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.
Friday 1st, 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.
Friday 1st, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there is a maximum of eight places per session.
Saturday 2nd, Strawberry Fair at Midsummer Common. This year’s festival theme is 'Heroes'. Make sure to catch the Parade, which marks the start of Strawberry Fair, leaving from Christ's Pieces, venturing through town, around the Market Square and back to Midsummer Common in full technicolour glory. Find out what else is happening at the fair here.
Sunday 3rd, Photography In Focus at Thorpe Hall. 10.30am until 4.30pm. This exciting event will bring together models, dancers, exhibitions, presentations and much more giving everyone interested in photography something to photograph and maybe even learn. Entry fee £5.00. Money raised will go to support Sue Ryder Hospice. Find out more here.
Sunday 3rd, Tipplefair 2018 at The Heron Pun, Stanground. 11am. Buy and sell at one of the largest selection of DRINK related memorabilia in Peterborough (beer, brewery, whisky, spirits, cola etc. glasses, playing cards, ashtrays, mirrors etc.). Appraisal & Valuation Service offered on the day. Contact Maxine on 07506 296801 for more information and to book a table.
Friday 8th, The Isle of Ely Arts Festival Presents Touchable Dreams at Haddenham Arts Centre. 7.30pm. Poetry and Music in the Key of Love - with Jeremy Harmer (spoken word, voice and guitars) and Steve Bingham (violin, electric violin and live looping. Book tickets here.
Saturday 9th, The Academy of Great St. Mary's Orchestra and Choirs at Great St. Mary’s, the University Church. 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Conductors: Adam Pounds and Samuel Hayes, Lennox Berkeley: Divertimento, Mozart: Coronation Mass ,Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica). Book your tickets here
Saturday 9th, Concert at All Saints' Parish Church in Cottenham. 7.30pm. Two professional players of viols will provide an evening of early and modern music written for the viol and stories about it. The concert is in aid of two charities, Medecins sans Frontieres and Save the Children, for their work with Syrian refugees. Tickets, £12.50, will be available at the door.
Saturday 9th, The Wild Wood Rumpus at Horseheath Racecourse. 11am until 9.30pm. Run wild in a magical woodland, discover enchanting activities and performances around every corner. Find art installations, story tellers, woodland crafts, children’s theatre, plus fantastic food from local street food vendors, bars, and live music to stomp and dance to! Book tickets here.
Saturday 9th, #WW5kMyWay Challenge at Milton Country Park. 2pm. Weight Watchers invites coaches and members to take part in the challenge to support East Anglian Children's Hospice. For more information, please contact Michelle on 07801 372591.
Until Saturday 9th June, Peterborough Embroiderer’s Guild – ‘Something Old, Something New’ at the Exhibition Room at the Peterborough Cathedral Visitor Centre. 10am until 5pm (Mon - Sat) and 11am until 4pm (Sun). The Peterborough branch of the Embroiderers' Guild is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year by showcasing both new creations and older pieces with a particular personal or sentimental significance. This mix of old and new will showcase the changes, advances and progress that members have achieved in their work over the years. Entry: Free, but donations are welcome to cover costs.
Sunday 10th, Paul Scarrow Charity Commemorative Football Match at Witchfrod Recreation Ground. 2pm. Paul Scarrow Family team vs Paul Scarrow Ely City Youth team. Kids football tournament from 10am with the charity match kicking off at 2pm. There will be a beat the keeper competition, ice cream van, bouncy castle, beer festival, prize raffle, cake stall and a BBQ. It's the perfect family day out!
Sunday 10th, 900 Fairies: Guinness World Record attempt for Anna's Hope on the Peterborough Cathedral Green. 12.30pm until 2.30pm. Come and join in this Guinness World Record attempt for the largest gathering of people dressed as fairies in one place. We are aiming for 900 fairies (in honour of the Cathedral’s 900th anniversary) to raise money for Anna’s Hope, the East of England’s leading brain tumour charity. To qualify as a fairy, you MUST wear a tutu, wings and carry a wand! Free entry but please book your place.
Friday 15th until Sunday 17th. Peterborough Heritage Festival. Now in its tenth year, the UK's largest multi-period, city-centre, living history festival is returning for what promises to be a fabulous weekend of events.
Friday 15th, The Isle of Ely Arts Festival Presents Folk In The Fens at The Beeches. 7.30pm. Enjoy a sublime mixture of different musical styles celebrating music from the heart of British Folk tradition. Performers include; Jeremy Harmer, The Boxwood Chessmen, Capstan Full Strength, David Savage, Ad Hoc strings and Steve Bingham. Tickets cost £10 on the door or can be purchased here.
Saturday 16th, Garden Groove Family Festival at the Six Bells, Fulbourn High Street. 12.30pm until 6.30pm. Enjoy live music and dance performances in a beer garden whilst raising money for the Fulbourn Primary School Playground Appeal. There will also local talent performances, refreshments and stalls on the day too! Find out more here.
Saturday 16th, Tower Top Climbs at Peterborough Cathedral. 10am until 4pm. As part of the Heritage Festival, Peterborough Cathedral are holding a day of special tower top climbs – every hour, on the hour. This will involve a straight climb up the steps of the north-west tower onto the central tower outside, for stunning views across the city. Booking is essential.
Saturday 16th, Viennese Evening at the Queen Katharine Academy on Mountsteven Avenue. 7.30pm. Enjoy a performance from the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and Peterborough Opera. This sparkling event will be full of everyone’s favourites - from the Merry Widow to the Blue Danube with some Thunder & Lightning thrown in for good measure! Book your tickets here.
Wednesday 13th until Saturday 16th. 'Cox and Box' and 'H.M.S Pinafore' at Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre. 7.30pm. As in previous years the productions will be staged in the wonderful 'Theatre in a Barn'. High quality entertainment guaranteed! Book your tickets.
Saturday 16th, St Neots Parkrun. 9am. The first of its kind in the town. The free weekly timed 5k runs start from One Leisure St Neots. Contact Jenna Payne on 01480 388858 for more information.
Saturday 16th until Sunday 17th, Open Gardens Yaxley & Farcet Centenary. Two parishes unite for a weekend of celebration and rememberance. Dedicate your garden to the memory of a local hero and raise money to support the vital work that the Royal British Legion does for the Armed Forces community. Work with intergenerational teams to share your knowledge and pass it on to young people as part of a series of events throughout the year. To register your interest in opening your garden or sharing your gardening knowledge email email@example.com or phone 07775 516253.
Friday 22nd, Comedy Fundraiser at the South Grove Community Centre, Peterborough. 6.45pm until 11pm. Bonacia is holding a fundraising event for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Enjoy an evening of quality comedy for just £20! All profits from ticket sales will go directly to the EAAA and there will also be a raffle on the night to raise even more vital funds.
Saturday 23rd, BRoW4 Charity Bike Run & Walk at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough. 10am until 3pm. Enjoy a Bike Run or Walk with or without a 4-legged friend for Your Local Air Ambulance. There will be three different marshaled tracks - 5km, 8km or 12km. There will be actvites for all the family at the family fun fair day, face painting inflateables and childrens rides. All proceeds will be given to the air ambulances that cover the UK. Sign up here.
Sunday 24th, British Heart Foundation Annual Peterborough Bike Ride. Take part and cycle through the picturesque villages of Rockingham Forest. Choose your challenge from 25, 50 or 100 mile routes and help raise lots of money for charity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday 27th, 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 29th, Peterborough 900 Nave Dinner at the Peterborough Cathedral Nave. 7pm. Join the Cathedral in celebrating its 900th anniversary year at a black tie dinner, with a talk by the effervescent Reverend Richard Coles – priest, author, broadcaster and both Masterchef and Strictly contestant.
Saturday 30th, Jack's Family Fun Day & Football Tournament at Great Paxton Recreation Ground. 12pm until 6pm. Kick off at 12.30pm. On the day will be a four team Football Tournament which are all mixed ages from 16 to 55 and also have male and female players in the teams. During the day there will also be a BBQ, bar, face painting, games and stalls. There will be a presentation of medals and a shield for the winning team. Money raised will be going to a variety of worthy charities such as the Chrohn's and Colitiis Foundation and ADHD Research.
Saturday 30th, Heath Fest 2018, Newmarket Road Duxford (A505). 2pm until 10pm. Enjoy a brilliant family summer festival for just £5 for children and £7 for adults. Arts & Crafts, zorbing, speed goal, face painting, bouncy castles, tractor fun and excellent live music. For more information click here.
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