Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Lover of all things outdoorsy? Next time you want to fill your lungs with fresh country air, immerse yourself in nature or tire out the kids head to Ferry Meadows in Nene Park, an incredible area of woodland, lakes, parkland and meadows in Peterborough.

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Over 658 acres of gorgeous country park made up of parkland, woodland, lakes and meadows with walking routes, cycling trails and water-based activities galore… where is this heavenly sounding outdoorsy family attraction we hear you cry? Well, we have some good news for East Anglia residents because this slice of green paradise called Ferry Meadows can be found in Peterborough and we assure you it really is as idyllic as it all sounds.

Ferry Meadows is part of the larger Nene Park Estate (which also includes other must-visit outdoors spaces – Orton Meadows, Orton Mere, Woodston Reach, Thorpe Meadows and The Rural Estate). Ferry Meadows is the jewel in the park’s crown offering something different for every type of outdoors lover. Whether you seek solitude and the chance to be at one with wildlife, awesome family activities that delight both kids and adults, adrenaline-inducing activities or a chance to work on your health and wellbeing as part of a group or on your own you’ll find it at Ferry Meadows. 

It turns out our readers love Ferry Meadows as much as we do because they voted the country park the best Family Attraction in Suffolk & Cambs in the 2023 Muddy Awards. With a visitor centre and two cafés, play areas, Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity Centre, where you can hire swan or dragon pedalos, kayaks and paddleboards, and sign up for courses and clubs as well as an adventure railway and a camp site – it’s a truly amazing place and should be top of your list for when the kids moan that they’re bored!

Ferry Meadows is open all year round and has something to delight you in every season. Summer is of course a wonderful time to enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer and there are brilliant events to help you make the most of it, such as the Nature Tots parent and toddler groups, Wild Home Educator sessions, wildlife events, guided walks and boat trips as well as outdoor cinema screenings and music in the park. Over the school holidays the team at Ferry Meadows pull out all the stops to keep children active and happy (and parents sane!) with a whole host of special events and interesting activities. In the colder months there are special themed events such as a Winter Festival to get you in the Christmas spirit and fun-filled events around Halloween.

In short, there’s something for everyone at Ferry Meadows, every day of the week, all year round. So, what are you waiting for? Out you go!

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Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU



01733 234193

Opening hours
Monday: 06:30 - 18:30 (winter), 06:30 - 22:00 (summer)
Tuesday: 06:30 - 18:30 (winter), 06:30 - 22:00 (summer)
Wednesday: 06:30 - 18:30 (winter), 06:30 - 22:00 (summer)
Thursday: 06:30 - 18:30 (winter), 06:30 - 22:00 (summer)
Friday: 06:30 - 18:30 (winter), 06:30 - 22:00 (summer)
Saturday: 06:30 - 18:30 (winter), 06:30 - 22:00 (summer)
Sunday: 06:30 - 18:30 (winter), 06:30 - 22:00 (summer)

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