Activities on every day 

Watersports at Nene Outdoors: Make a splash with our full range of Pay and Play activities on Gunwade Lake, with activities available between 11am and 6.30pm each day. Daily watersports activities include dragon and swan pedalos, row boats, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes. Book your activities online to avoid the queues on busy days.

Nene Outdoors Olympic Challenge: Celebrate a summer of sport at Nene Outdoors and join in our Olympic Challenge! Complete five different land or water activities throughout the Six Weeks of Summer for your chance to win an exclusive sailing or paddlesport taster session for six. Click here to find out more.

Holiday Club at Nene Outdoors: Our Oak Adventurers holiday club for kids age 8-13 is packed full of exciting water and land-based activities.  Click here to book your places.

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. 

Camp under the stars: Upgrade your day out at Ferry Meadows to an overnight adventure. Book a bell tent or a spot on our pitch-only campsite, located in the heart of Ferry Meadows. Click here to find out more.

Complete a trail at Ferry Meadows: Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre for just £1, answer the questions as you walk around the Park and return to the Visitor Centre to claim your 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

Indoor Archery – 23 July Unleash your inner Robin Hood or Maid Marian! Our archery sessions are 45 minutes long and take place at Nene Outdoors. Sessions are £12 per person and suitable for ages 8 and over.  

Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 1, 22 & 23 July This two-day course takes you through the basics of dinghy sailing, getting you to a standard where you are able to enjoy the freedom of sailing. Suitable for 8-15 year olds, £190 each. 

Pond Dipping - 24 July Come along to our FREE drop-in session at Lynch Lake between 12 and 3pm and spend some time pond dipping and identifying the fascinating creatures you find. This event is suitable for children aged 3 and over and is free to attend, however donations are always welcome!

Treasure Hunt – 25 July Explore Ferry Meadows using your super sleuthing skills to work out where the treasure is hidden. Suitable for children aged 4-7, it’s £5.50 per child. 

Orienteering Challenge – 25 July Learn essential skills to follow directions and find your way around a real orienteering route! Who will be the first to visit all the points? Suitable for children aged 8-13, it’s £5.50 per child.

Open Water Swimming - 25 July 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. 

Big Butterfly Count – 26 July Take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count. Join ranger Sophie on a walk to spot some of the butterfly species that flutter through Ferry Meadows, using the Big Butterfly Count sheets to help you to identify what you see. Suitable for age 8 and over, it’s free to attend. 

Children’s Fused Glass Art Workshop – 26 July Join June from Semperart to make your very own unique sun-catcher from coloured glass. Suitable for ages 7-12, it’s £15 per child. 

Teens Fused Glass Art Workshop – 26 July Join June from Semperart to learn all about fused glass art, then design and make your very own unique sun-catcher from coloured glass. Suitable for ages 13-17, it’s £20 each. 

Longthorpe Tower Tours - 27 & 28 July Discover the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting in Western Europe, giving a rare insight into the medieval mind.