Dates for your diary

Outdoor events, theatre productions and family days out are aplenty whilst our country parks and outdoor attractions offer regular activities and talks including those suitable for corporate functions, children or adult learners. Check our listings here.

Nene Valley Railway Teddy Express

Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 23, 2018 

Nene Valley Railway

Trains from 10am. See website for more details and prices. All Children that are accompanied by a Teddy Bear travel for half price (aged 10 and under), accompanied by a full fare paying adult. Travel in our special Teddy decorated carriages Tombola, Games and Family fun, Face Painting and Bouncy Castle, Story telling in the Waiting room. T: 01780 784444

Wild Wednesday

Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018 

Ferry Meadows Country Park

Children and adults are welcome to come and join at this drop-in session where they will get to create some seasonal and wild crafts. 10am. £1. Meet at Discovery Den. T: 01733 234193.

Evening River Paddle and Bat Spotting Walk

Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 

Rushden Lakes

5.30pm start. Canoes will depart Canoe2’s base at Rushden Lakes. After a peaceful early evening paddle on the River Nene you will be met back at Rushden Lakes by your Wildlife Trust experts just as the bats are starting to come out. You’ll then be taken on a guided walk of the Nature Reserve as dusk settles. Everyone will have the opportunity to use a bat detector which picks up the ultrasonic frequencies used by bats as they hunt. The event will finish by 9.45pm.

Barnwell Park Fun Sleep Out

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 

Barnwell Country Park, PE8 5PB

6pm. Adult- £12.50 Child - £7.50. Wild Sleep Out is a chance to do something different. Wait until dark and then let the fun begin – Star gazing, bat hunting and moth trapping. Participants only need warm clothes, sleeping bag & mat. Eating utensil, mug, bowl & spoon. Bring your own small 2/4 man tent, bivouac shelter or individual bivvy bag. T: 07951 128903 E:

Barnwell Park Astronomical Evening

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 

Barnwell Country Park, PE8 5PB

8pm. Adults £3. Children: Free. An opportunity to learn about the night sky from our experts the Peterborough Astronomical Society. Gaze through high powered telescopes and view the planets and stars. T: 07951 128903 E:

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