Our weekly round-up of family friendly events, startuing with the opening of Burghley House and gardens on Saturday.
The House and Gardens re-open and this year’s exhibitions, included in your House and Gardens ticket, will be ‘Capability Brown at Burghley’, exploring Brown’s influence on both the parkland and the House, and The Victorians at Burghley, which brings to life fascinating objects used and obtained by family during the Victorian period. Also on Saturday The Private South Gardens offer magnificent seasonal displays of Narcissi and spring bulbs and give an injection of formality into ‘Capability’ Brown’s sweeping vistas. Admission included with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket.
Spring has sprung so why not make the most of it and learn something about the city centre at the same time.
OnSaturday there is the Hidden Heritage guided tour, again starting at Peterborough Museum at 2pm. Book ahead or just turn up. More details on 01733 864663.
On Sunday, discover the fascinating, dramatic and often gory stories from one of the best known and most turbulent periods in our history – the time of the Tudors and the Stuarts. The Tudor& Stuart Peterborough walk starts from the Museum at 2pm. Book ahead or turn up.
And on Tuesday take a Ghost Tour and discover the city’s haunted history with a costumed guide. Tours start from Peterborough Museum at 7.30pm and 8pm. More details as ever on 01733 864663.
Werrington, Central and Hampton libraries, every Friday
Peterborough libraries hold weekly under-fives storytimes and rhymetimes. Using both old favourites and new titles, storytime aims to encourage young children to develop a life-long love of books from an early age. There is no need to book for these FREE sessions, just go along and join in the fun.
Float A Boat
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 With A Ranger
Ferry Meadows, today
Join Ian Lowe for a guided walk around Ferry Meadows and the surrounding area, pointing out areas of interest along the 6-mile route, asking him questions along the way.
Times: 1.00pm-4.15pm. Meet at: To be confirmed at time of booking. Cost: Free. Suggested donation £2.