Parking charges are in place at Orton Mere and apply all day, every day. Please enter your registration number into a payment machine on arrival to confirm and pay for your parking session. 

The payment machines are card payment only and the machines are ticketless, you can also pay on the Saba App.  All instructions can be found on the signage and payment machines in the car park.

Tariff band Current tariff
Up to 10 mins Free
1 hour £2.00
Up to 24 hours £3.30

Annual Parking Memberships

An annual parking membership offers a cost effective alternative to regular visitors. The cost of an annual parking membership is just £50 (which equates to just 96p a week!) and will give members access to both the Orton Mere car park and the Thorpe Meadows car park. Memberships can be purchased directly at

Parking members will also receive other benefits to use across Nene Park such as 10% discount on retail purchases at the Visitor Centre & Gift Shop, plus 10% discount on retail purchases and activities at Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity Centre. 

Visitors also have the option of purchasing the Ferry Meadows Plus parking membership to combine parking at Orton Mere and Thorpe Meadows with the Ferry Meadows parking membership for just £108 per year.

To purchase the Ferry Meadows Plus option, please visit our parking membership page.

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Orton Mere and Woodston Reach are accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles at all times.