Keeping the kids happy over summer - 11 things to do in Peterborough

Flag Fen Treasure
Flag Fen Treasure

Here comes summer - and there is plenty of things going on to stop the children becoming bored.

Here is a look at what leisure provider Vivacity has in store in Peterborough over the school summer holidays.

1) Archaeology Detectives

July 26 and August 9 (10.30am-12.30pm) at Flag Fen

Get dig, dig, digging for clues at Flag Fen, learn about how archaeologists make discoveries and become a historical super-sleuth.

Tickets: £5 per child, accompanying adults free

Booking essential as places strictly limited. Please call 01733 864663

2) Swizztastic Summer: Roald Dahl Events

Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 27 to September 1 (10am – 5pm) at Peterborough Museum.

Story times, chocolate crafts, animal madness and wonderacious wordsmithery abound as the works of Roald Dahl are celebrated and get creative on these brillerific event days.

Tickets: £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families. No need to book, just drop in.

3) Nature Detectives

August 9, 16 and 23 (10.30am-12.30pm at Flag Fen.

Take a walk on the wild side! Learn about the different plants and wildlife native to the Fenland area, hunt for clues and find out how different living things adapt to their surroundings.

Tickets: £5 per child, accompanying adults free. Booking essential as places strictly limited. Please call 01733 864663

4) Trenches, Trauma and Treatment: The Thomas Hunter Story

July 30 and 31 (10am – 5pm at Peterborough Museum.

Learn how WW1 soldiers were treated at Peterborough Infirmary and learn about the journey of Thomas Hunter, whose ghost is purported to still haunt Peterborough Museum today.

Tickets: £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families. No need to book, just drop in.

5) Art Explorers – Children’s Workshop

August 1 (10am) at City Gallery.

Discover new art forms, explore different materials and have fun being creative in this full day workshop.

Contact: Peterborough Museum on 01733 864 663 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

6) Magical Kingdom – Children’s Workshop

August 2 (10am) at City Gallery.

Create a 3D wonderland for your favourite toy: a palace for a princess, a fortress for a knight or a cave for a monster.

Contact: Peterborough Museum on 01733 864 663 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

7) Roald Dahl – Children’s Workshop

August 2(10am) at City Gallery

Get inspired by the wonderful world of Roald Dahl in this fun filled workshop bursting to the brim with creativity.

Contact: Peterborough Museum on 01733 864 663 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

8) Knights & Princesses

August 13 and 14 (10am-5pm) at Longthorpe Tower.

Ever wanted to be a 
knight in a shining armour or a princess in a wonderful gown?

Learn how at this family event with special sessions throughout the day.

Tickets: £3 children, £4 adults, £10 families. No need to book, just drop in.

9) Make Your Own Puppet – Children’s Workshop

August 8 (10am) at City Gallery

Bring your characters to life with this fantastic puppet making workshop, using lots of materials and create your own puppet to take away with you.

Contact: Peterborough Museum on 01733 864 663 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

10) #ParkTales: Myths and Minibeasts

August 20 and 21 (All day) at Thorpe Meadows.

A wonderful family friendly weekend which blends the magical and the natural. Come and be bewitched by storytellers, enchanted by Faeries and captivated by the wonders of nature.

Contact: Key Theatre Box office on 01733 207 239 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com/key- theatre

11) Flag Fen Treasure!

August 27 and 28 (10am-5pm ) at Flag Fen.

The hunt is on! Will you be able to uncover the secrets 
at Flag Fen and find your 
way to the treasure hidden within?

Tickets: £5 children, £8 adults, £20 families. No need to book, just drop in.