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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. To visit Ferry Meadows Country Park and get the most from your holiday in Peterborough, create itinerary details personal to you using our Peterborough family vacation planner.
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  • Worth a visit for a stroll around the lakes. We took our grandchildren and they loved the outdoors. Recommended.  more »
  • Had a lovely walk. Excellent for all ages. Wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Parking very reasonable. Highly recommended  more »
  • a ten minute drive from the Haycock hotel at Wansford this park is very extensive allowing much walking,a pretty lake a good playground for children,a miniature railway and fixed barbecue areas with t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • For leisure walking near Peterborough, this is the place to come. With miles of well-defined pathways through woodland; beside the river Nene; across open grassland one could easily spend a day here. There's a charge for parking but there's free parking at Orton Sluice and, on a nice day, there's a lovely walk along the river to the Park. Also, there's free parking at Milton Ferry Bridge from where you can walk into the Park or meet up with the Nene Way walking trail. There's lots of wild - and bird - life to see and - when you need a sit-down - there's a lovely cafe. Highly recommended for walkers, strollers or just plain old bimblers like me - young and old.
  • Gorgeous place. Lots to do and see for everybody. Can easily get away from everyone or be amongst it all depending on your mood. Love it here.
  • Recently visited having not had a proper look around for ages. There's a lot of space, water birds, calm and beautiful corners. The staff and volunteers have done a wonderful job.
  • I love the lakes... the wooded walks... discovering the sculptures... lakeside cafe very reasonably priced.... boats, pedalos and bikes for hire... interesting gift shop.... very popular

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