Halloween Events this Half Term



Families can get in the spirit of Halloween with a series of spooktacular October half-term events hosted by City Culture Peterborough.

Flag Fen Archaeology Park will open to the public for its first Halloween season since becoming a year-round attraction. From 25 to 31 October youngsters can follow a Witch’s Trail around Flag Fen and get their hands dirty in the Beastly Buriels dig tent to excavate a selection of ghoulish items.

The world-famous Bronze Age site is also inviting parents and children to don their scariest outfits for a costume competition running throughout the week. The winner will receive a family ticket to Flag Fen’s Winter Solstice event in December.

Activities taking place at the archaeological site over 30 and 31 October include wand making, face painting and ghost stories in the round house.

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery is holding a series of Halloween-themed craft sessions for families on 26, 27 and 28 October and at The Mini Vine on Bridge Street on 6, 13, 20 and 27 October. The museum’s popular evening ghost walks are also returning; participants aged eight and over will be regaled with spooky tales from across the city centre by a costumed guide.

Brave souls aged over 14 can walk the hallways of the most haunted building in Peterborough after dark with the museum’s Halloween Horror Night on 30 October. Ghostly visitors will be brought to life under candlelight in a night of dramatised tours. Places are limited for both the ghost walks and Halloween Horror Night.

City theatregoers can enjoy several Halloween-inspired performances at the Key Theatre including ‘Dead Men’s Eyes’, a portrayal of two chilling tales from author M R James, on 30 October. Families can watch ‘The Addams Family 2’ for £3 on 23 and 27 October, with further shows to be announced, as part of the theatre’s family film offer.

To round off the theatre’s thrilling Halloween calendar, fans of cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ can join an interactive screening of the film on 31 October. Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended.

At Werrington and Orton Libraries children aged over four can make creepy finger puppets at a Halloween craft session on 30 October.

Councillor Steve Allen, cabinet member for culture and recreation at Peterborough City Council, said: “There are plenty of activities to keep both children and adults entertained across the city during half term and Halloween.

“Flag Fen is now open all year round so for the first time, families have the opportunity to take part in an excellent selection of events this Halloween. Flag Fen is a really important attraction with celebrated international status, and our Halloween offering is the start of many more exciting events to come in this unique setting.”

For further information on the Halloween events:
Flag Fen: email flagfen@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk or call 01733 864468
Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery: email museum@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk or call 01733 864663
Key Theatre: email keytheatre@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk or call 01733 207239
Werrington Library: email werringtonlibrary@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk or call 01733 864282
Orton Library: email ortonlibrary@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk or call 01733 864296




Media contact:
Kelly Jackson, Marketing Communications Officer
City Culture Peterborough
Telephone: 01733 761361 ext. 107
Email: kjackson@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk

Free Family Christmas Craft Fayre


14 October 2021

Free family Christmas craft fayre to be held at Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

Families can get into the festive spirit with a free craft fayre at Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery next month.

The event on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November will feature a wide variety of gifts from local producers, artists and craft makers, with stalls spread throughout the museum’s historic Georgian building. It’s the first time Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery has hosted a Christmas Craft Fayre of this kind, which will support local businesses in the run up to Christmas.

Visitors can shop for stocking fillers and unique presents for loved ones, such as handmade jewellery. Festive treats on offer will include a vegan bakery, a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink at The Georgian Kitchen, and reindeer food for children to leave out on Christmas Eve.

Over the weekend youngsters can also make their own tree decorations in the children’s craft area.

People who don’t enjoy wrapping presents can take advantage of the gift-wrapping service at the event.

Once families have stocked up on festive gifts and food, they can enjoy the museum’s historical highlights across its eight permanent galleries, such as the Victorian operating theatre and Jurassic collection, which will be open to explore during the fayre.

 Councillor Steve Allen, cabinet member for culture and recreation at Peterborough City Council, said: “Festive season at the museum is always full of cheer and I encourage everyone to visit this year’s Christmas Fayre, where there’ll be something for all the family.

“The majority of stalls are locally owned and supporting our doorstep businesses at this time of year provides them with a welcome boost. There’s lots of exciting things happening at the museum – especially with the forthcoming street arts Urban exhibition – and both these events will no doubt reintroduce the museum to lots of people who haven’t visited for a while.”

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery’s Christmas Craft Fayre will be open from 10am to 4pm on both days. Entry is free.

For more information on Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery visit: www.cityculturepeterborough.org.uk/museum-art-gallery