Events Calendar

Electric Boat Trips

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

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 weekend during term time and further dates available during the school holidays from the Visitor Centre Jetty at 11am, 12noon, 2pm, and 3pm Tickets are £8 per person, under 3yrs go free Disclaimer: We reserve ... Read More

£8

Holiday Trail

Visitor Centre and gift shop, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Complete a trail around Ferry Meadows and claim a prize at the end! Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for questions as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Available every day during the Easter School Holidays from 10am - 4:00pm. £1 per sheet. No need to book; ... Read More

£1

Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 1

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

This two day course covers basic sailing skills, rope work and collision avoidance. After the course participants will be able to tack and control boat speed and understand basic principles. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 8-16 yr olds Meeting point: Nene Outdoors reception Cost: £166.00

£166

Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 2

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, , PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

This 2 day course covers launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. After the course participants will be able to steer and understand basic principles. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 8-15yr olds Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £166.00

£166

Climbing Wall

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

The team from Nene Outdoors will be getting our climbing wall out during the school holidays for all visitors to have a go. We will be outside Nene Outdoors. Are you brave enough to reach the top? Suitable for: adults or children over 4yrs Cost: £10.00pp Booking essential.

£10
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Open Water Swimming

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

We welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to take part in an activity which is sociable as well as good ... Read More

£6.50

Adult RYA Start Sailing – Level 1

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

This two day (consecutive) course covers how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovery. After the course participants will be able to sail in light winds under supervision. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 16yrs + Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £166.00

£166

Bushcraft: Tool Use

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Learn how to use a selection of tools including loppers and gimlets to turn elder sticks into crafts such as beads, jewellery and many more! Suitable Age: 8yrs+ Cost: £5.50 per child, accompanying adult at no additional charge Advisory information: Activities take place in outside areas, so do please come suitably dressed for the weather. This activity takes place on ... Read More

£5.50

Wildlife Eco Boat Trips

Ferry Meadows

Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Join us on a trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside the boat with you.  We cannot guarantee what you will see but wildlife highlights may include Herons, Kingfishers and the elusive Otter! Trips last ... Read More

£14

Archery

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Pay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day. Why not come down and have a go? You will find us on Oak Meadow close to the Nene Outdoors. Participants need to be in good health and are recommended to not take part if they are suffering from any injuries or illnesses that may be affected by strenuous activity, ... Read More

£10
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Open Water Swimming

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

We welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to take part in an activity which is sociable as well as good ... Read More

£6.50

RYA Start Windsurfing

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, , PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Nene Outdoors is the perfect place to come and learn to windsurf on our 2 day course. Our safe and sheltered waters help you progress in this sport, giving you the opportunity to focus on learning the basics, including preparation, sailing in all directions, manoeuvring the board and getting on and off the water. Suitable for: Suitable for ages 16+ Meeting ... Read More

£166

Climbing Wall

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

The team from Nene Outdoors will be getting our climbing wall out during the school holidays for all visitors to have a go. We will be outside Nene Outdoors. Are you brave enough to reach the top? Suitable for: adults or children over 4yrs Cost: £10.00pp Booking essential.

£10

Pollinator Ponder & Wildlife Wander

Visitor centre, Ham Lane, , Peterborough, PE2 5UU

A walk with a ranger looking at some of the butterfly, bees and wildflower species found in the Park, we will look at how they work together in the world of pollination. Bring binoculars if you have them, spaces limited so booking essential, a place must be booked for everyone attending. Suitable for: all aged 10yrs and over. Meeting point: Outside the ... Read More

£2.50

Youth Windsurfing Course Stage 1 & 2

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

This 2 day (consecutive days) intensive course teaches participants the basics of windsurfing, including the key techniques and skills you need for success in this watersport. After the course participants will be able to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started in light winds. Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Strictly for 10-15 yr olds. £166.00pp

£166
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Open Water Swimming

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

We welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to take part in an activity which is sociable as well as good ... Read More

£6.50

Holiday Trail

Visitor Centre and gift shop, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Complete a trail around Ferry Meadows and claim a prize at the end! Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for questions as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Available every day during the school holidays 9am - 4pm. £1 per sheet. No need to book; just pop ... Read More

£1

Archery

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Pay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day. Why not come down and have a go? You will find us on Oak Meadow close to the Nene Outdoors. Participants need to be in good health and are recommended to not take part if they are suffering from any injuries or illnesses that may be affected by strenuous activity, ... Read More

£10

Bat Paddle with Canoe2

canoe2 The Boathouse, Rushden Lakes

Canoes will depart Canoe2’s base at Rushden Lakes. After a peaceful early evening paddle on the River Nene you will be met back at Rushden Lakes by your Wildlife Trust experts just as the bats are starting to come out. You’ll then be taken on a guided walk of the Nature Reserve as dusk settles. Everyone will have the opportunity ... Read More

£73 – £96

Climbing Wall

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

The team from Nene Outdoors will be getting our climbing wall out during the school holidays for all visitors to have a go. We will be outside Nene Outdoors. Are you brave enough to reach the top? Suitable for: adults or children over 4yrs Cost: £10.00pp Booking essential.

£10

Pond Dipping (Drop In Session)

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, , PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Come along to our drop in session and spend some time pond dipping and identifying the fascinating creatures you find.  There may be a wait on the day due to the number of people attending. Suitable Age: 3yrs + Meeting point: Lynch Lake pond dipping platform Cost: Donations welcome

Bat Paddle with Canoe2

canoe2 The Boathouse, Rushden Lakes

Canoes will depart Canoe2’s base at Rushden Lakes. After a peaceful early evening paddle on the River Nene you will be met back at Rushden Lakes by your Wildlife Trust experts just as the bats are starting to come out. You’ll then be taken on a guided walk of the Nature Reserve as dusk settles. Everyone will have the opportunity ... Read More

£73 – £96

Twilight Wildlife Eco Boat Trips

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  When the visitors leave, and the daylight begins to fade, the wildlife can become more active. Join us on a twilight trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside the boat with you.  We cannot guarantee ... Read More

£14
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Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
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Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
Recurring

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150

Nature Tots

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

We are pleased to welcome back our Nature Tots although we have a few changes to meet current covid secure processes. The whole session will take place outside, so please dress for the weather. Age:  2yrs+ Cost: £4.00 Times: 10am-11.30am Meeting Point: Outside the Discovery Den Adults may bring up to two paying children.  All children attending, need to have a booked place. Maximum ... Read More

£4

Early Bird Wildlife Eco Boat trips

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Before the city wakes up properly and all the visitors arrive, the wildlife can be more active as they look for breakfast. Join us on this early morning trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside ... Read More

£14

Summer Leys Wildlife for Beginners Summer Bird Migrants

Summer Leys Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Wollaston

Love wildlife but wish you knew more about it? These new 'Wildlife for Beginners' sessions are an ideal opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to learn the basics and meet like minded people, all in the wonderful setting of the Nene Valley. We'll spend an hour looking for and learning how to identify the our summer bird migrants before heading back to ... Read More

£7.50 – £10

Exhibition – Lenka Page at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Stanwick Lakes will host a variety of handpicked artists exhibiting their work throughout September, with a special event on the weekend of 17 and 18 September.  Stanwick Lakes is a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of the Nene Valley with abundance of wildlife, picturesque walks and varied flora. A lot of the artists' work has been inspired by the ... Read More

Free
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Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Northampton Market Square

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort dates back to between the 7th and 4th centuries BC. The internal rampart at Hunsbury appears to have been burnt down and vitrified - such forts are rare in England. Hunsbury Iron Age hill fort can be found in the middle of Hunsbury Hill Country Park. It is a scheduled monument currently on the "at ... Read More

Free

Stanwick Lakes Autumn Run

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

We are now taking bookings for our Autumn run - Sunday 18th September. Book your place today! We offer 5k, 10k or half marathon distances and as the route is pretty flat, it's a great chance to aim for a PB! Cost: 5k - £12 10k - £16 Half Marathon - £23

£12 – £23
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Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Northampton Market Square

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort dates back to between the 7th and 4th centuries BC. The internal rampart at Hunsbury appears to have been burnt down and vitrified - such forts are rare in England. Hunsbury Iron Age hill fort can be found in the middle of Hunsbury Hill Country Park. It is a scheduled monument currently on the "at ... Read More

Free

Beginners Stained Glass

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This two day introduction to the traditional method of stained glass construction will give you an insight into this ancient craft that dates back hundreds of years. There will be plenty of hands-on experience and you will be able to make either a traditional panel or put your own contemporary twist on this ancient craft. You will be fully guided ... Read More

£195

Bat Walk

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Join our park rangers for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park and using bat detectors try to spot and identify the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for: 10yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £8pp

£8

Bat Walk

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Join our park rangers for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park and using bat detectors try to spot and identify the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for: 10yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £8pp

£8

Spoon Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this one ... Read More

£95

Bat Walk

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Join our park rangers for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park and using bat detectors try to spot and identify the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for: 10yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £8pp

£8

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Power boat training is a key skill to know how to operate a powered craft safely and appropriately. To do this you can attend a course with us to achieve an RYA Level 2 Power Boat Certificate. During this 2 day course at Nene Outdoors, you will be trained to drive and manoeuvre the craft in a safe and controlled way. ... Read More

£274

Rustic Furniture Making Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Two day Introduction to Green Woodworking course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve. Make a rustic stool or side table using traditional tools and techniques. This introductory Green Woodworking course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft. You’ll start this course by being given a simple ash log and end it with your own unique piece ... Read More

£185
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Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110
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Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110

Archery

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Pay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day. Why not come down and have a go? You will find us on Oak Meadow close to the Nene Outdoors. Participants need to be in good health and are recommended to not take part if they are suffering from any injuries or illnesses that may be affected by strenuous activity, ... Read More

£10

Wildlife Eco Boat Trips

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Join us on a trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside the boat with you.  We cannot guarantee what you will see but wildlife highlights may include Herons, Kingfishers and the elusive Otter! Trips last ... Read More

£14

Climbing Wall

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

The team from Nene Outdoors will be getting our climbing wall out during the school holidays for all visitors to have a go. We will be outside Nene Outdoors. Are you brave enough to reach the top? Suitable for: adults or children over 4yrs Cost: £10.00pp Booking essential.

£10

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Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Come and join us for this creative hands-on half-day workshop where you will make your own beautiful genuine stained glass decorations to hang on your tree or in your windows this Christmas using the basics of the Tiffany copper foil technique. During the workshop, you will be guided through the process from learning to cut glass to using the copper ... Read More

£45
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Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Come and join us for this creative hands-on half-day workshop where you will make your own beautiful genuine stained glass decorations to hang on your tree or in your windows this Christmas using the basics of the Tiffany copper foil technique. During the workshop, you will be guided through the process from learning to cut glass to using the copper ... Read More

£45

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
Recurring

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
Recurring

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150