Nene Park Trust Events


March,  April and May 2017 Events in Nene Park
Nene Park Trust hosts a range of events for visitors all year round.  Here’s what’s happening in the park in February, March and April.

Date: Thursday 16th March
Title: Guided walk with a Ranger
Location: Ferry Meadows and surrounding area
Join Ian Lowe for a guided walk around Ferry Meadows & surrounding area, pointing out areas of interest along the 6 mile route, asking him questions along the way.
Times: 1pm-4.15pm
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.

Date: Saturday 18th March
Title: Float A Boat
Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
Come along and use recycled materials to create your own floating object.  Test it out on Lynch Lake before recovering it to take home for the bath!
Times: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30pm-3pm
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.

Date: Sunday 19th March
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: 10am-12noon
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.

Date: Thursday 30th March
Title: Discovering Trees
Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join Ranger Ashley Wheal for an illustrated talk in the Visitor Centre for the first hour. Follow this with a walk in the park to identify some of our native trees.
Times: 1.30pm-4pm
Meet at: Ferry Meadows visitor centre
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 7th April
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 given by Rangers.
Times:  10:00am-3:00pm
Meet at: To be confirmed at time of booking
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 7th April-Wednesday 26th April
Title:  Easter 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:  Wednesday 12th April
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:  Thursday 13th April
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: Friday 14th April, Monday 17th April and Friday 21st April
Title:  Easter egg hunt
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Oh no, the Easter Bunny has misplaced all of his Easter eggs, can you and your family help him find them in time to eat for Easter!
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:  Tuesday 18th April
Title:  Happily Ever After
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join us for crafts, activities and stories based around the classic children’s tales of Winnie the Pooh.
Times:  10:30am-12:00noon and 1:30pm-3:00pm
Meet at: To be confirmed at time of booking
Cost: £2.50
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:  Wednesday 19th April
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: Saturday 22nd April
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: 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:  Tuesday 25th April
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:  Sunday 30th April
Title:  Persephone's Bed - Spring
Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park
Artist in Residence Charron Pugsley-Hill will be presenting the third in a series 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: Ferry Meadows Visitor Centre
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 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 3rd May
Title:  Ramble from River to Rail
Location:  Ferry Meadows and surrounding area
Enjoy a gentle stroll along the River Nene to Wansford where there will be time to look around the NVR station before returning to the Ferry Meadows by train.
Times:  9:30am-3:00pm
Meet at: Visitor Centre
Cost: Free event but please bring £4 for train fare
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 5th May
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.


Date:  Sunday 7th May
Title:  Dawn Chorus Walk
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day and experience the amazing chorus of birdsong on this walk with Conservation Officer Chris Park. Starting at 4:00 am and finishing at 5:30am/6am
Times:  4:00am-6:00am
Meet at: Visitor Centre
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:  Tuesday 9th May
Title:  Guided Walk with a Ranger
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join Ian Lowe for a guided walk of about 4 miles around some of Ferry Meadows, pointing out areas of interest along the way & ask him questions along the way.
Times:  1:00pm-3:15pm
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:  Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th May
Title:  Badger Watch
Location:  Ferry Meadows Country Park
Join Park Ranger Chris Rollason for a talk on the life of a Badger followed by a silent vigil at a Badger sett to try and catch a glimpse of these shy creatures.
Times:  7:30pm-10:30pm
Meet at: To be confirmed at time of booking
Cost: £10
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 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 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