Half Term Activities in Peterborough

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LocalEdPeterborough Mon 23-Oct-17 10:53:13

A roundup of the half term activities around Peterborough ;

Ferry Meadows

Holiday Trail
Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize.

No need to book.

Ferry Meadows Country Park - Discovery Den, PE2 5UU (approx 6 miles away)
Sat 21-10-17 @ 10:00

Nature Tots
A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and songtime.

Ferry Meadows Country Park - Discovery Den, PE2 5UU (approx 6 miles away)

* multiple dates starting Mon 23-10-17 @ 10:00

Falconry Talk and Display
Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display brings the ancient art of Falconry to the modern age, with a comprehensive and thrilling display, that is guaranteed to thrill audiences of all ages.
Watch it, be amazed, join in…

For all ages. A place must be booked for everyone attending.

£5.00 per person

Ferry Meadows Country Park - Discovery Den, PE2 5UU (approx 6 miles away)

* multiple dates starting Tue 24-10-17 @ 10:30

Moments with Trees - Tree Hunt & Broom Sticks
The witch has lost some items in the trees. Find the trees, find the items and she'll reward you with your very own broom stick to fly away home on.

A free event thanks to HLF

There are 4 events at different locations around the Park on 4 different days. Click below for further details

Ferry Meadows Country Park - Visitor Centre, PE2 5UU (approx 6 miles away)

* multiple dates starting Tue 24-10-17 @ 10:30

Sailing Taster
Join for a short introduction to sailing. You can join our RYA Senior instructors for a half an hour turn in one of our double handed sailing boats.

Suitable for everyone aged 8 years+

Nene Outdoors, PE2 5UU (approx 3634 miles away)

* multiple dates starting Tue 24-10-17 @ 11:00

Wild Wednesday
Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts.

This is a Drop in event, no booking required, just come along

Ferry Meadows Country Park - Discovery Den, PE2 5UU (approx 6 miles away)

* multiple dates starting Wed 25-10-17 @ 10:00

Rafted Canoeing
Join us for an hour on the water on our rafted canoes.

You will learn how to paddle as a team. You will learn new skills and gain confidence while playing games.

For 8 - 14 yr olds

Nene Outdoors, PE2 5UU (approx 3634 miles away)

Wed 25-10-17 @ 11:30

Traverse Wall
Come and have a go on our brand new traverse wall.

No ropes and harnesses are needed as you test your climbing skills through a series of games and challenges to climb along the wall.

For children aged 8-12 yrs

Nene Outdoors, PE2 5UU (approx 3634 miles away)

* multiple dates starting Thu 26-10-17 @ 11:00

Charming Worms
Come along to find out more about these amazing creatures and to have a go at charming them to the surface. Then make a wormery to take home with you.

Cost: £3 per child

Ferry Meadows Country Park - Discovery Den, PE2 5UU (approx 6 miles away)

* multiple dates starting Fri 27-10-17 @ 10:30

Campfire cooking for Kids
Have a go at cooking and eating some simple campfire recipes.

Ferry Meadows Country Park - Lakeside , PE2 5UU (approx 3634 miles away)

* multiple dates starting Sat 28-10-17 @ 10:30

QUEENSGATE SHOPPING CENTRE

Calling all witches, wizards and trainee sorcerers, there is a wickedly wondrous and magical event this October Halloween half term at ‘Screams-gate’ (Queensgate) Shopping Centre!

For two tremendously terrifying days, it’s time to dust off your broom stick, perfect your swish and flick and visit the Queensgate School of Potions and Wizardry. On 25 & 26 October, be prepared for a whizz-popping two days of entertainment, crafts, theatre and games in an enthralling weekend for both children and adults – all for free.

Mini monsters can expect theatrical storytelling, join in and make a magic potion in The Witch’s Kitchen, but watch out for Emlyn the kitchen frog who hops to life for the ribbiting Frog Show every hour.

Cast a spell with Queensgate’s wand making in the witch craft area where families will be able to weave magic into their wands with the help of renowned witch, Wanda Wishwaft. After two lessons in the classroom, perfect your flying on the broomstick flight simulator with Cecil Skycraft.

PLUS children are invited to come in fancy dress to be in with a chance to win a spook-tastic £50 Queensgate Gift Card!

If they don’t have any costumes yet, visit Queensgate’s retailers including M&S, John Lewis and Primark for Halloween inspiration. Also, for the run up to Halloween only, Queensgate welcome the Halloween HQ store near Lush, which is filled with everything you need for 31 October.

A Wonderful Witchy Workshop
with James Nicol, Author of The Apprentice Witch
Werrington Library, Peterborough Central Library & Archives, Hampton Library
Friday 27 October
£4 per child

About
Dates and Times
James Nicol, author of The Apprentice Witch will be flying in on his broomstick to run fun creative workshops for children at Vivacity Libraries.

Using his popular children's books as inspiration, James will take you through creating magical creatures as well as magical glyphs for casting spells and helping you think about how these might be the basis for a story.

Suitable for children aged 7-10 years, a Wonderful Witchy Workshop is just £4 per child - book in person at any Vivacity Library.

Keep an eye out for our newsletter with more half term and Halloween events 👻

BigglesBoggles Mon 23-Oct-17 19:32:38

Peterborough Museum are also running some activities this half term:

www.vivacity-peterborough.com/whatson/heritage/do-you-have-a-clue/

You have to pay to get in ( £3 per child, £4 per adult, or £12 per family) but they usually have a good range of things to see and do. I haven't been to this one yet but they usually have a trail of some kind, craft activities, and a couple of other activities related to their particular theme.

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