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

  • Holiday Trail

    Complete a trail around Ferry Meadows, answer the questions and claim a prize at the end! On every day in the school holidays 10am-4:00pm. Read more

  • Open Water Swimming

    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

  • 42Words artwork exhibition

    Come and discover our 42Words pop-up art exhibition which is on display in four locations across Nene Park - Ferry Meadows, Bluebell Wood, Thorpe Meadows and Woodston Reach. Read more

Latest news

  • Nene Park - Coronavirus FAQs

    Frequently asked questions on the facilities and services in Nene Park during the Coronavirus outbreak. Updated on 14 September 2020 Read more

  • 42Words artwork on display across Nene Park

    We are pleased to announce that all 42 artworks are now on display across Nene Park. Go and discover them at a number of locations! Read more

  • Celebration Leaves arrive in the Park

    The Fundraising Team at Nene Park Trust are excited to announce a new initiative for our visitors – Celebration Leaves; a way of holding onto a memory in the Park and sharing it with others, while also helping to support the work of the Trust. Read more