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“Great location for a picnic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ferry Meadows Country Park

Ferry Meadows Country Park
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Owner description: There is something for everybody at Ferry Meadows. Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland all less than three miles from Peterborough's busy city centre. We also offer three play areas catering for different ages and an events programme throughout the year with lots of activities for children. If all of this isn't enough to keep you entertained the Visitor Centre stocks a wide range of toys and games along with gifts, souvenirs and sweet treats. After all this activity you can relax at one of our cafes, find a nice spot for a picnic or fire up on one of our barbecue stands. New for 2014: On 11 April Lakeside at Ferry Meadows will open its doors to Park visitors. Lakeside provides a hub for activity and relaxation within Ferry Meadows as the home for Nene Outdoors, a new watersports and outdoor activity venture and Lakeside Kitchen & Bar, a contemporary dining and function venue. A new and exciting play area is set to open in early April. Aimed at younger children the new Otter playground will provide an exciting play space to explore and enjoy.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great location for a picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

There was plenty to do for a young family. The children loved seeing the wildlife, lakes, playgrounds and the miniature railway. There was enough to keep us occupied for half a day but we could easily have stayed for longer if the weather was better.

Visited May 2013
Thank Angela F
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Grantham, England
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lovely day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a truly lovely park on the edge of Peterborough. On one side of the park is the Nene River, on the other side the Nene Valley railway - a must see for fans of Thomas the Tank Engine - and in between are a series of lakes and well maintained parkland. As you walk around the park you'll find children's play areas every mile or so, a children's railway line and in the middle-ish a restaurant for anyone who didn't bring a picnik. The restaurant is basic fare and I thought it was a tad expensive for what it was. That said the service was good and the whole eating area was kept nice and clean. There are boat trips around some of the lakes and they are currently building a water sports centre on the main lake. If you have small children you'll have a great day out, if you have teens you might have a few problems with boredom as there isn't much for that age group.
The park itself is free but the main car park costs £4 for the day, although I think they only charge parking at weekends. If the thought of parting with £4 is too much you can just park close by and walk in.
Finally, whilst beautiful, it is - as the name would suggest - just a country park, so if the weather is bad don't bother.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Andy B
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great walk to raise a Bank Hol lunchtime appetite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Walked from and to Woodman pub. Edging Longthorpe past rowing corse, nene bank, up the hill and back. 1 hour, lovely!

Visited May 2013
Thank stephen m
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A pleasant spot for a leisurely stroll.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Ferry Meadows, aka as Nene Park, near Peterborough is one of my favourite places to go on a nice day. There are lakes with many waterbirds, the river Nene and woods with good paths providing anything from a short stroll to a 3 mile hike. There are two cafes ( one of which is currently being reconstructed) and public toilets. There is a parking fee in the spring ,summer and autumn at weekends and bank holidays.

Visited May 2013
Thank Alan-Cooke
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192 reviews
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“A reasonable family day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Plenty of variety for young children, reasonable eating places, lots of interesting places to walk or cycle - pretty safe for young children, a number of different play areas for ages from 1 year to 11 years of age.

Visited March 2013
Thank Allan J
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