August Events

Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August - Thomas' Big Weekend at Nene Valley Railway

Thomas the Tank Engine will be celebrating his birthday and taking families for trips on the Nene Valley Railway. There will also be a summer fete and family activities all weekend.

Every Thursday throughout the Summer Holidays - Gymnastic Fun Sessions at Holbeach & Fenland Gym Club, Peele School, Long Sutton

1-4pm every Thursday, the fun sessions are for girls and boys. It is £5 per child so call Helen on 01945 420280 or Marilyn on 01406 426226 for more details.

Saturday 31st July-Sunday 15th August - Festival of Surprises at Burghley House, Stamford

A two week celebration of fun in the gardens with children's activities and workshops every day. Head down on the weekend of 7th & 8th August to meet the Heart Angels who will be adding some Heart-shaped fun! Take a look at the Burghley House
website for more details

Saturday 7th August 10am-2pm - AVON Breast Cancer Awareness and Sale Day at The Rose and Crown Hotel in Wisbech

The day is all in aid of raising awareness for AVON's Breast Cancer Crusade. There will be a Raffle, Tombola, Lucky dip and Kissing Wall as well as lots of AVON products for sale.

Saturday 14th August - Summer Fete at Wyberton sports and Social Club

Boston Day Opportunities is holding this event to help raise money for new sensory room equipment for the people they support with learning diablilities. They are looking for organisations/causes or anyone who would like a stall. All they ask for is a minimum dontaion of £10

Saturday 14th August - Fun Day for Families of Autistic Spectrum young people at Welbourne School Werrington, Peterborough

The National Autistic society Peterborough & District Branch are holding a Family Fun Day for families with Autistic Spectrum young people & their Siblings Held on Saturday August 14th. There will be bouncy castles, Gladiators & Giant Slide, an Information stand, BBQ with Burgers & Sausages £1 each. It will be held at Welbourne School playing Field 11am–4pm. Come along and join the fun. A donation of £1 per child, adults go free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Jackie on 01733 577366 for more information

Sunday 15th August 11am - Maxey Car Show at Quarry Lane, Maxey

The Maxey Classic & Thoroughbred Car, Bike and 4x4 Show is on again for its 9th year. Show starts at 11 am gates open 9 am. All the usual attractions with live music, bar, and hog roast. Raffle and prizes for each category. Entry to the show is free for vehicle and driver, under 16’s go free, all others £3.00. No need to book just turn up on the day. All proceeds go to the Maxey Charity Club who this year gave away £2,000 each to Marie Curie Care, Alzheimer’s Society and Papworth Hospital.  All details on the website

Sunday 22nd August - Itter Park Funday

Sure to be a great day full of family fun including live bands and fairground rides plus a bar and food available

Tuesday 24th-Saturday 28th August - Peterborough Beer Festival at the Embankment

Throughout the festival there will be local beer stalls, live music and entertainment. For more information visit the festival's website

Saturday 28th August from 12 noon - Classic & Custom Car, Motorcycle & Scooter Show plus BBQ at The Blue Bell, Easton-on-the-Hill

All vehicles welcome, no entry fee, Awards Followed by an evening of Jazz in the Marquee - tickets available to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Thorpe Hall Hospice

Tuesday 31st August 7.30pm - Tony Stockwell Charity Event at Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood

Join Tony Stockwell TV Medium and help raise money for the Peterborough Baby Care Unit. All profits for this event will go straight to the charity. They are aiming for £4000 for the charity, so every penny counts. There will hopefully be a chance for a book signing from Tony as well. The bar will be open before the event and there will be a raffle on the night, with the proceeds going to the same charity, among the items for raffle will be a personalised item from Tony, 2 tickets for a Spooky-Nights ghost hunt, a spooky-nights hoody, a free 1-1 reading with Jane Davidson and many more smaller prizes.