Our vision is to be the region's favourite Park, providing a permanent haven for heritage and wildlife and a wide choice of recreational activities for the people of Peterborough and the wider community.

Ferry Meadows

Ferry Meadows is the ideal place for a family day out and one of the largest country parks in the region. Situated less than three miles from Peterborough city centre, at the heart of Nene Park, its varied landscapes make it the favourite destination for thousands of visitors throughout the year.



Location: Visitor Centre,Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Pay and Play activities

At Nene Outdoors, we offer Pay and Play activities, providing visitors of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to enjoy watersports, climbing, archery and open water swimming.


Author: Joanna Bacon

Visitor Centre & Gift Shop

Our Visitor Centre & Gift Shop in Ferry Meadows has a wealth of visitor information as well as gifts and local products to buy.


Author: Caroline Hartley

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Our Impact


acres of green space


volunteering hours donated by 90 volunteers in 2019


children enjoyed environmental education and outdoor adventure activities in the Park in 2019

Latest events

  • Rah Rah Theatre, Teddy Bear's Picnic Theatre Show

    Bring along your favourite bear and join us on a fun, exciting adventure to get to the Picnic on time! The show incorporates props, puppets, well-known songs and dancing together with important educational areas such as numbers, colours and shapes. Aimed at children aged 2-6 Read more

  • Willow Weaving Workshop

    This is a beginner's workshop to introduce you to the wonderful world of willow. Join Martin from Rutland Willows as he takes you through the techniques you need to create three unique pieces of work. Read more

  • Visit Longthorpe Tower

    Book a 1-hour guided visit to Longthorpe Tower, the surviving part of a 14th century, three storey medieval fortified Manor House. It contains the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting in Western Europe, giving a rare insight into the medieval mind. Read more

Latest news

  • £2 million Lottery funding grant approved for Nene Park

    The National Lottery Heritage Fund have approved £1.965 million funding grant for Nene Park: Your Community Greenspace project. Read more

  • New parking charges come into effect

    New parking charges are now in effect at the Orton Mere and Thorpe Wood car parks. These charges will also replace the current tariff in place at Thorpe Meadows. Read more

  • Six Weeks of Summer in the Park

    From Friday 23 July, look out for some exciting activities and events running for the six weeks of school summer holidays in the Park! Find out what’s happening and when, with our Six Weeks of Summer guide. Read more