When it comes to Ferry Meadows activities, there is plenty to do on both land and water. Once you’ve built up an appetite, Lakeside Kitchen & Bar will be waiting by to take your order. In this post we take a look at a few of the most popular things to do in Ferry Meadows.

Ferry Meadows Activities – On Land

Ferry Meadows Railway – perhaps the quintessential Ferry Meadows activity, the miniature railway has been at the park since its inception in 1978. The trains offer a smooth ride and have wheelchair access. See the full Ferry Meadows Railway timetable (external link: opens in new tab).

Walking and Cycling – with so much open land to traverse, walking and cycling are hugely popular Ferry Meadows activities. If you’re not yet familiar with the park or want to explore off the beaten track, you can pick up a map of the area at the Visitor Centre, located at the entrance of the park.

Ferry Meadows Activities – On Water

Nene Outdoors Watersports CentreNene Outdoor Watersports Centre (external link: opens in new tab) is where you can find most of the water focussed activities at Ferry Meadows. Located next to Lakeside Kitchen & Bar, the centre offers pedaloes, kayaking, wind surfing and even raft building.

Boat Rides – skippered boat rides in a comfortable vessel are available on both Overton Lake and the River Nene. The relaxing cruises give passengers a unique chance to see the park from the water. Find out more about Ferry Meadows boat trips (external link: opens in new tab).


Lakeside Kitchen & Bar – overlooking Gunwade Lake, we offer delicious food and superb service to match the stunning views. Dishes at our venue include the Lakeside burger, fish & chips and a grilled halloumi salad. We also serve a range of hot and cold drinks along with some particularly delightful deserts. Click on the following link to see our full menu.

Ferry Meadows Café – our sister venue is located at the entrance of Ferry Meadows Park. With great views, service and food, it’s a fantastic place to enjoy a tea and a slice of sumptuous homemade cake. Find out more about Ferry Meadows Café.


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