Visitor Centre at Ferry Meadows

Our friendly staff in the Visitor Centre can provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your visit.

As well as our extensive information on the Park and things to do in the local area, the Visitor Centre is the place to go to for our popular mobility scooter loan service. We currently have three mobility scooters and two Mountain Trikes to help visitors with access needs explore the park. These are available for free loan (donations welcomed) for up to 2 hours between 9:15am – 5:30pm. For more information visit our Ferry Meadows Accessibility page and go to the Planning Your visit section.

Gift & Farm Shop

Located in the Visitor Centre in Ferry Meadows, our gift and farm shop is home to delicious and locally sourced produce alongside a range of exclusive gifts, treats for the home and garden, games, toys and everything you could need for a great day out in the Park.

Our farm shop section is full of both fresh and ambient food, kitchen cupboard specialities and beverages. You'll find freshly baked bread from Kings Cliffe Bakery, fresh meat and pies from The Peterborough Game Company and chilli sauces and scorching seasonings from Badgers Artisan Foods.

Also stocked are oriental sauces and noodles from Yau’s Foods, award winning natural fruit ciders handcrafted in Cambridgeshire by Cranes Drinks, and handmade fudge from ethical supplier Fudged Up in Grantham. Our product range will change with the seasons, introducing locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables alongside a selection of Park to Plate premium quality fresh lamb, born and reared on the Nene Park Rural Estate.

Visitors will have the opportunity to try before they buy with regular tasting sessions running throughout the year. 

Products are sourced locally (within 30 miles) and regionally (within 60 miles) where possible. Our buying team regularly review the range and are always on the look out for new local and regional products to add to our shelves!

Towards the back of the shop visitors will find a delightful and unique range of gifts, a selection of children's toys and games, garden and homeware items. Recent additions including den kits from The Den Kit Co, natural and vegan soaps and bath salts from Isle Soap Co, and eco-friendly greeting cards designed by pointillist aritist Fay Martin.

Pop in and have a browse during your next visit to the Park, and remember, all proceeds from purchases in our shop go towards the maintenance of our beautiful Park.

Opening hours

2 April to 31 October: Open every day: 9am – 6pm

1 November to 27 March: Open every day: 10am – 4pm

Whether you are a regular or a first time visitor there will always be something new for you to discover, whether it be upcoming events, new gift or farm shop products or just some ideas on a different part of the Park to discover or wildlife to look out for.

Supplier spotlight

Here are just a few of the exciting and unique suppliers we are proud to stock in our gift and farm shop. 

Badgers Artisan Foods

Made from freshly grown UK chillies, Badgers offers the freshest and hottest range of artisan products to put some fire in your belly. Based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Fudged Up

Based in Lincolnshire, Fudged Up produce handmade fudge coated in chocolate; made from premium and ethically sourced natural ingredients.

Yau's Foods

Peterborough based Yau's specialise in all-natural, free from oriental sauces and noodles.

The Den Kit Company

Den Kits are designed to encourage children outside. The promise of a hand-crafted space in which to set up a temporary retreat is tempting to children (and adults) of all ages, and with little or no previous den-building experience. 

Fay's Studio

Eco-friendly greeting cards designed by pointillist artist Fay Martin. 
Fay works from her studio based in Lichfield, Staffordshire where she is totally immersed in her love for wildlife illustration.

Isle Soap Co

Natural and vegan soaps created using the most nourishing oils and butters. Each zero waste soap is made by hand in small batches in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Soaps are gently fragranced with essential oils to uplift and bring a little sunshine to your day.