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 & 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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Our Impact


acres of green space


volunteering hours donated by 143 volunteers in 2022


children enjoyed environmental education and outdoor adventure activities in the Park in 2022

Latest events

  • Birdwatching for families

    Come and discover the remarkable birds that fly, feed and roost across Ferry Meadows. We will help you to identify some the birds and show you how to use binoculars effectively. Read more

  • Nature Tots (Stick Man and winter)

    A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group with a nature theme. Each session will include a messy craft activity and fun activities exploring the beautiful outdoors. Read more

  • Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

    Come and join us for some festive fun, where you will create your own beautiful Christmas door wreath. In this session you will learn how to make your wreath from scratch, on a moss based ring, with lots of beautiful seasonal foliage. We will also have a choice of natural decorations, such as pine cones, twigs and dried fruit. You can finish off your creation with a choice of gorgeous ribbons. Read more

Latest news

  • New reed bed habitat creation for Gunwade Lake

    Exciting new habitat creation work to start in January 2024, transforming a mound of earth into a new reed bed in Gunwade Lake. Read more

  • Nene Nursery sensory sessions

    Our Nene Nursery team are now running a number of different sessions for groups and referrals from social prescribers. We are also running some FREE drop-in sensory sessions for the public so please come along! Read more

  • Reviewing our Dogs on Leads trial

    Following the end of the 'Dogs on Leads' trial on certain paths in Ferry Meadows, we have now reviewed all the feedback and are pleased to share the results of the trial and how we will be taking this policy forward in the Park. Read more