Are you considering moving to Peterborough with your family? Peterborough has had a bit of a bad rap in recent years, but it’s hard to find concrete, factual reasons for that. Families who live here find that there’s plenty to do, housing is relatively affordable, and its location places it within a decent commute of London
and easy access to Norfolk and the Lincolnshire coastline. Peterborough has plenty to offer to families living here, and here are four reasons to consider moving here:
1. Green spaces
Peterborough has a wealth of green spaces to enjoy, within the city itself and in the surrounding villages. Ferry Meadows
, on the outskirts of town, is a large country park situated in the middle of Nene Park: it’s a great place to walk, fish, cycle or enjoy a cup of tea in the cafe. There’s a miniature train ride for the children and a lovely combination of lakes, woodland and meadows to enjoy in all weathers.
The Nene river runs through Peterborough and offers a pleasant place to walk, and a large community garden (open to everyone) called The Green Backyard is located close to the banks.
There are plenty of things for children to do in Peterborough, from trampolining and going to the cinema to swimming in the Lido in the summer months. There are theatres including Key Theatre and The Cresset, which host a range of plays and pantomimes throughout the year. Several festivals and activities are arranged every year, including Truckfest, the Cathedral Christmas Markets, fun runs, outdoor cinema experiences and regular bushcraft days for children. The Nene Valley Railway
is also really popular with children and families.
Peterborough is well connected by road and rail to London, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. Plenty of residents travel into London for day trips or weekends away to enjoy the theatres and tourist attractions, bars and clubs. You could just as easily visit The Wash Nature Reserve on the coast, the Lincolnshire Wolds or the Norfolk Coast. If you’re a commuter, Peterborough has excellent transport links via road (the A1 is nearby, and the surrounding boulevards make Peterborough easy to drive around) and rail (Peterborough is on the London/Edinburgh line and you can reach London in an hour).
4. Village life or city life
Whether you’re a town mouse or a country mouse, you can find somewhere perfect to live in Peterborough. There are areas within Peterborough itself that are ideally suited to families, such as Woodston and Wansford, and several villages surrounding the city that are perfect for those looking for a more rural setting. To the south of the city, Hampton is a growing township popular with families and with good links to Peterborough and London.
If you decide to move to Peterborough and need somewhere to store your belongings temporarily whilst you find your feet and decorate, you can always rent a self storage unit in Peterborough with us. Call us for a no-obligation quote and find out how self storage can make moving house a lot easier!