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NENE PARK HALF TERM FUN


Nene Park is always the place to head for fresh air and activities for all the family and this half term they’ve lined up loads of fun to keep the kids busy.


From Saturday February 12, they’re holding an exciting week of events and activities with something for everyone to enjoy, from bushcraft, archery and climbing wall sessions to poetry and sculpture events. There’s also a holiday trail and daily watersports pay and play activities at Nene Outdoors.




Here’s a quick guide to some of the activities coming up...


Every day: 12th – 20th February

Complete a trail at Ferry Meadows: There’ll be a trail up around Ferry Meadows for the half term holiday week. Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre for £1, hunt for questions as you walk around the Park and return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. There are new exciting trail prizes for 2022 too – all with a growing theme. This time they’re giving out wildflower seeds.



Pay & Play at Nene Outdoors: Make a splash with the full range of Pay and Play activities on Gunwade Lake, with activities available between 11am and 4pm each day. Daily watersports activities include swan pedalos and row boats, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes, dinghies and windsurfing. Buoyancy aids are included with hire and our friendly and experienced members of staff are always on hand to offer advice and ensure you are safe at all times. You can also hire a bike to explore the wider park.



Sunday 13th February

Poetry Activity – O is for Otter : 10.30am-3pm Join Poet Mark Grist to talk about your favourite Nene Park animals, and help him create new poems about the wildlife in the Park. Head down to the Lynch Lake Community Hub any time between 10.30am and 3pm. No need to book.



Monday 14th February

Nature Tots 10-11.30am. Aimed at pre-school aged children and their carers, Nature Tots is a monthly group with a nature theme. This session will include a messy autumnal craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and song time. Cost is £4 per child.

Bushcraft: Tool use – 10.30am-12pm and 1.30-3pm. 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 for 8 yrs+ and the cost is £5.50 per person.


Tuesday 15th February

Art Workshop: Talking sculptures –10.30am-12pm. Join in with an outdoor family art workshop at Thorpe Meadows Sculpture Trail. They’ll be exploring the ‘Peterborough Arch’ sculpture and each family/group will create their own arch sculpture using natural materials, words and drawings. Suitable for 8 yrs+. The cost is free – thanks to funding from Arts Council England but please book a place.


Archery – 11am-3pm. Pay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day so why not book a place and unleash your inner Robin Hood. Suitable for 8 yrs + and the cost is £10 for a session.



Wednesday 16th February

Bushcraft: Firelighting –10.30am-12pm and 1.30-3pm. Find out how to use basic bushcraft techniques to light a fire without using matches. Suitable for 7yrs+ and the cost is £5.50.



Thursday 17h February

Climbing wall –11am-3pm. The climbing wall will be outside Nene Outdoors for the day so book in for a climbing session. Are you brave enough to reach the top? It is suitable for adults and children 4 yrs+ and a session costs £10 per person.


Art Workshop: Talking sculptures – 1-2.30pm. An outdoor family art workshop at Thorpe Meadows Sculpture Trail. They’ll be exploring the ‘Peterborough Arch’ sculpture and each family/group will create their own arch sculpture using natural materials, words and drawings. Suitable for 8 yrs+. Cost is free – thanks to funding from Arts Council England but please book a place.


For more details on any of the Half Term activities, and to book your places, please go to www.nenepark.org.uk/events. You can also contact Nene Outdoors directly with any questions by email at nene.outdoors@neneparktrust.org.uk or call 01733 234193.

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