Stuck for something to do during the summer holidays? Look no further than part one of our guide to what’s on at Nene Park and Ferry Meadows. The amazing line-up includes tree climbing, tractor rides, wild crafts and much more.
And if your outdoor summer exertions leave you a little hungry, don’t forget that Lakeside and Ferry Meadows Café are always on hand to provide some much needed sustenance – including kid’s meals.
Please note: while we’ve tried our best to be accurate with timings, please contact the event organiser to confirm beforehand.
Holiday Trail – Starting 25 July
Scour the grounds of Ferry Meadows as you hunt for clues and complete the Holiday Trail. Then return to the Visitor Centre to collect your well-earnt prize.
When: available every day during the school holidays from 10 am until 3:30 pm
Where: collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre
Booking: no need to book £1 per sheet
Kids Tree Climbing – 26 July
Learn how our Rangers use ropes and harnesses to climb trees around the Park, then give it a go yourself. Full instructions and all safety equipment provided. Suitable for children aged 3 years and above.
When: starting at 10:00 on 26 July
Where: Ferry Meadows Country Park – Visitor Centre, PE2 5UU
Booking: £2 per child. Book online.
Tractor Rides – 26 July
Take a ride around Coney Meadow in one of the Trust’s tractors with Ranger Chris Rollason.
When: 26 July at 10 am
Where: Visitor Centre
Booking: no booking required, £2 per child.
Family & Friends Volunteering – 28 July
Make a difference by helping the Rangers out in the Park. Everybody is welcome – from grandparents to grandchildren – and all tools and training are provided; you just need to bring along lots of enthusiasm. This event includes easy access and is suitable for everyone 5-years-old and above, younger children are welcome but full participation may not be possible.
When: 10 am and 1 pm on 28 July
Where: Discovery Den
Booking: free event (with free car parking for all participants). No booking required.
Happily Ever After – 29 July
Stories and activities around the feathered friends at Ferry Meadows, including the tale of The Ugly Duckling. Then make your own bird food and feed the ducks, geese and swans at the Park. Suitable for children 3 years and above.
When: 29 July at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Where: Discovery Den
Booking: £5.50. Book online.
Wild Wednesday – Wednesdays from 31 July
Seasonal wild crafts for children and adults.
When: 10 am every Wednesday from 31 July till 28 August
Booking: drop in event, no booking required
Nene Park Trust Ride London Sponsorship Appeal
Staff from Nene Park Trust are currently busy training for Ride London, a 100-mile cycle ride along the countryside of the capital and Surrey. They’re taking on the challenge, which takes place on from 3 until 4 August, to raise money for Nene Park Trust to support the work carried out at Ferry Meadows, Thorpe Meadows, Woodston Reach and many other green spaces managed by the Trust in Peterborough.
Last year the team successfully completed the gruelling ride and raised £2,000, a total they’d love to beat this year.
All donations will go directly to help the Trust to provide facilities for recreation, education and leisure; establish parkland facilities, conserve and safeguard wildlife; preserve, restore and develop park features.
To find out more, go to https://www.nenepark.org.uk/news/ride-london-meet-team-nene.
To donate, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/nptridelondon.