Events Calendar

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20

Treewilder

Barnwell Country Park Barnwell Road, Oundle

Treewilder is an exhibition of site-responsive interventions, sculptures and video work set in Barnwell Country Park aiming to encourage visitors to explore the woodland space throughout autumn and winter. Guest curated by Angela Kingston, the exhibition features work by Denise de Cordova, Delaine Le Bas, Kim L Pace, Jennet Thomas, Danny Treacy, and Johannes Zits. Suggestive of both the words ... Read More

Free

The Night Before Christmas

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Having enchanted children at Christmas time for more than 200 years this popular festive poem bursts into life in a magical and immersive production for under 7s and their grown-ups. Watch in amazement as Father Christmas and his reindeer fly through ... Read More

£12.50

Winter Light Trail

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Step into a breath-taking, illuminated woodland trail this Christmas! With an all new, longer trail for 2022. Discover an array of magical light installations with a brand-new trail experience that spans over 1¼ miles throughout the stunning woodland, walled garden and grounds of Delapré Abbey.

The Architecture Tour

Peterborough Cathedral

For a limited time only, we will be offering a special guided tour focused entirely on the Cathedral's construction and how it has changed over the centuries. You will explore the site of the Cathedral's medieval Lady Chapel, the iconic West Front, the Norman Nave, the Tudor New Building and much more. The tour lasts around 90 minutes and takes ... Read More

Game of Goose Family Trail

Lyveden Lyveden

Get outside this winter and discover a favourite Tudor board game - Game of Goose. Pull on your wellies and explore nature with this family-friendly trail. Discover family-friendly activities in the grounds at Lyveden and take home a mini version of the Game of Goose to colour and play at home.

Christmas at Ferry Meadows

Nene Park

Experience the magic of Christmas at Nene Park this winter. From 25 November to 2 January, the heart of Ferry Meadows will be transformed for Christmas, with an open-air ice rink, mini Christmas market and vintage fun fair, festooned with twinkling lights and festive garlands. Park visitors can glide into the festive season on our eco-friendly synthetic ice rink, open ... Read More

Recurring Event Santa Express 2022

Santa Express 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Click on the ticket type you wish to purchase for full details of what is included - No matter what ticket you purchase, each child ticket will include a gift from Santa, train ride, refreshments and entertainment. Santa Express 2022 Day Time Dates - 26th, 27th Nov, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec. Yuletide Express 2022 Evening ... Read More

Christmas at Chester House

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

Join the elves this Christmas as they take you on a festive journey to discover the Greatest Gift in the World … For nearly a thousand years, elves have seen the finest presents to have ever been created in the North Pole. But what could the greatest gift be? A precious jewel, an amazing invention, or a magical toy crafted ... Read More

Christmas Trail

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Enjoy a great day out for all the family at our annual Christmas Fair.   Pick up unique, handmade gifts from a variety of carefully selected stalls in the inspiring surroundings of the historic Abbey. With food and drink, children’s activities, and the house dressed for Christmas, there will be something for all ages.

Christmas Fair

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Enjoy a great day out for all the family at our annual Christmas Fair.   Pick up unique, handmade gifts from a variety of carefully selected stalls in the inspiring surroundings of the historic Abbey. With food and drink, children’s activities, and the house dressed for Christmas, there will be something for all ages. Food Donations For the third year running, ... Read More

Christmas Fair

abington park musem Park Ave S, Northampton NN1 5LW

Our ever-popular Christmas fair returns for 2022 and will include a wide range of artisan producers and crafters offering quality gifts, decorations and festive food and drink.

Recurring Event Santa Express 2022

Santa Express 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Click on the ticket type you wish to purchase for full details of what is included - No matter what ticket you purchase, each child ticket will include a gift from Santa, train ride, refreshments and entertainment. Santa Express 2022 Day Time Dates - 26th, 27th Nov, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec. Yuletide Express 2022 Evening ... Read More

Christmas Glass Making Workshop (Afternoon Session)

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Enjoy using your creative skills to design and make unique fused glass Christmas decorations; they will definitely be a talking point for your Christmas visitors! The sessions will be led by June Massey, Member of the Creative Glass Guild.  No previous experience required.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your glass will be fired in June’s kiln and will ... Read More

£20

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Rushden Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0FW John Clark Way, Rushden

Enjoy a delicious festive Afternoon Tea on our Gresley Buffet Carriage. Fresh sandwiches, delicious homemade scones, a variety of festive cakes and a delicious dessert. If you have any special dietary requirements please tell us when booking.

The Advent Procession

Peterborough Cathedral

In association with Kidney Research. A moving service to mark the beginning of Advent, with music from the Cathedral Choir. In association with Kidney Research UK. In the Middle Ages, the Church kept Advent as a time of great solemnity - a time to think about the ultimate reality of death, judgement, hell and heaven. But Advent was also a ... Read More

Festive Door Decoration

Lyveden Lyveden

Taking inspiration from the Tudor Christmas and ably guided by Liddy Parry from Something Less Boring you'll use a selection of different evergreen foliage to construct your own festive door display.

£35
Recurring Event Candlelit Tours

Candlelit Tours

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Experience the Abbey by candlelight on this wonderfully festive, special out-of-hours tour. £15 per person / maximum of 15 people per tour  Price includes mulled wine and mince pies  Experience the Abbey by candlelight on this wonderfully festive, special out-of-hours tour. Hear about the Abbey’s history and its people on an informative tour whilst exploring the nooks and crannies of ... Read More

Recurring Event Candlelit Tours

Candlelit Tours

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Experience the Abbey by candlelight on this wonderfully festive, special out-of-hours tour. £15 per person / maximum of 15 people per tour  Price includes mulled wine and mince pies  Experience the Abbey by candlelight on this wonderfully festive, special out-of-hours tour. Hear about the Abbey’s history and its people on an informative tour whilst exploring the nooks and crannies of ... Read More

Recurring Event Candlelit Tours

Candlelit Tours

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Experience the Abbey by candlelight on this wonderfully festive, special out-of-hours tour. £15 per person / maximum of 15 people per tour  Price includes mulled wine and mince pies  Experience the Abbey by candlelight on this wonderfully festive, special out-of-hours tour. Hear about the Abbey’s history and its people on an informative tour whilst exploring the nooks and crannies of ... Read More

Christmas Craft Fair

Rushden Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0FW John Clark Way, Rushden

Over 30 local traders selling a wide variety of gifts. Hot food & mulled wine will be available to purchase. Entry is only 50p per adult, kids get in free.

Free – £50
Recurring Event Bubbles & Baubles

Bubbles & Baubles

78 Derngate 78-82 Derngate, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Looking for an evening of festive fun? Why not come along to our Bubbles & Baubles event! Inspired by our Prosecco & Paint at 78 Derngate evenings, enjoy a wander round 78 Derngate and take in the unique interiors and history of the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Then, sit down to paint your own Christmas ... Read More

£30.00

Santa Special

Rushden Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0FW John Clark Way, Rushden

Come and enjoy a ride on the diesel Santa Special followed by a visit to Mr & Mrs Claus in their grotto. Enjoy a complimentary juice drink and biscuits for children and for adults tea or coffee with a mince pie. TICKET PRICES Adult: £7 Child: £12.50 Baby with a present: £5 or free without a present When booking please ... Read More

Recurring Event Santa Express 2022

Santa Express 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Click on the ticket type you wish to purchase for full details of what is included - No matter what ticket you purchase, each child ticket will include a gift from Santa, train ride, refreshments and entertainment. Santa Express 2022 Day Time Dates - 26th, 27th Nov, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec. Yuletide Express 2022 Evening ... Read More

Longthorpe Tower Living History Event

Longthorpe Tower Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire,

See Longthorpe Tower brought to life at our living history re-enactment weekend with the Medieval Sokemen Living History Group.  One hour tours will be running on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. Visit the Medieval residence at Longthorpe Tower to not only see the stunning wall paintings, but to experience life as it would have been in the 15th century, ... Read More

Recurring Event Nene Park Art Club

Nene Park Art Club

Nene Park Trust

Are you aged 14-19?  Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you like art? As a member of Nene Park Art Club you can take part in art workshops, learn about the sculptures in the Park, meet local artists, develop art events, and help take care of the sculptures in the Park. Monthly sessions begin in September for the autumn term: 10 September, Block ... Read More

Nene Park Art Club

Nene Park

Are you aged 14-19?  Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you like art? As a member of Nene Park Art Club you can take part in art workshops, learn about the sculptures in the Park, meet local artists, develop art events, and help take care of the sculptures in the Park. Monthly sessions begin in September for the autumn term: 10 September, Block ... Read More

An Evening of Haunting Ghost Stories

Lyveden Lyveden

An evening of stories around the fire for adults and brave older children. Hear some of the tales that would have sent the Tudors to bed shivering and quaking (and not just with the cold).

Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Join us on the 3rd, 10th or 17th of December for a relaxing steam-hauled journey, with drinks and festive nibbles served onboard culminating in live music where passengers are encouraged to join in with the carols. Your evening begins when you arrive at our main station of Wansford. PE8 6LR - Check-in opens 6:15pm You’ll be greeted by one of our fine steam locomotives, simmering ... Read More

Recurring Event Santa Express 2022

Santa Express 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Click on the ticket type you wish to purchase for full details of what is included - No matter what ticket you purchase, each child ticket will include a gift from Santa, train ride, refreshments and entertainment. Santa Express 2022 Day Time Dates - 26th, 27th Nov, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec. Yuletide Express 2022 Evening ... Read More

Drift What Ya Brung

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

At Santa Pod Raceway Drift What Ya Brung days you can come along and learn or practice drifting in safe and legal conditions on some of the Pods 30 acres of open tarmac. There are beginners, intermediate and advanced tracks open at the same time each DWYB day. DWYB days are limited to 80 people per day to ensure maximum ... Read More

£110

Christmas Table Decorations

Lyveden Lyveden

Enjoy a festive few hours in the peaceful surroundings of Lyveden Manor making a floral centrepiece which will bring a little extra magic to your Christmas table. An expert florist will be there to show you the ropes and offer help tips. Refreshments in the form of tea, coffee and a mince pie will help keep you merry and bright ... Read More

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Make a traditional, eco-friendly wire and moss-based wreath for your door this Christmas. Using natural greenery, flowers and festive decoration, our experienced florist will guide you through the techniques used to make a luxury, 30cm decorative wreath for your home or to give as a gift. £42.50pp. The cost of the workshop includes all materials and festive refreshments. Please bring ... Read More

Recurring Event Santa Express 2022

Santa Express 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Click on the ticket type you wish to purchase for full details of what is included - No matter what ticket you purchase, each child ticket will include a gift from Santa, train ride, refreshments and entertainment. Santa Express 2022 Day Time Dates - 26th, 27th Nov, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec. Yuletide Express 2022 Evening ... Read More

Brunch with Santa

Rushden Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0FW John Clark Way, Rushden

Join Santa and his Elves on our stationary Buffet Carriage for a delicious Brunch. All children receive a present from Santa. All ticket holders will also receive a ride on our diesel train. If you have any dietary requirements please email catering@rhts.co.uk

Paper Marbling Workshop

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Experiment with the traditional Turkish art of Paper Marbling. Perfect for anyone wishing to have a go at Marbling Art as a stand-alone technique or as part of a wider practice - to make really special Christmas gift wrappings, or as endpapers for books or decorative works. You will learn about the history, materials and techniques of this beautiful and ... Read More

Christmas Magic

Peterborough Cathedral

Christmas starts here! All your festive favourites performed by Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Peterborough Voices and Peterborough Youth Choir. Performances are at 2.30pm and at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced from £21 to £36.50.

£21 – £36.50
Recurring Event Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Join us on the 3rd, 10th or 17th of December for a relaxing steam-hauled journey, with drinks and festive nibbles served onboard culminating in live music where passengers are encouraged to join in with the carols. Your evening begins when you arrive at our main station of Wansford. PE8 6LR - Check-in opens 6:15pm You’ll be greeted by one of our fine steam locomotives, simmering ... Read More

Recurring Event Santa Express 2022

Santa Express 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Click on the ticket type you wish to purchase for full details of what is included - No matter what ticket you purchase, each child ticket will include a gift from Santa, train ride, refreshments and entertainment. Santa Express 2022 Day Time Dates - 26th, 27th Nov, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec. Yuletide Express 2022 Evening ... Read More

Eco Wrapping Workshop

With just over a week to go to the big day, it's the perfect time to get a bit of wrapping up done. Lyveden will be dressed in all its festive glory so why not come and spend some time picking up some gift wrapping inspiration and having a go yourself. Refreshments in the form of tea, coffee and a ... Read More

£15

Christmas With Outlaw Eagles

The Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle 7 West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire

An evening of timeless music with the Outlaw Eagles playing the Eagles classic blend of Rock, Country & Folk. Take it easy and get Christmas celebrations started in fine style. Tickets: £15 in advance | £18 on the door

£15 – £18
Recurring Event Santa Express 2022

Santa Express 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Click on the ticket type you wish to purchase for full details of what is included - No matter what ticket you purchase, each child ticket will include a gift from Santa, train ride, refreshments and entertainment. Santa Express 2022 Day Time Dates - 26th, 27th Nov, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec. Yuletide Express 2022 Evening ... Read More

Recurring Event Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Join us on the 3rd, 10th or 17th of December for a relaxing steam-hauled journey, with drinks and festive nibbles served onboard culminating in live music where passengers are encouraged to join in with the carols. Your evening begins when you arrive at our main station of Wansford. PE8 6LR - Check-in opens 6:15pm You’ll be greeted by one of our fine steam locomotives, simmering ... Read More

Christmas with King Awesome

The Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle 7 West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire

Get ready to party like it's 1989 with the ultimate 80s rock arena tribute band. Get Christmas started early! Tickets: £15 in advance | £18 on the door

£15 – £18
Recurring Event Santa Express 2022

Santa Express 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Click on the ticket type you wish to purchase for full details of what is included - No matter what ticket you purchase, each child ticket will include a gift from Santa, train ride, refreshments and entertainment. Santa Express 2022 Day Time Dates - 26th, 27th Nov, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec. Yuletide Express 2022 Evening ... Read More

Recurring Event Santa Express 2022

Santa Express 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Click on the ticket type you wish to purchase for full details of what is included - No matter what ticket you purchase, each child ticket will include a gift from Santa, train ride, refreshments and entertainment. Santa Express 2022 Day Time Dates - 26th, 27th Nov, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec. Yuletide Express 2022 Evening ... Read More

Winter Warmer Mince Pie Specials

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

 December 31st - Yellow Timetable Trains departing Wansford at 10am, Noon and 2pm or join at any one of our stations Blow away those post-Christmas cobwebs and join our Steam heated services hauled by a Steam Locomotive Complementary Mince Pie for Adults and Sweets for Children, available from the on train Buffet car on production of your train ticket (one per person) ... Read More

Introduction to Watercolour Day Course

Lyveden Lyveden

A qualified illustrator and schoolteacher she has many years teaching experience at all levels. During this day workshop we will be using the wonderful surrounds of Lyveden New Bield to introduce and practice a wide range of watercolour techniques to build and improve your confidence in the medium.

£40