Peterborough Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Peterborough? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Peterborough with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Peterborough and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Peterborough, featuring the best of things to do in Peterborough – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Peterborough fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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ARU Peterborough Community Day

24 July @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Take part in a free carousel of activities designed to allow young people, aged 8+, to explore the Monsters of the Sea through the virtual world, science and computing.

Each Wednesday from 24 July to 28 August at ARU Peterborough, University House, Bishop’s Road, Peterborough, PE2 5BW.

Dive into discovery: unravelling the mysteries of the deep!

Embark on an immersive journey into the depths of the oceanic past with our cutting-edge Extended Reality suite activity! Get ready to explore a stunning 3D model straight from the archives of the Natural History Museum – the awe-inspiring skeleton of the blue whale.

In this interactive experience, participants will find themselves transported to a captivating 360-degree environment, where they’ll have the power to navigate and investigate every inch of the ancient creature’s remains using a simple touchpad interface. From its formidable jaws to its intricate skeletal structure, every detail is at your fingertips.

Recreating a monster of the sea!

Join our workshop where you’ll get to design your own ‘Monster of the Sea’ and see it come to life in a game. We’ll guide you through the process, helping you draw inspiration from myth and biology to create unique sea creatures. Using digital art tools, you’ll bring your creations to vivid existence. Then, we’ll import them into our game engine, where they’ll become part of the virtual ocean, ready to surprise and challenge players. It’s a fun and creative journey you won’t want to miss!

Saltwater experiment: explore the secrets of seawater!

Dive into the fascinating world of marine science with our interactive seawater experiment. In this engaging activity, participants will get the chance to explore the unique properties of seawater and learn about its importance to our planet’s ecosystems.

In this hands-on experiment, participants will embark on a journey to understand why oceans are naturally salty, by observing the effect salt has on the buoyancy of objects and marine animals in both seawater and freshwater.

Booking is essential. Visit


24 July
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


ARU Peterborough
Bishop's Road
Peterborough, PE1 5BW Peterborough
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