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

  • Winter Festival 2023

    Embrace the magic of winter at Ferry Meadows from 1 to 24 December. Experience an evening filled with wonder, warmth and whimsy as we transform our secluded woodland into an enchanted forest for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Read more

Latest news

  • Magical Winter Festival open!

    Friday 1st December saw the opening evening of the first ever Nene Park Winter Festival, which will run until Christmas at Lakeside in Ferry Meadows. Sughra Ahmed, MD of Peterborough Cultural Alliance joined Nene Park Trust to cut the tinsel and officially launch the festival, which welcomed thousands of visitors over the opening weekend. Read more

  • 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