Half-Term Family Adventures on offer this February

A pirate treasure hunt, an archaeological quest to find a lost sword and craft sessions are some of the exciting adventures taking place at City Culture Peterborough venues this February half-term.

Pirates will be taking over Peterborough libraries from 15-18 February, with a series of swashbuckling-themed activities at Central, Werrington, Orton and Bretton libraries.

Families with young children can hear stories about pirates, get creative by drawing a treasure map, design their own pirate flag, make an eye patch to wear and hunt for hidden treasure.

Activities will be held at Werrington Library at 2.30pm on 15 February, Bretton Library at 2.30pm on 16 February, Central Library at 11am on 17 February and Orton Library at 2.30pm on 18 February.

Events are suitable for children aged four and over at a cost of £1 per child. Booking in advance is recommended as spaces are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places can be booked in person at any Peterborough library or at reading@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk

Youngsters can ‘get arty’ and explore their creative side at Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, which is holding a selection of art activities every day throughout half-term week. Families can pick up a pack containing activities and follow an arty trail around the museum galleries to find out more about some of the paintings on display in the building.

The activities at the museum are running from 14-18 February from 10am-4pm. There will be a small charge for the activity pack.

At Flag Fen Archaeology Park, children are invited to take part in a host of activities including helping to find the ‘Lost Sword of Flag Fen’, unleashing their inner archaeologist in the ‘Big Dig’ tent and trying their hand at crafts, such as making a Bronze Age sword. Families can also explore the attraction’s unique pre-historic landscape.

The half-term programme of events at Flag Fen, which runs from 12-20 February, are charged at normal admission prices except the craft sessions, which have a small charge.

Councillor Steve Allen, cabinet member for culture and recreation at Peterborough City Council, said: “Staff at City Culture Peterborough are delighted to return a number of different family events at venues across the city this February half-term.

“These fun-filled activities are the perfect way for parents to keep children entertained and banish any half-term boredom. There’s something for everyone, whether children want to embrace their inner pirate, get creative with art and crafts, or follow an indoor or outdoor trail to discover hidden treasures.”

For more information on City Culture Peterborough and its venues please visit https://cityculturepeterborough.org.uk/

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