The start of summer fun in the villages

It’s that time of year when lots of the lovely villages surrounding the city centre of Peterborough start activities. Here’s what’s on locally if you fancy venturing out a little.

Oundle Vintage Festival on May 18 features displays of fired up steam engines, vintage tractors, classic cars, vintage buses, historical exhibitions, and classic bicycles. There’s also a mini-railway with ride-on scale model trains, a vintage goods market, and old-style fairground plus live music in Market Place where you can enjoy afternoon tea.

Over in beautiful Helpston also on 18 May there’s an afternoon of family fun with a barbecue, Pimms, teas, traditional games and stalls selling plants, books, toys, and bric-a-brac. Little ones will love the bouncy castle and fun dog show and there’s entertainment provided by the John Clare Primary School Choir and Ukulely Band.

On May 19 over in Whittlesey enjoy a free ride on classic buses and coaches. BusFest is one of the area’s largest vintage vehicle gatherings. Free bus services consist of five routes to Peterborough, Ramsey, Thorney, Turves and Yaxley. This is a great day out for families and enthusiasts.