Events Calendar

T.rex: The Killer Question

Peterborough Cathedral

See moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum, London, inside 900-year-old Peterborough Cathedral. 'T.rex: The Killer Question' is a touring exhibition from the Natural History Museum, London. It tackles the monster mystery: was T. rex a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger? The exhibition includes several roaring and moving animatronic dinosaurs, one of which is a three-quarter ... Read More

£1 – £39

Holiday Trail

Visitor Centre and gift shop, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Complete a trail around Ferry Meadows and claim a prize at the end! Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for questions as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Available every day during the Easter School Holidays from 10am - 4:00pm. £1 per sheet. No need to book; ... Read More

£1

Das Auto Show

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Car Show With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 13th August 2022 The German car show comes to Santa Pod for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Porsche and more. With German only RWYB plus, Show & Shine, and more. German engineering takes over for “Das Auto Show”. German car manufacturers are extremely popular on the roads in the UK; whether you’re ... Read More

£19

RYA Start Windsurfing

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

Nene Outdoors is the perfect place to come and learn to windsurf on our 2 day course. Our safe and sheltered waters help you progress in this sport, giving you the opportunity to focus on learning the basics, including preparation, sailing in all directions, manoeuvring the board and getting on and off the water. Suitable for: Suitable for ages 16+ Meeting ... Read More

£166
Recurring

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

Broadway and Beyond

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Now in its 14th very successful year and featuring a brand-new selection of songs spanning a century of Broadway's finest musicals Clearer Productions return with an all-new version of their hit show. The production includes old favourites such as Camelot, South Pacific and West Side Story through to more recent hits like Cabaret, Chicago and Phantom of the Opera.  Designed to dazzle and delight, audiences will be ... Read More

£21
Recurring

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

Pollinator Ponder & Wildlife Wander

Visitor centre, Ham Lane, , Peterborough, PE2 5UU

A walk with a ranger looking at some of the butterfly, bees and wildflower species found in the Park, we will look at how they work together in the world of pollination. Bring binoculars if you have them, spaces limited so booking essential, a place must be booked for everyone attending. Suitable for: all aged 10yrs and over. Meeting point: Outside the ... Read More

£2.50

Youth Windsurfing Course Stage 1 & 2

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

This 2 day (consecutive days) intensive course teaches participants the basics of windsurfing, including the key techniques and skills you need for success in this watersport. After the course participants will be able to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started in light winds. Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Strictly for 10-15 yr olds. £166.00pp

£166

Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 2

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

This 2 day course covers launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. After the course participants will be able to steer and understand basic principles. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 8-15yr olds Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £166.00

£166

Ireland the Show

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Now seen by a live audience of over 250,00 to nightly standing ovations and rave reviews join an all-star cast of the Emerald Isles most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Gael Force Irish dancers from Kerry, Mayo and Clare for an unmissable Ireland the Show  that will take you on a journey ... Read More

£26.50
Recurring

Jesus Christ Superstar

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Kindred Drama are delighted to present the Key Youth Theatre (KYT) in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. This mega hit show has seen productions in all corners of the world and has several reinventions in recent years and Kindred & KYT will bring their exciting talents to the Key Theatre stage in what promises to be the must-see show of the Summer. KYT’s recent award-winning productions such as CHICAGO, LEGALLY BLONDE, GUYS ... Read More

£21
Recurring

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
Recurring

Jesus Christ Superstar

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Kindred Drama are delighted to present the Key Youth Theatre (KYT) in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. This mega hit show has seen productions in all corners of the world and has several reinventions in recent years and Kindred & KYT will bring their exciting talents to the Key Theatre stage in what promises to be the must-see show of the Summer. KYT’s recent award-winning productions such as CHICAGO, LEGALLY BLONDE, GUYS ... Read More

£21

Holiday Trail

Visitor Centre and gift shop, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Complete a trail around Ferry Meadows and claim a prize at the end! Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for questions as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Available every day during the school holidays 9am - 4pm. £1 per sheet. No need to book; just pop ... Read More

£1
Recurring

Abington Children’s Summer Workshops

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Wonderful Wednesdays 1-2pm, 2.30-3.30pm, 4-5pm £5 per workshop or £20 for the series of 5 workshops Wednesday 27 July Make a Viking purse Create a leather drawstring Viking style purse with braided ties. All materials supplied. Wednesday 3 August Look closer Explore the microscopic world, learn all about the history of microscopy and create and view your own slides with ... Read More

£5 – £20

The Three Musketeers

Peterborough Cathedral

Boxtree Productions presents an outdoor performance of the family friendly musical, 'The Three Musketeers'. Young D’Artagnan comes to the big city with one aim: to follow in his father’s footsteps and become one of the King’s Musketeers. When he gets to Paris he meets three of the Musketeers; Athos, Porthos and Aramis. With his new-found friends he must prove himself ... Read More

£11 – £45
Recurring

Jesus Christ Superstar

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Kindred Drama are delighted to present the Key Youth Theatre (KYT) in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. This mega hit show has seen productions in all corners of the world and has several reinventions in recent years and Kindred & KYT will bring their exciting talents to the Key Theatre stage in what promises to be the must-see show of the Summer. KYT’s recent award-winning productions such as CHICAGO, LEGALLY BLONDE, GUYS ... Read More

£21

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
Recurring

Jesus Christ Superstar

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Kindred Drama are delighted to present the Key Youth Theatre (KYT) in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. This mega hit show has seen productions in all corners of the world and has several reinventions in recent years and Kindred & KYT will bring their exciting talents to the Key Theatre stage in what promises to be the must-see show of the Summer. KYT’s recent award-winning productions such as CHICAGO, LEGALLY BLONDE, GUYS ... Read More

£21

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

Price in Description

Dinosaur Adventure Live

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

“The Greatest Prehistoric Show on Earth” 65 million years in the making… Are you ready for the adventure? Join our intrepid Dinosaur Adventurers as we journey to a world of living, breathing, life-like Dinosaurs. Walk with us through the Jurassic era on an unforgettable interactive experience as we introduce you to some of the most incredible species ever to have ... Read More

£15

Once Upon a Time Story Train

Wansford Railway Station

Join us on Wednesday 24th August for our Once Upon A Time Story Train It's a chance to wear your world book day costume or an excuse to get a new one. There will be story zones, colouring and book themed activities. Don't forget to dress as your favourite boook character, take your photo at our NVR photo station and email it to customercontact@nvr.org.uk to ... Read More

£2 – £20

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

21st Century ABBA LIVE at The Chester House Estate

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

This is an evening of hit after hit with songs you know and love from Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper and many, many more. 21stCentury ABBA faithfully recreates all the greatest hits of one of the world’s most famous group combining stunning vocals, live musicians, and glittering costumes. The stage is set beside the 17th Century Farmhouse with plenty of to ... Read More

£25

Gaudeamus Choral Concert

Oundle School Chapel Milton Road, Oundle

The 100-strong Gaudeamus Chorale is one of the country’s leading non-professional choirs. They have performed widely in many of the great cathedrals of this country and across Europe. This concert is the first of three in their 2022 UK tour to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society under the patronage of Angela Rippon CBE. Supported by four fantastic international soloists, ... Read More

£15 – £20

Steam Driver Experience

Wansford Railway Station

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. ... Read More

£400

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

The Bud Flanagan Jolly Fisherman

Wansford Railway Station

The Jolly Fisherman Presents: A Tribute to Bud Flanagan Join us for an evening of vintage song and entertainment with a fish and chip supper on board our steam train with the UK’s premier Bud Flanagan tribute act brought to you by Nick Golden. The evening begins at 6pm when Bud Flanagan, wearing his trademark fur coat and straw hat, ... Read More

£35

Dad’s Army Jolly Fisherman

Wansford Railway Station

Join us & Nick Golden A Nostalgic Entertainer on Sat 27th August 2022, bringing you classic 'Bud Flanagan' from the era of 1940's, up to his last recordings in 1968 of Dads Army theme'. Music & Comedy. The evening is a light-hearted tribute to the favourite wartime TV series ‘Dad's Army, so be prepared for a good sing along & ... Read More

£35

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

Superhero’s Day

Wansford Railway Station

Join us and our Team of Superhero's on Wed 31st Aug Each party will last for approx 1 hour. Come and meet our Superhero Party Hosts, whilst they take a break from saving the world, listen to their origin in our interactive story time, learn some of their hero moves and recite the official hero oath.  After your Superhero Party your ... Read More

£2 – £20

Pond Dipping (Drop In Session)

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

Come along to our drop in session and spend some time pond dipping and identifying the fascinating creatures you find.  There may be a wait on the day due to the number of people attending. Suitable Age: 3yrs + Meeting point: Lynch Lake pond dipping platform Cost: Donations welcome

Recurring

Little Shop of Horrors

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Boy, this plant takes some feeding!!! The demand of the plant needing human flesh is a gruesome backdrop to a hit musical show. Revellers Musical Society are back, after a long absence, to the Key Theatre due to the rotten antisocial virus that shan’t be named. We’re back with a bang! This highly energetic, colourful and musical show is a joy and will keep ... Read More

£17.50

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
Recurring

Little Shop of Horrors

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Boy, this plant takes some feeding!!! The demand of the plant needing human flesh is a gruesome backdrop to a hit musical show. Revellers Musical Society are back, after a long absence, to the Key Theatre due to the rotten antisocial virus that shan’t be named. We’re back with a bang! This highly energetic, colourful and musical show is a joy and will keep ... Read More

£17.50

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
Recurring

Little Shop of Horrors

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Boy, this plant takes some feeding!!! The demand of the plant needing human flesh is a gruesome backdrop to a hit musical show. Revellers Musical Society are back, after a long absence, to the Key Theatre due to the rotten antisocial virus that shan’t be named. We’re back with a bang! This highly energetic, colourful and musical show is a joy and will keep ... Read More

£17.50

Marty Wilde and The Wildcats

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

A chance to see live on stage one of the only performing original Rock’n’roll pioneers in the world today. Marty began his career in 1957 - and was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those early formative and ground breaking ‘Rock’n’roll’ years’. Today he celebrates 8 Decades as a hit recording artist and songwriter. With his ... Read More

£28

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

T.Rextasy

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy. T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ... Read More

£26

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

Summer Leys Wildlife for Beginners Summer Bird Migrants

Summer Leys Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Wollaston

Love wildlife but wish you knew more about it? These new 'Wildlife for Beginners' sessions are an ideal opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to learn the basics and meet like minded people, all in the wonderful setting of the Nene Valley. We'll spend an hour looking for and learning how to identify the our summer bird migrants before heading back to ... Read More

£7.50 – £10