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Outdoor Events

Play Area and Go-Karts

16th April-30th June 2024

Venue: Twenty Pence Garden Centre

Address: Twenty Pence Road, Wilburton, Ely Cambridgeshire

Website: www.twentypence.co.uk

Twenty Pence have a whole host of go-karts to suit a wide range of ages, paired with a wide open race track to keep the kids entertained for hours on end! If go-karts aren't their thing, the new, fully-enclosed...

Arts & Crafts

Workshop: Rose’s Make Believe Storytelling & Craft Workshop

8th-29th May 2024

Venue: Key Theatre

Address: Embankment Road, Peterborough

Website: keytheatre-peterborough.com/event/workshop-roses-make-believe/

Rose’s MAKE BELIEVE sessions are a series of immersive fairy tale activity parties to encourage imagination and creativity between children and their grown-ups. Get creative with a crafty activity, enjoy...

Outdoor Events

Cambridge Nature Festival 2024

25th May-30th June 2024

Venue: Various locations in and around Cambridge

Website: www.cambridgeppf.org/Event/cambridge-nature-festival-2024

A celebration of nature on your doorstep, as well as the wonderful people and organisations that work tirelessly for the natural world. Nature-based activities and events will be held in and around Cambridge....

Fairy Tale May Half Term

25th May-2nd June 2024

Venue: Audley End Miniature Railway

Address: Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex

Website: audley-end-railway.co.uk/whats-on/half-term-event/

Visit for an enchanting journey into the forest, where you’ll encounter charming displays featuring beloved fairy tales. Following the train ride, children can unleash their creativity by crafting a...

Outdoor Events

Holiday Trail

25th May-2nd June 2024

Venue: Visitor Centre and Gift Shop,

Address: Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Website: www.nenepark.org.uk/Event/holiday-trail-may24

Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor centre and Gift shop for just £1, find the questions around the park and return to the start to collect your prize. Available every day during May half term from...

Outdoor Events

1940s Weekend Special Event

26th-27th May 2024

Venue: The Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey

Address: Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge

Website: www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk

The big one! 1940s at the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey is back. Re-enactors will be on site all weekend, displaying various aspects of life in the 1940s and during WWII. Swing bands are performing and...

Outdoor Events

Acorn Explorers Holiday Club

27th-31st May 2024

Venue: Lynch Farm

Address: Wistow Way, Orton Wistow, Peterborough

Website: www.nenepark.org.uk/Event/acorn-explorers-holiday-club

Acorn Explorers holiday club is packed full of nature-based activities and creative outdoor fun. It's the perfect opportunity for younger children age 5-8 to explore the great outdoors in a safe and supportive...

Outdoor Events

Summer Carnival Finale

27th May 2024

Venue: Huntingdon Racecourse

Address: Brampton, Huntingdon

A family fun day this summer half term on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May! Celebrate the Season Finale in Circus fashion with a variety of entertainment and acts on throughout the course of the raceday.

Outdoor Events

Bug Hunting

28th May 2024

Venue: Visitor Centre, Ferry Meadows

Address: Peterborough

Website: www.nenepark.org.uk/Event/bug-hunting1

Find out what amazing creatures make their home in the different habitats at Ferry Meadows. There are two sessions, choose either 10:30 to 12noon or 1:30 - 3:00pm. Suitable Age: 2+. Children must be...

Outdoor Events

Climbing Wall Taster

28th May 2024

Venue: Nene Outdoors, Ham Lane

Address: Peterborough

Website: www.nenepark.org.uk/Event/climbing-wallmay24

The team from Nene Outdoors will be getting the climbing wall out during the school holidays for all visitors to have a go. Are you brave enough to reach the top? Suitable for adults or children over 4yrs....

Theatre & Cinema

In The Night Garden Live

28th-29th May 2024

Venue: New Theatre Broadway

Address: Peterborough

Website: www./newtheatre-peterborough.com/event/in-the-night-garden-live-show/

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show. Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny...

Outdoor Events

Oak Adventurers Holiday Club

28th-31st May 2024

Venue: Nene Outdoors Watersports & Activity Centre

Address: Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Website: www.nenepark.org.uk/Event/oak-adventurers-holiday-clubmay

This May half term holiday club designed for 8-13 year olds at Nene Outdoors offers a fantastic opportunity for kids to hone their skills and experience a variety of water and land-based activities. From...

Indoor Activities

Spelling Bee(Bot)

28th May 2024

Venue: The Centre for Computing History

Address: Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge

Website: www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/72373/Spelling-Bee(Bot)-Tuesday-28th-May-2024/

Bee-Bot is learning to spell. It works hard but finds some words tricky. Would you like to help Bee-Bot learn how to spell? The only catch is that Bee-Bot is a robot and needs instructions to find all...

Theatre & Cinema

Awful Auntie

29th May-2nd June 2024

Venue: Cambridge Arts Theatre

Address: 6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge

Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/whats-on/awful-auntie-0

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, she has no idea her life is in danger! When Stella wakes up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell her what has happened. But not everything...

Arts & Crafts

Children’s Half Term Workshop: Introduction to Jewellery Making

29th May 2024

Venue: Haddenham Arts Centre

Address: 20 High Street, Haddenham

Website: www.haddenhamartscentre.org.uk/whatson/necklace

Design, create and take home a necklace and bracelet. During this half term workshop you’ll learn how to: design, crimp, thread, snip, fasten, use pliers. They have a lovely cafe on site for you to...

Outdoor Events

Holiday Bushcraft for 5-12 year olds

29th-31st May 2024

Venue: Wandlebury Country Park

Address: Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge

Website: www.cambridgeppf.org/Event/holiday-bushcraft-for-5-12-year-olds-8-12may24

Holiday Bushcraft at Wandlebury is designed for children aged 5-12 and is run by experienced qualified teachers from Wild Thyme & Embers, who will inspire children and share their knowledge and skills...

Theatre & Cinema

Outdoor Theatre - The Comedy of Errors

29th May 2024

Venue: Skylark Garden Centre

Address: Manea Rd, Wimblington, March, Cambridgeshire

Website: skylark-events.co.uk/outdoor-theatre-the-three-inch-fools/

Join outdoor theatre company 'The Three Inch Fools' as they put on a fantastic show. The BBQ grill will be open for food before the show, during the interval and after the show. Suitable for ages 5+.

Arts & Crafts

Plants, Pots and Seeds: Mixed Media Workshop

29th May 2024

Venue: Clore Learning Studio, Kettle's Yard

Address: University of Cambridge, Castle Street,Cambridge

Website: www.kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/plants-pots-and-seeds-mixed-media-workshop/

Join artist Hilary Moreton for a creative session making your own seeds, plants and pots. The Kettle’s Yard collection includes many plants as well as dried grasses and seed pods. What kind of plant...

Indoor Activities

Family Day at the Museum

30th May 2024

Venue: Museum of Zoology

Address: Downing Street, Cambridge

Website: www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/events/family-day-museum

Join between 12 noon and 4pm for free family activities in the Museum. This May half term, they'll be looking at skeletons - pop in to find out more!

Arts & Crafts

May Half Term Adorable Bird Crafts

30th May 2024

Venue: Ely Museum

Address: The Old Gaol, Market St, Ely

Website: www.elymuseum.org.uk/whats-on-elymuseum/may-half-term-adorable-bird-crafts/

The museum has some wonderful bird-themed crafts to join in with. Make a flying bird puppet and a paper birdhouse decoration. Drop-in anytime between 10:30am-1:00pm! This activity is suitable for children...

Indoor Activities

Amazing Automatons

31st May 2024

Venue: The Centre for Computing History

Address: Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge

Website: www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/72341/Amazing-Automatons-Friday-31st-May-2024/

Go and be introduced to their robot 'staff' member, JNFR! They will be delivering a short talk on Robotics - the past, present and future. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and play with some...

Outdoor Events

Meet the Roman Professor

31st May 2024

Venue: Discovery Den, Ham Lane,

Address: Peterborough

Website: www.nenepark.org.uk/Event/meet-the-roman-professor

Around fifty years ago, the idea of Ferry Meadows was being imagined. Professor Stephen Upex, lead a team of archaeologists to discover the history of Romans at Ferry Meadows before the park was created. In...

Outdoor Events

Owl Pellet Dissection

31st May 2024

Venue: Great Fen Countryside Centre

Address: Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, Cambridgeshire

Website: www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2024-05-31-owl-pellet-dissection

Can you discover who the local owls have been hunting? You will carefully break up the pellet, clean and compile the skeletons inside and identify which species they belong to. All materials will be provided...

Outdoor Events

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80

1st-2nd June 2024

Venue: Duxford Airfield

Address: Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Website: www.iwm.org.uk/airshows/duxford-summer-air-show

Presented by Imperial War Museums, experience IWM Duxford like never before at this year's extra special Duxford Summer Air Show, commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Outdoor Events

Herb Planting

1st June 2024

Venue: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge

Website: www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/herb-planting/

Visit and join in at this event as part of National Children’s Gardening week where you will be decorating planters to grow your own herbs. For ages 3+. Free child tickets for this event must be booked...

Indoor Activities

Family Science Day

2nd-2nd June 2024

Venue: Prickwillow Museum

Website: www.prickwillowmuseum.com/

Science activities suitable for children 5-11 years. Parent/carer supervision necessary. General play activities available for younger children. Parent/carer supervision necessary. Museum also open to...

Arts & Crafts

Studio Sunday: Relaxed Session

2nd June 2024

Venue: Clore Learning Studio, Kettle's Yard

Address: University of Cambridge, Castle Street,Cambridge

Website: www.kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/studio-sunday-relaxed-session-2-6/

Families with children who have additional sensory needs are invited to join these quieter art making workshops that aim to provide a comfortable creative experience. In the Clore Learning Studio, participants...

Outdoor Events

Nature Tots (Things that Fly and Kites)

3rd June 2024

Venue: Lynch Farm

Address: Wistow Way, Peterborough

Website: www.nenepark.org.uk/Event/nature-tots-fly2

A fun outdoor parent and toddler group with a nature theme. Each session will include a messy craft activity and fun activities exploring the beautiful outdoors. The whole session will take place outside,...

Theatre & Cinema

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

4th-5th June 2024

Venue: New Theatre Broadway

Address: Peterborough

Website: www.newtheatre-peterborough.com/event/dragons-and-mythical-beasts/

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and...

Theatre & Cinema

Outdoor Theatre - The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

7th June 2024

Venue: Skylark Garden Centre

Address: Manea Rd, Wimblington, March, Cambridgeshire

Website: skylark-events.co.uk/outdoor-theatre-doctor-dolittle/

Join outdoor theatre company 'Illyria' as they put on a fantastic show! The BBQ grill will be open for food before the show, during the interval and after the show. Suitable for ages 5+.

Outdoor Events

The Cambridge Club Festival

7th-9th June 2024

Venue: Childerley Orchard

Address: Cambridge

Website: www.thecambridgeclub.co

Enjoy the Cambridge Club Festival with various musical artists, paddock and clubhouse, camping and glamping, comedy and talks, food for thought, family entertainment, groovy goings-on. For further details...

Outdoor Events

Sheep Shearing

8th June 2024

Venue: Sacrewell Farm

Address: Great North Road, Thornhaugh, Peterborough

Website: www.sacrewell.org.uk/events/sheep-shearing-weekend/

It’s time for the fleeces to come off at the annual Sheep Shearing. Passed down through generations, this age-old skill will be showcased through live demonstrations at the farm! Visitors can find out...

Outdoor Events

Family Open Farm Sunday with Village Farm

9th June 2024

Venue: Toons Lodge Farm

Address: Haddon, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Website: www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2024-06-09-family-open-farm-sunday-village-farm

Join Tom and his wife Lisa at Village Farm near Peterborough, with the Wildlife Trust BCN’s Community and Education Officer and Wildlife Adventurer Becca Badger, for some family pond dipping and a farm...

Outdoor Events

Family Open Farm Sunday with Village Farm

9th June 2024

Venue: Toons Lodge Farm

Address: Haddon, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Website: www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2024-06-09-family-open-farm-sunday-village-farm

Join Tom and his wife Lisa at Village Farm near Peterborough, with the Wildlife Trust BCN’s Community and Education Officer and Wildlife Adventurer Becca Badger, for some family pond dipping and a farm...

Theatre & Cinema

The Lion Inside

11th-12th June 2024

Venue: New Theatre Broadway

Address: Peterborough

Website: www.newtheatre-peterborough.com/event/the-lion-inside/

In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse. Fed up of being...

Indoor Activities

Animal Tails: Fossil Fun

14th June 2024

Venue: Museum of Zoology

Address: Downing Street, Cambridge

Website: www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/events/animal-tails-fossil-fun-1

Listen to stories of dinosaurs, find out about fossil footprints, and feel a real mammoth tooth. This event is suitable for ages 2-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Only children need tickets....

Outdoor Events

Father's Day Steam Up!

16th June 2024

Venue: The Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey

Address: Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge

Website: www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk

Join them at The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey for their annual Steam Up Event Cambridge and Newmarket 16mm Association will be bringing along their live model steam engines for display in the historic...

Theatre & Cinema

Pqa Presents Matilda Jr The Musical

16th June 2024

Venue: Key Theatre

Address: Embankment Road, Peterborough

Website: keytheatre-peterborough.com/event/pqa-presents-matilda-jr-the-musical/

Looking for a show that combines magic, school children and acrobats? Then look no further! Watch as they dance, sing and dazzle their way through this family favourite based on the classic movie with...

Arts & Crafts

Studio Sunday: Relaxed Session

16th June 2024

Venue: Clore Learning Studio, Kettle's Yard

Address: University of Cambridge, Castle Street,Cambridge

Website: www.kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/studio-sunday-relaxed-session-16-6/

Families with children who have additional sensory needs are invited to join these quieter art making workshops that aim to provide a comfortable creative experience. In the Clore Learning Studio, participants...

Indoor Activities

Little Explorers at Ely Museum – June

21st June 2024

Venue: Ely Museum

Address: The Old Gaol, Market St, Ely

Website: www.elymuseum.org.uk/whats-on-elymuseum/little-explorers-at-ely-museum-june/

Little Explorer mornings are a workshop for accompanied pre-school children held monthly at the museum. Visit for creative sessions of themed activities, crafts, stories and songs. Enrich your day with...

Indoor Activities

Zoology Live! 2024

22nd June 2024

Venue: Museum of Zoology

Address: Downing Street, Cambridge

Website: www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/events/zoology-live-2024

Don't miss this year's Zoology Live! with a whole host of family activities happening in the Museum, plus some city centre wildlife walks that you can book onto running during the day. Watch this space...

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