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

9,171

volunteering hours donated by 130 volunteers in 2021

3,108

children enjoyed environmental education and outdoor adventure activities in the Park in 2021

Latest events

  • Bushcraft: Firelighting

    Afternoon Session. Have fun learning more about firelighting techniques and how to light a fire. Read more

  • Wildlife Eco Boat trips

    Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Join us on a trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside the boat with you.  We cannot guarantee what you will see but wildlife highlights may include Herons, Kingfishers and the elusive Otter! 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

  • Romans of the Nene Valley - new book and heritage trails

    The Nene Valley Archaeological Trust and Nene Park Trust are very pleased to announce the launch of a new book ‘The Romans of the Nene Valley’ and a series of four heritage trails, which highlight the rich history and archaeology of our region. Read more

  • All change at the cafe and Visitor Centre

    The Ferry Meadows Café will be closed from Monday 7th March for a few weeks as refurbishment work commences. Look out for further changes at the Visitor Centre soon too. Read more

  • Peterborough Celebrates Festival: 13-15 May

    A three-day community festival that brings together and celebrates everything that makes Peterborough great iwill launch over the weekend of 13th, 14th, and 15th May 2022 at Ferry Meadows, kickstarting the summer season in the city. Read more