Best Things To Do & Days Out In Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Let off steam with all the fun things to do in Peterborough - it's the perfect family day out for train lovers!

At the Ferry Meadows Railway you can board a miniature 60-seater train for a ride around the countryside. Get your train drivers hat ready as you arrive at your next stop for some adventure playground fun. Just a bit further out, Nene Valley Railway is home to the ‘official’ Thomas the Tank engine! Take a ride in a vintage model and learn about the difference between between engines.

The city is known for its country parks, so make sure you visit at least one on your Peterborough family day out. Ferry Meadows Country Park is a great place for a picnic. Explore the meadows, lakes and woodland to find your ideal spot and let the children run free amongst nature.

If the sun is warming you nicely and you’re in need of a refreshing dip, the Peterborough Lido is near the centre and has not one, but three outdoor heated pools. The large outdoor space and separate paddling pool make for a relaxing space to spend a warm afternoon.

In the cooler months go for a swim at the Regional Fitness Swimming Centre, have a game at MFA Bowl or challenge the family at Laser Force.

Find your perfect day out

Grasslands Equestrian Centre

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Grasslands Equestrian Centre is a friendly, BHS approved offering families and kids a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons and hacking! Their...

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Curious about local history? Visit Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery and discover fascinating histories from the past that will have your whole fam...

Laserforce Peterborough

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laserforce is a thrilling participation fantasy war game allowing players over 7s to be the hero that they have always wanted to be, in a safe and ma...

Peterborough Lido

  • Peterborough
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Peterborough Lido is the place to be during the summer. Boasting three outdoor heated swimming pools, of which the main pool is 50m long, a teaching...

Peterborough Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Peterborough
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Whodunit? And where, or why?! There are more than a few riddles to solve on the Peterborough Mystery Treasure Trail, and you’re the crack team to get...

Railworld Wildlife Haven

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If your tykes LOVE trains, where better to take them than Railworld Wildlife Haven? This model railway has all kinds locomotives, beginning with a cl...

Regional Fitness Swimming Centre

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Regional Fitness Swimming Centre has the usual pools plus diving pool equipped with 1 and 3m Springboard and 5m Platform. You can take lessons here,...

Showcase Cinema de Lux Peterborough

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the silver screen at Showcase Cinema de Lux Peterborough, where there's an exciting 13 screens showing the biggest and best blockbusters yo...

Trapp'd Peterborough

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Does your family have what it takes to break out? Head on over to Trapp’d Escape Rooms in Peterborough and find out. This is a perfect attraction for...

Activity World3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Peterborough
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Home to one of Peterborough’s largest indoor play frames, adventure is guaranteed at Activity world. Let the kids pick out their best socks and head...

New Ark Adventure Playground

  • Peterborough
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

New Ark Adventure Playground can be found at New Ark Play, an independent charity encouraging children to take part in adventurous outdoor play! Thei...

Big Sky Adventure Play

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Big Sky Adventure Play prices are inclusive of all the main rides and represents fantastic value for money. Your kids will enjoy an "Around the Wo...

Hollywood Bowl Peterborough

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Spend the day as a family at Hollywood Bowl Peterborough. As soon as you start playing, you'll find out bowling is great for the whole gang, no matte...

The Hampton Brewers Fayre

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Hampton Brewers Fayre is part of the Brewers Fayre pub chain, selling the usual food and drinks, with a separate large room with a Play Zone and...

Ferry Meadows Country Park

  • Peterborough
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the...

Ferry Meadows Railway

  • Peterborough
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Departing from Ham Lane Station, where there is a cafe, gift shop and small adventure playground, the Ferry Meadows Railway will whisk you grandly ar...

Planet Ice Arena Peterborough

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Previously Peterborough Skydome Ice Rink, this is now a Planet Ice Arena! A busy ice skating rink that's great for families, they offer open skate an...

Boundless Fun Trampoline & Soft Play

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Come and jump around at Boundless Fun Trampoline & Soft Play . Take your mini-bouncers to this trampoline park and let them burn off their unlimi...

VR HAPPY

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Immerse yourself in endless possibilities at VR HAPPY, with other 100 virtual reality games for you to pick from, there’s something for all the famil...

Nene Valley Railway

  • Peterborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Nene Valley Railway offers more than just a train ride at this fantastic heritage railway that has something for the whole family. Throughout the sum...

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