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SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION MARKS FULL REOPENING OF PETERBOROUGH’S FLAG FEN

A special family event will launch the full reopening of Peterborough’s historic Flag Fen and celebrate the summer solstice.

Flag Fen Archaeology Park is a hugely popular world famous Bronze Age attraction and it’ll be great to see it open up again for some summer fun.

You’ll need to book your place though, as tickets are limited for this family day on Sunday 20 June which will have two time slots to visit.

Children will be able to enjoy a treasure hunt trail with their families and take part in fun challenges as they explore the unique landscape and its attractions.

The reconstructed roundhouse will be the site of storytelling sessions and there will be various demonstrations of traditional heritage crafts throughout the day.

Councillor Steve Allen, cabinet member for culture and recreation at Peterborough City Council, said: “The team at City Culture Peterborough has been keen to showcase the very best of what Flag Fen has to offer and a celebration of mid-summer provides the perfect backdrop.

“Everyone’s super excited to be welcoming visitors back to a safe event that can be enjoyed without having to sacrifice any of the planned activity that children will engage with, learn from and most importantly, have fun taking part in.”

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume to celebrate summer solstice – flower fairies and warriors are welcome!

There will be a variety of stalls with gifts to buy and hot and cold food options. Visitors will also be able to enter a prize draw to win a year’s free entry for a family of five (under 5s free) to Flag Fen.

Sponsored by City College Peterborough, the Flag Fen Summer Solstice is a ticket-only event and spaces are limited to ensure safety. The event is repeated twice on the day, starting 10am until 1pm and 2pm until 5pm. Each slot has staggered arrival times, which people can specify when booking.

Tickets should be purchased in advance (£10 per car). Admission on the day will be only to pre-purchased tickets.

You must wear a face covering in indoor areas unless medically exempt and only guide dogs are allowed on site.

Flag Fen will be closed to general visitors on the day of the event.

To book, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flag-fen-summer-solstice-tickets-156715212419

For more information, email flagfen@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk or telephone: 01733 864468.

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