From hot rods to trucks and comedy to stunts, the biggest and best shows are right here on our doorstep…

Peterborough Arena’s unveiled a great line up of shows, events and entertainment kicking off this spring and keeping us entertained throughout the year.

Join the thousands of other model rail enthusiasts at possibly the biggest garden railway show in the world – the 16mm National Garden Railway Show on Saturday April 9, featuring an amazing day of exhibits, prize draws and much more.

Truckfest on May 1 and 2 promises to be another monster day out! There’s nothing quite like Truckfest to provide massive entertainment for the whole family – with celeb guests, monster trucks and stunt shows! Gates open from 9am until 5.30pm.

MCN-Summer-Festival-2016-logoThousands of bikers are expected at the MCN Festival of Motorcycling on May 14 – 15. Packed with action, don’t miss your chance to test new and classic bikes, see and hear amazing race bikes in action, see your biking heroes battling it out in the live action arena, seek out that elusive part from the autojumble or grab a bargain from the retail zone and much, much more!

The VW Camper & Commercial Festival, Van Jamboree 9 on Friday May 20 – Sunday May 22 should keep Volkswagen fans happy with the Show n Shine, live bands, free kids entertainment, fun fair, all models for Volkswagens on show, and a fun packed weekend for all the family.

That’s followed by a very different range of vehicles with the Modified Nationals And The National Hot Rod & Custom Show taking over the site on May 28 – 29.

The Modified Nationals is the pinnacle of the UK modified car scene; it’s what all car shows should be like, celebrating everything that’s great about the current UK car scene in a festival type setting! Plus Hotrods showcasing a selection of the UK’s finest customised vehicles, you can also expect even more themed activities to give this event more mystique and appeal. From Rock-a-Billy to Burlesque and everything in between, if you’re into your retro Rods and the culture surrounding them then this show is for you.

Tour-of-Colour3There are some really great highlights over the summer including the fantastic new event – the Tour of  Colour – you can run or walk the 5k route through various colour zones where you’ll get blasted with coloured powder. That’s followed by a pumping after party with music and sound effects – we can’t wait! This one’s happening on June 3 ahead of the amazing cycling weekend that is the UCI Tour of Cambridgeshire on June 4 – 5 which will see thousands of cyclists take to a closed road route around the area setting off from the Arena.

Don’t miss comedian Bill Bailey with his Limboland tour on June 4 – you can read our ESP interview with him on this site.


You’ll be blown away by Nitro Circus and the daredevil stunts in this incredible show coming to the city for the first time on July 2 – do not miss this Peterborough leg of the show’s national tour!

Animal fans will love Just Dogs Live on July 8 – 10 and Equifest 2016 on August 17 – 21.

There’s so much to look forward to and to see the full event listings head to








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