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

Community Litter Pick - 30 July Join our community litter pick to celebrate Love Parks Week and help us to keep the Park looking clean, green and tidy this summer! Register anytime between  10.30am – 12.30pm outside the Visitor Centre, where you can grab a litter picker and rubbish bag. 

Climbing Wall – 30 July The climbing wall will be back at Nene Outdoors, with sessions running throughout the day. Great fun for both adults and children aged 4 and over, who will reach the top first? Sessions are £12 per person.  

Wildlife Boat Trip – 30 July & 27 August Join us on a specially extended wildlife boat trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene. Our expert ranger will make sure you don’t miss a thing, and help you learn more about the wildlife you spot. This trip is suitable for age 12+, tickets are £15 each.

Pollinator Ponder and Wildlife Wander - 30 July Spot the many butterflies, bees and wildflower species on walk round the Park with education officer Alex. We’ll look at how they work together in the world of pollination, and use the Big Butterfly Count sheets to help you to identify what you see. Suitable for age 10 and over, it’s £5.50 per person.  

Pond Dipping - 1 August 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!

Open Water Swimming - 1 August 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. 

Foodie Fridays – 2 August Bring all your friends and family to Ferry Meadows for an evening of live music and fantastic food from the finest local street food vendors! 5pm – 9pm. 

Buzzy Bees - 3 August Fun interactive activities all about bees! We'll be finding out everything there is to know about these brilliant creatures, how we can help save them and playing bee-themed games. This workshop is suitable for age 5+ and costs £5.50 to attend. 

Living History Day at Longthorpe Tower – 3 August The Whittlebury family resided at Longthorpe Tower in 1471 during a time of turmoil. The Wars of the Roses is underway and King Edward IV is launching a bid to get his throne back from the Lancastrians. Which side will Robert Whittlebury choose? Join costumed interpreters from the Medieval Sokemen to explore life in the 15th century. Suitable for all ages, tickets are £10 each. 

Longthorpe Tower Tours - 4 August Discover the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting in Western Europe, giving a rare insight into the medieval mind.