Must Do-Visit-See

Queensgate Festival Fiesta

2018-11-17T15:21:55+00:00November 17th, 2018|Christmas, Events, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

It's all go this weekend as the final Christmas Lights Switch on commences this morning at Peterborough Queensgate. It's set to be an extravaganzer of shows for you the public. I've already taken a sneak inside the grotto to see what's in store and it's a delight of toys for the boys and girls who visit.. Santa's not there yet, but will be later today. So it all starts off with a parade of toys.. nutcracker soldiers, fairies, elves, angels and bell boys. It's a grand parade for everyone down the escalator to Santa's Grotto. The mischief begins as

Peterborough Lights Switch On 2018

2018-11-17T15:19:54+00:00November 16th, 2018|Christmas, Events, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, Must Do-Visit-See|

Walking in to town at 4 o'clock ready for the start of Peterborough Christmas Lights switch on, really did feel a bit early and a bit different this year as it's a Friday... anyway. Town's already full of seller's with their LED light display toys of Catherine wheels, sabres and this year some LED unicorn & circular balloons, (I'm sure my name is on one of these later on LOL). Well there's plenty to walk round although it be set over in different areas.. this year's there's a large fairground ride in front of St John's church with lots

Museum of the Moon launch

2018-10-27T20:04:37+00:00October 5th, 2018|Events, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

What can I say except... WOW... Vivacity Peterborough have done it again!!! We are SO lucky to have a non-profit organisation like this giving our city plenty to do and see! For this particular exhibition Vivacity Arts is a member of the Without Walls ATN, a group of festivals working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts. For more information on the work of the Without Walls ATN, visit: www.withoutwalls.uk.com/atn So here we are at the official launch of the Museum of The

Flying High…

2018-10-01T18:37:20+00:00September 29th, 2018|Days Out, Great For Kids, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

It’s all steam ahead at Nene Valley Railway today as the Flying Scotsman fills up for its first journey from Wansford to Peterborough... Seats A5 and A6 taken on this once of a lifetime chance of riding behind the grand Lady herself. There’s a Scott’s band playing with the bagpipes as a great send off. An area with memorabilia along with a few stalls too. The carriages are old style so you’ll really feel like you’ve stepped back in tune. In fact a pat on the back for all the NVR staff who do a fantastic job of keeping

Gin & Rum Anyone?

2018-08-30T15:33:56+00:00August 25th, 2018|Adults Only, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

Are you at the Gin and Rum Festival today which is taking place in the cathedral? I met up with Alice who kindly showed me around before today’s opening and what lot there is to see, or taste should I say! Inside you'll find lots of places to sit once you've got your favourite tipple. When you enter you'll receive a goody bag with rum and gin listings and your FREE souvenir gin glass. There are several bar areas to visit for different tastes so make sure you check your booklet before you go over... gin bars, rum bars and

Sneek ‘Peake!’

2018-10-29T17:58:52+00:00August 10th, 2018|Must Do-Visit-See, News, Uniqueness|

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for their #SoyuzTour has eventually landed at Peterborough Cathedral! ***SPOILER ALERT ***SNEEK ‘PEAKE’ *** I was lucky enough to be given a tour by Liz (who you will see in the astronaut suit later in the photos) and it’s an amazing set up. You have the chance in a 1,000,000 to actually come and see the shuttle from Tim Peake’s landing which is incredible! You get the chance to see how enormous the parachute is, see the shuttle, you get the chance to see his suit and you can even take a photograph in your

What an Afternoon Treat!

2018-02-06T16:17:06+00:00February 5th, 2018|Great Food, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

Wow, what more can I say, than, "That was absolutely delicious!" I've just come back from an afternoon tea treat with my 'DIGESTIVELY-CHALLENGED' family members and it was a complete success. The Great Northern Hotel create afternoon teas like most other hotels do, but before you sign off with no interest, theirs have a BIG difference... GLUTEN-FREE / COELIACS / DIABETICS / MEN please read on... ! Your table awaits in the 1852 Restaurant for something you've probably dreamed of and more. So, let's start the ball rolling on this glorious afternoon delight... If you're a MAN you may

Some ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ are coming…

2018-02-01T11:08:18+00:00February 1st, 2018|Fun-for-all, General, Must Do-Visit-See|

We attended a practice session tonight for the musical of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels... being played by the Peterborough Operatic and Dramatic Society this March at The Key Theatre. The group has been going since the early 1900s believe it or not and there’s a complete mix of people within their group working full time in the day as they then also give up their spare time to their passion or love of acting, dancing and singing whether they are ex-professional from London’s West End or amateur. We some with some of the cast?to get a feel of what it’s

Outlaws of Red Rock – Escape!

2017-10-18T13:20:54+00:00October 18th, 2017|Escapologists!, Fun-for-all, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

Howdy partners... we’ve had an ‘ace-high’ time tonight down at Red Rock and ‘Blazing saddles’ we managed to skedaddle out of there... and we’re feeling rather ‘flush’. What are we jabbering on about? There’s a fabulous new escape room hidden away at the Greyhound stadium at Fengate. There’ll be no ‘namby-pambying’ around and you’ll be dusting the sawdust from your brain with this western themed room. Our team of 4 bandits were digging up all sorts of mind-boggling clues...at one point we thought we were ‘goners’... But we made it out alive using our skill to rob the bank for

Chocolate Making & City College

2017-10-14T18:20:55+00:00October 14th, 2017|Chocolate Heaven, Great Food, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

A little while back the City College Peterborough brought out their 2017/2018 catalogue for small courses and the one to catch my eye, obviously, was:  'Sweets & Chocolate Making: Would you like to be able to make your own handmade chocolates, sweets and marzipan fruits? This short course will demonstrate how to make your own sweets and how to box them to give as gifts.' Errr - yes! Even though I've not done a course at the college for around 12 years I booked in anticipation of learning something new! (Just £22 for 3 hours - bargain!) And, what a

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