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If the panic’s setting in for Half Term horror wondering how you’re going to keep the family entertained, never fear!

City Culture which manages several venues in Peterborough has lined up some great entertainment at Flag Fen, the Key Theatre and the Museum – including the return of their popular ghost walks - with plenty of fun for the kids to get their teeth into!

Flag Fen Archaeology Park will open to the public for its first Halloween season since becoming a year-round attraction. From October 25 to 31 youngsters can follow a Witch's Trail around Flag Fen and get their hands dirty in the Beastly Burials dig tent to excavate a selection of ghoulish items.

The world-famous Bronze Age site is also inviting parents and children to don their scariest outfits for a costume competition running throughout the week. The winner will receive a family ticket to Flag Fen’s Winter Solstice event in December.

Over the Halloween weekend itself activities taking place at the archaeological site on October 30 and 31 include wand making, face painting and ghost stories in the round house.

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery is holding a series of Halloween-themed craft sessions for families on October 26, 27 and 28 and at The Mini Vine on Bridge Street on October 6, 13, 20 and 27. The museum’s popular evening ghost walks are also returning; participants aged eight and over will be regaled with spooky tales from across the city centre by a costumed guide.

Brave souls aged over 14 can walk the hallways of the most haunted building in Peterborough after dark with the museum’s Halloween Horror Night on October 30. Ghostly visitors will be brought to life under candlelight in a night of dramatised tours. Places are limited for both the ghost walks and Halloween Horror Night.

At Werrington and Orton Libraries children aged over four can make creepy finger puppets at a Halloween craft session on October 30.

City theatregoers can enjoy several Halloween-inspired performances at the Key Theatre including ‘The Greatest Magician’ magic show on October 27 and ‘Dead Men’s Eyes’, a portrayal of two chilling tales from author M R James, on October 30. Families can watch ‘The Addams Family 2’ for £3 on October 23 and 27, with further shows to be announced, as part of the theatre’s family film offer.

Finally get your fancy dress outfits and props at the ready (if you want to) and get ready to do the Time Warp at an interactive screening of cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ on October 31. Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended.

Councillor Steve Allen, cabinet member for culture and recreation at Peterborough City Council, said: “There are plenty of activities to keep both children and adults entertained across the city during half term and Halloween.

“Flag Fen is now open all year round so for the first time, families have the opportunity to take part in an excellent selection of events this Halloween. Flag Fen is a really important attraction with celebrated international status, and our Halloween offering is the start of many more exciting events to come in this unique setting.”

For further information on the Halloween events:

Flag Fen: email, call 01733 864468 or visit Flag Fen - City Culture Peterborough

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery: email, call 01733 864663 or visit Museum & Art Gallery - City Culture Peterborough

Key Theatre: email, call 01733 207239 or visit Key Theatre - City Culture Peterborough

Werrington Library: email or call 01733 864282

Orton Library: email or call 01733 864296

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