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

Wildlife Boat Trip – 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.

Climbing Wall – 29 August 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.  

Open Water Swimming - 29 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. 

Longthorpe Tower Tours - 31 August & 1 September Discover the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting in Western Europe, giving a rare insight into the medieval mind.