Family in a kayak at Ferry Meadows Peterborough

Easter Adventures at Nene Park

Find out what’s happening and when, with our guide to Easter adventures in the Park.

Activities on every day

Easter Adventure Trail

Brand new for 2024! Pick up your activity pack and follow our Easter woodland adventure trail! Complete egg-citing games and activities along the way and claim your Easter Egg prize! Running daily during the Easter holidays.

Oak Adventurers Holiday Club

Open from 8th – 12th April at Nene Outdoors in Ferry Meadows, our multi-activity holiday club for 8-13 year olds offers a fantastic opportunity for kids to experience a variety of water and land activities. From kayaking and paddleboarding to climbing and bushcraft. Individual days are £43, or book the whole week and save 20%!

Pay & Play Watersports at Nene Outdoors

Open daily between 11am and 5pm, choose from dragon and swan pedalos, row boats, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes. Book online to avoid the queues!

Book a camping trip!

Enjoy a night or more under canvas on the peaceful banks of Gunwade Lake! Our pitch your own and bell tent campsites are perfect for families, ideally located in the heart of Ferry Meadows to take advantage of all the exciting activities on offer at Nene Outdoors.

Daily Boat Trips

Enjoy a tranquil trip around Overton Lake and onto the River Nene on our electrically-powered passenger boat. The 45 minute pre-bookable trips will depart at regular times each day from the Visitor Centre Jetty. Suitable for all ages, it’s £9 per person, free for under 3s and wheelchair spaces are available.

Ride the Ferry Meadows Railway

Sit back and enjoy the ride! Trains will be running daily, weather permitting.

Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Tuesday 2 & Thursday 11 April – Climbing Wall

The climbing wall will be back at Nene Outdoors, with sessions running throughout the day. Great fun for both adults and children age 4 and over, who will reach the top first? Sessions are £12 per person. 

Thursday 4 & Tuesday 9 April – Archery

Unleash your inner Robin Hood or Maid Marian! Our archery sessions are 45 minutes long and take place at Nene Outdoors. Sessions are £12 per person and suitable for ages 8 and over.

Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 April – Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 1

This two day beginners course will take you through the basics of dinghy sailing, getting you to a standard where you are able to enjoy the freedom of sailing! All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for 8-15 year olds, £190 per person.

Wildlife Workshops

Wednesday 3 April – Charming Worms

Come along to find out more about these amazing wriggly creatures and have a go at charming them to the surface, then make a wormery to enjoy at home! Suitable for all ages, it’s £5.50 per child.

Thursday 4 April – Meeting Magical Mammals

Join a ranger for a walk around the Park to discover all about the small mammals that live here! We might see voles, mice and shrews, and we’ll teach you all about their habitat, diet and identifying features. Suitable for age 5 and over, it’s £5.50 per child.

Thursday 4 & Friday 12 April – Heart Decorating Workshops

Embrace this year’s Peterborough Celebrates Festival theme of ‘LOVE’ by crafting colourful hearts to festoon the festival field in May! To get involved, join us at our free heart decorating workshops from 11am to 3pm, at the wooden hut near the Visitor Centre.

Tuesday 9 April – Orienteering Challenge

Learn essential skills to follow directions and find your way around a real orienteering route! Who will be the first to visit all the points? Suitable for children aged 8-13, it’s £5.50 per child.

Tuesday 9 April – Treasure Hunt

Explore Ferry Meadows using your super sleuthing skills to work out where the treasure is hidden! Suitable for children aged 4-9, it’s £5.50 per child.

Wednesday 10 April – Tree-tectives!

Discover the different trees at Ferry Meadows, gather the evidence like a real detective and complete your very own Tree Encyclopedia. Suitable for children age 5 and over, it’s £5.50 per child.

Thursday 11 April – Remarkable Romans

Step back in time in this exciting workshop to discover all about the Romans who made their home at Nene Park and build your own Roman catapult! Suitable for children age 7+ and their families, it’s £5.50 per child and £2.50 for adults.

Friday 12 April – Family Wildlife Boat Trip

Join our expert ranger on our electric passenger boat for a guided trip of Overton Lake and the River Nene, learning all about the wonderful wildlife we spot along the way! Suitable for children age 5 and over, it’s £15 per person.

Visit Longthorpe Tower

Have you discovered Peterborough’s hidden historical gem yet? Be amazed at the Medieval wall paintings there, widely considered to be the best in a domestic setting in western Europe! Book your ticket here to enjoy a tour with our knowledgeable volunteers. Available every Saturday and Sunday!

For more details on any of our Easter events and activities, and to book your places, please go to www.nenepark.org.uk/easter. Contact 01733 234193 or email visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk for more information, accessibility advice or directions.

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