Do you fancy volunteering at Nene Valley Railway?

Our weekly round up of things to do as a family ... including a Volunteers Day at NVR.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:08 am
NVR Volunteers Day

Volunteers Day

Nene Valley Railway, March 11

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Peterborough Music Festival 2016 at the Town Hall. Brass soloist Lydia Cochrane (13) from The King's School.

If anybody is interested in seeing what’s involved with being part of a happy band down at NVR there is a no-obligation chance when people can attend the second annual Volunteers Day .

All people need to do is pop along to the Wansford Station (PE8 6LR) between 10am and 3 pm and apart from the obligatory cup of tea and a biscuit there will be a brief synopsis of the many roles involved, a tour of the site and any questions you have will be answered.

If you can’t make it on the day call 01780 784444.

Dolls House, Exhibit

Dolls House

Peckover House, Wisbech

Gracing the Museum Room on the first floor is a large architectural model of Peckover, which has been so accurately made that, when peering into a room it’s easy to forget its size and believe you are looking at the real house! It is the work of Tim and Angela Hartnall of Anglia Dolls’ Houses.

Eye Scrabble Club

A Beautiful Nightmare

Manor Farm Community Centre, March 13,

Eye Scrabble Club meetings are held on alternate Monday evenings, from 6.30pm-9.30pm at the Manor Farm Community Centre, in High Street, Eye. Refreshments are available for a small charge.

Contact Chris Hawkins on 01733 223202 or 07775 438682, or email [email protected]

Float A Boat

Peterborough Music Festival 2016 at the Town Hall. Brass soloist Lydia Cochrane (13) from The King's School.

Ferry Meadows, March 18

Come along and use recycled materials to create your own floating object. Test it out on Lynch Lake before recovering it to take home for the bath!

Times: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30pm-3.00pm Meet at: Discovery Den.

Cost: Free. Suggested donation £2.  Booking: Essential.

Guided Walk

Dolls House

Ferry Meadows, March 16

There is a great opportunity to get out and about on a spring afternoon and join Ian Lowe for a guided walk around Ferry Meadows and the surrounding area.

You will be able to point out areas of interest along the six mile route, as well as ask him questions along the way.

The guided walk with a ranger takes place next Thursday, March 16, from 1pm to 4.15pm.

There is no cost for going along, but there is a suggested donation of £2 on the day.

This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities. 

Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 

Booking a spot on the guided walk is essential and the meeting point will be confirmed at time of booking.

Please visit online to book yourself a place, or telephone Nene Park Trust on 01733 234193 if you would like more information.

History of the Brickpits

St Mark’s Hall, March 13

Peterborough Civic Society’s latest speaker is Philip Parker, an environmental consultant, who will give a talk on The Natural History of the Whittlesey Brick Pits.

Philip manages Kings Dyke Nature Reserve and has an in-depth knowledge of the brick pits, from their Jurassic fauna to their current wildlife value.

The talk takes place on Monday, March 13 at St Mark’s Hall, Lincoln Road, 7.30pm. All welcome.

A Beautiful Nightmare