The Green Backyard is located on the corner of London Road and Oundle Road, opposite the Peterborough United football ground. It is approximately 10 minutes by foot from the city centre. If you’re coming to visit us we would like to encourage you to consider the environmental impact of your journey, and wherever possible use person-powered and public modes of transport before a privately owned vehicle.
Our main entrance is located on Oundle Road, right next to the Apex building. See below for directions from the city centre.
You are welcome to bring your bike on site. Please bring your own lock and always cycle safely – use lights when it’s dark and always wear a helmet. For cycle route information see www.travelchoice.org.uk.
All Peterborough buses lead to the central bus station, which is only 10 minutes walk from The Green Backyard (see below for directions). Citi services 1, 3 (from/to Park Farm), 6 and 7 all stop directly outside the site either on Oundle Road or London Road, ask the driver for The Apex. For bus timetables see www.stagecoachbus.com/peterborough/.
If you are coming to visit us from further a field then please make use wherever possible of Peterborough’s excellent rail connections. The Green Backyard is approximately 15 minutes on foot from the train station; if you are planning on walking then please use the following directions:
Alternatively you could take a bus from the station:
If you are travelling in or out of the city on the east coast mainline you will get a sneak peek of the Green Backyard approximately 2 minutes before the train pulls in to Peterborough station.
There are long stay car parking facilities available at the Horse Fair and Pleasure Fair Meadows car parks, opposite The Green Backyard on Oundle Road. These are pay and display. If you are planning on travelling by car then please consider sharing your journey with other passengers - see www.liftshare.com and www.carsharepeterborough.com for more information, or bring some friends!
Happy birthday GBY!
Check out four years of the Green Backyard in photos - here
"I like the Green Backyard because it gives me something fun to do and it's better than staying inside" - James Humphries, age 11
"For me the Green Backyard is a really satisfying and therapeutic family environment" - Jo Schofield
"There's loads of good people here and I really enjoy being outdoors" - Molly Chambers, age 15
"A slice of heaven in a concrete jungle filled with wonderful people"
"An asset to community and social values, promoting change, peace and sustainability"
"It is a place where people, plants and life can grow organically. It is a space where new things can happen"
"The Green Backyard is the living, growing, healing heart of community in Peterborough and it makes the city a better place"