It’s a load of ‘baubles’!!!!

2018-12-11T22:44:12+00:00December 5th, 2018|Christmas, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, News, Uniqueness|

Charity Target Number of Baubles Our Reach So Far We Love Peterborough gets involved in raising money for local charities! We saw the enticing notice from Nene Park's Ferry Meadows with regards to Christmas Tree Festival and how could I not sponsor one on their behalf for such a great area of Peterborough which is utilised by so many... there's less action going on during the winter months but the idea of our very own Christmas Tree was too much to resist. The sponsorship money helps raise crucial funds for Nene Park Trust, directly supporting the upkeep of

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

Diwali Festival 2018

2018-10-27T20:32:58+00:00October 27th, 2018|Events, Uniqueness|

Diwali festival today in Cathedral Square starts at 11am with the procession and the inauguration for 2018 celebrations. Peterborough has celebrated Diwali in Cathedral Square over many years now and the event is an amazing burst of colourful dance performances, music and traditional food for everyone to enjoy. In addition to Diwali, to mark 'Peterborough Celebrates', the Diwali Festival committee will be looking to switch on 900 individual bulbs to create a sea of light in Cathedral Square! Inaugural lamp lit by the Mayor of Peterborough Cllr Chris Ash, Deputy Mayor Cllr John Fox, Shailesh Vara MP for North

Peterborough does Poppies Proud!

2018-10-27T19:45:42+00:00October 26th, 2018|News, Uniqueness|

Today I purposefully went in to the centre of town for 10.40 in order to see the 2018 Poppy Appeal Launch. Royal British Legion veterans and flag bearers were leading the parade from outside the Town Hall facing the cenotaph with Peterborough Mayor and Mayoress and other dignitaries from across the country following behind. The Parade continued up Bridge Street to Long Causeway and into the entrance of Queensgate. The flag bearers then went up the escalators to hold their flags over the balconies from the upper level while the others seated themselves in front of the stage in

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

Stranger things are happening in Peterborough!

2018-09-18T19:25:00+00:00September 18th, 2018|Escapologists!, Events, Uniqueness|

There’s ‘Stranger Things’ going on at Hours Escape Rooms on Shrewsbury Avenue!  We spent last night transported to Hawkins, Indiana under an array of coloured lights from the 80s and our aim was to find a rift to the Upside Down... all within 60 mins ! "Your team have been requested by Agent Andrea Owens to investigate the rifts, also known as ‘the upside down’ that have been appearing around Hawkins. Your mission is to try and locate any gaps that may have opened up. You have 60 minutes to locate a rift and get information you can recover." The race is

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

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

2018-07-22T16:44:49+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Events, Great Food, Great For Kids, Uniqueness|

Just tucking into some delightful sandwiches at The Mad Hatters Tea Party Fundraiser this afternoon at the lovely Sibson Inn which has been sponsored by Revamp Limited. There’s a beautifully big marquee here at this country location on The Great North Road...and inside a host of goodies ready to eat. Each table has been beautifully fitted out with a different theme from Alice in Wonderland. There's a host of things going on too to keep the kids occupied as this is who it is really aimed at anyway. We have a juggler and a wandering Mad Hatter card magician,

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