A whole host of fun events are happening during February half term at Peterborough Cathedral!

Time Explorers is returning – this time with ‘Time Explorers: Saxons’. In the Cathedral’s 900th anniversary year, they will take a closer look at the Saxon era. Family members (both young and not-so-young) can join in with craft activities and learn about the people who founded and built our Cathedral.

‘Time Explorers: Saxons’ takes place from Monday February 12 to Friday February 16 at Peterborough Cathedral – from 1pm to 4pm. Entry is free (just drop in – no need to book), but donations are welcome to cover costs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pancake_GirlThey are also very proud to be playing host to a prestigious sporting event – ‘The Family Pancake Olympics’! Competitors will take part in pancake flipping, pancake flinging and a crazy pancake obstacle course, and generally celebrate Pancake Day in the most awesome way possible – with goody-bags and prizes to be won.

‘The Family Pancake Olympics’ will take place on Pancake Day – Tuesday February 13 – from 10am to 12noon on the Cathedral grounds. Entry’s free (no need to book). The event’s being sponsored by Metro Bank.

In addition, there will also be daily ‘Cookie Making’ classes at Becket’s Tea Room – the amazing 14th century cafeteria. These will be held on Friday February 9 and Monday February 12, and from Wednesday February 14 to Friday February 16 – at 10am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Tuesday February 13 is (of course) reserved for ‘Pancake Making’, and these classes will take place at the same time slots.

Entry is free for these classes. To book, call 07702 948216 or email There is a maximum of eight places per session.


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