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Opening Hours 2019/20:

Ferry Meadows is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists at all times.
Opening and last entry times for vehicle access at Ferry Meadows are below.

Winter opening times:

29 October to 25 March: 06:30 - 18:30

Summer opening times:

26 March to 29 October: 06:30 - 22:00

The ideal place for family day out. One of the largest country parks in the region. Situated at the heart of Nene Park, its varied landscapes make it the favourite destination for thousands of visitors throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to walk, cycle, ride a train, sail a boat, enjoy a cup of tea in the café or go fishing. Ferry Meadows is the place to explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland – all less than three miles from Peterborough city centre.

We run a packed events programme and education programme throughout the year, offering the chance to learn new skills and to discover more about this incredible Park.

As well as offering a great day out for friends, families and schools Ferry Meadows is also the perfect place to organise an event, take part in a team day with colleagues or volunteer.

Easy to get to and open 365 days a year, make Ferry Meadows your next great day out.

To ensure that all visitors can enjoy their visit please be aware of our Park Code.

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Lakeside provides a hub for activity and relaxation. As well as being home to Lakeside Kitchen & Bar and a Rutland Cycling cycle hire facility it is also where the Nene Outdoors watersports and activity centre can be found.

In the car park at Lakeside, there is an electric car charging point available for our visitors to use free of charge.

Lakeside at Ferry Meadows

Nene Outdoors

Located on the edge of Gunwade Lake, Nene Outdoors watersports and activity centre is the ideal venue for water sports and adventure activities.

As well as having a range of pay-and-play craft for hire – pedalos, canoes, kayaks to name but a few we also run courses and can organise fun filled group activities and team days.

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Visitor Centre

Whether a regular or first-time visitor, drop in and our friendly team will be happy to help you plan your visit and make sure you have a great day out. With so much to do and see we wouldn’t want you to miss out!

We regularly renew our range of gifts and souvenirs, so if you are looking for that perfect present or maybe just to treat yourself, pop in and see what’s new.

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Information Centre and Gift Shop

Things to do shopping at Information Centre and Gift Shop Ferry Meadows



Public toilets are located adjacent to the main car park by the Visitor Centre and by the car park at the Lakeside centre. These are open daily during daylight hours throughout the year.

Accessible Toilets and changing facility

Accessible toilets are located within both toilet blocks and in the cafe. Baby changing facilities are available within the accessible toilet in both public toilet blocks and in the customer toilets in the cafe.

An accessible changing facility including a height adjustable changing bench, a hoist system and shower is available at Nene Outdoors during the centre's opening hours. Users are required to provide their own slings. For more information on using this facility, please get in touch with the Nene Outdoors team. 

Ferry Meadows facilities

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