Ferry Meadows Country Park

Ferry Meadows Country Park, Peterborough: Address, Phone Number, Ferry Meadows Country Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Ferry Meadows Country Park
4.5
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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 & Gift shop 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. Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity centre offers a wide range of watersports too for adults and children alike and you can book the meeting room for events with a view of the lake.
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baggycat
Rome, Italy271 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
25 years ago, I did the BSAC powerboat handling course and assessment, giving me the equivalent of RYA2, a qualification that was supposed to last for life.
That’s all very well, except that in 2011, BSAC changed their course to split into two… cynically… the course and separate assessment. That makes no sense at all.
Needing an International Certificate of Competence to hire decent boats abroad, I turned to Nene Park for a “direct assessment”.

The service I received was exceptional. Craig, the assessor, put me through my paces, allowing me to adjust to an unfamiliar boat, while being informative and good fun to be with.

Anyone wanting to learn how to handle powerboats would be hard pressed to find a better way to do it… and this is from someone who has driven RIBS many times in rough seas in the North Sea.
Written 9 May 2022
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223rosie
Peterborough, UK92 contributions
Apr 2022
Lovely new seating areas but tables not cleaned ready for the next customers , the queue was out the door and not enough staff. and the ones that were there had no motivation, after walking for over two hours around this beautiful park the cafes sure lets it down. Paper cups and the food did not look fresh especially the cakes, Shame we couldn't have a well deserved coffee. On busy weekend the owner really needs to get their act together.
Written 19 April 2022
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Hello Rosie, I am sorry to hear you experienced problems whilst visiting the cafe's at Nene Park. I fully appreciate how frustrating this experience would have been. Unfortunately, these cafe's are not run by Nene Park Trust, but are instead managed by our partners at Meadow Brown Restaurants. I will be sure to pass on this feedback to them. I hope this does not discourage you from visiting the park and enjoying all of the lovely walks, scenery and activities we have to offer!
Written 26 April 2022
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bob2512
Huntingdon, UK59 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We visited with our grandchildren last summer while the new Fox Play area was under construction and could see it was going to be very good. Since then have also seen quite a lot of detail about it on the website indicating it opened last October and how good it was.

We knew Easter Bank Holiday Monday would be busy, but we bought the grandkids here again in the expectation they could burn of their energy in the new(ish) Fox Play area.

That play park was closed for seasonal maintenance!

Who in their right minds plans for the maintenance and closure of one of the key children's attractions to coincidence with the peak Bank Holiday weekend? How short-sighted is that? The maintenance planners would have known it clashed with Easter.

Pretty disappointed to be honest. I doubt we'll come back here again.
Written 18 April 2022
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Hello Bob, thank you for leaving your comments. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed the playground was closed for maintenance when you visited with your grandchildren. Unfortunately, the closure of the playground was not planned to be during the school holidays. We have been having issues with the groundworks of the play area and for this reason had to close the park for safety reasons. We are working on improving the groundworks so that it is ready for children to enjoy again very soon. The safety of our visitors is of the highest priority. Whilst we fully understand how disappointing it is for the children to see the park closed, we wanted to get the work completed as soon as possible, so we are able to welcome visitors to this area of the park again. We hope this will not put you off visiting the park in the future. There are 2 other excellent playground facilities, water sports and cycle hire available for children and families to enjoy. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk
Written 26 April 2022
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6thSister
London, UK80 contributions
Apr 2022
Came to park to rent bikes, nice long trails around the lakes. But the park also rents all kinds of watercraft-canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards etc. Nice looking playgrounds and train rides for the kids. Lots of bird life.
Written 18 April 2022
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Thank you for your positive review! It is great to hear you enjoyed the variety of activities we have to offer here at Nene Park! We hope you visit again soon.
Written 26 April 2022
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TravelinhopeKath
Cambridge, UK11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Breakfast out recently due to early arrival had good service and was able to sit at a table on the decking. Good food cooked to order and nice coffee.
Written 15 April 2022
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Thank you for your positive review. We will make sure this feedback is passed onto our partners at Meadow Brown restaurants who run our cafes. We hope to welcome you back to the park again soon!
Written 26 April 2022
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Jack
Peterborough, UK5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Great place for kids to run around and have fun. Definitely coming here again because the kids were ecstatic! Best place ever.
Written 21 March 2022
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Hello, thank you so much for your review. It is fantastic to hear how much you and your family enjoyed visiting the park! We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 26 April 2022
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Jogo45
Paarl, South Africa40 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We joined the parkrun on a cold but sunny Saturday morning. Brilliant volunteers presented a well organized event. The route winds around the lakes and through woodland. Take time to notice the amazing sculpture wood carvings in the old trees. A few early spring bright patches of snow drops, daffodils and blossoms. Comical sightings of swan upside down with little black feet up in the air. Caught sight of a beautiful golden pheasant in the fields.
Written 5 March 2022
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Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the parkrun whilst taking in the sights of spring in the park! We hope you can visit us again soon!
Written 17 March 2022
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Steffies56
Peterborough, UK45 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
This is an excellent facility for walking and exercising. We enjoyed a long walk with friends and had coffee and cake at the Lakeside cafe. Saw plenty of birds on the lakes.
Written 21 February 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave some positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed visiting the park and hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 23 February 2022
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jinson mundayil
Peterborough, UK233 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
It is really beauty of nature .You can enjoy with family for outing.Known place to do cycling and exercise. Boating activities available their.
Written 8 February 2022
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Thank you for leaving a review, we appreciate all visitor feedback. We are so pleased you enjoy the beauty of our park as well as highlighting the activities on offer. We hope you can visit us again soon!
Written 17 February 2022
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223rosie
Peterborough, UK92 contributions
Dec 2021
Popped in for a bacon sandwich just before Christmas after a long walk, and it was lovely,
Staff still very slow, tables not cleared and people leaving as there was no clean tables to sit in, it was freezing outside, losing business maybe 2022 they will get their act together. Hopefully
Written 30 December 2021
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Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal at the cafe in Ferry Meadows however sorry to hear about the customer service you experienced during your visit. I have passed on your comments to our colleagues at Meadow Brown Restaurants who manage the cafe and Lakeside Restaurant for their information. We hope this experience does not deter you from future visits and enjoying all the park has to offer.
Written 7 January 2022
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