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At Nene Park Trust 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.

Teachers' resources

To help you get the most from your visit we have prepared a range of educational resources which are free to download and reproduce as many times as you require. Click on the titles to open a PDF file for each resource.

For more information see our Teachers’ Information Pack.

Winter Twigs

Identifying trees without their leaves can be difficult. See how you get on with the help of this guide to winter twigs. Please do not pick the twigs, they may look dead but they are still living!

Winter Twigs Document

Leaf hunt

Can you match these pictures of leaves to the trees growing in Ferry Meadows? Please do not pick living leaves from the trees.

Leaf hunt PDF

Bug Hunt Bingo

Look for invertebrates under logs and in piles of dead leaves. Who can be the first to find four in a row?

Bug Hunt Bingo PDF

What's been eating...?

Use this guide to identify which animals have been eating pinecones and nuts found in Nene Park.

What's been eating...? Document

Whose footprints?

Don't let a bit of mud put you off a trip to the park! Use this guide to help you identify any footprints you find.

Whose footprints? Document

At Nene Park Trust we like nothing better than to see the Park being enjoyed by as many people as possible.

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