Events Calendar

Event Series Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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

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 , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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
Event Series Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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

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 , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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

Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 2

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

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
Event Series Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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

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 , United Kingdom

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

Adult RYA Start Sailing – Level 1

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

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
Event Series Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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

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

Bat Paddle with Canoe2

canoe2 The Boathouse, Rushden Lakes, United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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

Event Series Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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

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

Bat Paddle with Canoe2

canoe2 The Boathouse, Rushden Lakes, United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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
Event Series Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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

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 , United Kingdom

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

Free Let’s Fish!

Peterborough , United Kingdom

Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified and licensed angling coaches. All bait, equipment, permits and licence are provided. All you need to do is book in and turn up on time on the day. These one-hour sessions are available to all adults and for children aged from six years old and upwards who are interested in trying ... Read More

Free

Ranger Rita’s Animal Adventure

Barnwell Country Park Barnwell Road, Oundle, United Kingdom

Ranger Rita’s Animal Adventure, by Stanwick-based Laugh Out Loud Theatre, is a 30 minute, fun, fact-filled, interactive show for all the family about looking after the wildlife in the Nene Valley Wetlands. Ranger Rita needs help from the audience to look after the animals she meets, including Owl, Otter, Spider, Heron and Bat. Will you help protect and preserve our ... Read More

Free

Nature Tots

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

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 , United Kingdom

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
Event Series Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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

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

Summer Leys Wildlife for Beginners Summer Bird Migrants

Summer Leys , United Kingdom

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
Event Series Crusader Community Boating – River Nene

Crusader Community Boating – River Nene

Beckets Park , United Kingdom

Discover the River Nene in Northampton on a two hour boat trip. The river trip will be on 17th & 18th September and will start from Becketts Park in Northampton town centre running both up and down stream. This trip has full access for wheelchair users. This event is not suitable for very young children. Well behaved owners with pets ... Read More

Exhibition – Lenka Page at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

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

Cycle Skills Track

Nene Park , United Kingdom

There will be temporary cycle skills track laid out at Nene Outdoors for anyone to have a go. Recommended minimum age 8yrs+. Helmets Essential. This is a free have a go session, thanks to funding from LNER for the On Ya Bike project in partnership with PECT. Drop in anytime between 11am and 4pm. No need to book. Suitable for: 8yrs+ ... Read More

Walk With the Rangers

Barnwell Country Park Barnwell Road, Oundle, United Kingdom

During 2022 we are giving you the opportunity to join some of the Rangers as we complete six walks across the fields and public rights of ways from some of Northamptonshire's finest Country Parks. 18th September - Barnwell Country Park All walks start at 9AM £5 per walk Booking essential

£5

Stanwick Lakes Autumn Run

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

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
Event Series Crusader Community Boating – River Nene

Crusader Community Boating – River Nene

Beckets Park , United Kingdom

Discover the River Nene in Northampton on a two hour boat trip. The river trip will be on 17th & 18th September and will start from Becketts Park in Northampton town centre running both up and down stream. This trip has full access for wheelchair users. This event is not suitable for very young children. Well behaved owners with pets ... Read More

Event Series Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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

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

Bat Walk

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

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
Event Series Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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

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

Bat Walk

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

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 , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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

Nene Wetlands Nature Journaling with Make and Do Crafts

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Join us in the stunning location of the Wildlife Trust's Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre and have a go at experimenting with collage, all under the guidance of Liz and Diane from Make and Do Crafts. We’ll be having fun with fungi and experimenting with collage. Booking essential All materials and refreshments included. Price £30

£30

Archery

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

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 , United Kingdom

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

Treewilder

Barnwell Country Park Barnwell Road, Oundle, United Kingdom

Treewilder is an exhibition of site-responsive interventions, sculptures and video work set in Barnwell Country Park aiming to encourage visitors to explore the woodland space throughout autumn and winter. Guest curated by Angela Kingston, the exhibition features work by Denise de Cordova, Delaine Le Bas, Kim L Pace, Jennet Thomas, Danny Treacy, and Johannes Zits. Suggestive of both the words ... Read More

Free

RYA Powerboat Level 2

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

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

Nene Wetlands Nature Journaling with Make and Do Crafts

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Join us in the stunning location of the Wildlife Trust's Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre and have a look at winter landscapes in a more abstract way using mixed media, all under the guidance of Liz and Diane from Make and Do Crafts. Suitable for Adults, Beginners

£30

Christmas Glass Making Workshop

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

Enjoy using your creative skills to design and make unique fused glass Christmas decorations; they will definitely be a talking point for your Christmas visitors! The sessions will be led by June Massey, Member of the Creative Glass Guild.  No previous experience required.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your glass will be fired in June’s kiln and will ... Read More

£20

Wings and Waves at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Visit Stanwick Lakes for a variety of art inspired by nature made by the Northants Open Studio artists. A Pop-up weekend event where you can meet the artists, see their stalls and demonstrations of textile art to digital painting during the Heritage Open Days event.

Free

Walk with the Rangers

Join some of the North Northants Country Park Rangers as they walk 11 miles* on the public rights of way from Ringstead Pocket Park. To join this free event please email educationrangers.ncc@northnorthants.gov.uk. *distance is approximate and subject to change.