February half term activities in Peterborough
It's Pirate Adventure Week at Sacrewell Farm, with activities every day and tickets available to book online.
The Vivacity kids holiday club is running all week at several sports and leisure centres around the city. Bookings are available for the entire week or for individual days.
Peterborough Museum's What is a Wellyphant? sessions can be booked online and are run between 10am and 3pm every weekday. Children get to join in with creating a story inspired by the hilarious Nick Sharratt books - make sure they remember to bring their artistic streak!
Keep your eyes peeled for the half-term holiday trail at Ferry Meadows. Collect an entry sheet from the Visitors Centre for £1, find all the clues that are scattered around the park, and be sure to go back and claim your prize! There will also be archery sessions running throughout the day at Coney Meadow. These sessions will cost £5 per person and are for children 8+.
Thomas is back at Nene Valley Railway! Tickets are available from the Nene Valley Railway website, and one ticket allows all day travel.
Sunday February 16
Thomas rides again, departing Wansford at 10am, 11.45am and 2pm. Tickets available from the Nene Valley website, all day travel included.
Ferry Meadows is running archery sessions all day at Coney Meadow, near the Visitors Centre. They're suitable for children 8+ and cost £5 per person.
A musical adventure for the whole family swings into the Cresset with performances of The Jungle Book at 1pm and 5pm. Tickets can be booked online.
Monday February 17
Get creative on a Monday afternoon with the paint a bird feeder activity at Van Hage, feeders cost £5.95 each.
Children ages 8+ can get a taste of living like Bear Grylls by taking on the Nene Park Survival Challenge. No parents allowed for these lessons on building shelter, lighting a fire, and surviving in the wilderness. Tickets are available online, £14 per child.
Boom! Explosive Science Fun at Mulberry Tree Farm is running two sessions with the Tall Guy, one from 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm.
The 2pm film at Wildwood is Toy Story 4. To infinity and beyond!
Tuesday February 18
Sharpen those pencils for Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Draw-Along at the Key Theatre. Tickets available online for the 2.30pm show.
If drawing isn't a draw, there's always cake decorating at Mulberry Tree Farm from 10am-11am, or paint a flower pot at Van Hage from 1pm, or Bretton's photography workshop from 10am-12pm. The photography workshop meets at Croft's Corner in Bretton and is hosted by two local photographers.
If it's nice outside, there's always the climbing wall at Nene Outdoors. £5 per person, turn up on the day. If it's not nice outside, Inflatable Fun at Jack Hunt swimming pool is holding two afternoon sessions, available to book online. The 2pm film at Wildwood was chosen by someone with a magic lamp - it's Aladdin.
Danzfusion is also putting on a hip-hop workshop for 6-12 year olds, £10 per child, please book with Jenna via her website: https://jennatudor.wordpress.com/
Wednesday February 19
The Spring Slime Workshop at Mulberry Tree Farm is sure to bring excitement, though spaces are limited so try to book in advance!
There's more painting flower pots over at Van Hage, and it's Wild Wednesday over at Ferry Meadows Discovery Den. Both activities are drop-in sessions. Wildwood's 2pm film is Dumbo, for those who have never seen an elephant fly (or those who want to see it again).
The Danz Days workshop at Danzfusion is for 12-18 year olds, £15 per person, please book with Jenna via her website: https://jennatudor.wordpress.com/
Thursday February 20
Two of Peterborough's libraries are putting on magic shows. Jason Fenn will be at Hampton library at 11am and then disappear and reappear at Central library at 2.30pm. This event is £4 per child, and adults are asked to book a free place.
Mulberry Tree Farm is getting messy with an hour and a half of messy play in the morning. Drop in to Van Hage for flower pot painting. Reach new heights with the climbing wall at Nene Outdoors. The 2pm film at Wildwood is for all the explorers out there; it's Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
Friday February 21
Take on the inflatable obstacle course at Jack Hunt swimming pool's Inflatable Fun session during the afternoon.
Alternatively, get creative! Build a teddy at Mulberry Tree Farm (10am-11am), make a bird box at Discovery Den, Ferry Meadows (one session at 10.30am, one at 1.30pm), or decorate cookies at Van Hage (2pm-4pm). And make way for the 2pm film at Wildwood - Moana!
Saturday February 22
Queensgate invites families to fall into A World of Imagination, a free space-themed activity workshop. Climb into an astronaut suit, try some space food, and see the solar system, all from inside the city shopping centre.
Thomas returns after a week off with another day of journeys along the Nene Valley Railway.
Catch the family film at the Key Theatre - Playing with Fire starts at 11am and tickets are £3 per person.
Sunday February 23
Be brave on the last day of the holidays at the climbing wall at Nene Outdoors. Climbing high enough might be a good enough excuse for missing school on Monday, right? (Or not.)
Thomas takes one last trip along the railways for the half-term, and A World of Imagination continues for one more day outside John Lewis in Queensgate.