Ferry Meadows Country Park, Peterborough

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Ferry Meadows Country Park, the focal point of Nene Park, is less than 3 mi (4.8 km) from Peterborough's city center. Enjoy bird watching and horse riding amongst the meadows, lakes, and woodland. Try the hydrosphere (water zorbing), geocaching (a form of treasure hunt), orienteering, and Segway tours and be sure to jump aboard The Captains Folly boat trip. There are three play areas and miniature railway for the kids, while golf enthusiasts can take a swing on the 12-hole putt-putt or the 18-hole golf course. Relax at one of the cafes and restaurants or opt for a barbecue or picnic. Free children's “Discover Nature Packs” are available from the visitor center and apps can be downloaded from the website. Check the events and activity program in advance. Camping sites available. Arrange to visit Ferry Meadows Country Park and other attractions in Peterborough using our Peterborough road trip planner .
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  • Stayed at the caravan and motorhome site in the country park. It’s beautiful for walking, lots of beautiful birds with plenty of visitor information. Would highly recommend.  more »
  • I am Peterborough born and bred, and have used Ferry Meadows for many years, I have been a member of the sailing club,and raised my children to use this wonderful facility. My experience is hindered n...  more »
  • I’m writing this in the hope that someone with some atom of sense at Ferry Meadows reconsiders the new parking system. We loaded the car up and decided to pay online. We couldn’t get on the website as...  more »
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  • A favourite haunt for my husband and me, with or without our two dogs, and with, or without our grandchildren. Whether it's a quick visit for a cuppa by a lake, or a long summer / autumn/winter/spring walk around the lakes, there is always something new and interesting to behold in Mother Nature. The children love to explore and to climb among the play areas. The dogs love to socialise on the stroll and to sit in the designated dog-and-owners area of the Lakeside cafe, waiting in anticipation of any scraps which might fall, or any fussing they might receive. Whatever our pace of life is at the time we visit, and whatever time of day or year, we are happy to pay the modest car-parking fees to experience a pleasant interlude in the countryside park that is Ferry Meadows.
  • Ferry meadows is a great place for all ages and out going ppl from fishing to sailing to pedal boat swans. There are also 4 mobility scooters to use free of charge or you can make a donation, there are 2 types of steam engines 1 little 1 for kids and a full size for the whole family plus numerous play areas with climbing to trampolining and all free, and 2 cafeterias for when you get hungry. It really is a great day out for all so why not give it a try
  • Mixed review. Lovely park.. terrible facilities ... I'm putting this right at the start so it stands out to people... YOU HAVE TO PAY TO PARK. THE MACHINES DO NOT WORK. DO NOT DECIDE OK I WONT PAY THEN or you will get a £50 fine in the post. The park is beautiful and scenic. There is such a massive outdoor area to explore with beautiful lakes, lots of trees and well manicured grass. But, the food at the cafe is terrible and expensive (Jacket potatoes £6.50 each, toasted sandwich costs over £5 etc) and the coffee was not nice now OK if the food actually tasted nice, I wouldn't have minded paying it but it was, in a word, disgusting. But , I probably shouldn't have expected much but this was very reminiscent of 1980s school dinners in terms of the quality. Then you have to pay to park. It cost me £4 to park for 3 hours which I suppose isn't bad except the website said free parking. We drove for more than an hour to come here because the website said they had paddle boats and my children really wanted to go on them, but when we got there they said it was no longer available. Another case of make a website and forget about it... never update it etc. So while I loved the park, I felt that the poor facilities and food are designed to suck money out of your pockets. I would highly recommend you bring your own picnic food / food for a BBQ - there are several BBQ spots available for you to use - just bring your own charcoal and firelighters. I really wish I had done this and not bought their horrible expensive food. They claim not to get any money from the public except for parking and food / activities but I seriously don't believe them. They are skimming off the top of the council tax i'm sure. The toilets were not clean and in the baby changing one, the toilet seat was literally smashed to pieces,.
  • Lovely place for families , runners , people who like to bike like water sports knitting, football , cricket , steam trains , bird spotting .There r lakes picnic areas play areas everything for a rest good day out
  • It's a great family day out with so much to do and see. It's great if you have a dog too as just so relaxing to walk round the many lakes to see the wildlife and watching the narrow boats come and go. Also many water sports can be enjoyed in the beautiful big lake. Also great if you have a bike. Lots of benches to sit on and enjoy your picnic and great BBQ areas.

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