Ferry Meadows Country Park Peterborough

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East of England

Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, PE2 5UU

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

From the Discovery Den, our education centre at Ferry Meadows, we offer a range of educational activities, designed by qualified teachers, to tie in with National Curriculum requirements at all levels.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Picnic Areas | Parks and Gardens | Outdoor Education | Environment Centres | Bushcraft | Science | Mathematics | Geography | Environmental Studies | English | Wildlife and Nature Reserves

What we offer

At Nene Park Trust, we believe that an opportunity to participate in outdoor educational activities will enhance the learning experience of all children.

Teachers can choose from a selection of themed days designed to target specific curriculum areas or, with the help of our knowledgeable staff, can select from a wide range of activities to create a day specifically tailored to your individual requirements.

Ferry Meadows is easily accessed by road or foot and its variety of environments makes it the perfect location for your pupils to experience learning outside the classroom.

We can provide:

- Exclusive use of the Discovery Den education centre including inside classroom and outdoor
classroom/picnic area.

- All activities led by fully trained staff.

- Full risk assessments on all activities.

- Wide range of study locations including; lakes, river, woodland, grassland, wetland.

- Toilet facilities including disabled toilets.

- Opportunity to visit the Visitor Centre and gift shop.


What makes us a great choice?

Schools in Peterborough and the surrounding area recognise Ferry Meadows as being a place which provides an excellent outdoor learning opportunity. Our best recommendation is that schools keep coming back to us. Teachers who move school remember their visits and often bring children from their new schools to visit us.

Accreditation and Awards

The Education Centre has the LOtC Quality Badge.

Group Sizes Catered For

We can manage two classes at a time - so up to 65 children.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

There are pre and post visit suggestions for teachers on the website.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, we would be happy for children to take a record their visit.

Risk Assessment Details

When booking, teachers are sent a number of documents about the risks involved in visiting the park. Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Working are available for each activity.

Education Officer Information

David Thompson. Contact through 

Pricing Information

All adults are free. Children are charged at £4 per child or a minimum of £105 per group

Clothing Requirements

This is an outdoor location so appropriate clothing is essential.

First Aid Information

We have trainer first aiders but all groups are ultimately responsible for their own first aid.

Available Facilities

We have indoor and outdoor facilities for lunch.

There is a shop and we always ask schools if they wish to visit the shop.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

It depends on the activity which has been chosen. We do our best to include all children. Many of the activities require travel over rough ground.

Opening Hours & Information

We are able to take schools from around 9.30 am until 3pm.

Schools or other groups can book for out of hours sessions such as Den Building and Fire by Friction.


We always send feedback forms out with schools as they leave. We have ten categories for judgment and our cumulative score at the time of writing is 4.7 out of 5.

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