Im a nene park explorer badgeOn Saturday 18 July we are launching some NEW activities and trails for the six weeks of school summer holidays 2020 to keep all the family busy and entertained. From explorer challenges, trails and our ‘Big Summer Hunt’ to archery, cycle skills and our full range of watersports pay and play activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Nene Park this summer. Find out more about what’s on offer:

Join the Park Explorer Challenge

Aimed at younger children (5-12 year olds) and their families, we will be launching a new Park Explorer Challenge each Monday throughout the six week holiday, starting from Monday 20 July. The challenges will take you out to different areas across Nene Park and will involve activities such as puzzles, quizzes and spotter games in each of the different areas. Find out full details and download the weekly challenges here.

Take part in the Big Summer Hunt

Aimed at older children and their families, we are holding our Big Summer Hunt activity throughout the six week summer holiday, which will see participants busily solving puzzles across Nene Park and having the chance to win exciting prizes! Each Saturday, starting from the 18 July a new clue will be announced on our website and social media. These will range from riddles, puzzles or picture clues which will lead you to a landmark in an area of Nene Park. To have a chance of winning a weekly prize or the overall competition you will need to register your details on our online booking system. More details and full terms and conditions are provided there. Find the weekly clues here.

Take aim with an Archery Taster session

There will be drop-in archery sessions available for participants aged 8+ each week throughout the holidays. Sessions are £5 and last 45 minutes. The sessions will be on Coney Meadow behind the Visitor Centre. Just come along - no need to book!

Dates as follows: TUESDAYs 21st and 28th July, 4th and 18th August, 1st, 15th and 29th September

Have a go at our Cycle Skills Track

There will be temporary cycle skills track laid out at Nene Outdoors for anyone to have a go at aged 8+. Pay £2 to have a go or it’s free when you hire a bike from Nene Outdoors. Just come along - no need to book!

Dates as follows: SUNDAYs 9th and 23rd August, 6th and 20th September.

Go on a guided Cycle Ride

Suitable for adults and families with older children, we will be running guided cycle rides around Nene Park led by Nene Outdoors staff. Pre-book your guided ride for £5 or book for free when you hire a bike from Nene Outdoors. 

Dates as follows: SUNDAYs 2nd, 16th and 30th August, 13th and 27th September

Complete a trail at Ferry Meadows

There will be a new trail up around Ferry Meadows every two weeks throughout the summer holidays. Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre for £1, complete the trail and return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Please note that we are unable to lend pens and clipboards due to current restrictions, so remember to bring your own!

Become an explorer with your own Discovery Pack

Pick up your very own Nene Park Discovery Pack from the Visitor Centre at Ferry Meadows at any time. Containing everything a budding explorer needs to discover all about the wildlife and environment at Ferry Meadows; the pack includes a magnifying lens, bug pot, binoculars and a custom designed activity booklet full of information about the local wildlife and ideas for fun activities to do during your visit. The pack is presented within a handy reusable Nene Park branded back pack, ideal for carrying with you while you explore the park. Suitable for children of all ages, packs cost £7.99.

Sleep out at our Pop-up campsite

From 1st August, our campsite next to Nene Outdoors will be open for individual bookings on a per night basis.   Bring your own tent and upgrade your day out at Ferry Meadows to an overnight adventure.  Campers will have access to the toilet and shower facilities at Nene Outdoors.  Bookings must be made in advance on our online booking system. For more information please email [email protected]

Splash around with our full range of Pay and Play activities

The following activities are available between 11am and 6pm each day for drop-in hire at Nene Outdoors. Advance bookings can be made for swan pedalos and cycle hire on our online booking system.

  • Swan pedalo rides
  • Open Canoe
  • Kayak (single or double)
  • Row Boat
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Dinghy hire
  • Cycle hire (drop in bookings also available)

For more details on any of our Six Weeks of Summer activities click here - or contact Nene Outdoors directly with any questions [email protected] or 01733 234193

Please donate if you can!

As you know, Nene Park Trust is a charitable organisation and relies on public support to manage the upkeep of our beautiful green spaces for all of the community to enjoy. Any support you can give to ensure the continuation of our services will help considerably. Please click here if you are able to support us during these unexpected and unprecedented times.