Nene Outdoors logoAt Nene Park, we like nothing better than to see the Park being enjoyed by as many people as possible. With its range of habitats including woodland, meadow and wetland, Ferry Meadows Country Park makes an inspirational outdoor classroom for the imaginative teacher!

For teachers who want to lead their own visit to Ferry Meadows without booking on to one of our courses we have developed a Teachers Information Pack. The information provided in this pack is intended to help you plan your visit to ensure the very best experience for yourself and your pupils.

While we welcome visits from school groups at any time of year we ask that you read the information carefully and contact us in advance of your visit so that we can ensure that your activities are not affected by other events taking place in the Park. You will find a form to notify us of your planned visit at the back of the pack. Entry to the Park is free and parking is free to school groups who notify us of their visit in advance.

a plastic trolley containing resources for teachersTeacher in a Trolley!

These new resource packs available for self-led school visits contain everything you need to hold an informative, interactive and immersive learning experience in the Park with your pupils. 

We currently have three packs available to hire at £35 for one pack, or £50 for two packs.

  • Natural Art Pack
  • Plant Pack
  • Animal Pack

Each pack contains:

Natural Art Pack

Plant Pack

Animal Pack

  • Self-led school visit information pack
  • Activity Guidelines
  • Recommended locations map
  • Colours in nature sheets
  • Green man templates
  • Andy Goldsworthy pictures
  • Natural mobile example pictures
  • 7 clipboards
  • 6 pencil cases (with pencils, colours and a sharpener)
  • Plenary pack (to take back to school with you)
  • Self-led school visit information pack
  • Activity Guidelines
  • Recommended locations map
  • Plant ID keys
  • Plant recording sheets
  • Tree ID key
  • Tree recording sheets
  • Parts of plants sheet
  • 7 clipboards
  • 6 pencil cases (with pencils, colours and a sharpener)
  • Plenary pack (to take back to school with you)
  • Self-led school visit information pack
  • Activity Guidelines
  • Recommended locations map
  • 6 spotter walk worksheets
  • 6 Animal ID sheets
  • Example pictures of animals' homes to build
  • List of animals’ home names
  • 6 small trays containing: 1x bug pot, 1x spoon, 1x paint brush, 1x magnifying glass, 1x bug ID sheet
  • 7 clipboards
  • 6 pencil cases (with 2 pencils and a sharpener)
  • Plenary pack (to take back to school with you)

To hire a trolley, simply click here to send an enquiry. On the day, come and pick it up and wheel it into the Park for a fun learning experience!