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Francis added to Flag Fen summer solstice event

A summer celebration will mark the full reopening of Flag Fen Archaeology Park next weekend. 
Francis Pryor
Francis Pryor

A summer celebration will mark the full reopening of Flag Fen Archaeology Park next weekend. 

Sponsored by City College Peterborough, the Flag Fen Summer Solstice on Sunday, June 20, is a ticket-only event that will provide an opportunity for visitors to enjoy special activities at the city’s world-famous Bronze Age attraction.

Children will be able to enjoy a treasure hunt trail with their families and take part in fun challenges as they explore the unique landscape and its attractions. The reconstructed roundhouse will be the site of storytelling sessions and there will be various demonstrations of traditional heritage crafts throughout the day.

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume to celebrate summer solstice - flower fairies and warriors are welcome! There will be a variety of stalls with gifts to buy and hot and cold food options.

Visitors will also be able to enter a prize draw to win a year’s free entry for a family of five (under 5s free) to Flag Fen.

Spaces are limited to ensure safety and the event is repeated twice on the day, starting 10am until 1pm and 2pm until 5pm.

Each slot has staggered arrival times, which people can specify when booking. Tickets should be purchased in advance (£10 per car). Admission on the day will be only to pre-purchased tickets.

Visitors must wear a face covering in indoor areas unless medically exempt. Please note that dogs will not be allowed to this event (except guide dogs). Flag Fen will be closed to general visitors on the day of the event. 

To book click here, or visit for more information, email flagfen@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk or telephone 01733 864468. 

Tickets are also on sale for The Fens and Flag Fen: an evening with Francis Pryor at 6pm.

Francis is one of Britain’s most distinguished living archaeologists. He has served as President of the Council for British Archaeology and has written and presented series on Britain BC, Britain AD and The Real Dad’s Army - although he may be best known for his regular appearances on Channel 4’s Time Team. In 1999 he was awarded an MBE ‘for services to tourism’.

This one-off, exclusive event welcomes Francis Pryor back to Flag Fen Archaeology Park - a site he discovered more than 35 years ago - to explore the story of the Fens and their prehistoric past.

All proceeds from this special evening will go towards the conservation of Flag Fen. Ticket price (£35) includes hot food, a hardback copy of Francis Pryor's 'The Fens' book and the opportunity to get the book signed by Francis at the event after a question and answer session.

Tickets for an evening with Francis Pryor should be purchased in advance here