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


Opening Hours

Our opening hours are seasonal and are highly weather dependent – take a look here. If you’re planning a special visit we would always recommend calling us prior to arrival to make sure we’re open. We look forward to welcoming you soon!


At Nene Outdoors, we run a ‘Pay and Play’ scheme, providing visitors of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to enjoy the watersports we have on offer. There’s no need to book – simply turn up, hire our equipment and use our facilities. Our friendly and experienced members of staff will be on hand to advise on the most suitable boat for you and provide any further instructions, as well as ensuring you are safe at all times. Our Pay and Play prices are as follows:

Boat type          1/2 hour         1 hour

Family boat
Swan pedalo           £15          £25
Row boat           £15          £25

Paddle sports
Stand up paddle board (SUP)           £6          £10
Kayak single           £6           £10
Kayak double           £10            £17
Open canoe           £10          £17

Sail sports
Single hander dinghy           –          £15
Double hander dinghy           –          £25
Windsurf beginner board           –          £15

Wetsuit           £1          £1.50

Buoyancy aids and the use of our changing facilities are included with all boat hires. If you have your own equipment you’re also able to store it with us. Please see the pricing below:

Launch fees and storage           Cost
Launch           £10
Annual launch               £120
Annual storage           £150

Open water swimming

We now run open water swimming sessions on Gunwade Lake every Thursday 5.30-7pm in the summer months. Find out more.

Improve your skills

We offer taster sessions and training courses if you would like to develop your sailing skills. The junior sailing group runs every Saturday throughout the Summer months. We also run regular courses for adults and children from beginner sessions to advanced qualifications. Check out our Events page for more information.. Private tuition is also available – please contact us for more details.

Invite your friends!

If you fancy something more challenging our friendly, experienced team can provide activities for small or large groups aged 8 years upwards. 

We welcome participants of all abilities to our group experience – the focus is always on trying new things, having fun and learning new skills along the way. 


Water: Canoeing, Kayaking, Raft Building, Sailing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing 

Land: Archery, Bushcraft, Climbing, Orienteering, power kiting, Problem solving

Visit our Groups page for more information.

We also regularly host school groups at Nene Outdoors – for more information on what we offer schools, please click here

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