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 – 20 August 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.  

Pond Dipping - 20 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!

Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 3, 20 & 21 August This two-day course will teach you improved rigging, sailing theory, launching and recovery. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and sail a dinghy on all points of sail or around a triangle in moderate conditions. Suitable for 8-15 year olds, £190 each.

Owls and their Pellets - 21 August Follow a trail to learn more about the fascinating world of owls and the amazing things you can find by dissecting their pellets! Suitable for children aged 5 and over, it’s £5.50 per child.

Bug Hunt at Thorpe Meadows - 22 August Follow our hunt round Thorpe Meadows to find the bugs that live here and see how many different species we can find. This event is suitable for children aged two and over and costs £5.50 per child.  

Open Water Swimming - 22 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. 

Summer Nights Outdoor Cinema - 23 August Catch sing-along version of the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast (5pm) and timeless classic Pretty Woman (7.30pm) at our outdoor cinema. 

Summer Nights Outdoor Cinema - 24 August Enjoy musical comedy Trolls Band Together (5pm) and 80s vampire classic The Lost Boys (7.30pm) at our outdoor cinema. 

Longthorpe Tower Tours - 24 & 25 August Discover the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting in Western Europe, giving a rare insight into the medieval mind. 

Summer Nights Outdoor Cinema - 25 August Watch musical classic The Wizard of Oz (5pm) and Bollywood action thriller Pathaan  (7.30pm). Please note Pathaan has Hindi audio with English subtitles.