Events Calendar

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Funtopia

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

For two weekends in June and August, Funtopia takes over the grounds of the Abbey with a fun-filled event featuring bouncy castles, an obstacle course, inflatable slide, bungee run, giant games, Space Hopper races and more – all included in the price of your wristband! Designed for visitors up to the age of 10 (with an area specially for the ... Read More

£2.50 – £10
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Funtopia

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

For two weekends in June and August, Funtopia takes over the grounds of the Abbey with a fun-filled event featuring bouncy castles, an obstacle course, inflatable slide, bungee run, giant games, Space Hopper races and more – all included in the price of your wristband! Designed for visitors up to the age of 10 (with an area specially for the ... Read More

£2.50 – £10

Climbing Wall

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

The team from Nene Outdoors will be getting our climbing wall out during the school holidays for all visitors to have a go. We will be outside Nene Outdoors. Are you brave enough to reach the top? Suitable for: adults or children over 4yrs Cost: £10.00pp Booking essential.

£10
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Open Water Swimming

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

We welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to take part in an activity which is sociable as well as good ... Read More

£6.50

STP Greenlight Nationals

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

National Drag Racing Championship event in the peak of the British Summer, with a huge variety of race cars and bikes that will keep the track action packed all day long. Day Tickets from £19, Kids just £5

£19

The 2022 UK Monster Truck Nationals

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

The Action-Packed UK Monster Truck Nationals is more than just another family day out! This family-focused event features something for all ages, plus under 5’s go free!!! See head-to-head Monster Truck Racing & Freestyle Action with Monster Truck Bus Jumps! Enjoy a passenger ride in a full-size Monster Truck! Replica Mini Monster Trucks for Children to Drive! World record holding ... Read More

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Archery

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Pay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day. Why not come down and have a go? You will find us on Oak Meadow close to the Nene Outdoors. Participants need to be in good health and are recommended to not take part if they are suffering from any injuries or illnesses that may be affected by strenuous activity, ... Read More

£10

Bat Paddle with Canoe2

canoe2 The Boathouse, Rushden Lakes

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 ... Read More

£73 – £96

Climbing Wall

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

The team from Nene Outdoors will be getting our climbing wall out during the school holidays for all visitors to have a go. We will be outside Nene Outdoors. Are you brave enough to reach the top? Suitable for: adults or children over 4yrs Cost: £10.00pp Booking essential.

£10

Cinderella LIVE (Outdoor Theatre)

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairytales. Full of song, mirth, and joy for the summer ahead, join us on Cinderella’s journey of a lifetime to a magical ball where nearly anything is possible especially if it is before midnight.  Children old and young ... Read More

£12 – £50

Romeo & Juliet LIVE (Outdoor Theatre)

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

This best loved story of star crossed lovers and feuding families shall be performed at the Chester House Estate and promises to be one of the most sought after events of the open air season. Dressed in beautiful Elizabethan costume and performed by a fine troupe of Shakespearean players join Chapterhouse for the greatest love story ever told as we ... Read More

£12 – £50

VW Action

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

VW Action is the longest running weekend VW Show in the world - now in its 46th year! The show has in one form or another been the true 'Jewel in the Crown' of UK VW events, from its early days at Stoneleigh, the NAS Stoneleigh shows, the period of its residency at Peterborough, at Herts County Showground, and now ... Read More

£25

Bat Paddle with Canoe2

canoe2 The Boathouse, Rushden Lakes

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 ... Read More

£73 – £96

Twilight Wildlife Eco Boat Trips

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  When the visitors leave, and the daylight begins to fade, the wildlife can become more active. Join us on a twilight trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside the boat with you.  We cannot guarantee ... Read More

£14

FIA Euro Finals

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams. Witness the awesome power of 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 20 supporting classes. See the famous Jet Car, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more. Day Tickets from £35, Kids just £5

£35

Last Night of the Proms

Oundle School Common Room, Milton Road, Oundle

Following the success of our previous two Last Nights, we again join forces with Rushden Town Band and Oundle School Music Department to present a 75 minutes set, including Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory to warm you up for the second half of the live concert from the Royal Albert Hall. After a short break, you are invited to stay on ... Read More

£4 – £10

Early Bird Wildlife Eco Boat trips

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Before the city wakes up properly and all the visitors arrive, the wildlife can be more active as they look for breakfast. Join us on this early morning trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside ... Read More

£14

Hot Rod Drags

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Now celebrating the 34th annual Original Hot Rod Drags, supported by the NSRA. It’s a hot rod show at the race track! The usual, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ formula with Pre ’73 RWYB, invited race classes, Wild Bunch, fireworks and much more. See you at the track. Day Tickets from £21, Kids just £5.

£21

STP National Finals

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

National Drag Racing Championship Finals headlined by the wild 200mph Pro Mod doorslammers! See over 20 supporting classes including ACU Championship Drag Bikes, Junior Dragsters and many more. Watch as the brave and the lucky get to ride down the strip in the 7 second Santa Pod 2Seater dragster. On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to ... Read More

£19

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

2022 Soundle Weekend

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

As a brand new venture the inaugural Soundle music festival will become a regular feature in the Oundle music calendar where multiple genres of music will be brought together in one place! This first one will feature artists covering rock music, progressive rock, folk rock music and a little traditional thrown in. Headlined by Solstice on the Saturday night and ... Read More

£35 – £65

GTI Festival

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Over the years, from the very first GTI Festival events in the late 1980s, the shows have attracted hordes of Volkswagen enthusiasts to several different venues around the UK. The GTI Festival and GTI International were for a decade or more, just about the only specialist water cooled VW events of the year. The GTI Festival is now a Final ... Read More

£16

Family Fish & Chips

Wansford Railway Station

Enjoy a family trip on board a heritage train whilst you all tuck into a freshly cooked chippy tea from Fryz of Bretton Chip Shop. Your ticket will reserve a seat on the 14:20 train that departs Wansford Station and your pre-ordered meal will be served to your table when you get to Orton Mere Station. So it's All Aboard ... Read More

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Bat Walk

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

Join our park rangers for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park and using bat detectors try to spot and identify the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for: 10yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £8pp

£8

National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again (12A)

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night),based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very ... Read More

£17

JapShow Finale

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Sunday 9th October 2022 With RWYB on Saturday 8th October 2022 As the car show season closer Jap Show Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with Show Paddock, public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes, Trade area and more! So leave those winter wheels ... Read More

£17

Run What Ya Brung

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

At Run What Ya Brung days you can take your car or motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. You don't have to apply for a race licence or own a supercar, most drivers who come along will be racing in normal road cars and bikes. Some participants may ... Read More

£45

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

Legally Blonde Jr

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Students of Lucie Downer Performing Arts, also known as LDPA perform the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde JR! The show is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humour, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink and feeling instantly uplifted! Tickets £15

£15

Archery

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Pay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day. Why not come down and have a go? You will find us on Oak Meadow close to the Nene Outdoors. Participants need to be in good health and are recommended to not take part if they are suffering from any injuries or illnesses that may be affected by strenuous activity, ... Read More

£10

Climbing Wall

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

The team from Nene Outdoors will be getting our climbing wall out during the school holidays for all visitors to have a go. We will be outside Nene Outdoors. Are you brave enough to reach the top? Suitable for: adults or children over 4yrs Cost: £10.00pp Booking essential.

£10

Flame & Thunder

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles along with cars and bikes from various classes of Drag Racing and plenty more action off track. The climax of the day will be a firework display. Day Tickets from £30, Kids just £5

£30

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

The Nutcracker

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Classical Ballet and Opera House presents The Nutcracker – A lavish Ballet of festive season. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to your local theatre for a dazzling production of the most famous ballet in the world, The Nutcracker. Traditionally, Classical Ballet and Opera House returns for their annual ... Read More

£27 – £37
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Christmas Craft and Gift Market 2022

Peterborough Cathedral

Christmas shopping in a beautiful setting. Find Christmas gifts for friends and family at our indoor Craft and Gift Market. The Christmas Craft and Gift Market is held inside the Cathedral and will be open at these times: Friday 18th November, from 1.00pm until 9.00pm Saturday 19th November, from 10.00am until 4.00pm Entry for shoppers is by timed ticket.  Tickets ... Read More

£2
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Christmas Craft and Gift Market 2022

Peterborough Cathedral

Christmas shopping in a beautiful setting. Find Christmas gifts for friends and family at our indoor Craft and Gift Market. The Christmas Craft and Gift Market is held inside the Cathedral and will be open at these times: Friday 18th November, from 1.00pm until 9.00pm Saturday 19th November, from 10.00am until 4.00pm Entry for shoppers is by timed ticket.  Tickets ... Read More

£2

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

Nene Wetlands Nature Journaling with Make and Do Crafts

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Join us in the stunning location of the Wildlife Trust's Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre and have a look at winter landscapes in a more abstract way using mixed media, all under the guidance of Liz and Diane from Make and Do Crafts. Suitable for Adults, Beginners

£30

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 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