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Don’t be scared of half term, Nene Park in Peterborough has plenty of fun lined up for the holiday in the build up to Halloween!

From Saturday October 22, they’re holding an exciting week of autumnal-themed activities and events for all the family, tying in with the school half term break.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from scarecrow and broomstick making activities to archery and the ever-popular holiday trail.

In addition, they will also have daily watersports pay and play activities at Nene Outdoors and boat trips on Overton Lake, as well as the chance for the last camping trip of the year and a visit to Longthorpe Tower before it closes for the season.

Make a splash with the Pay and Play activities on Gunwade Lake, with activities available between 11am and 5pm each day. Daily watersports activities include swan pedalos and row boats, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes, dinghies and windsurfing.

Hire a bike from Nene Outdoors and discover miles of traffic-free cycling paths, lakeside trails and woodland routes in the Park or take a boat trip around Overton Lake in their eco passenger boat and enjoy unique views of the lakes and the River Nene around Ferry Meadows.

Boat trips will run at various intervals daily throughout the week, apart from October 27 and 28. Book tickets online.

For something different head out of the Park and over to Longthorpe on the weekend of October 22 and 23 and again on October 29 and 30 and visit Longthorpe Tower, the surviving tower of a 14th century fortified Manor House. It contains the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting in Western Europe. Book your 1-hour tour with their knowledgeable volunteers between 10am – 4.30pm at weekends.

Or on Sunday October 23 sign up in a group to make a scarecrow at Ferry Meadows, which will be on display in the Park for the half term week.

Tuesday October 25 is the first of their Tree Hunt and Broomsticks events in Bluebell Wood. The witch has lost her belongings in the trees. Find the trees, find the items and she'll reward you with your very own broomstick to fly away home on. There are also Archery sessions throughout the day on Oak Meadow, so why not book to have a go?

The Broomsticks event returns on Wednesday October 26 and Friday October 28 but in Thorpe Meadows this time.

To find out more and to book visit


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