Nene Park Trust Events

Nene Park Trust hosts a range of events for visitors all year round. Here’s what’s happening in the park in May, June and July.

Date:  Wednesday 17th May
Title:  Nene Park Trust - Past, Present and future
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Enjoy a gentle stroll around Ferry Meadows in the company of a Ranger who will tell you something of the parks history, current projects and potential forthcoming plans
Times:  7:00pm-8:30pm
Meet at:  To be confirmed at time of booking
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
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.

Date:  20th and 21st May
Title:  Discover Ferry Meadows
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Come and discover the delights of Ferry Meadows. This is a celebration of everything that the Park has to offer.  Attractions include helicopter rides, watersports tasters, bouncy castle and climbing wall.  There will also be an opportunity to meet representatives of the many clubs and organisations who meet at Ferry Meadows.  Come along and discover what Ferry Meadows has to offer you!
Times:  11:00am-4:00pm
Meet at: Ferry Meadows Lakeside Centre
Cost: Free event although there may be a charge for some activities.
Accessibility:  This event is suitable for all abilities including wheelchair users and buggies.  Some activities may have access limitations, please telephone 01733 234193 for details.
Booking No need to book.  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.

Date:  Saturday 27th May-Sunday 4th June
Title:  Half term trail trail
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
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.
Times:  Trail sheets available 10:00am-2:30pm
Meet at: Ferry meadows visitor centre
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
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.

Date:  Saturday 27th May
Title:  Pond Dipping
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
What lies beneath the still waters of our Lakes at Ferry Meadows?  Come along and spend some time pond dipping and identifying the creatures you find.
Times:  10:30am-12:00noon and 1:30pm-3:00pm 
Meet at:  Discovery Den
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
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.

Date:  Monday 29th May
Title:  Bug Hunt
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join our education team to have a look in the woods to find minibeasts in their own habitat.
Times:  10:30am-12:00noon and 1:30pm-3:00pm 
Meet at: Discovery Den
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
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.

Date:  Wednesday 31st May
Title:  Wild Wednesday
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Children and adults are welcome to come and join in making origami pots and planting your very own sunflower seeds, how tall will yours grow?.
Times:  10:00am-2:00pm
Meet at: Discovery Den
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
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.

Date:  Thursday 1st June
Title:  We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Bring your own teddy bear and join us on a bear hunt. There will be a craft session, followed by storytime and then a walk around Ferry Meadows to find Barney the Bear.
Times:  10:30am-12:00noon and 1:30pm-3:00pm
Meet at: To be confirmed at time of booking
Cost: £4
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
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.

Date:  Thursday 1st June
Title:  Meeting Magical Mammals
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join Ranger Chris Rollason for a short walk discovering the small mammals that live in the park. We will hopefully get to see Voles, Mice and Shrews as well as talk about their habitat, diet and identifying features.
Times:  10:00am-11:00am
Meet at: to be confirmed at time of booking
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
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.

Date:  Friday 2nd June
Title:  Bushcraft Skills (Tool Use)
Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join us for a fun session developing skills in woodland tools use, making wood craft items to take home.
Times:  10:30am-12:00noon and 1:30pm-3:00pm
Meet at:  Lakeside Carpark
Cost: £3
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
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.

Date:  Saturday 10th June
Title:  Celts Day
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
We shall go back in time to the Celtics, and experience methods and tools used in fire lighting, clothes dyeing and cordage making.
Times:  10:30am-12:00noon and 1:30pm-3:00pm
Meet at: Lakeside Carpark
Cost: £3
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
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.

Date:  Sunday 25th June
Title:  Willow Weaving
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Learn how to make things from willow by progressing through making a panel, a fish and finish with a willow pheasant to take home and keep for yourself or give as a gift. If you came last year to make the pheasant, there is an opportunity to make a duck.
Times:  9:30am-4:30pm
Meet at: Nene Outdoors
Cost: £65 including lunch
Accessibility:  This event takes place indoors and is suitable for all abilities.
Booking:  Essential. Please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk to book a place or telephone 01733 234193 for more information
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.

Date:  Tuesday 27th June
Title:  Through the Eyes of an Artist - A walk with a Difference
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join Artist in residence, Charron Pugsley-Hill, on a seasonal walk in the Park. Finish at lakeside Kitchen & Bar for a drink, cake and a short creative session. This is not about being able to draw but about confidence with colour and your creative side.
Times:  10:00am-12:30pm
Meet at: to be confirmed at time of booking
Cost: £5
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
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.

Date:  Saturday 1st July
Title: Fairies and Elves of Ferry Meadows
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
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.
Times:  10:30am-12:00noon and 1:30pm-3:00pm
Meet at: Discovery Den
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
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.

Date: Saturday 8th July
Title: British Dragonfly Society Walk
Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
Visit the British Dragonfly Society information stand in the Discovery Den and then join them for a guided walk at 1pm
Times:  10:00am – 3:00pm
Meet at: Discover Den
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
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.

Date: Sunday 9th July
Title: Family Volunteering
Location:  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
Times:  10:00am-12:00noon
Meet at: To be confirmed at time of booking
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
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.
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.

Date:  Thursday 20th July -Sunday 3ed September
Title:  Summer trail
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
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.
Times:  Trail sheets available 10:00am-2:30pm
Meet at: Ferry meadows visitor centre
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
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.

Date:  Friday 21st July
Title:  Guided Walk with a Ranger
Location:  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.
Times:  6:00pm – 9:15pm
Meet at: To be confirmed at time of booking
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
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.

Date: Sunday 23rd July
Title: Persephone's Bed - Summer
Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
Artist in Residence Charron Pugsley-Hill will be presenting thelast of four seasonally themed beds in the Park.  Visitors are welcome to lie in the bed and enjoy the surroundings.
Times:  10:00am – 4:00pm
Meet at: to be confirmed
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:  No need to book.  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.

Date:  Wednesday 26th July
Title:  Wild Wednesday
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Children and adults are welcome to come and join in some seasonal and wild crafts.
Times:  10:00am-2:00pm
Meet at: Discovery Den
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
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.

Date: Friday 28th July
Title: Kids Tree Climbing
Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
Children can come and have a go at tree climbing in a rope and harness. Instruction is given by Rangers.
Times:  10:00am – 3:00pm
Meet at: Visitor Centre
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
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.

Date: Friday 28th July
Title: Minibeast Safari
Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
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.
Times:  10:30am – 12noon and 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Meet at: Discovery Den
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.
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.

Date: Monday 31st July
Title: Bushcraft, Tool Use
Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join me for a fun session developing skills in woodland tools use, making wood craft items to take home. e.g. kazoo, tent pegs, mallets etc.
Times:  10:30am – 12noon and 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Meet at: Lakeside Car Park
Cost: £3
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.
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.