Peterborough is a vibrant city in the heart of Cambridgeshire, only an hour from London, that offers a unique blend of history, culture and entertainment.

From Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery to Ferry Meadows and Peterborough Cathedral, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a lover of landscapes or searching for restaurants, here are the top five things to do in and around the city.


1. Explore Peterborough Cathedral

As one of the finest Norman Cathedrals in Europe, Peterborough Cathedral is a must-see attraction for your visit. Not only will you get to admire the stunning architecture and medieval work, but there are also a variety of events for everyone to enjoy.

Take a guided tour to embrace the fascinating history of Peterborough Cathedral and admire the stunning views of the city from the bell tower. There are plenty of car parks near Peterborough Cathedral, so getting to and from will be easy.


2. Enjoy a show at New Theatre, Peterborough

Whilst living in Peterborough, there is a variety of must-see productions at New Theatre. With comfortable seating, this immersive experience is one that everyone can enjoy. From musicals to inspirational talks, there is a diverse lineup of performances to cater to a range of interests.

So, whether you’re a fan of drama or live music, grab tickets for New Theatre shows in Peterborough, formally known as The Broadway. With bars located across the venue, you can feast on a selection of snacks and soft drinks or indulge in a variety of beers, wines and spirits while you enjoy the show.


3. Flip out over attractions in Peterborough

For a fun-filled day out in Peterborough with the kids, a trampoline park is a great idea, especially if they need to release some energy. At Flip Out Peterborough, there are ten unique attractions to bounce around on. With a kids’ arena and soft play dedicated to the younger bouncers, you can relax knowing they’ll be safe.


Meanwhile, there’s the ninja wipeout zone for thrill seekers or those more experienced. If jumping isn’t your thing, you can even treat yourself to some lunch in the diner while you wait.


4. Discover Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

If you’re looking for a more educational day out, why not explore Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery? The cultural institution showcases a diverse range of exhibits and artefacts, highlighting the history and heritage of the city.

From paintings to sculptures, it is home to an impressive art collection, featuring work by both local and internationally renowned artists. The art varies from 17th century artists, like Van Huysum, notorious for his flower paintings, to 20th century artists contributed to the Ealand Warwick Bequest collection, which is a selection of British and European paintings and sculptures.

Throughout the year, Peterborough Museum hosts exhibitions to make learning more accessible for all ages; so be sure to keep up to date with their latest events.



5. Explore Ferry Meadows

For more places to visit in Peterborough, Ferry Meadows is a stunning spot for outdoor enthusiasts. With its beautiful lakes and abundant wildlife, it’s the perfect escape from busy city life. Boasting over 500 acres of open space, Ferry Meadows is an ideal spot for leisurely walks, family picnics and outdoor fun.

It’s a fantastic destination for family days out in Peterborough as there’s a variety of activities in Ferry Meadows for all ages to enjoy. The children can explore the adventure playground and admire wooden sculptures, while the bigger kids can take advantage of the water sports activities. From sailing to paddleboarding, there’s plenty to keep you active while having fun.



Peterborough is also well connected to a selection of exciting spots, making it the perfect city to relocate to. With fast and direct trains to London, Stanstead Airport, and more available, the possibilities are endless. From boutiques and bars in the quaint town of Stamford to exploring the beautiful city of Cambridge, where our Waterbeach homes can be found, there is so much to see and do.

If you’re looking for new homes in Peterborough, our Hampton Lakes development is the perfect location, just a short ride away from all of these exciting days out. Head over to our Cala at Hampton Lakes page for more details about our new builds in Peterborough and our great incentives, including Deposit Unlock, Part Exchange, Assisted Move and Guaranteed Buyer Services, that we offer to make your move as smooth as possible.


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