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Eight things going on in Peterborough this weekend

It's bank holiday weekend: the weather should be nice, the restrictions should be lifted and there's plenty to do in Peterborough. Here's eight happenings we found.
Railworld Wildlife Haven reopened for visitors on May 19 - and has half-term fun planned for families

1. Railworld family fun

It's old school fun at Railworld Wildlife Haven this half-term, beginning on Saturday, May 29. Face painting, plus attractions including hook-a-duck, tombola, treasure hunt and Smack-A-Rat are all on offer. All monies will go towards buying some trains for the garden railway.

2. The Greatest Showman Outdoor Singalong

The Greatest Showman will be on the big screen at the East of England Arena this Friday with the audience encouraged to sing along.

The film will start shortly after sunset at approximately 9.30pm and the event is less like a drive-in experience and more like an outdoor cinema experience with blankets and camping chairs recommended for those watching the blockbuster musical.

Food and drink must be bought on-site only, with hot food and snacks available and an on-site bar.

comedy clubComedy Club returns to the Cresset from May 28

3. Return for The Cresset Comedy Club

Get the giggles at The Cresset on Friday and Saturday, May 28 and 29 with two line-ups of stand-up comedy.

Friday's line-up features Simon Evans, Joanne McNally and Josh Jones; Saturday's line-up features Rosie Jones, Angela Barnes and George Lewis.

Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office on 01733 265705.

4. Blue Boar beer festival

The first beer festival of the year for the Eye pub started May 27 and will continue through to bank holiday Monday.

With local ales brewed in and around Peterborough on offer, as well as food and live music, it's a must for those who have spent months yearning for the return of the pub atmosphere.

werrington-scarecrowAfter a successful event last year, the Scarecrow Trail returns to Werrington

5. Werrington Scarecrow Trail

After a successful August 2020 outing, the Werrington Show Scarecrow Trail is back over the bank holiday weekend, with a TV and Film theme.

The trail covers the PE4 region of Peterborough, and maps will be available - costing £1 to raise funds for the Werrington Show in the summer.

6. Elton Hall summer opening

Elton Hall is opening for the summer season on Sunday May 30, with entry by pre-booked timed tickets only. It will stay open until the end of August, but usually only on Wednesdays and Thursdays - so make the most of the weekend date!

Bretton fairThe fair at Bretton will be staying on for two more weeks. By John Baker

7. Bretton funfair

The fair at Bretton Park has extended its stay, having meant to move on on May 23 but unable to due to an issue with its next destination.

It will be reopening on May 28 and running through to Sunday June 6.

8. Burghley House Game and Country Festival

This show at Burghley House offers country sports demonstrations and arena displays, including dog displays, clay shooting, cooking and craft demonstrations.

It's running across Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 6pm.