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

  • 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

  • Open Water Swimming

    Our open water swimming sessions continue every Thursday. We welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors. No need to book but swimmers will need to be registered with NOWCA. 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