Parking charges are in place at Thorpe Meadows and apply all day, every day. There are solar powered pay and display payment machines in the car park and payment can be made in cash at the machine or by card with the Saba App. All instructions can be found on the signage and payment machines in the car park.

Please note, the tariff at Thorpe Meadows is changing on 5 July 2021 as follows:

Tariff band Tariff
Up to 5 minutes FREE
1 hour £1.50
Up to 24 hours £2.50

Annual Parking Membership

A new annual parking membership will be available from 5 July to offer a cost effective alternative to regular visitors. The cost of an annual parking membership is just £40 (which equates to just 77p 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 and the Lakeside Farm Shop, plus 10% discount on 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 £85 per year.

Ferry Meadows car park members can upgrade their existing membership to Ferry Meadows Plus, to include parking at Orton Mere and Thorpe Meadows, for an additional £10 per year. 

To upgrade your membership, or purchase the new Ferry Meadows Plus option, please visit our parking membership page.

Thorpe Meadows is accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles at all times.

Height restriction barrier

Please be aware there is a 2.1 metre height barrier across the entrance to the car park.