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

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    Do you love natural skincare products, want to reduce plastic waste in your home or start a new hobby? Join us for a creative class to learn the intricacies of cold process soap making. You will be guided through each stage (by Pia from the Tval Soap Company) and learn to mix essential oils, botanicals and clays. All ingredients, including the purest Butters and Oils, are provided and you We will be looking at how to create beautiful soaps using a mixture of essential oils and natural s Read more

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    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

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  • Longthorpe Tower Living History Events

    Step back in time to medieval Peterborough at the fascinating Longthorpe Tower Living History events scheduled for this season, presented by the Medieval Sokemen re-enactment enthusiasts. The events weave together as a journey through the 14th and 15th centuries, giving you the opportunity to explore the Tower’s rich history and experience life as it was lived many years ago. Read more