Ferry Meadows is the ideal place for a family day out and one of the largest country parks in the region. Situated less than three miles from Peterborough city centre, at the heart of Nene Park, its varied landscapes make it the favourite destination for thousands of visitors throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to walk, cycle, try some watersports, enjoy a cup of tea in one of the cafés, go fishing or just explore the meadows, lakes and woodland, there's something for everyone at Ferry Meadows.

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Car park earliest and latest entry times 2024:

Ferry Meadows is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists at all times.
Car park earliest and latest entry times for vehicle access at Ferry Meadows are below.

Summer: 27 March to 29 September: 06:30 - 21:00

Autumn: 30 September to 29 October: 06:30 - 19:00

Winter: 30 October to 26 March: 06:30 - 18:30

How to find Ferry Meadows

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Click here for sustainable ways of travelling to Ferry Meadows.

To ensure that all visitors can enjoy their visit please be aware of our Park Code

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Visitor Centre, Gift & Farm Shop

Whether a regular or first-time visitor, drop in and our friendly team will be happy to help you plan your visit and make sure you have a great day out. With so much to do and see we wouldn’t want you to miss out!

Located in the Visitor Centre, our gift and farm shop is home to delicious and locally sourced produce alongside a range of exclusive gifts, treats for the home and garden, games, toys and everything you could need for a great day out in the Park. You can get a flavour of the different ranges available in the shop by taking a look at our Visitor Centre Shop page. 

All the proceeds made from purchases at our Gift and Farm Shop will be reinvested back into the Park, helping to maintain and nurture its much loved greenspaces.

kayaks and canoes on the beach side of gunwade lake ready for hireLakeside and Nene Outdoors

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Lakeside provides a hub for activity and relaxation. As well as being home to Lakeside Kitchen & Bar, it is where you can find Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity centre which offers a wide range of Pay and Play activities such as pedalos, kayaks and paddleboards, courses, and clubs.



The Ferry Meadows Cafe is situated in a beautiful location overlooking Overton Lake next to the Visitor Centre and has indoor and outdoor seating and a range of meals, snacks and drinks. Lakeside Kitchen and Bar is situated overlooking Gunwade Lake in the Lakeside area. For more information on other nearby places to eat go to our Where to eat page. 


Public toilets are located adjacent to the main car park by the Visitor Centre and by the car park at Lakeside. These are open daily during daylight hours throughout the year.

Accessible toilets are located within both toilet blocks and in the cafes. Baby changing facilities are available within the accessible toilet in both public toilet blocks and in the customer toilets in the cafes.

Accessible Toilets and changing facility
An accessible changing facility including a height adjustable changing bench, a hoist system and shower is available at Nene Outdoors during the centre's opening hours. Users are required to provide their own slings. For more information on using this facility, please get in touch with the Nene Outdoors team on 01733 234193.

Play areas

We have three play areas in Ferry Meadows with a range of play equipment suitable for all ages. For more information visit our Play areas page. 

More than just a day out...

At Ferry Meadows we run a packed events programme and education programme throughout the year, offering the chance to learn new skills and to discover more about this incredible Park.

As well as offering a great day out for friends, families and schools, Ferry Meadows is also the perfect place to organise an event, take part in a team day with colleagues or volunteer.

Easy to get to and open 365 days a year, make Ferry Meadows your next great day out.

Did you know there are a variety of activities and groups held in the Park, run by the Trust and by external partners? Visit our Discover Ferry Meadows page to discover more, learn how you can take part and try something new!