2019/20

Healthy Peterborough

Action packed summer at Ferry Meadows

Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland - all less than three miles from Peterborough's busy city centre.

You'll find all this and more at Ferry Meadows - including cafes, hard-surfaced routes for wheelchair users, a busy events and activity programme and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Cycling
Ferry Meadows and the wider Nene Park offer many miles of off-road traffic-free cycling, including a stretch of the National Cycle Network Route 63. A map is available from the Visitor Centre for £1.50 which shows the full network of cycle ways which make up the Peterborough Green Wheel.  Rutland Cycling Hire Centre offers a cycle hire service over the summer weekends and school holidays.

Boating
Hire kayaks, canoes, row boats and pedaloes. There are also group activities such as raft building, land games and orienteering and structured courses in sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

Events taking place at Ferry Meadows 

Fairies and Elves of Ferry Meadows
Saturday 1st
July
10.30am-12noon and 1.30pm-3pm
Ferry Meadows Country Park, meet at Discovery Den
Enter the magical world of the fairies and elves of Ferry Meadows. Come along to spot the signs that they have been in the park, make some magical woodland potions and build some amazing homes for them.
Cost: Free. Suggested donation £2
Accessibility: This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities.  Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 
Booking: Essential. Please visit
www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information

British Dragonfly Society Walk
Saturday 8th
July
10am - 3pm
Ferry Meadows Country Park, meet at Discovery Den
Visit the British Dragonfly Society information stand in the Discovery Den and then join them for a guided walk at 1pm
Cost: Free, suggested donation £2
Accessibility: This event is on surfaced paths and suitable for all abilities including wheelchair users and buggies.
Booking: No need to book. For more information please call Nene Park Trust on 01733 234193 or e-mail
visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk

 

Family Volunteering
Sunday 9th
July
10am-12noon
Ferry Meadows Country Park
Make a difference by helping the Rangers out in the Park. Children, couples, grandparents, friends - everybody welcome. All tools and training will be provided, you just need to bring along lots of enthusiasm!
Free car parking for all participants
Cost: Free. Suggested donation £2
Accessibility: This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities.  Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 
Booking: Essential. Please visit
www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information

 

Summer trail
Thursday 20th July -Sunday 3rd September
Trail sheets available 10:00am-2:30pm

Ferry Meadows Country Park, meet at the visitor centre
Collect a trail sheet on the theme of rabbits from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize.
Cost: £0.50
Accessibility: This event is on surfaced paths and suitable for all abilities including wheelchair users and buggies.
Booking: No need to book. For more information please call Nene Park Trust on 01733 234193 or e-mail 

Guided Walk with a Ranger
Friday 21st
July
6pm - 9.15pm
Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join Ian Lowe for a guided walk around Ferry Meadows and the surrounding area, pointing out areas of interest along the 6 mile route and ask him questions along the way.
Cost: Free. Suggested donation £2
Accessibility: This event is on surfaced paths and suitable for all abilities including wheelchair users and buggies.
Booking: Essential. Please visit
www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information

Wild Wednesday
Wednesday 26th
July
10am-2pm
Ferry Meadows Country Park, meet at Discovery Den
Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts.
Times: 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost: Free. Suggested donation £2
Accessibility: This event takes place indoors and is suitable for all abilities.
Booking: No need to book. For more information please call Nene Park Trust on 01733 234193 or e-mail 
visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk

Kids Tree Climbing
Friday 28th
July
10am-3pm
Ferry Meadows Country Park, meet at Visitor Centre
Children can come and have a go at tree climbing in a rope and harness. Instruction given by Rangers.
Cost: £2
Accessibility: This event may not be suitable for all abilities.  Please call 01733 234193 for further details.
Booking: Essential. Please visit
www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information

 

Minibeast Safari
Friday 28th
July
10.30am-12noon and 1.30pm-3pm
Ferry Meadows Country Park, meet at Discovery Den
There'll be no lions or tigers on this safari, but you will be surprised at the variety of mini wild animals you find living in Ferry Meadows.
Cost: Free
Accessibility: This event includes walking on uneven ground and/or crossing stiles and therefore may not be suitable for all abilities.  Please call 01733 234193 for further details. 
Booking Essential. Please visit
www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information

 

 

For more information please call Nene Park Trust on 01733 234193 or e-mail visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk

Ferry Meadows lies 3 miles west of Peterborough and just two miles east of the A1 off the Oundle Road (A605). Brown tourist signs for Nene Park are on all major routes in the city.

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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
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  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust