Around Peterborough are a host of countryside attractions including the captivating Fenland landscapes at Flag Fen and Holme Fen and great fun family farm parks like Sacrewell Farm and Pigeons Farm. Accommodation around Peterborough includes ample choice of idyllically situated caravan and camping parks plus luxury historic manor house hotels and country cottages.
The popular East of England Show takes place annually at the East of England Showground near Peterborough. The showground is a real hub for East Anglia agricultural events and festivals where you can purchase unique locally made craft gifts and locally reared and farmed produce including organic foods. Enjoy great fun family days out on the picturesque Nene Valley Railway, a standard gauge line running for just over 7 miles between Peterborough and Wansford. The Nene Valley Railway hosts numerous themed year round events including 1940s weekends and Thomas and Santa Specials.
Great fun days out near Peterborough are on the heritage Nene Valley Railway, a 7 1/2 mile standard gauge line running from Wansford to Peterborough via Yarwell, Ferry Meadows, Orton Mere and Peterborough. The Nene Valley heritage railway line is the only UK heritage railway which has stock running alongside traditional British trains!
Various themed Nene Valley Railway events take place through the year including family fun days, diesel and steam galas, 1940s weekends, Santa and Thomas specials and the popular off-train evening of blues music at Wansford.
An extensive collection of heritage carriages and locomotives can be found at Wansford. Other attractions en-route along the Nene Valley line include Ferry Meadows Country Park and the pretty villages of Nassington and Yarwell near Yarwell station stop. The Wansford site is open all year round and during the summer months vintage bus tours run direct from Wansford Station.
The East of England Showground is located just southwest of Peterborough centre just off the A1 motorway. The Showground hosts the annual East of England Show in June, an incredibly popular event celebrating British Farming and Rural Life. Show jumping features in the East of England Show alongside displays of vintage agricultural machinery, classic cars, live demonstrations in the food hall and kids favourite event the Great British Pasty Challenge where children get to cook their own pasty. Live music and dance also takes place during the East of England Show.
Events and festivals at the East of England Showground take place all year round - the venue is a real hub in East Anglia for agricultural and rural events, popular dog shows and top festivals like the Winter Stock Festival and Christmas Festival for a range of unique local craft gifts and locally produced foods.
Discover an outstanding choice of family farm fun parks around Peterborough including Sacrewell Farm near Peterborough (west just off the A1) and Pigeons Farm at Thorney near Peterborough (north east off the A47 Wisbech road).
Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre is an outdoor family attraction gem with on-site Shire Horse Centre, Shop and Restaurant, mini tractor rides and soft play area, small animal village and discovery centre with rabbits, chicks and guinea pigs. Sacrewell is part of a working farm - Riverford Organic farm are based on-site and you can visit their organic veg farm situated directly adjacent to the Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre. Freshly made food is served in the Stables Restaurant at Sacrewell Farm and the Three Little Ducks Food & Gift Shop offers a variety of unique gifts and quality locally reared meats, organic vegetables and locally baked bread. Camping is also available at Sacrewell Farm.
Pigeons Childrens Activity Farm is home to a range of farm animal breeds plus a children's play area, cafe and shop. Children can get up close to farm animals and a tearoom and shop are on-site. Caravan and camping facilities are also available at Pigeons Farm.
Other highlight attractions near Peterborough include beautiful Fenland sites like Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre just east of Peterborough centre and Holme Fen to the south. Visit the spectacular Elizabethan house Burghley just north west of Peterborough at Stamford or the Grade I listed Prebendal Manor House and Gardens at Nassington west of Peterborough.
Accommodation near Peterborough includes a great choice of beautiful camping, touring and caravan parks like Ferry Meadowns Caravan Park and camping and caravan facilities at family farm parks.
Picturesque villages around Peterborough like Orton boast historic luxury manor house hotels set in extensive parklands. The stunning countryside and Fens around Peterborough offers a choice of self catering country cottages near Crowland and Whittlesey as well as exquisite farm house B&B guesthouses. Discover beautiful historic riverside inn B&Bs in the village of Nassington near Peterborough.
Idyllically situated countryside accommodation near Peterborough offers a stunning rural base with easy access to nearby motorway networks for daytrips to Cambridge and the wider Cambridgeshire Fens area. Find caravan and camping sites near Peterborough listed here on iknow East Anglia, plus luxury historic country house hotels and pretty self catering countryside cottages.