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Peterborough Green Festival 2013 – celebrating 22 years!

Peterborough, get ready for nine days of fun filled, green themed events between Saturday  May 25 and Sunday June 2!

The Green Festival, coordinated by Peterborough Event City Trust (PECT), hosts numerous events and most are free to take part in. Organisers from the charity are aiming to provide something for everyone.  This year’s festival, sponsored by Ringway, will be based on the principle of ‘One Planet Living’, whilst celebrating PECT’s 20th Birthday!


The festival will kick off with a city centre launch on Saturday May 25, showcasing everything that is fun and exciting about being green. PECT will be transforming the city centre with a pop-up picnic area and allotment, a junk band, cycle powered sound system, cooking demos, circus performers, climbing wall, craft fair and lots of stalls and prizes!

After the launch day there are eight days of green events and activities held across the City including:

Sunday 26th May

Get Moving cycle day

Showcasing all things walking and cycling, the day will include guided walks and cycle rides and ride outs and ramblers by local cycling and walking clubs, nordic walking, tricycles and quadcycle displays and electric cycles displays. Pedal powered bubble bike and smoothie bike.

Monday 27th May

Milling and breadmaking day at Sacrewell Farm. Discover how flour is made and have a go at making your own delicious bread roll. Other activities include pony grooming, pond dipping, lamb and duck racing.

Swish clothes swapping – Go along to this informal, relaxed Swish, enjoy a glass of wine and delicious locally sourced nibbles and recycle in the most glam way possible. You can take up to 6 items of clothes to swap. Booking essential, please contact


Tuesday 28th May

Kingsdyke open day – An exciting day of exploring nature at Kings Dyke Nature Reserve. Activities include pond dipping, bird watching, nature trails, fossil hunting, snake handling and quizzes.

Bird watching evening – Go along and see some of the rarer birds including the black tailed godwit and garganey.

Wednesday 29th May

River clean up and pond dipping – help clean up the banks of the River Nene and enjoy a picnic and pond dipping.

Guided geology walk at Swaddywell Pit – organised by the Landyke Trust

Thursday 30th May

Bug walk – meet the bugs that live in Ferry Meadows park and learn about their life cycles and habitats from the experts.

Local food evening at Parcs Restaurant – Enjoy a three course local food evening hosted by Peterborough Regional College hospitality and catering students.

Friday 31st May

Guided cycle ride – Cycle around 13.5 miles of Peterborough’s most scenic countryside and picturesque villages.

Chasing Ice film Screening – Watch the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

Saturday 1st June

John Clare activities – Guided walks around the John Clare Countryside by the John Clare Society.

Bat walk – Enjoy a bat walk around Ferry Meadows Country Park.

Sunday 2nd June

The Green Backyard pitch in picnic and annual soup competition – workshops will be on offer which will include bush craft, bike maintenance, DIY beauty products and how to grow your own veg.

Walk Ketton Quarry and Chasms – walk through Stamford into Ketton’s hilly countryside, and the high bridge over a vast quarry.

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