Peterborough is bursting with things to do. Whether you are an outdoor lover, water sports enthusiast or history fanatic, there will be something for you and your family.
Perfectly combining the countryside with the city, Peterborough has an abundance of activities and attractions for people of all ages.
Top Things To Do In Peterborough
Here are the top things to do in Peterborough:
Located on Cathedral Square, the 900 year old Peterborough Cathedral is the city’s most notable tourist attraction. It boasts a breath-taking Early English Gothic style and offers the opportunity to enjoy amazing views of the city from its tower.
Sacrewell Farm offers a great day out for the whole family. This real working farm has every furry farm animal imaginable as well as a lovely café and a farm shop providing organic local produce.
Nene Valley Railway
Visit the UK's leading international steam attraction – a firm favourite for children. NVR provides a range of attractions and events, including Thomas The Tank Engine and Wansford Miniature Railway. There’s also plenty of free things to do including a children's play area and the river-side picnic spot.
Ferry Meadows Country Park
Located at the heart of Nene Park, Ferry Meadows offers lakes, woodland, play areas, a miniature train ride and so much more. The Country Park is the ideal spot to enjoy walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding, or simply relax.
Railworld Wildlife Haven
Railworld is a must-visit attraction for train lovers. This unique gem combines a spectacular model railway with a wildlife habitat and is a great day out for the little ones.
Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery
Explore the history and culture of Peterborough and surrounding areas in the fascinating Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, which is located in one of the city’s most iconic buildings. It’s impressive collection features over 200,000 items of great national and international importance.
The summer months are best spent enjoying the three heated outdoor swimming pools at Peterborough Lido. The sunbathing terraces provide a great place to relax, and the children’s play areas mean the kids will never get bored.
Peterborough City Market
Located close to the city centre, Peterborough Market offers an abundance of stalls providing everything from home and crafts to organic produce, meat and fish. There is also a collection of food stalls cooking up delicious dishes to take away.
Queensgate Shopping Centre
The city’s leading retail destination has more than 200 shops including fashion retailers and independent boutiques. It also has a multi-storey car park.
Have you ever tried wakeboarding? Perhaps you’re a wakeboarding enthusiast? Peterborough WakePark offers 2 tower cable wakeboarding for beginners, intermediate and advance wakeboarders, as well as groups.
Peterborough is certainly not short of restaurants, bars, pubs and entertainment venues. There is always something going on in the city, including theatre shows and comedy nights. From the Queen’s Head to the alternative Met Lounge, there’s something for everyone in this bustling city.
Living In Peterborough
As well as there being a vast array of things to do in Peterborough, the city also ticks other boxes. It may not have the best reputation, but Peterborough is an up and coming city.
It is one of the more affordable areas – with homes below the national average. Plus, it has an excellent choice of schools, job opportunities and direct transport links to many of the UK’s major towns and cities.
There is also a selection of lovely market towns and villages surrounding Peterborough if you don’t want to live right in the city. If the list of things to do in Peterborough has helped you make up your mind about living in the area, we can help.
Finding A Home In Peterborough
The homes we have in Peterborough would all be let via the local CBL scheme.
If you are interested in renting a home in Peterborough, you will need to register with Peterborough Homes Partnership - more information here.
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