Nene Park

Type:Country Park

Ham Lane, Orton Waterville, PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire, PE2 5UU

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Nene Park stretches for 10km along the beautiful valley of the River Nene immediately west of Peterborough. At its heart is Ferry Meadows Country Park.

Guide Prices

A parking charge applies at Ferry Meadows during weekends and Bank holidays from March until the end of October.

Events

Saturday, 2nd April 2022 - Sunday, 30th October 2022

Longthorpe TowerGuided tours of Longthorpe TowerOpen Saturdays and Sundays, the Tower is the surviving part of a 14th century, three storey medieval fortified Manor House. It contains the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting in Western Europe, giving a rare insight into the medieval mind.
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Monday, 18th April 2022 - Sunday, 31st July 2022

Boat tours around Nene ParkElectric Boat Trips at Nene ParkEnjoy a tranquil trip around Overton Lake and onto the River Nene on our electrically-powered passenger boat. The 45 minute pre-bookable trips will depart during the school holidays from the Visitor Centre Jetty at 11am, 12noon, 2pm, and 3pm Tickets are £8 per person, under 3yrs go…
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Tuesday, 19th April 2022 - Friday, 27th May 2022

Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Monday, 6th June 2022 - Friday, 22nd July 2022

Saturday, 23rd July 2022 - Wednesday, 31st August 2022

A family canoeing in Ferry MeadowsPay and Play HireBoat and cycle hire is available at Nene Outdoors throughout the school holidays and term time. Will you try something new or do you have a favourite boat to enjoy the lake? Suitable for: all ages - age restrictions of 8yrs+ apply for children in a boat on their own and other restrictions may…
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Thursday, 5th May 2022 - Thursday, 29th September 2022

Open water swimming at Nene ParkOpen water swimmingNene Outdoors welcomes all swimmers to regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm (minimum age 9 years).
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Saturday, 28th May 2022

Community Greenspace launchYour Community GreenspaceThe project formally launches on Saturday 28 May. Pop along to the Lynch lake Community Hub to find about more about the project and our plans over the next five years, and you can share your views and ideas on what greenspace means to you. There will also be free activities for children and a…
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Saturday, 23rd July 2022 - Wednesday, 31st August 2022

Nene ParkHoliday Trail at Nene ParkComplete a trail around Ferry Meadows and claim a prize at the end! Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for questions as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Available every day during the school holidays from 10am - 4:00pm.…
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Monday, 30th May 2022 - Monday, 30th May 2022

Sunday, 26th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

Wednesday, 10th August 2022 - Wednesday, 10th August 2022

Eco BoatWildlife Eco Boat trips @ Nene ParkWyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Join us on a cruise along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside the boat with you. 
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Tuesday, 31st May 2022 - Tuesday, 31st May 2022

Tuesday, 26th July 2022 - Tuesday, 26th July 2022

Thursday, 11th August 2022 - Thursday, 11th August 2022

Thursday, 25th August 2022 - Thursday, 25th August 2022

ArcheryArcheryPay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day. Why not come down and have a go? You will find us on Oak Meadow close to the Nene Outdoors. Participants need to be in good health and are recommended to not take part if they are suffering from any injuries or illnesses that may be…
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Wednesday, 1st June 2022 - Wednesday, 1st June 2022

Meeting mammals at Nene ParkMeeting Magical Mammals and marvellous MinibeastsJoin a ranger for a short walk discovering the small mammals that live in Nene Park.
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Wednesday, 1st June 2022 - Wednesday, 1st June 2022

Wednesday, 27th July 2022 - Wednesday, 27th July 2022

Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 - Wednesday, 3rd August 2022

Wednesday, 10th August 2022 - Wednesday, 10th August 2022

Wednesday, 24th August 2022 - Wednesday, 24th August 2022

Pond dipping at Nene ParkPond Dipping (Drop In Session) at Nene ParkCome along to our drop in session and spend some time pond dipping and identifying the fascinating creatures you find.  There may be a wait on the day due to the number of people attending.   
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Thursday, 2nd June 2022 - Thursday, 2nd June 2022

Thursday, 4th August 2022 - Thursday, 4th August 2022

Tuesday, 16th August 2022 - Tuesday, 16th August 2022

Tuesday, 30th August 2022 - Tuesday, 30th August 2022

Thursday, 27th October 2022 - Thursday, 27th October 2022

Climbing Wall Climbing Wall @ Nene ParkAre you brave enough to reach the top?
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Monday, 6th June 2022 - Monday, 6th June 2022

Wednesday, 29th June 2022 - Wednesday, 29th June 2022

Monday, 4th July 2022 - Monday, 4th July 2022

Wednesday, 27th July 2022 - Wednesday, 27th July 2022

Monday, 1st August 2022 - Monday, 1st August 2022

Wednesday, 31st August 2022 - Wednesday, 31st August 2022

Social walkSocial Walking Group @ Nene ParkJoin our regular social walking group to keep fit, explore new areas of Nene Park and make new friends.  Walks are led by a member of the Nene Park Team and are approximately 5 km (3 miles) in distance.  Each month we will explore a different area of Nene Park.
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Tuesday, 7th June 2022 - Tuesday, 7th June 2022

Thursday, 21st July 2022 - Thursday, 21st July 2022

Social walkGuided walk with a Ranger @ Nene ParkJoin one of our Rangers; Ian for a 6 mile walk around Ferry Meadows and the surrounding area. Ian will highlight various points of interest along the way and you can ask any questions about the park and it's history. Gain confidence walking in the rural estate and find new routes you may not have…
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Monday, 13th June 2022 - Monday, 13th June 2022

Monday, 27th June 2022 - Monday, 27th June 2022

Monday, 11th July 2022 - Monday, 11th July 2022

Monday, 25th July 2022 - Monday, 25th July 2022

Monday, 8th August 2022 - Monday, 8th August 2022

Nature TotsNature Tots @ Nene ParkWe are pleased to welcome back our Nature Tots although we have a few changes to meet current covid secure processes. The whole session will take place outside, so please dress for the weather. We will still have two sessions a month on the 2nd and 4th Monday, with the second session a month…
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Monday, 13th June 2022 - Monday, 13th June 2022

Monday, 27th June 2022 - Monday, 27th June 2022

Monday, 11th July 2022 - Monday, 11th July 2022

Monday, 25th July 2022 - Monday, 25th July 2022

Monday, 8th August 2022 - Monday, 8th August 2022

Monday, 22nd August 2022 - Monday, 22nd August 2022

Wild EducatorWild Home Educator Sessions @ Nene ParkWe are pleased to welcome back our home educators group although we have a few changes to meet current covid secure processes Here at Ferry Meadows we will be running outdoor learning sessions every month for home schooled children. Each session will have curriculum and nature focused activities,…
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Wednesday, 6th July 2022 - Saturday, 9th July 2022

Romeo and Juliet by Mask Theatre in Nene ParkThe Mask Theatre, Peterborough. Romeo & JulietThis July, join Peterborough Mask Theatre in the beautiful setting of Nene Park and watch them tell the classic tale of star-crossed lovers as only they can.
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Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Opening Times

* Open daily throughout the year. Vehicle access times vary throughout the year please check the times displayed on the barrier. For details see website or contact Nene Park Trust.

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