Things To Do In Peterborough For Over 55’s

In this blog, we’re going to outline the very best things to do in Peterborough for over 55’s. Peterborough is an up and coming city with an array of historic and cultural attractions. It also offers plenty of outdoor space and wildlife havens.

Top Things To Do In Peterborough For Over 55’s

Peterborough has a wide range of things to do for people of all ages. If you’re planning a trip to Peterborough, or you’re thinking of relocating to the area, you will be pleased to know that you’ll never get bored in this up and coming city. Here is a list of the top things to do in Peterborough for the over 55’s:

Burghley House

The stunning Burghley House is a Tudor mansion built by William Cecil, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I between 1555 and 1587. It is one of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the sixteenth century.

During your visit to Burghley House, you can wander through this outstanding home at your leisure and enjoy a tranquil walk through the amazing gardens. You can also enjoy a round of golf at Burghley Golf Club.

Oudle Heritage Trail

The Oudle Heritage Trail is one of many fantastic walks on offer in the Peterborough area. It covers a range of cultural and historical hotspots and is suitable for all activity levels.

Elton Hall & Gardens

The breath-taking Elton Hall, nestled in the countryside near Peterborough, is a part-gothic historic house. It has been home to the Proby family since 1660. Discover the spectacular treasures, fine art, porcelain and furniture in the Grade I listed Hall and walk through the beautiful Victorian gardens.

John Clare Cottage

If you’re a fan of John Clare, one of England’s greatest poets, then you will relish a visit to his home. Located in the village of Helpston (between Peterborough and Stamford), this charming early-19th century style Cottage contains examples of John Clare’s work together with information about his life. The gardens are just as splendid as the cottage and the lovely little café is the perfect place to relax.

Nene Park

Nene Park has so much to offer for people of all ages. Whether you are a bird watcher, avid wildlife lover or keen outdoor sports enthusiast, you will find something fun to do at Nene Park. The park is made up of rivers, woodland, lakes and meadows. It features six key areas to enjoy: Ferry Meadows, Orton Meadows, Orton Mere, Woodston Reach, Thorpe Meadows and The Rural Estate.

Perhaps enjoy a round of gold at Orton Meadows, explore Peterborough’s sculpture collection during a riverside walk through Thorpe Meadows or experience a scenic bike ride through Orton Mere.

Events In Peterborough For Over 55’s

Aside from having plenty of excellent attractions, Peterborough also offers a calendar of exciting events. Here’s a handful of the upcoming events in and around the Peterborough area:

Peterborough Festival of Antiques

Are you an antique enthusiast? If the answer is yes, you’re going to love the Peterborough Festival of Antiques – one of the largest antique fairs in England. Located at the East of England Showground, this exceptional market features an abundance of antiques, collectables, vintage, and upcycled items. It is an annual event and people travel from all over the UK to enjoy the antique markets.

Cambridge Rock Festival

Also located at the East of England Showground in Peterborough, the Cambridge Rock Festival is an annual music event featuring 65 classic rock, blues, prog and acoustic bands on 3 fully covered stages. The next festival will take place in 2022 and is the 16th annual Rock Festival. It brings in rock lovers of all ages from across the UK.

National Garden Railway Show

The biggest railway show in the world takes place every year at Peterborough Arena. This one-day event will showcase products like Model railroad, Train, railroad, train accessories, toys, games, train model, collector's items and more. Find out more and book your tickets here.

Crafting Live

The award-winning Crafting Live show is coming to Peterborough in 2021! Hosted by Stephanie Weightman, the crafting event will feature a host of crafting celebrities, on-stand demonstrations, brand new crafting products and plenty of exhibitors stocking stamps, dies, decoupage, fabric, wool, ribbon, beads and much more.


Europe’s largest trucking festival has been providing a wonderful day out since 1983. Truckfest Peterborough will take place over the August bank holiday weekend and will feature thousands of show trucks, truck displays trade stands, live music and celebrity guests.

Homes To Rent In Peterborough For The Over 55’s

Are you looking for a quality, affordable home in Peterborough? At Accent Housing, we are a housing association offering a wide range of homes across England. We have a number of homes available for individuals, couples, families and the over 55’s in Peterborough and surrounding areas.

At Accent Housing, we also have Independent Living schemes in Peterborough offering generously sized self-contained flats for the over 55’s, suitable for single applicants and couples.

For example, Cotton End in Bretton is set within a private and secure location. It offers spacious one-bedroom flats and has excellent communal facilities and well landscaped gardens.

There is on-site parking for residents, an experienced scheme manager who is always on hand, a secure door system and CCTV for your peace of mind. Explore our full range of sheltered accommodation for the over 55’s here.

Get In Touch

Accent Housing is a housing association that has been providing homes and services for a diverse range of people since 1966. If you have any questions about finding a home in Peterborough, we can help. Get in touch with us today.

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