May Events

May 2018

Saturday 5th, Ellie's World Challenge Fundraising Quiz Night at Steeple Morden Village Hall. 7pm. Enjoy a fun night out as Ellie raises money for her trip to Tanzania to help local villages build schools and their community. There will be also be a raffle on the night with prizes such as a Fitbit, a Liz Earl Hamper (worth £300) and a tour around the Heart studios. For more information contact

Saturday 5th, Crowing Around Bike Show 2018 at the Crown Inn Pub, Littleport. 11am. Enjoy a day of bikes, bands and beer whilst raising money for chairty and good causes. Find out more here.

Saturday 5th, Charity Festival Day at the Bull Inn in Newborough. Come along and help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. There will be a variety of live bands, a magician, bouncy castle, games and a firework display in the evening! For more information contact the Landlady, Jacki, on 07581388145.

Sunday 6th, Ely Wine Festival at The Poets House. 11.30am until 1.30pm or 2.30pm until 4.30pm. Check in at the entrance, grab your glass and then wander around the exhibitors trying as many wines as you like. There will be over 50 wines to try which will give both the discerning wine buff and the educated beginner a wide range of wines to try and enjoy! There is NO EXTRA CHARGE for tasting the wines! Part of the Ely Food and Drink Festival. Buy your tickets here.

Monday 7th, Reach Fair 2018. 12pm until 5pm. Enjoy the perfect family Bank Holiday day out packed full of live music, food, dance, games, fairground rides and even a dog show! Click here to see the full programme of events.

Monday 7th, Super Sensory 1k at Histon & Impington Recreation Ground. 11.30am until 11.45am. (Registration from 10.30am on the day). Power2Inspire invites everyone young, old, disable, non-disabled to enjoy their Super Sensory route. The specially designed 1k course around the Rec is dotted with Sensory Stations where you can delight your senses - touch, taste, view, hear and smell! Participants can walk, run, push or be pushed, so it's perfect occassion to enjoy fun with friends and family. Entry £3.

Saturday 12th, Waterbeach Running Festival. From 10am. Entries are filling fast for the Third Waterbeach Running Festival and there is still plenty of time left to train and get involved. The course is on the disused barracks so flat and traffic free, there will be 10km and 5km races, a 2km fun run and even a 100m toddle for under fives. Spectators can enjoy a bouncy castle, children's activities and food stalls whilst they wait to cheer their friends and family to the finish line. Enter and find out more information here. All money raised on the day goes to the Waterbeach Toddler Playgroup (WTP), a charity run preschool in Waterbeach for children aged 2 ½ - 5. 

Sunday 13th, Peakirk Village Fete. From 1pm. Organised by the Village Hall and St Pega’s Church Committees There will be a host of stalls, including Cakes & Preserves, Books, Plants, Bric-a-brac, etc., with games and competitions, and music to entertain all. Come and enjoy afternoon tea and cakes, or a refreshing tipple from the Pimm’s stall!

Tuesday 15th until Saturday 19th. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the South Holland Centre in Spalding. 7.30pm. This West End hit comes to Spalding for the first time ever and we invite you to join the glamour and glitz of the campest cabaret in town!  Mitzi, Felicia and Bernadette go to Alice Springs in their pink bus affectionately named Priscilla, to perform a drag show.  Featuring many popular songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s including I Will Survive, Finally and Go West, this fun filled show will bring the stage to life with quirky characters, outrageous costumes and an array of colour. Audiences are guaranteed to leave the theatre smiling and singing the show tunes! Book your tickets.

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th, Peterborough Cathedral Charity Abseil. 9am until 9pm. Do you have nerves of steel? If so, you can take part in a 150 foot abseil down the North West Tower of Peterborough Cathedral (under the supervision of Derby Mountain Rescue). Proceeds from the event will be split between the Cathedral and the Peterborough-based charity ‘Shine UK’, whose work supports those affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

Saturday 19th until Friday 1st June. Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival 2018. The festival is a fun packed celebration of Rutland and its glorious countryside and will host led walks and bike rides to suit all ages and abilities, perfect for a family day out. The residents of Rutland are encouraged to join the many visiting walkers and cyclists who travel from far and wide. It's a perfect opportunity to meet new people with similar interests, explore different areas across the county and refreshments are available on many of the walks and rides.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th, Riverside Miniature Railway Grand Opening and Gala Weekend in St Neots. 10.30am until 4.30pm. Miniature railway engines, visiting railway engines, stationary engines and much more! Enjoy a train journey for just £1!

Saturday 19th, Ely & District Model Railway Club's 40th Model Railway Exhibition at City of Ely Community College. 10.30am until 4.30pm. Adults £5, Children £3 with free parking available. interesting programme of railway modellers of all abilities and interests guaranteed!

Saturday 19th, Festival of Plants at Cambridge University Botanic Garden. 10am until 5pm. A fun-filled, fact-finding, family day out showcasing the fascinating world of plants and the science they support. Cambridge University Botanic Garden will be brimming with spring colour as it becomes a hive of activity with something for everyone: free Garden tours, ask-the-gardener and pop-up plant science stalls where University researchers share how they are using plant science to address global problems. There will also be specialist plant stalls, children’s activities, composting and vegetable growing advice, live music and pop-up food and drink on offer. Normal admission applies.

Sunday 20th, Newborough Young Farmers Club Tractor Road Run. 11am start at Moor Farm in Newborough. A convoy of 50 tractors will be venturing around greater Peterborough villages to raise money for East Anglian air ambulance and No Gain No Pain UK. Find out more about event here.

Sunday 20th, Charity Book Sale and Yard Sale at Hilgay Village Hall. 10am until 4pm. Pick up a bargain and help raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Contact Ali Dent on 01366 387686 for more information.

Sunday 20th, The Academy of Great St. Mary's Orchestra and the Stapleford Choral Society. 2.30pm until 4pm. Conductor Adam Pounds, Pounds: London Cantata, Haydn: London Symphony, Elgar: Dream Children. Get your tickets from just £8. 

Wednesday 23rd, Organ Recital at Peterborough Cathedral. 1pm. Come and hear a free lunchtime recital by one of the Cathedral Music Department’s accomplished organists. Donations are invited.

Friday 25th, Soul at The Marquee 4 as part of the Easton on the Hill Beerfest & Gala Weekend. 7pm until 1am. Enjoy great music with great company to start the Bank Holiday weekend. There are 3+ Guest DJs playing a Mix of Modern and Rare Northern Soul and Motown Floor Fillers!  Plus, The Contacts will be playing live. Formed in 2017 The Contacts have quickly established themselves playing a mix of Motown and Northern Soul to sell-out gigs in the Peterborough & Stamford area. With a high energy set they are not to be missed!  £5.00 entry all Profits Donate to The Stroke Association UK! tickets available on the door only!

Saturday 26th until Sunday 3rd. COSMOS Roadshow: Interactive Science Exhibition for Families at Peterborough Cathedral. 10am until 4pm. Be a part of a ‘Sensational Science!’ roadshow as COSMOS brings hands-on exhibits, shows and activities for all the family to enjoy. Experience an illuminating illustration of how your mind and body work together to let you sense the world around you. From the anatomy of the ear to the eerie 'velvet hand' illusion, it has to be seen to be believed! Entry: Free (no need to book), but donations are welcome to cover costs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 27th, Cambs Coffee Corner Grand Opening located inside of Cambs Lock in Huntingdon. Try a selection of delicious food and drink with British Olympic medalist, Louis Smith, who will be in attendance for the launch of the cafe.

Monday 28th May until Friday 1st June. Time Explorers: Normans at the Peterborough Cathedral Nave. 1pm until 4pm. Experience the story of Norman Peterborough through family craft activities. You can construct a castle for Tout Hill for Abbott Turoldus, make a chest to hide treasure from Hereward the Wake, and create an arch to help rebuild the Abbey after the fire of 1116. Entry: Free (no need to book), but donations are welcome to cover costs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday 28th May until Friday 1st June. Scone Making at Becket's Tea Room. 10am, 2pm and 3pm. Come and join us for scone making fun at our amazing 14th century tea room. We’ll even let you eat them afterwards! Entry: Free. To book, call 07702 948216 or email Please note that there is a maximum of eight places per session.

Monday 28th, Fenstanton Football Club Car Boot Sale. 9am until 1pm. Pick up a bargain this Bank Holiday! 100's of pitches, refreshments available and free parking on the day. Pitches £6.

Tuesday 29th, OWLS (Over, Willingham, Longstanton and Swavesey) Community Car Scheme Tea Party at Bethel Baptist Church Hall. 3pm until 4.15pm. To celebrate the scheme's milestone 5000th journey a tea party is being held for its most regular customers. For more information please email

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