Burghley park

Burghley House in Stamford is a great place to visit with children. Kids will enjoy a day out, running around in the acres of parkland, or perhaps having a splash about in the Gardens of Surprise.

Otter Playground at Ferry Meadows

A new playground inspired by nature has opened at Ferry Meadows by the café/visitor’s centre. The Otter Playground is the first of the three playgrounds at Ferry Meadows to be updated over the next three years.

Go cycling with the family. Image: ©iStock.com/JaySi

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Gruffalo

The Gruffalo is coming to Peterborough to celebrate his 15th birthday; see him at the library, Key Theatre or Fineshade Woods.

Cycling around Rutland Water with a bike buggy

At Rutland Water, near Stamford, the whole family can enjoy a bike ride. Hire bikes or take your own – the cycle route is good for a leisurely ride for kids of all ages.

Big Red Bath. Image: Full House Productions

The Key Theatre in Peterborough hosts lots of child-friendly plays. Family-friendly shows often involve audience participation and are shorter than regular plays – so your kids won’t be expected to sit still for 2 hours!

Walking at Fineshade Woods

There’s plenty to do on a day out at Fineshade Woods, near Stamford. There are two great playgrounds, buggy-friendly walking trails, bike hire and the Top Lodge Cafe.

Boy swimming. Image: ©iStock.com/olesiabilkei

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