Activities on every day 

Watersports at Nene Outdoors
Make a splash with our full range of watersports activities on Gunwade Lake, with activities available between 11am and 6pm each day. Choose from swan, dragon and junior pedalos, row boats, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes, dinghies and windsurfing. Book your activities online to avoid the queues.

Take a Boat Trip
Take a relaxing trip around Overton Lake and onto the River Nene and enjoy unique views and the wildlife around Ferry Meadows. Book your tickets now. 

Camping at Ferry Meadows
Upgrade your day out at Ferry Meadows to an overnight adventure! With prices starting from just £27 a night, choose from our ‘Lakeview’ bell tent campsite or ‘The Glade’, our pitch only site. Click here to find out more and check availability.

Complete our Summer Holiday Trail
Pick up a Fairy Tale themed trail sheet from the Visitor Centre for £1, complete the trail and return to claim your rocket seeds prize to grow at home! 

Ride the Ferry Meadows Railway
Sit back and enjoy the ride! Trains will operate daily between 11am and 4.45pm, weather permitting.

Events by date

Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 July - Youth RYA Sailing Course Stage 1: This two day course take you through the basics of dinghy sailing. Suitable for 8-15 year olds. Book your place.

Tuesday 25 July - Archery: Unleash your inner Robin Hood! Our archery sessions are 45 minutes long and take place at Nene Outdoors. Click here to book.

Wednesday 26 July - Bug Hunt: Discover the amazing creatures that make their home in the different habitats at Nene Park. Click here to book your place and choose from the morning or afternoon session.

Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 July - Youth RYA Sailing Course Stage 2: Learn all about launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. Suitable for 8-15 year olds. Book your place.

Thursday 27 July - FREE Pond Dipping: Come along to our free drop-in session between 12pm-3pm at Lynch Lake and spend some time pond dipping and identifying the fascinating creatures you find. Click for more details.

Thursday 27 July - Open Water Swimming: Come along and swim the 400m course on Gunwade Lake in these friendly sessions for all abilities. Register with NOWCA and get your first swim session free. Click here to find out more.

Saturday 29 July - Beginners Leatherwork Workshop: Join local expert Mike from Nene Coppicing & Crafts on this half-day workshop, and learn about cutting, dying and shaping simple leather objects. Suitable for age 18 and over, spaces only available on the afternoon session - book here.

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June - Longthorpe Tower Tours: Discover the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting in Western Europe, giving a rare insight into the medieval mind. Book your one-hour tour with our knowledgeable team of volunteers.