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Out And About In Peterborough

Things to do in and around Peterborough

Visiting Peterborough can be far more exciting than most people think and if you have some free time, why not experience all this town has to offer? Regardless of what your interests are, it is highly likely that Peterborough will cater to your needs. There is something for everyone of every age ranging from drama-friends to history-buffs and even shopaholics with their kids in tow.

Two of the most popular theatres in the UK can be found in Peterborough: the Key Theatre and the Cresset Theatre. Both of these halls will offer a plethora of dramatic fancies ranging from ballets and operas to live concerts and comedians. Of course, Peterborough does not discriminate to the younger night owls.

Once the lights go down, the town comes alive with a diverse range of restaurants serving all forms of world foods. For the dancer or partygoer, nightclubs are available with cocktail bars open until the early hours of the morning.

The History Of Peterborough

The primary attraction to Peterborough is the magnificent Norman Cathedral providing one of the most exquisite backdrops to any city in the United Kingdom. A shout-out to all history buffs, or any person who enjoys true beauty, it is possible to attend a tour of the building viewing the striking architecture with audio accounts of the Norman period. In fact, if you take a trip next door and visit the Peterborough Museum, you can meet a 1,500-year-old woman! Now, isn’t that something worth looking at?

Flag Fen is one of the most well-known and well-maintained Bronze Age archaeological sites in Europe, and it is found right here in Peterborough. Spanning across twenty acres of parkland, you can discover how people survived 4,000 years ago without the internet. At this site, you can view ancient tools, woodwork, and jewellery including the oldest wheel in England.

The Flag Fen site is comprised of over 60,000 pieces of timber arranged in five 1km rows. They are connected by nearby villages known as the Fen Causeway, along with reconstructions of roundhouses from the Bronze and Iron Ages.

If you think viewing Flag Fen is exciting, then you will find the special events held throughout the summer months even more exciting. From June to September, it is possible to enjoy pond dipping, artefact handling, and even re-enactments or experimental archaeology at Flag Fen where you could sculpt a sword or flint knap a basket.

Sports Played In Peterborough

Sports are important to people in the UK, and the Peterborough Greyhound Stadium is one of the most significant local venues for individuals living or passing through the city.  If you are searching for a night filled with entertainment, and possibly winning some money on the side, then a visit to Peterborough Greyhound Stadium is perfect for your needs.  The venue is purpose-built with air-conditioning for the 1,000 seat tiered stadium offering unobstructed views of the races.  The dog racing is held every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; doors open at 6:30 pm and the first race begins at 7:30 pm.

Activities For The Children In Peterborough

Family holidays are important to enjoy breaks over the year, but entertaining the children can be a tricky business when the children are of different ages. Fortunately, Peterborough has made concessions for this particular situation. There are a variety of places throughout the city that will, hopefully, keep all people entertained during their stay.

Summer months typically brings warm weather which is the ideal time to head to the Green Flag parks. These award-winning parks are suitable for children and adults as they allow the adults to relax in the tea rooms while the children enjoy the large play areas, paddling pools, and sunken gardens.

Another family option is the Nene Valley Railway to Ferry Meadows Country Park. This requires a short trip outside of Peterborough, but the trip on the train allows for relaxing walks through the countryside viewing the lakes and woodlands. Allow the kids to burn off energy running around the fields while you sit back and enjoy nature.

If fields are not your cup of tea, why not head off to one of the two local farmyards available. Pigeons Farm and Sacrewell Farm allow the children to enjoy viewing and feeding the animals. The Country Centre also allows your kids to get ‘up close and personal’ with farm animals learning about breeding and rearing during their day out.

Of course, older children may not be particularly excited about feeding a cow or sheep. Peterborough has not forgotten teenagers, and it may be useful to head off to Teamworks Karting for a day dedicated to teenage fun. Allow the adrenalin to kick in as a day of indoor karting begins. You can compete against the children or allow the children to interact with others making new friends as the holiday progresses. Open seven days a week; the indoor karting track caters for all families and adults.

Shopping In Peterborough

Peterborough is not only farmlands and archaeological sites; it is also a haven for fans of shopping.  If you enjoy taking a stroll down the high street, then why not take a stroll through the three different Peterborough shopping centres.  If you are not a fan of commercial stores, it is possible to enjoy independent stores, City markets, Farmer’s markets and even craft farms.

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