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.

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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.

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Author: Joanna Bacon

Visitor Centre, Gift & Farm Shop

Our Visitor Centre, Gift & Farm Shop in Ferry Meadows has a wealth of visitor information as well as exciting gifts and delicious produce sourced from premium local suppliers and producers.

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Author: Caroline Hartley

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Our Impact

1,750

acres of green space

13,290

volunteering hours donated by 203 volunteers in 2023

5,614

children enjoyed environmental education and outdoor adventure activities in the Park in 2023

Latest events

  • Guided Walk - Thorpe Meadows Sculpture Trail

    Join our Arts Officer, for a gentle walk and talk around Thorpe Meadows Sculpture Trail exploring the 12 artworks and enjoying the landscape around the rowing lake. Read more

  • Needle Felting Workshop for Adults

    Artisan felter and teacher Eve Marshall leads this workshop, designed to give you an opportunity to try Needle Felting. You will learn about the tools and materials while learning the basic techniques for yourself. Read more

  • Wildflower Talk and Survey

    Join one of our rangers; Sophie for an informative talk on the flora we have in the park, how we manage our grasslands for wildlife, learn how we survey our habitats, how to identify different species and then head out into one of wild flowers meadows to undertake a wildflower survey. Your results will form part of our annual survey results.  Read more

Latest news

  • Festival success!

    For the third year running, Peterborough Celebrates Festival at Ferry Meadows (18-19 May) has been declared a resounding success with record numbers of visitors and overwhelmingly positive feedback. Read more

  • Just over a week to go until Peterborough Celebrates Festival

    With just over a week to go until exciting Peterborough Celebrates Festival returns to Ferry Meadows for its third year, we reveal the full festival line up. Discover a jam-packed schedule of performances and activities, with something for everyone across the weekend. Read more

  • Growing our family groups at Ferry Meadows

    We're delighted to share that our popular monthly family groups are growing in May, and relocating to the dedicated Forest School site at Lynch Farm in Ferry Meadows. Moving our family groups to Lynch Farm will give even more local children the space to learn through exploring, play and hands-on experiences in the great outdoors, whilst most importantly, having lots of fun! Read more