12 Years of Green Flag Awards

2021-01-28T11:36:28+00:00January 1st, 2021|Days Out, Fun-for-all, Great For Kids, Summer, Walks|

A place very close to my heart is Central Park. I grew up just two streets away and played for hours and hours on end as a child back in the 70s & 80s. When you visit memories flood back, however much has changed and much hasn’t. The rocking horse, the witches hat and the roundabouts where you held on for dear life as a mate pushed or pulled it to its limits along with a huge slide of which, yes I stood on the top (please don’t tell my mum!) are now long gone. They have been replaced

A Piece of Art

2021-01-28T11:25:07+00:00December 1st, 2020|Days Out, Great For Kids, Summer, Uniqueness, Walks|

Wood, metal, concrete, grass and water... it’s all a piece of art. I’ve not been here since last summer and thought I’d take a walk this weekend after we’d been put into our second lockdown. So a nice place to meander around Peterborough Sculpture Park did the trick of clearing my mind in the sunshine. Located at Thorpe Meadows the Sculpture Park sits behind the Dragonfly Hotel and The Boat House – two places for a nice cup of coffee (when they are open). The starting point is over on the left hand side of the Rowing Lake, before

Run, Jump, Skip, Ride, Sail, Climb, Play, Sit…

2021-01-28T11:10:53+00:00November 1st, 2020|Days Out, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, Summer, Walks|

I think there’s no better place to start you all off in Peterborough, but with a visit to one of the most used and most popular places in Peterborough which is Nene Park and especially the part we all love, Ferry Meadows. It’s our very own piece of the country - in the city. Situated just 3 miles out of the centre and next to the Ortons, it’s a massive land area which was created back in 1978 and has never stopped being a go-to place for walking, cycling, bird watching, duck feeding, nature watching, fishing, playing and open

Just Messing About on the River

2020-10-25T13:35:10+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Days Out, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, News, Summer|

What a glorious afternoon of sunshine to have had the wonderful opportunity of trying out the new electrically- powered ‘Wyndham’ boat trip at Nene Park Ferry Meadows, getting for its launch next week. ‘Captain James’ was at the helm of this lovely little boat on Overton Lake with Oliver telling us all about the details and future plans. You can have a ride on the lake next week and then it will be put away to reopen at Easter 2021. The trip starts off at the jetty opposite the visitor centre where you will be able to sanitise your

My, My, My…

2019-07-22T10:18:05+01:00July 12th, 2019|Events, General, Must Do-Visit-See, Shows, Summer, Uniqueness|

Delilah! So, initially I wasn't interested in the concert that was going to be performing at Peterborough United Football Ground, mainly as I'm not personally a concert follower. The only one I've ever been to was waaaayyy back in 1989, Wembley Stadium for Cliff Richard (and before you start....he was really popular back then). It was 'The Main Event' I got to see him sing and came away with a lovely colour glossy brochure, so was chuffed to bits. However, I missed out on Madonna and Michael Jackson when they played at Leeds in the 1980s, because as I

What a Haven!

2019-07-01T18:17:10+01:00July 1st, 2019|Days Out, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, Must Do-Visit-See, Summer, Uniqueness, Walks|

Stepping into Railworld Wildlife Haven is like stepping into a different dimension, it is so majestic, peaceful and calming. From where I live it is just a five-minute walk to Railworld Wildlife Haven and I couldn’t wait as for me it would be like walking down memory lane from when I used to visit with my Dad when I was younger. At the entrance I met Will, who said he has been volunteering since 2012, as well as Bill and Becky. They were all very enthusiastic about Railworld Wildlife Haven and told me a bit about the Haven. For me the

Out at the Deepings

2019-07-08T20:56:19+01:00June 30th, 2019|Days Out, Events, Fun-for-all, Great For Kids, Summer|

Sunny weather welcomed the joyous event for Deepings Carnival on Sunday 30th June. Our Student Journalist Ella attended: The event was held on the John Eve Field which is organised every year by the Deepings Lions Club and Deepings Rotary Club. Beginning at 11:30 am, a parade commenced from Jubilee Park before making its way into the John Eve Field to mark the celebration of supporting Armed Forces Day. Lasting until 5:00 pm, the field was full of various stalls, supporting many different causes and events. Such as a charity stall for the RSPCA with a raffle, food stalls

Armed Forces Day 2019

2019-07-01T18:48:44+01:00June 29th, 2019|Events, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, Summer, Uniqueness|

It’s Armed Forces Day today in Peterborough town centre: 29th June 2019. It's a pleasure to walk around a busy Cathedral Square and Bridge Street full of stalls and activities. Along Bridge Street there are plenty of fair rides for the kids - Helter Skelter - jumping ropes, bumper cars and rides. Further up there are some independent stall holders who were offering gifts for you to buy like multi-coloured letters, jewellery and delicious cakes - especially a giant pride cake which look yummy.... I didn't have any though! and face painting for the kiddies. Around the main

School Fete

2019-06-29T20:53:15+01:00June 22nd, 2019|Events, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, Summer|

Eye Primary School Summer Fete Full of interactive activities and inflatable fun, the annual Eye Primary School Summer Fete is a brilliant way to get the kids out of the house and enjoy the weekend. The Fete was held on the 22nd June from 12pm – 3pm. The event, ran by the ESA (Eye School Association), was free to enter, welcoming the public to enjoy the sunny weather. It was a fundraiser event to raise money for the school, which will be spent on any general resources or equipment that is needed. The fete was home to multiple inflatable

Heritage Fest 2019

2019-06-16T17:47:35+01:00June 15th, 2019|Days Out, Events, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, Shows, Summer, Uniqueness|

It's mid-June which must mean it's the wonderful Peterborough Heritage Festival! And this year the theme is the Victorian Era. Based over the whole weekend, the Heritage covers the town centre, Cathedral grounds and the museum. Visit the Victorian fun fair on Cathedral Square. There’s the huge #HelterSkelter#TestYourStrength and #SwingBoats  Visit Heritage Street for some activities too... art, creativity, family history, local history society and where you can see Roland with his free art workshop - Why not make a Father’s Day card or a Father’s Day plaque - something to make for dad for today? There is even a competition...

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