areas, throughout the day and into the night. We value the relaxed family friendly atmosphere and we love families to join us and have plenty of free child focused activities to keep the kids happy – kids play during the day and adults at night! –

 

Saturday 12th

Green Meadows Festival – Elton Hall, Elton, PE8 6SH – Adults £85, Youth £25, Child, £10 includes Camping and Car Park – Between 11th and 13th enjoy a wide variety of performances, live music and DJs over multiple stages and areas, throughout the day and into the night. We value the relaxed family friendly atmosphere and we love families to join us and have plenty of free child focused activities to keep the kids happy – kids play during the day and adults at night! –

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home, City Centre, Peterborough – 12-12.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries! This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Once upon a Festival – Central Park, Peterborough – 11am onwards – Join Vivacity’s Our Story project for a day of storytelling, puppet shows and family theatre. Get hands on with workshops, join our teddy bears’ picnic plus there’s even a sensory area for babies. This a FREE family event with activities for everyone to enjoy!

Knights and Princesses – Longthorpe Tower, Longthorpe, PE3 6LU – 10am to 5pm – £4 Adults, £3 Children, £12 Families – Ever wanted to be a knight in shining armour? Or perhaps a princess in a wonderful gown? Now’s your chance to learn how! Each day, ‘How to be a Princess’ sessions will be running with visitors at 10.30am and 1.30pm, and ‘How to be a knight’ sessions at 11.30am and 2.30pm

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets
to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold
one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Thomas Summer Holiday – Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, PE8 6LR –  Adults £18, Child £12, Senior £16, Family £48 (other fares available) – Pack your sunglasses, bucket and spade and join Thomas on the Nene Valley Railway’s Riviera for a summer holiday. Without leaving Peterborough you can enjoy a ride behind Thomas. Included in your ticket are activities and Thomas’ other friends up and down the lines. Bouncy Castles, Activity Centre, Story Room, Miniature railway rides, pump trolley rides, Meet the Wansford Controller and much more!

Green Meadows Festival – Elton Hall, Elton, PE8 6SH – Adults £85, Youth £25, Child, £10 includes Camping and Car Park – Between 11th and 13th enjoy a wide variety of performances, live music and DJs over multiple stages and areas, throughout the day and into the night. We value the relaxed family friendly atmosphere and we love families to join us and have plenty of free child focused activities to keep the kids happy – kids play during the day and adults at night!

Sunday 13th

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30 – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home, City Centre Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Knights and Princesses – Longthorpe Tower, Longthorpe, PE3 6LU – 10am to 5pm – £4 Adults, £3 Children, £12 Families – Ever wanted to be a knight in shining armour? Or perhaps a princess in a wonderful gown? Now’s your chance to learn how! Each day, ‘How to be a Princess’ sessions will be running with visitors at 10.30am and 1.30pm, and ‘How to be a knight’ sessions at 11.30am and 2.30pm

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Thomas Summer Holiday – Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, PE8 6LR –  Adults £18, Child £12, Senior £16, Family £48 (other fares available) – Pack your sunglasses, bucket and spade and join Thomas on the Nene Valley Railway’s Riviera for a summer holiday. Without leaving Peterborough you can enjoy a ride behind Thomas. Included in your ticket are activities and Thomas’ other friends up and down the lines. Bouncy Castles, Activity Centre, Story Room, Miniature railway rides, pump trolley rides, Meet the Wansford Controller and much more!

Summer Holidays

W/c 14th August

Monday 14th

Nature Tots – Ferry Meadows – 10am – £3 per child (1 adult to 2 children) – Suitable from 2 years+ – Fun outdoor parent and toddler group. Each Session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity –

Tuesday 15th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Animal Agents – A Roman Riddle – Peterborough Museum, priestgate – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home, City Centre, Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries! This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets
to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold
one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions. Book online

Wednesday 16th

Wild Wednesday – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – 10am – FREE – Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts – Suggested donation of £2 on the day

Kids Craft Club – Binoculars Free Make & Take – 12-2pm – Join our colleagues in your local store as they show you how to make these fab binoculars! The perfect accessory to start kids adventures.

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Animal Agents – A Roman Riddle – Peterborough Museum, priestgate – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Teddy Bears Picnic – Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, NG33 5AP – 12.30pm-3pm – £5 per child – Teddy bears and their owners are treated to a story from Tom the Tale Teller while enjoying their picnic under the spreading branches of the old cedar tree. Follow the clues for the bear trail and receive a prize and certificate at the end. They’ll be footballs, hula hoops, and bubbles to play. Fancy Dress optional

Nature Play – @Holme Woods – 10am – FREE – In order for our children to bond with nature and the earth they must spend time in it and on it – play is the optimum learning experience. NATURE PLAY is… Child-led play, for all ages, every week, all weather, all seasons – Please don’t bring toys, pushchairs, dogs, or use child-reins.  

Thursday 17th

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Friday 18th

Kids Tree Climbing – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU –  Every half an hour between 10am-12pm and again 1pm-2.30pm – FREE – Suitable for children aged 3 yrs+ – Full instructions are given by our rangers and all safety equipment is provided

Chicken Run Outdoor Cinema – Sacrewell Farm, Thornhaugh, PE86HJ – 6pm -We’re hoping our New Hampshire Red roosters don’t get any ideas when we show this fantastic animation at our outdoor cinema.

Saturday 19th

Babe Outdoor cinema – Sacrewell Farm, Thornhaugh, PE86HJ -6pm -The heartwarming story of a pig that thinks he’s a sheepdog is a bit of a favourite with the Sacrewell team so we’re very excited to show it at our outdoor cinema this summer

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets
to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold
one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home, City Centre, Peterborough – 12-12.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries! This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Sunday 20th

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30 – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home, City Centre Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

W/c 21st August

Monday 21st

Tuesday 22nd

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets
to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold
one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Nature Play – @Holme Woods – 10am – FREE – In order for our children to bond with nature and the earth they must spend time in it and on it – play is the optimum learning experience. NATURE PLAY is… Child-led play, for all ages, every week, all weather, all seasons – Please don’t bring toys, pushchairs, dogs, or use child-reins. 

Animal Agents – Anglo-Saxon Secrets – Peterborough Museum, priestgate – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Wednesday 23rd

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Primate Day at Hamerton Zoo Park – 10-5.30pm – Raising money for the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project! They rescue, rehabilitate and release wild gibbons in Phuket, Thailand. Primate Day activities include: Games: Pick a straw, help find Ben’s bananas and hook a duck. Face painting, Raffle, Cake stall, Talks

Kids Craft Club – Paint Your Own Ceramics – 12-2pm – Join our colleagues for this free make and take in your local store. Join in as they show you how to paint ceramic shapes!

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home, City Centre Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Wild Wednesday – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – 10am – FREE. – Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts. – Suggested donation of £2 on the day

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH- 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Animal Agents – Anglo-Saxon Secrets – Peterborough Museum, priestgate – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Thursday 24th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30 – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Kids Tree Climbing – Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows, PE25UU –  Every half an hour between 10am-12pm and again 1pm-2.30pm – FREE – Suitable for children aged 3 yrs+ – Full instructions are given by our rangers and all safety equipment is provided

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Peter Pan – Flag Fen, Embankment Road, PE11EF – 6.30pm – Adult £15, Children £10 Family £44 – Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, faway on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook. – Please bring your own seating –

Friday 25th

Happily Ever After – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, Pe2 5UU – £2.50 per child – maximum of 2 children pre adult – 10.30am and 1.30pm – Suitable for 3yrs+ – Activities, craft and games to celebrate A A Milne, based around the stories of Winnie the Pooh and friends in the hundred acre wood.- Book here

Shreks Summer Tour – Notcutts Peterborough – 2-4pm- This summer Notcutts has partnered up with Shrek’s Adventure! (London’s newest family attraction) to bring you some Far Far Away fun! Pick up a Shrek Trail activity sheet at your local Notcutts garden centre to go on a trail following the posters to find answers to our quiz. When you’ve finished the trail, pick up a free pack of fun cress seeds* and make an edible swamp or cress head at home.

Saturday 26th

The Lost World – Sacrewell Farm, Thornahugh, PE86HJ – 6pm -Dinosaurs are coming to Sacrewell farm for one night only. Bring a picnic, a blanket and some friends and enjoy the show.-

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home, City Centre, Peterborough – 12-12.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries! This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets
to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold
one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Sunday 27th

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free –

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home Bretton – 2-2.30 – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Itter Park Car Boot – Itter Crescent, PE4 6JT – Want a stall?  Cars£6, Car + Trailer £8, Vans £8 -Lots of bargains and bric a brac. Raising money for Itter Park

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home, City Centre Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Burghley Fine Food Market – Burghley House, Stamford – 10am-4pm – FREE – Food markets with a difference! Come and meet around 30 local suppliers in a celebration of local produce with handmade cheeses, artisan breads, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats at one of our 4 seasonal Fine Food Markets

W/c 28th August

Monday 28th **Bank Holiday**

Nature Tots – Ferry Meadows – 10am – £3 per child (1 adult to 2 children) – Suitable from 2 years+ – Fun outdoor parent and toddler group. Each Session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity –

Burghley Fine Food Market – Burghley House, Stamford – 10am-4pm – FREE – Food markets with a difference! Come and meet around 30 local suppliers in a celebration of local produce with handmade cheeses, artisan breads, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats at one of our 4 seasonal Fine Food Markets

Tuesday 29th

Animal Agents – The Victorian Deduction – Peterborough Museum, priestgate – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Summer Small Furries Workshop – Pets At Home, City Centre, Peterborough 1-1.30pm – FREE – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop, where we’ll be learning all about Small Furries! This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. Our interactive workshops get kids up close and personal with the pets to learn all about the small furry friends that we have in-store, and give a really ‘hands-on’ approach to pet care. There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll even get the chance to hold one of our pets! During the workshop your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Nature Play – @Holme Woods – 10am – FREE – In order for our children to bond with nature and the earth they must spend time in it and on it – play is the optimum learning experience. NATURE PLAY is… Child-led play, for all ages, every week, all weather, all seasons – Please don’t bring toys, pushchairs, dogs, or use child-reins.  –

Wednesday 30th

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Kids Craft Club – Beaded Wands Free Make & Take – 12-2pm – Join our colleagues in your local store as they show you how to make beautiful beaded wands! These wands are simple to make and the options for shapes, beads and straw combos are endless.

Animal Agents – The Victorian Deduction – Peterborough Museum, priestgate – Did you know elephants used to live in Peterborough? That the Romans loved rabbits? Or that dogs have been our pets for over 10,000 years? Get inspired to join the Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents events at Peterborough Museum. Join us for 6 weeks of museum mysteries as the Agents travel through time. Can you help them solve the trickiest puzzles history can throw at them? Find clues, unravel riddles and get up close to objects. Plus with storytelling from every era, you’ll travel from the Jurassic to the age of steam in no time!

Wild Wednesday – Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows, PE2 5UU – 10am – FREE – Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts – Suggested donation of £2 on the day

Summer Fishy Friends – Pets At Home, City Centre Peterborough – 1-1.30pm – Come along and join the fun for this fantastic Summer workshop where we’ll be learning all about our Fishy Friends!
This workshop will help teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them in a safe and responsible way. This will include what they like to eat, what they need
to live in and how to keep them fit and healthy! There will be activities, puzzles and games and you’ll get to come up close and personal to see the fish we keep in-store. During the tour your dedicated store colleague will be happy to answer any questions.

Elton Hall and Gardens – Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free

Thursday 31st

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials – Burghley House, Stamford- premier equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world. The parkland of Burghley provides a perfect setting for the 4-Day Event competition and a stunning location for the popular shopping village of more than 600 exhibitors – tempting all ages and tastes. –

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

Elton Hall and Gardens– Elton, PE8 6SH – 2-5pm – The house has limited disabled access and no suitable for wheelchairs as there as stairs. House and Garden £9.50, Gardens £7.50 Under 16’s free

Friday 1st

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials – Burghley House, Stamford- premier equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world. The parkland of Burghley provides a perfect setting for the 4-Day Event competition and a stunning location for the popular shopping village of more than 600 exhibitors – tempting all ages and tastes. – Tickets and more information available here

Saturday 2nd

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

East Anglian Air Ambulance Emergency Services Fun Day Visitor Centre, Ferry meadows, Pe25UU – From 10am.- There will be children’s fairground rides, face painting. The Ferry Meadows Railway will be donating their train fares on the day to us so enjoy a ride across the park and support EAAA. Hot and cold drinks will be available as well as cakes and an ice cream van. So bring a picnic and spend the day with EAAA.

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials – Burghley House, Stamford- premier equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world. The parkland of Burghley provides a perfect setting for the 4-Day Event competition and a stunning location for the popular shopping village of more than 600 exhibitors – tempting all ages and tastes. – Tickets and more information available here

Sunday

Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary –  Church lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9RB – 10.30am-4pm – FREE Admission  – Non prof it and relies on donations -Phone 07940146330 to check if open before setting off

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials – Burghley House, Stamford- premier equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world. The parkland of Burghley provides a perfect setting for the 4-Day Event competition and a stunning location for the popular shopping village of more than 600 exhibitors – tempting all ages and tastes. – Tickets and more information available here

 

1 Comment

  1. Polly
    July 18, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    This is brillant. I was just saying to my husband I need to compile a list. Being new to Peterborough we haven’t discoved all the exciting places yet, so this is really helpful – thank you!

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